Connect with us

National

The 2021 Travel News I’m Least Excited About

The big news this week is about Alaska Airlines joining oneworld, a global airline alliance. But I’m a bit nervous about this change.
The post The 2021 Travel …

Published

on

post featured image

This post may contain affiliate links; please read our advertiser disclosure for more information.
Ugh: Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld in 2021
Near the beginning of this year Alaska Airlines announced that they will be joining the oneworld alliance as a full member airline sometime in 2021. The date for this has now been set for Alaska Airlines joining oneworld: March 31, 2021. This is sooner than the original timeline they put forward in February which had a launch timing of summer 2021.
A…

Click here to view the original article.

National

Covid-19: Talks to form Cook Islands bubble with New Zealand ‘back to square one’

Officials have been working through finalising the deal under the premise that there are to be at least 28 days with no Covid-19 cases in the community.

Published

on

post featured image

This story was originally published onCook Islands News and is republished with permission.
Negotiations to form a travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand have gone back to square one following the latest community Covid-19 case in NZ.
After 22 days of no new community case, a port worker last week tested positive for the virus, halting the effort made by Cook Islands authorities engaging with their New Zealand counterparts to form a quarantine free travel bubble between the t…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

National

Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji

A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji…
The post Taiwan of…

Published

on

post featured image

A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this month, according to Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry.
The incident occurred on October 8 during a celebration for Taiwan’s National Day at the island’s representative office in Fiji’s capital city of Suva, Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Joanne Ou told CNN on Monday.
Ou said that officials from the Chinese embassy in Fiji attempted to “gatecrash”…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

National

Taiwan charges Chinese captain over killing of ‘Somali pirates’

Officials say the Chinese national ordered the killings while captaining a Taiwanese vessel in 2012.

Published

on

post featured image

The Chinese suspect was captaining a Taiwanese fishing vessel at the time of the shootings
Prosecutors in Taiwan have charged the captain of a fishing boat with ordering the killing of four suspected Somali pirates eight years ago.
The four were shot dead in the Indian Ocean in September 2012.
The killings came to light after mobile phone footage of the incident was posted online.
Prosecutors say the suspect, a Chinese national, admitted ordering the killings while captaining the Taiwanese v…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

Trending