Travel fees from industry perspective – USA TODAY

A hotel guest might rationalize stealing a bathrobe or towel because the room is expensive. In the same way, a travel company might argue that the high cost of doing business, or consumers’ demands for the lowest rates, justify exorbitant change fees.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) When you think of stealing from a travel company, swiping a […]

Speaker’s Travel still thriving after 30 years – Journal and Courier

Jon Speaker with his parents Tom and Rosemary Speaker.(Photo: Provided by Jon Speaker) LAFAYETTE, Ind. —  When Speaker’s Travel & Lion and the Lamb Journeys opened in West Lafayette in 1986 the town housed a total of six travel agencies. Lafayette had 13, according to Tom Speaker, founder and former president of the company. Now, he […]

Notes from the river: travel and learning – Springfield News-Leader

Larry Campbell(Photo: file photo) Francis Bacon said, “Travel in the younger sort is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” I would rephrase that: Travel, for all ages, is both experience and education. Why am I waxing so philosophical here? It’s because of the Big Missouri River Adventure I’m on as […]

Kosovo sends accused ex-priest Lawrence Soper back to UK – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Lawrence Soper was arrested at Luton Airport A former Roman Catholic priest accused of historical sex offences has been returned to the UK from Kosovo after a five-year police hunt. Lawrence Soper, 72, was officially arrested as he arrived at Luton Airport on Sunday on suspicion of nine charges of […]

Powerful European trade body refuses British chief’s resignation saying UK is too important for him to quit – Telegraph.co.uk

Engineering businesses and manufacturers in Britain have long complained of shortages of staff with key skills and how they have to seek employees abroad to fill vacancies, as well as trade extensively with European counterparts. As a result they are desperate to have their voice heard in the complex negotiations over how Britain will leave […]

Race hate crime on UK railways soared after Brexit vote, figures show – The Guardian

The number of suspected race hate crimes on Britain’s railways jumped sharply following the EU referendum, figures show. In the fortnight after the vote, British Transport police (BTP) recorded 119 incidents including allegations of racist abuse and attacks at stations – equivalent to eight a day. The number of alleged race hate offences logged by […]

Sweden Warns U.K. Against Aggressive Tax Cuts Amid Brexit Talks – Bloomberg

The U.K. should avoid any drastic steps to cut corporate taxes, or similar measures, as it prepares to start talks on leaving the European Union, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven said. The premier of the largest Nordic economy also said the U.K.’s exit from the 28-nation bloc “shouldn’t take longer than necessary.” “But if the […]

Search for successor to revered public protector grips South Africa – The Guardian

In a country that loves its reality shows, a very public competition is attracting record audiences. It does not involve a wedding or a singing child; there is no dancing and no mascara. There is, however, a celebrity: Thuli Madonsela. Appointed as South Africa’s constitutionally mandated public ombudsman – officially known as the public protector […]