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A start-up booking site called GetGoing could revolutionise air travel with its huge discounts for flexible travellers. The site offers up to 40% off for those willing to take a gamble, requiring you to choose two different destinations and commit to buying a ticket before you know which one you will get. [Time]

New York City has added much needed touch-screen kiosks, called On the Go! Travel Stations to 16 subway stations to provide service advisories, step-by-step directions and information on nearby landmarks and restaurants. [Skift]

Turbulence
Hold on folks, we’re in for a rocky ride

A tourism logo for the New Zealand region of Kapiti has caused controversy after a surprising amount of people claimed the letter "K" looks pornographic. [Telegraph]

Airline CEOs have joined flight attendants in their fight against the Transportation Security Administration's recent decision to stop screening for small, folding knives. The TSA's decision came last week with an announcement that golf clubs, hockey sticks and assorted other items would no longer be prohibited. [USA Today]

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All set to go, but too soon to tell what’s ahead

A World Economic Forum report ranked the world's most and least tourist-friendly countries. Among other qualities, it analysed "attitude of a population toward foreign visitors".  Iceland was at the top of the list and Bolivia came in last. [The Australian]

It looks as though there could finally be light at the end of the tunnel for Boeing. The aeroplane manufacturer says its 787 Dreamliners, which have been grounded since a string of problems in January, should be back in the sky in a matter of weeks. [BBC News]

Huge changes are on the horizon for passengers' rights in the EU. Airlines cancelling flights will be forced to rebook passengers on rival airlines if they can't find space on one of their own in 12 hours, pay a maximum of three nights of accommodation, and be banned from charging passengers a fee to correct a misspelling of their name (ahem, Ryanair and Easyjet).  [Telegraph]

The world's fastest-growing countries in travel might surprise you. In terms of direct contribution of GDP from travel and tourism, the newest players in tourism are largely from the Middle East and Central Asia. [CNN]  

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