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Uber launches speedboat service along the Croatian coast

ZAGREB — Uber Technologies Inc launched its speedboat service in Croatia on Friday, connecting major tourist spots along the country’s Adriatic coast. UberBOAT, which offers speedboats for up to 12 people, has already been tested in Istanbul and Miami among other locations, and will operate in Croatia during the summer …

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Iran says U.S. ban targets ‘grandmothers’

WASHINGTON — Iran’s foreign minister has denounced the partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban as a “truly shameful exhibition of blind hostility to all Iranians” – and a measure that will prevent Iranian grandmothers from seeing their grandchildren in America. The remarks by Mohammad Javad Zarif came after …

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What Canadians need to know about Trump’s travel ban

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is waiting for more details on a U-S Supreme Court decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries. But a spokesman for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said dual nationals from the affected countries travelling on Canadian passports will …

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Skal Toronto Annual Golf Tournament open to all

TORONTO — The Skal Toronto Annual Golf Tournament is set to take place Aug. 15 at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club, and is open to everyone in the industry, say event organizers. Considered a key travel and tourism industry event each year, the Skål Toronto golf tournament will host over …

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Executive shake-up at The Travel Corporation Canada

TORONTO — Effective today Cris David has taken over as President of Lion World Travel, while Brad Ford is now President of Insight Vacations. Both brands are part of The Travel Corporation Canada. The company said it “continues to innovate and shifts gears” with the executive appointments in one of …

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Rough seas as Hurricane Dora churns towards Mexico

MIAMI — Hurricane Dora has formed in the Pacific off Mexico’s southwestern coast. The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 80 mph (129 kph) with some strengthening likely before weakening is expected to begin Tuesday. The hurricane is centred about 170 miles (274 kilometres) south-southwest of Manzanillo and …

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