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Cyprus teams up with Israel to promote East Med cruises

Nov. 13, 2019 12:38 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is teaming up with Israeli authorities to promote the east Mediterranean as a prime cruise line holiday destination, the island nation’s tourism minister said Wednesday. Savvas Perdios said that the government is also in advanced talks with Egypt to offer cruise...

MSC aims to be 1st major 'carbon neutral' cruise operator

Nov. 8, 2019 4:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — MSC Cruises says it will become the world's first global cruise operator to go "carbon neutral" by donating money to reduce or capture the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emissions its ships produce. The announcement Friday in Hamburg comes amid criticism from environmental campaigners...

S Korea proposes meeting on dormant tour project with North

Oct. 28, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday proposed a face-to-face meeting with North Korea on the fate of a long-shuttered joint tourist project at a scenic North Korean mountain, as their relations remain cool over stalemated nuclear diplomacy. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week ordered the...

EU OKs $419M German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the European Union has approved its decision to grant airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, a 380 million-euro ($419 million) bridging loan to keep it in the air. The Economy Ministry said the EU's executive Commission gave its...

Crackdown announced after Alec Baldwin falls for tour 'scam'

Oct. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials vowed Tuesday to crack down on vendors selling boat rides around the Statue of Liberty after actor Alec Baldwin complained that he was among the many people scammed into thinking he was buying tickets to the statue itself. Baldwin posted on Instagram Sunday that he...

Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour 'scam'

Oct. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he fell for a "scam" Statue of Liberty tour. The actor shared his experience on Instagram Sunday. He says he bought $40 tickets for a boat tour of the Statue of Liberty for his family. But they were instead escorted to a shuttle bus to New Jersey. The Daily News reports...

Carnival execs back in court on ocean pollution case

Oct. 2, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Top Carnival Corp. executives are due back in court to explain what the world's largest cruise line is doing to reduce ocean pollution. A hearing is set Wednesday in Miami federal court for an update on what steps Carnival is taking. Chairman Micky Arison, who also owns the Miami Heat, and CEO...

California boat company suspends tours after fatal fire

Oct. 1, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a scuba diving boat company announced Tuesday a voluntary indefinite suspension of its fleet in the wake of a boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. Truth Aquatics Inc. posted on its Facebook page that the company will "dedicate our entire efforts...

US citizen accused of spying on behalf of Chinese government

Sep. 30, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal foreign agent...

Asian stocks decline as traders mull Trump inquiry

Sep. 27, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and also the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese...