General Travel News

Shah Rukh Khan detained at US immigration

India has reacted sharply to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's questioning by US airport immigration authorities, saying "detention and apology" have become a US habit.

India lodged a diplomatic complaint after Khan said he was detained for over 90 minutes on Thursday when he landed at New York's small White Plains airport on his way to deliver a speech at Yale University.

"More than an apology will have to take place," Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur was quoted as saying in New Delhi by the semi-official Press Trust of India on Saturday.

The United States has apologised and denied allegations that Khan was singled out because of his Muslim name after the star jetted in on a private plane. 

More General Travel News
Germany promoting family vacation, luxurious shopping and medical tourism
Exhibitors from 150 countries and 65 national pavilions expected at Arabian Travel Market Dubai
Discover Russia this summer
Latest Travel News
Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge on display ...
Etihad’s heavyweight promotion at Arabia...
Emirates cuts flights to the United Stat...
Featured Sights To See
What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Budapest, Hungary

One of the great things about Budapest is that it has an abundance of playgrounds, theme parks and roller-skating parks. One of the best theme parks is Varosliget (City Park) which has an abundance of activities to entertain children: playgrounds, the city zoo, a circus and a fairground. The Szechenyi Baths are well-liked by the older children, especially the whirlpool, and there is also rowing in...

River Thames Boat Rides

River Thames Boat Rides

London, United Kingdom

The River Thames (pronounced ‘temz’) is the longest river in England, and the second longest in the UK. The river flows alongside the cities and towns of Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.     Boat-rides on the Thames are fun, and take place over a variety of routes. Popular places to start your journey are: Westminster Pier, Tower Bridge Pier, London Eye Pier and Greenwi...

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake is the center of the city both literally and figuratively. The lake is the city's most popular strolling ground and large groups can be seen in the mornings walking or jogging along the lake or taking part in tai chi exercises. In the middle of the lake is Thap Rua, or Tortoise Tower a three-storey pagoda built in the 18th century. Turtles can be seen basking at the temple's base; w...

Frederiksberg Town Hall

Frederiksberg Town Hall

Copenhagen, Denmark

In order to govern and administer the district of Frederiksberg, the town hall was founded between 1942-53. It includes a wedding room, an auditorium, library and assembly room. The lofty tower measuring 60 metres can be viewed from the rooftops of Copenhagen. Especially arranged for tourists, there is a guided tour on the first Saturday of every month at 1 pm. Address: 1-3, Smallegade Te...