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China's Golden Week saw 710 million people hit the road, rail and skies

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Golden Week in China

China's Golden Week mobilized 710 million Chinese holidaymakers to make a trip this year, setting new records in rail trips and spending on overseas tour packages.The statistics are in following a bumper year for China's Golden Week, which was prolonged by an eighth day from Oct.

Tourists Detained in South Korea After Plastic Surgery

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There are many downsides to plastic surgery, including looking so unrecognizable that airport security questions the legitimacy of your passport photo and bars you from your return flight.According to Shanghaiist, at least three Chinese women were left stranded at an airport in South Korea over the weekend after traveling to the country to undergo plastic surgery during China's Golden Week national holiday.

The 20 best trips to take this Halloween

Keep scrolling for the 20 cities that RewardExpert found to be the best Halloween destinations.If you're headed to a costume party at a bar, you'll pay $4 per drink on average, and you can get a full meal for two for under $45.

Savvy Chinese Consumers will Shape Future of Travel

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The travel industry around the globe will need to evolve if it’s going to keep up with the Chinese traveler.This fascinating snapshot of the Chinese travel consumer was revealed in a new report from Skyscanner, which details travel tech trends in the country and how they’ll steer the future of the industry around the globe.

Southwest Airlines plans Hawaii flights

Video provided by KNXV PhoenixSouthwest Airlines said it plans to begin flights to Hawaii, with tickets on sale beginning next year.In a Wednesday statement about the new service Southwest said it was announcing its "intention to launch an application process for Federal Aviation Administration authorization.

Airline Pilot Collapses Mid-Flight in Europe

The fear among the passengers only increased as flight attendants were seen transporting oxygen tanks to the front of the plane.Due to the quick thinking of the flight crew and the co-pilot, the plane called for an emergency landing and touched down safely at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria.

Good Luck Flying to Venezuela

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As the turmoil continues to grow in Venezuela, another airline has suspended service to the nation’s capital,, officials from Argentine Airlines revealed concerns about the increasing criminal violence and political uncertainty in Venezuela, which caused the carrier to suspend flights.

Family booted from Southwest flight over 'rowdy' kids, parents say

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Traveling with small children can be a challenge in itself, but the patience of one Los Angeles couple was put to the test when Southwest Airlines unexpectedly booted their young family of four off a flight on Oct.That evening, Erin Gatling and Craig Schilling took to Facebook Live to share the details of the traveling nightmare.

A suite with a slide between floors

The biggest cruise ship in the world will have what just might be the most spectacular family suite at sea.The suite also will have a floor-to-ceiling building block wall, an air-hockey table and two egg swing chairs for chilling.

Dubai airport will scan your face as you walk through a video tunnel

So in an effort to increase the efficiency of security checkpoints, Dubai International Airport is installing a tunnel outfitted with 80 facial recognition and iris scanning cameras, The National reports.The tunnel's walls can display things like virtual aquariums or deserts as well as advertisements and passengers would just have to walk through as they normally would.

27 Best Places For Solo Female Travel

Tania Lebrija Swasbrook, an expert in solo female travel, at Chable, a wellness resort in Merida, Mexico.The travel industry website Skift dubbed 2017 “the year of the modern female traveler,” and Conde Nast Traveler recently reported that solo female travel is more popular than ever.

The very best thing to do in every state

Keep scrolling for the best attraction in every state, according to TripAdvisor users.From full-size dinosaur skeletons to a 35-foot steam engine, the museum's five floors of exhibits are any kid's dream.

Most of the Caribbean is Travel-Ready

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Travel Leaders Group launched a travel agent and consumer awareness campaign to promote fall and winter travel to those Caribbean islands not affected by the recent hurricanes.Dubbed the One Caribbean Family Ambassador campaign, Travel Leaders Group hopes to enlist its huge organization in supporting the islands that have remained open for business and in jump-starting the recovery of those that have suffered.

Celebrity Cruises Now Offers Legal Same-Sex Weddings

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A transformative vote in Malta, where a majority of Celebrity’s cruise ships are registered, has transformed its onboard weddings program.“I am absolutely thrilled to announce that starting today, we welcome same-sex couples to marry on our ships while in international waters," added Lutoff-Perlo.

Turkey bans US citizens after embassy suspends all visa services

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US citizens who don’t already possess a visa for Turkey are now banned from travelling there, after the Turkish Embassy in Washington made an announcement on its website stating that it had suspended all visa services for Americans.The message, posted on 8 October, read: “Recent events have forced the Turkish Government to reassess the commitment of the Government of the U.

JetBlue fares as low $31, but dates limited

However, unlike Southwest’s sale, JetBlue’s sale is extraordinarily targeted.Loosely pegged to Halloween, JetBlue's lowest “slasher” sale fares are only available on a few individual dates between Oct.