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American tourist robbed and raped in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - A 25-year-old American tou­rist was robbed and raped by two men after being taken on a 80km terror ride in a taxi.

The trials and tribulations of taxiing it around Kuala Lumpur

(eTN) - Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a world-class city, or so the Ministry of Tourism (and many other ministries) wants us to believe.

Taxi! Best cities to hail a taxi revealed

DALLAS - Las Vegas taxis have been again voted the best taxis in the United States, according to the annual taxi report compiled by hotels.com®, the leading provider of lodging worldwide.

Rome taxis notorious for tourists scams seek to improve bad image

ROME - Rome's largest taxi cooperative is trying to improve the bad name of the city's cabbies, notorious among tourists to one of the world's best loved cities.

French tourists welcomed by a police chase in New York

NEW YORK — Five French tourists got a harrowing start to their New York visit: a wild police chase.

Taxi fare rise to hit tourism – warning

A taxi fare increase of more than 8 per cent, which comes into force today has been described as a “nightmare” for tourists and the general public by Fine Gael spokeswoman on tourism Olivia Mitche

Taking taxis not easy for visitors to Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Cruise-ship passengers arriving in Vancouver must often wait two or more hours to get cabs, according to the president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver.

Tourism chiefs slam ‘unreliable’ taxi services

Overwhelming dissatisfaction with taxi services across the country has prompted calls for a federal government review of the industry.The poor standard of taxi services is a major concern for the tourism industry, says a group representing the tourism, transport and infrastructure sectors.

China “Trunk Man” robs tourists

As the China Daily reports: “About halfway home, the driver received an ‘urgent call’ and told Lei that he would have to drop her off and turn back. He waived her fee, unloaded her luggage and helped her get another taxi.”When she returned home, Lei discovered that her notebook computer had been removed from her luggage and called police.

U.S. tourist in Tokyo struck, killed by taxi

(eTN) - An American tourist died after being hit by a taxi while crossing a road in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, early Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after he had arrived in the country, police said.