(Ahmad Yusni, Europeean Pressphoto Agency / March 21, 2014) Also By Hugo Martin March 20, 2014, 6:37 p.m. Has the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two weeks ago had an effect on travel to the Asian country? It depends on who you talk to. A Germany-based hotel booking website says it has seen a significant drop in searches among U.S. users looking for hotels in Malaysia since the flight disappeared. But Malaysian tourism officials say they have seen no decline in travel to the country. The Boeing 777, carrying 239 people, disappeared March 8, sparking a massive search across miles of open sea and theories such as terrorism and alien abduction. International travel to Malaysia is key to the country’s steadily improving economy whose biggest industries include electronics, petroleum and palm oil production.
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Globetrotter-in-Chief: Obama Outpaces Previous Presidents in World Travel
Through the first five years of their presidencies, heres how Obama compares to our previous six commanders-in-chief, according to the report: Obama: 31 trips, 119 days abroad George W. Bush: 28 trips, 116 days Bill Clinton: 27 trips, 113 days Ronald Reagan: 14 trips, 73 days Richard Nixon: 12 trips, 60 days Lyndon Johnson: 10 trips, 34 days Dwight Eisenhower: 8 trips, 31 days The most internationally well-traveled President, through five years, is also flying the most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date, the foundation wrote in the study, first reported by Breitbart News . In 2013, the cost of operating Air Force One was about $228,288 per flight hour, according to information obtained by The Washington Examiner via a Freedom of Information Act request. Obama departed yesterday for the Netherlands to attend a G-7 meeting.
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Private Space Travel Is Worth the Risk, If Done Right, Experts Say
Still, it will be a while before a family who goes to Disneyland for vacation can save up enough to go take a vacation in space, Shelley admitted. Then there’s the issue of the carbon footprint from allowing rich people to take a joyride in space. “We’ve got to pollute for a little while before people invest in a product that doesn’t pollute,” Shelley said. (Though the idea wasn’t too popular with the audience.) Can you own space? Tyson later brought up the topic of buying property in space. “I understand you want to sell space on the moon ?” he asked Gold. The Outer Space Treaty prevents countries from claiming land in space. But allowing individuals to buy property could be an incentive to go to space, Gold said. “You should be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.” Finally, the panelists made a passing mention of China and other countries with space programs.
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