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How some people can end up living at airports for months – even years – at a time

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In January, local authorities arrested a 36-year-old man named Aditya Singh after he had spent three months living at Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport. Since October, he had been staying in the secure side of the airport, relying on the kindness of strangers to buy him food, sleeping in the terminals… Read

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Airline IT provider hacked; frequent flyer data breached

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The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and OneWorld members — has compromised the personal data of an unspecified number of travelers. The hackers were able to access some computer systems at Atlanta-based SITA Passenger Service System for… Read

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Hyatt offers inviting travelers to lock in savings through September

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Inspiring travel from mountain getaways and seaside escapes to city excursions and everywhere in between, Hyatt Hotels Corp has announced a global limited-time offer that invites guests to choose their own adventure at more than 900 Hyatt hotels worldwide, with participating hotels offering a free night with qualifying stays or… Read

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The most stylish Buddha in Japan gets a fashionable upgrade during sakura season

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The 18-meter-tall Great Buddha (daibutsu) statue in Konan, Aichi Prefecture is somewhat affectionately known as the "Great Buddha with Sunglasses." That's because when viewed from just the right angle from behind the Nagoya’s Railway Co’s Inuyama Line train crossing, the Great Buddha of the Hotei region appears to be wearing the… Read

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Luxury hotel’s month-long stay plan lets you live Yokohama life with amazing twist

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We all know that Tokyo is the biggest city in Japan, but what’s the second? Osaka would be a lot of people’s guess, and you might have found some who assume Kyoto, Nagoya, or Fukuoka is number-two on the population list. The correct answer, though, is actually Yokohama, which is about… Read

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ANA cuts carbon footprint by transitioning to digital format for printed publications

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin offering its in-flight magazine of ANA Group, TSUBASA -GLOBAL WINGS, and other onboard printed publications available on the internet and on the ANA mobile application. Set to begin in April, the transition to digital-only will result in the reduction of approximately 1,540 tons of paper… Read

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COVID-19 changes IT spending priorities for airlines and airports

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The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 as revenue plunged and the industry faced various new health and operational requirements. Among the key findings from SITA’s 2020 Air Transport IT Insights, was an accelerated investment in automated passenger processing focusing on touchless… Read

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Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture is an enjoyable day trip from Tokyo

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If you are looking for an enjoyable day trip from Tokyo, Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture is one place worth a visit. Just 70 minutes from Shinagawa Station, Miura Peninsula features rural landscape and a beautiful shoreline. *As Kanagawa Prefecture is now under the state of emergency control for CORVID-19,… Read

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Air New Zealand to trial IATA's digital Travel Pass app on Auckland-Sydney route in April

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Air New Zealand has confirmed that it will trial IATA's digital Travel Pass app on its Auckland-Sydney route in April. The trial will run for three weeks once the app hits app/android store shelves in April and both aircrew and customers will be invited to join the trial. "Once borders… Read

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Yamanashi: Japan’s wine country in the Fuji foothills

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A ring of emerald mountains around low plains forms landlocked Yamanashi Prefecture in the Chubu region, a landscape ripe for outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, fishing, camping and hot springs are all within easy reach, while fertile conditions have blessed the region with some of Japan’s most delicious fruit. Peach, grape and plum… Read

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