travel

Audit: WHO Staffers’ Overspending Pushed Travel Expenses to Nearly $192 Million in 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations organization primarily funded by American taxpayers, spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses alone last year, a figure fueled by staffers misrepresenting their reasons for travel in breach of agency rules, the Associated Press (AP) reported this week, citing an internal audit.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivers a speech on the opening day of the World Health Assembly on May 20, 2019 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Zika Baby Born with Defects in San Diego

Though national news of Zika infections have quieted with a winter slowdown in spread of the disease, San Diego, California recently saw the first baby born with a severe Zika-related birth defect.

The Associated Press

Chinese Tourists Lead Police On Highway Chase

SAN DIEGO, California — A family vacationing in San Diego from China were confused and did not yield to a police officer’s sirens as they sped down a freeway on Sunday night.

The Associated Press

Pro-ISIS Group Threatens LAX, JFK, Heathrow

Terrorist threats against several airports — Los Angeles International Airport, London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK — were posted to what has been identified as a pro-Islamic State Twitter account ahead of what is supposed to be a record-breaking fourth of July weekend for travel out of LAX.

LAX (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Texas-Based Southwest, American Airlines Clear to Fly to Cuba

Two Dallas-Fort Worth-based commercial airlines are now clear for take-off to airports in Cuba according to the Obama Administration’s “efforts to normalize relations”. Within the year, American travelers can expect up to 90 daily round-trip flights between the United States and nine destinations on the Communist island nation.

A direct flight to Havana, Cuba, is listed on a screen in JetBlue Airways Corp.'s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) airport in New York, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The largest airline at JFK by passengers, JetBlue will be building a 505-room, $250 million TWA …

New CA Bill Boycotts Religious Freedom States

A new bill before the California legislature would prohibit government-funded travel to states that have passed religious freedom laws that the legislature decides are unfair to the LGBT community.

The Associated Press

At Tel Aviv Port, Once the Gateway into the Land of Israel

The Times of Israel reports: In 1938, a bridge was built over the Yarkon River to celebrate the opening of the Reading Power Station. The cornerstone read: “This bridge will be important in the expansion of Tel Aviv on both

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LAX Charter Flights to Cuba Take Off

On Saturday, the first flights from the West Coast to Havana, Cuba, were initiated, although must tourists are still banned from visiting Cuba.

Cubana airlines (Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP / Getty)

1st Cross-Border Air Terminal Opens in California

Border security remains a heated issue as America braces for the Wednesday opening of the country’s first cross-border airport terminal in California–one of the only such terminals in the world.

Cross-Border terminal construction (Michelle Moons / Breitbart News)

Poll: Greece Financial Crisis Likely to Disturb Tourist Industry

The poll found that UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands appear to view the perception of Greece more negatively due to the current situation. However, the study showed countries that were more impacted by the economic crisis across Europe had a less negative opinion of Greece as a tourist destination.

The Associated Press