Chinese travelers take to the high seas in bigger numbers

(Relaxnews) – China is poised to become the second largest global cruise market after the US by 2017. The projection would be a giant leap for the industry, especially given that the Chinese only make up six to seven percent of the global cruise market today. But in 2017,...

Ban on motorcycle transport of children along highways sought

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Central Luzon lawmaker is seeking a ban on the transport of children below 10 years old on a motorcycle along highways unless the minors are wearing a standard protective helmet as provided for under Republic Act 10054 otherwise known as “The Motorcycle...

Jaguar to reveal future model platform at Frankfurt

(Relaxnews) – The luxury sedan and sportscar maker is set to unveil the C-X17 concept which will act as a glimpse into the future of the company’s entire model range. Created as a design study, the C-X17 has a less-than-catchy name but is nevertheless a highly...

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines is to roll out 100,000 electric tricycles in an effort to replace the petrol-powered ones that currently ply its cities, one of the project’s financiers said Tuesday. The “e-trikes” would provide an alternative to the...

Olympic surge lifts Channel Tunnel traffic to record high

(PARIS-AFP) – Traffic through the tunnel between Britain and France hit a record high as visitors flocked to London for the Olympics and holiday-hungry Britons headed in the opposite direction. A total of 15,152 cars boarded the rail shuttle under the English Channel on...

Santa Marta, popular Colombian beach spot, to get new international airport

(Relaxnews) – On August 4 Juan Manual Santos, the president of Colombia, announced the construction of a new international airport in the colonial city of Santa Marta, one of the most popular beach destinations on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. According to the national...

Philippine Airlines to fly to new Las Vegas airport terminal

(Relaxnews) – Passengers traveling from Manila, Philippines to Las Vegas, Nevada, will now arrive at the new US$2.4-billion airport terminal 3 opened June 28 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, the seventh busiest airport in the US. Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the...