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The TSA is on the lookout for new kinds of underpants-based explosives

Despite upgrades at U.S. airports, security will also depend on what happens at airports outside the country that have long-haul flights into the U.S.

Online Travel

Demand for hotel rooms boosts Expedia’s second quarter earnings

Ever since its split with TripAdvisor, Expedia's moved quickly ahead, both to reinvent itself as the most social of the OTAs to one that's likely the only challenger to Priceline's suite of sites.

Tourism

UK ambassador: Pakistan deserves gold medal for visa fraud

Whether you're a Pakistani trying to get to London, a Brazilian on his way to Orlando, or a New Yorker headed to Moscow, hyper-restrictive visa application processes never encourage the best of behaviors.

Airlines

New York City airports unveil $180K worth of holograms to answer passenger FAQs

The upside of the hologram is that it doesn't need a bathroom break or overtime. Let's see how it responds to ticket-off passengers during weather delays.

Hotels

Starwood Hotels Q2 income falls, betting future on China expansion

Aloft & W hotel is where the growth is brandwise, and China's where it is betting its future on. Europe's dragging it down, so no wonder.

Airlines

Miami International Airport gets hooked up to the city by rail

The new Metrorail Orange Line will help both tourists and business travelers access the international airport from downtown in about an hour and cut out time previously spent in traffic.

Tourism

A new passport office reflects positive changes in Kashmir Valley

Ease of travel is just one of the changes brought about by India’s new 77 passport offices, and with 350+ more passport offices in planning, it seems India is seeing the potential in letting people move about freely.

Online Travel

Google apologizes for not deleting the Street View personal data it promised to delete

Google's willingness to be forthcoming shouldn't be confused with transparency. There's no reason it would have spent the time necessary writing the programs to allow it to capture this data if it did not intend to do something with the data.

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Comair gets grounded: Delta shuts regional carrier and turns to larger aircraft

Most of the legacy carriers are moving towards more streamlined systems that focus on a few aircraft types rather than a diverse portfolio of planes that are harder to maintain.

Comair gets grounded: Delta shuts regional carrier and turns to larger aircraft

Airlines

Court throws out ruling against British man who made Twitter quip about blowing up an airport

Although some may agree that bad jokes should be a punishable offense -- who wouldn't like to see the writing team behind "Two and a Half Men" in chains? -- this is a victory for common sense.

Hotels

London has too many hotel rooms and not enough people to fill them

Like most Olympic host cities, London is set to repeat the mistakes of its predecessors by giving into pre-game hype and building up hotels rooms that will stay vacant or be given away with up to 60% discounts.