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Boaters are not happy with the canal moorings next to Olympic Park

Even London's canals have been plagued with transportation issues throughout the Olympics, as the Canal and River Trust falls short on providing water and acceptable facilities.

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How is Amtrak losing $80 million a year on its terrible food service?

Really? It's now falling into the hands of a congressional committee to stop the bleeding caused by cash theft, poor inventory tracking, and inflated staff salaries.

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Boris Johnson’s culture report numerically compares cultures of 12 global cities

Is it possible to capture the culture of a city by counting how many museums, bookshops, and comedy clubs it has? Perhaps culture is under-researched because it is something that is better felt than counted.

Airlines

China Southern goes big internationally and orders 40 Boeing 737s

Because of government support for for efficient and environmentally-friendly high-speed rail to connect major hubs, airlines in China are looking externally for routes to drive expansion.

Airlines

Continental and United pilots are just a few steps away from erasing the line that separates them

US Airways and American take heed: after two years of negotiations, the 12,000 pilots are the first labor group of the merged United line to agree in principle to a new contract.

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Zipcar disappoints with quarterly results, stock plunges lowest level yet

Zipcar's numbers were hurt by a slow down in new members, but the growing competition from peer-to-peer car sharing programs is undoubtedly a concern.

Tourism

The Greek tourism industry isn’t having such a terrible summer after all

Nothing like German politicians and Hollywood starts coming to the rescue of your country's tourism sector. Perhaps they'll visit London next?

The Greek tourism industry isn’t having such a terrible summer after all

Airlines

Good hackers raise awareness on flight-tracking apps’ security holes

The benefits of these technologies have been huge for aviation, but security should be improved before the wrong hacker causes chaos by jamming a plane's GPS capabilities or entering false traffic info for ghost flights.

Online Travel

Travel journal app HipGeo updates with video support on iOS

HipGeo is often critiqued for its similarity to Path, but by adding video and growing its online community HipGeo is at least now on a level playing field with the more well-known trip tracker.

Cruises

Attention solo cruisers: Your Carnival deposit will double starting August 30

The double deposit will likely drive solo passengers away from Carnival towards more single-friendly offerings at Holland America or in one of the Norwegian Epic's solo rooms.

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Charity challenges: Philanthropic travel or free holidays?

Beyond proper training and staying committed to your fundraising target, be sure to research the quality of trip operators so as not to harm local communities while trying to do good for humanity.