Nine people from two families in New York and Florida were among the 12 people killed in the crash.
The Costa Rican government said the crash occurred in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, a tourist destination about 140 miles west of the capital, San José.
Aircraft came down in mountainous area of Punta Islita, a popular tourist area 140 miles west of the capital of San JoséA plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people – with 10 of them US citizens – the country’s security ministry said. The crash, the cause of which is not yet known, took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the province of Guanacaste, about 140 miles west of the capital of San José. Continue reading...
The Costa Rican government says that a plane believed to be carrying 12 people has crashed in a wooded area.
Plane crashes and burns in Costa Rica, believed to have 12 aboard.
United Airlines seems to have given up on customer service this past year. Here are some of their biggest failures of 2017.
Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay will elect new presidents in what could be a popular reaction against corrruption The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in 2018. Some 350 million voters are due to head to the polls in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay to elect new presidents – and in several cases, potentially slam a defibrillator into their ailing political systems.“Attempting to understand or interpret the elections for what they mean in a left-right swing would be a mistake,” said Christopher Sabatini, a Latin America expert at Columbia University. “What we are more likely to see is more popular reaction against corruption.” Continue reading...
Set up to defend the United States, the Homeland Security Department is going beyond American borders to fight foreign threats from abroad.
NFL star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen might look like a picture-perfect couple, but there are a few things you may not have known about their relationship that will surprise you.
In 2017 readers entered thousands of images to our competition. Here are the top shots from each month. Scroll down to see the overall winner, whose prize is a fabulous wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels Continue reading...
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Has travel broadened your mind enough to swagger through our end of year quiz with worldly knowledge or have you spent too much time snoozing by the poolside?Barcelona banned which form of transport this summer?Tuk-tukTandemWheelbarrowSegwayAt next year’s football World Cup, England will play their first game in Volgograd. What was the city formerly known as?MarxstadtLeningradStalingradTrotskyvilleIn a survey by job website Glassdoor, which UK town or city was named best place to work and live in 2017?ManchesterBrightonHarrogateSloughIn which German city – this year celebrating 500 years of the Reformation – did Martin Luther nail his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church?NurembergDresdenWittenbergWolfsburgAs of this year, which two cities now host Yves Saint Laurent museums?Paris and MarrakechNew York and ParisMarrakech and LondonLondon and New YorkWhich of these countries didn’t Donald Trump visit in 2017?Saudi ArabiaIsraelRussiaVietnamWhich Slovenian town launched a wine called 'First Lady' in honour of its most famous export, Melania Trump?LjubljanaMariborSevnicaNova GoricaIn April, US marshals forcibly dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off an overbooked flight on which airline?United AirlinesBritish AirwaysAmerican AirlinesJetBlueThis year marked the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death. Where was he killed?CubaBoliviaAngolaMexicoThis year Cassie De Pecol gained the world record for visiting every sovereign nation in the shortest time. How many nations did she visit?19610476204Which nation took the title of world’s happiest from Denmark in 2017?NorwayIcelandSwitzerlandFinlandCanada turned 150 this year. Which of the following provinces was not part of the Confederation in 1867?Nova ScotiaNew BrunswickOntarioManitobaWhich tropical travel destination implemented a ban on smoking across its tourist beaches this year?ThailandJamaicaMalaysiaCosta RicaWhich remote island (a five-day voyage to the nearest mainland until 2017) finally got an airport?St VincentSt ElsewhereSt HelenaSulawesiIn August, the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in which country?ChinaRussiaEcuadorSwitzerlandThe Zeitz-Mocaa contemporary art museum, dubbed the “African Tate Modern”, opened in which city?Cape TownNairobiLagosMarrakechThe new Lego House in Billund, Denmark, is not actually made from Lego bricks, but how many Lego bricks does it contain in exhibits and to play with?15 million30 million25 million10 millionHull has enjoyed its year as the UK’s city of culture, but which city has just been awarded city of culture status for 2021?SwanseaCoventryBrightonAberdeenWhich title won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year?Deep South by Paul TherouxStation to Station by James AttleeInterstate by Julian SayarerPedalling from Tooting in search of Pinot by Andy PietrasikIn December, who became the sixth British “tail fin hero” to appear on a plane belonging to low-cost airline Norwegian? Clue: 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of her death.Emily BrontëMary ShelleyJane AustenGeorge EliotThis month, it was found that Mount Hope is the highest mountain in Britain’s overseas territories (after satellites revealed a previous measurement was wrong). Where is it?Antarctic TerritoryGibraltarSouth GeorgiaAnguillaThe Brecon Beacons national park celebrated its 60th birthday this year, but which is Britain’s oldest national park?The Lake DistrictThe New ForestThe Peak DistrictSnowdoniaWhich natural wonder collapsed in March this year?Azure Window, GozoDurdle Door, Dorset, EnglandDelicate Arch, Utah, USFairy Chimneys, Cappadocia, TurkeyAt which natural icon has climbing been banned from 2019?Mauao, New ZealandK2, China/PakistanEiger, SwitzerlandUluru, AustraliaWhich of these volcanoes did not erupt in 2017 (correct at time of writing!)?Mt Agung, in Bali, IndonesiaPiton de la Fournaise, RéunionEyjafjallajökull, IcelandStromboli, ItalyOne of the biggest hits in the career of Glen Campbell, who died this year, was The Wichita Lineman. In which US state is Wichita?KansasOklahomaArkansasCaliforniaThe island of Skellig Michael, off Ireland’s County Kerry, was a key location in which blockbuster film sequel?War for Planet of the ApesJustice LeagueKingsman: The Golden CircleStar Wars: The Last JediThe disastrous celebrity-backed Fyre music festival – now facing a fraud investigation after guests were welcomed with disaster relief tents instead of boutique accommodation – took place in which Caribbean country?The BahamasCubaHaitiSt KittsThe film Maudie, about Canadian painter Maud Lewis, was set in her home province of Nova Scotia, but in which province was it filmed?New BrunswickPrince Edward IslandQuebecNewfoundlandWhich film, about travel gone wrong, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year?Airplane!The Poseidon AdventureVolcanoTitanic27 and above.Outstanding. Your work is that of a true travel pro.19 and above.Splendid work. You could probably change your middle name to 'Getaway'.10 and above.Solid stuff. You have some of your travel wits about you.0 and above.Well, being kind, this score suggests perhaps you could travel more! Continue reading...
Marrone Bio's (MBII) latest move will provide growers in Central America with effective solutions for yield enhancement and disease control.
Amazing landscapes stood out in the shortlisted images for this month’s contest. Scroll to see who wins a £200 holiday voucher from Exodus Travels. The overall 2017 winner will go on a 16-night wildlife holiday to Costa Rica with ExodusOur 2018 competition launches on 3 January Continue reading...
The UN honours initiatives bringing greater digital opportunities to women and girls in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Costa Rica at the 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards, coinciding with the 12th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. More at UN News: http://bit.ly/2CNxppA
U.N. Officials Say This U.S. State Has the Worst Poverty in the Developed World. Here’s What They Found
U.N. officials weren't prepared for what they found in Alabama, where they said they found the worst poverty in the developed world.
The world’s busiest airport in the US city of Atlanta was slowly resuming normal operations yesterday after a power cut stranded thousands of passengers and unleashed a storm of criticism.