Chinese tourists’ love of Thailand rocked by Phuket boat tragedy, but airports are working hard to win them back

The Phuket boat tragedy had a significant impact on Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand last month, but immigration officials in the Southeast Asian country are doing all they can to win them back. The deadly accident on July 5 claimed the lives of 47 Chinese holidaymakers after the boat they were on capsized in bad weather. While the number of visitors to Thailand in the month was almost unchanged from the same period of 2017,…

"Chinese tourists’ love of Thailand rocked by Phuket boat tragedy, but airports are working hard to win them back"

Those airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say

According to Finnish researchers, plastic security screening bins — like these, at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport — could have as much as a 50 percent chance of carrying cold viruses during flu season. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News/AP) Next time you go through airport security, it might be worth washing your hands afterward. According to the results of a new study published by Finnish and British researchers, half of plastic airport security bins may carry viruses…

"Those airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say"