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I had the opportunity to visit North Korea during the celebration of the 105th anniversary of Kim Il Sung, their supreme leader and founder of the republic. Even with the limited access you get as a tourist, we were able to experience first-hand many things the news usually do not explain.

The Day of the Sun, April 15th, is the most important national holiday in North Korea, set to commemorate the birthday of their supreme leader, Kim Il Sung. The celebrations around this date were one of the main draws of the travel agency when marketing the tour we took part of, including attending to the military parade, of course.

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A passenger from Myanmar has been arrested at Charlotte Douglas Airport after attacking (biting) an American Airlines flight attendant and then fled the scene: Jumping onto the tarmac through the galley door.

His court hearing was postponed because the Thai interpreter could not speak Karin, a language of lower Myanmar and the court date was rescheduled for June 1st. [click to continue…]

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched the Golden Pillow sweepstakes for stays in United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala consumed between July 1 – Separately 15, 2017, that are booked May 24 – June 20.

Le Club AccorHotels The Golden Pillows Sweepstakes July 1 - September 15 2017

Members can win one of the 385 prizes by merely registering for this promotion and staying during the promotional period. [click to continue…]

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SPG & Emirates launched few years back Your World Rewards program where Emirates elite members would get SPG Gold light type benefits for their SPG stays and SPG elite members would get some airport benefits when flying on Emirates.

SPG Emirates Your World Rewards

This partnership also allows SPG elite members to earn Starpoints when flying on Emirates and Skywards elite members to earn bonus miles when staying at Starwood properties. Seems that Starwood has now launched targeted bonus offer for Your World Rewards members. [click to continue…]

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This weeks Compensation Clinic comes to us from a a reader who stayed at the JW Marriott Zhengzhou, China and injured herself in the bathroom while looking for missing shower utensils.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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I have been Elite Plus with Miles&Smiles for a few years now. I like Turkish Airlines’ program because it is one of the cheaper ways to get Star Alliance Gold status, their top tier is reasonably achievable and it comes with some good perks.

One of the perks Elite Plus members get are two upgrade certificates for each year of status validity (Miles&Smiles status is valid for two years).

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