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What’s News: Travel Stories From Around the Globe

Mexican airline in tailspin

Mexicana Airlines, one of the largest carriers in the country, is suspending all operations due to overwhelming financial difficulties. The move comes after initially filing for bankruptcy protection on August 3.

China-Canada travels bridged

A group of roughly 175 Chinese travellers visited Banff last week and became the first group to officially visit Canada after the country was granted approved leisure travel status by the Chinese government. The Chinese government’s decision comes after a series of negotiations spurred by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

High turnover for airport security

According to a report by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, almost 25 per cent of security screeners at Canada’s busiest airports left their jobs in 2009-2010, with the highest rate coming at 73 per cent in Calgary.

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