Foreign ministry lifts Egypt travel warning


The Austrian foreign ministry has abandoned its partial travel warning for Egypt.The ministry said today (Tues) it would still appeal to Austrians not to travel to sparsely frequented areas where the country borders with Sudan and Libya. The authority however warned tourists from going there already before the most recent protest movements – which resulted […]

Belgian €300,000 hotel room dodger nabbed

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A Belgian who stayed in some of the best Austrian hotels without paying has been caught in Italy.Police in the Austrian province of Tyrol announced today (Weds) the man, 49, was arrested while having dinner at a posh restaurant in San Remo yesterday.Austrian officials informed authorities in neighbouring countries after the man amassed unpaid hotel […]

Vienna public transport not fully air-conditioned before 2030


Viennese commuters are outraged after the city’s public transport agency Wiener Linien said 20 years will pass before all its fleet vehicles have air conditioning.Answer Lang, a spokesman for the company, said today (Weds): “Every new tram or underground is equipped with air conditioning.”Lang claimed it would be an economic mistake to set up old […]