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What’s News: Travel Stories From Around the Globe

Canada needs to overhaul tourism industry, says industry coalition

Canada is losing out on tourist dollars to its neighbour south of the border because of high taxes, fees and security costs, according to a new report from the country’s main tourism bodies.

Pilot tells TSA: No Naked Photos

An ExpressJet pilot has spoken out against the US’ Transportation Security Adminstrations’ use of full body scanners, after refusing to go through one before a flight, saying nobody should have to be subjected to “a virtual strip search.”

Canadian ePassports coming in 2012

Canada is following the footsteps of most European countries by beginning the process of procuring millions of electronic passports, with plans to start issuing them in 2012.

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