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What’s News: Travel Stories From Around the Globe

Airline safety standards called into question

A Canadian policy that lets airlines police themselves is coming under attack from aviation officials, who say the government should hold an inquiry. Their horror stories include an Airbus that took off without de-icing its wings, and another plane that fueled while running with passengers inside.

The 10 holiest places in the world

Travel guidebook Lonely Planet has released a list of the 10 holiest places in the world. Picks include Jerusalem, Mount Olympus in Greece, and Mount Kailash, Tibet, a sacred site for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

Canadian travel industry still hurting

Statistics Canada has released a report that Canada’s travel deficit has increased to $3.3 billion in the third quarter of 2009. That means Canadians spend $3.3 billion more on foreign travel than foreign tourists spend within Canada.

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