Grand Canyon

Briefs, December 7, 2012

Prince William fetches his wife from hospital. Photo: Reuters

Murder charge for death on train tracks

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 6:13am

Tourists' Grand Canyon trip ends in bus crash

An Arizona Highway Patrol officer examines the tour bus that crashed on its way from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Photo: AP

A charter bus carrying foreign tourists back to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon has crashed on an Arizona highway, killing the driver and injuring more than 20 passengers, six seriously.

Arizona highway patrol spokesman Carrick Cook said most of the passengers appeared to be from Asia or Europe, but he didn't have details.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Long-distance call

Shanghai-born entrepreneur David Jin thinks of himself as a 'developer of destinations', having built up his US$7 million, Las Vegas-based tourism business over 15 years.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Nothing beats experiencing things for yourself

I agree with the Chinese saying that 'Walking 10,000 miles is better than reading 10,000 books'. Knowledge from books is limited. For instance, we can learn about government structure from a book, but not how people feel about it.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Highs and lows

The National Parks shuttle bus came to a halt at the South Kaibab trailhead. 'There's no shade, no water, the mule trains have right of way and steer clear of mountain lions,' warned the driver. 'And watch out for ice.'

28 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Grand journey into the unknown

The Space Museum's latest Omnimax show, Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets, is a fascinating documentary that virtually takes you over the edge and into a world filled with exotic wildlife, deep gorges and a raging river at the end of it.

19 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Grand Canyon

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Arizona's Grand Canyon can be witnessed in this 37-minute omnimax spectacular. Zooming in on the wildlife native to the area, skimming across the terrain or riding on the rapids of the Colorado river, the beauty of the place is thrillingly captured in this combination of education and entertainment for all ages. Daily.

27 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Television

Naked Planet: Grand Canyon Pearl, 8.30pm The celebration of American icons continues with this profile of the Grand Canyon, its geology, archaeology and history. Find out how the canyon was born in the geological uplift of the Colorado Plateau and the down-cutting of the Colorado River.

2 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Adventurers given Wild West chance

PHILIP Morris Asia has launched its Marlboro Adventure Team programme in Hong Kong through long-term ad agency Leo Burnett.

The competition will send eight winners on an intensive nine-day adventure holiday in the American Wild West.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am