Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hits travel, cargo; costs unclear (video)



Hurricane Sandy made its way through the Bahamas on Thursday, October 25, on its way to landfall in the US. This video was shot in Nassau.

Hurricane Sandy hits travel, cargo; costs unclear
Chicago Tribune
Hurricane Sandy, which could become the largest storm ever to hit the U.S., is set to bring much of the East Coast, including New York and Washington, to a virtual standstill in the next few days with battering winds, flooding and the risk of ...

Travel agents' tips for stormy weather journeys
USA TODAY
We solicited guidelines from two veteran travel agents: Sandy Wick, owner of Four Seasons Travelin the Indianapolis area (not the best first name to have right now!), and Kellie Bishop, "chief possibility officer" at Travel Leaders/Cosmopolitan Travel ...

Mass. travel returning to normal after storm
Boston.com
State Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey also said Tuesday that the MBTA had resumed full service with the exception of the D Branch of the Green Line, where buses were replacing trolleys. The T had also been able to restore commuter rail ...

Sandy Stalls Air Travel, Strands Passengers
Fox Business
More than 14,000 flights have been cancelled and many more cancellations are expected to wreak havoc on travel plans as airports slow operations and airlines scrap flights because of Hurricane Sandy. Passengers are stranded across the globe, from Los ...

Travel halted around New England; 90 percent of Logan flights canceled
Boston.com
Travel ground to a halt in New England Monday and was expected to do so for much of Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy lashed the Eastern Seaboard with driving rain and powerful winds, bringing travel by plane, train, bus, and boat to a standstill. More than ...

Travel, work disrupted for many Michiganders from Superstorm Sandy
Detroit Free Press
Food · Travel · Health · Shopping · Crossword puzzle · Comics · Technology · Relationships · Books · Brain Games · Georgea Kovanis · Ellen Creager · Susan M. Selasky. LATEST HEADLINES. Michigan flights, ferries -- even bus services -- canceled because ...

Malloy lifts travel bans, plans visit to area
TheDay.com
Dannel P. Malloy has lifted all highway travel bans and plans to visit Old Saybrook and East Lyme later today in his ground tour of Connecticut's worst hurricane damage. "The assessment, search, rescue and recovery mode has begun," the governor said at ...

Traffic: Baltimore City travel restrictions lifted
Baltimore Sun
Travel restrictions on Baltimore City roads were lifted at noon, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. Maryland State Police are urging people to stay off roads until highway crews are able to clear away fallen trees and other traffic hazards. They warn ...

Travel-at-a-Glance
Philadelphia Inquirer
New Jersey's map (www.511nj.org/trafficmap.aspx) includes reported traffic incidents, congestion, and detours by default. Delaware has a real-time travel advisory website athttp://www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicTrafficReportDisplay. PennDOT ...

Philadelphia Inquirer

Hill campaign cancels ads, polling, travel
CBS News
HELENA, Mont. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill's campaign has had to freeze media advertising, polling and travel since last Thursday to comply with a state judge's order not to spend a disputed $500,000 donation, his campaign manager ...

Ask an Expert: All About Outdoor Travel
By Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd
Hi Everyone! I'm Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd, Evernote ambassador for outdoor travel. In 2003 I founded Calipidder, a blog that offers trip reports, photographs, gear reviews, and advice about exploring California's parks and remote ...
Lifehacker

Business Travel Stress, Defined | Gadling.com
By Chris Owen
Business travel stress is caused by a number of reasons. Just being out of the office can make communication and keeping up with ongoing projects.
Gadling

Time travel or illusion? - Boing Boing
By Jason Weisberger
Time travel or illusion? Jason Weisberger at 1:00 pm Mon, Oct 29. Tweet ... Send Wonder project I shared several months ago, sent this fairly dramatic video last night. Jamie claims time travel is real and he can prove it. I'm certainly watching!
Boing Boing

State Imposes Travel, Vehicle Restrictions Due To Sandy - WNEP-TV
By Peggy Lee
Hours before Sandy`s expected arrival in Pennsylvania, highway officials ordered travel restrictions on the interstates.Both Penn DOT and the PA Turnpike Commission ordered drivers to a maximum of 45 miles an hour.
WNEP.com -- Scranton / Wilkes-Barre...

Pittsburgh Air Travel Changes During Hurricane Sandy « CBS ...
By clm5167
Robert Mangino talks with Jo Ann Jenny from the Pittsburgh International Aiport about airline travelduring Hurricane Sandy.
CBS Pittsburgh

JetBlue | Travel alerts
Customers may rebook their flights for travel through the dates indicated above by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) prior to the departure time of their ...
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Travel | The Guardian
Skiing in Sogndal, Norway. Susan Greenwood grabs her touring skis and heads to Sogndal in Norway, to discover why its deserted powder fields are attracting ...
www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/oct/27/travel

OTT ® - Online Travel Training, Travel & Tourism eLearning
Online Travel Training is the world's leading provider of travel & tourism e- Learning offering free product training courses from the biggest names in the industry.
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Atlantic County to issue tickets to travel ban violators ...

Public Information Officer Linda Gilmore said this afternoon the county wants people to abide by the travel ban, which only allows those providing an essential ...
www.pressofatlanticcity.com/.../article_bbc697c6-22af-11e2-b...

Travel, work disrupted for many Michiganders from Superstorm ...
Donald Wine flew into Detroit Saturday to see the Tigers play in the World Series, and he's has been trying to get back to the nation's capital since Monday.
www.thetimesherald.com/.../Travel-work-disrupted-many-Mic...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

US airlines cancel flights, hotels book up before hurricane

US airlines cancel flights, hotels book up before hurricane
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Sandy will likely cause financial headaches for U.S. airlines that canceled more than 7,000 flights to and from the Northeast corridor on Sunday. Hotels in the region were busy handling cancellations for guests who could ...

Travel Plans Thrown Into a Tailspin
Wall Street Journal
Thousands of people were stranded Sunday as U.S. airlines canceled nearly 8,000 flights through Tuesday ahead of the two storm systems converging on the East Coast. With Hurricane Sandy looming, airlines suspended operations at airports from ...

Upcoming eclipse inspires travel to Australia
San Francisco Chronicle
... them from overseas, are expected to travel to Australia to see the eclipse. Most will be in the Cairns-Port Douglas area in Queensland. It's unusual for a total eclipse to be visible from a resort area, said Kerri Anderson, spokesperson for Tourism ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Travel Abroad In Your Own Backyard
Huffington Post
I am walking beneath Tibetan prayer flags at dusk, watching an Asian bull elephant bathe itself with grass and straw in front of a dusty orange ball of a sun. Two gibbons swing hand-over-hand across vines above; flying foxes with four-foot wingspans ...

Relational Tourism
Huffington Post
You can learn a lot about someone from their home. Travel is similar. If you can't stay with local people, the next best thing is to stay inside a local's home. You can learn as much about the culture of a place from looking at the landscapes and ...

Hurricane Sandy flight cancellations, travel information: Airport, train ...
WPTV
Hundreds, if not thousands, of travelers could be stranded in South Florida Monday and Tuesday as Sandy batters the Eastern Seaboard. At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, more than two dozen arrivals and more than three dozen departures ...

WPTV

Travel comes to standstill in Greater Baltimore
Bizjournals.com
You might as well grab a Snickers. Because closings, delays and debris caused by Hurricane Sandy have Maryland's transportation agencies advising Baltimore-area residents not to go anywhere for a while. The U.S. Coast Guard nixed all cruises heading ...

Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights, disruptions spread to overseas ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least ...

Sandy Causes Some Travel Cancellations in Lynchburg
WSET
Lynchburg, VA - Hurricane Sandy is stalling travel plans for millions of people along the East Coast Monday. Lynchburg's Amtrak has shut down Monday and Tuesday since its line runs up the Northeast Corridor right into Sandy's path. Officials say if ...

Frankenstorm Strandings: Travelers Can Only Wait Out Sandy
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Airlines waived penalty fees for changing reservations ahead of Hurricane Sandy, though travelers have to travel on rebooked tickets by Nov. 4, giving them only about a week to reuse tickets. However, if flights are canceled, airlines have to provide ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Broome officials: Avoid unnecessary travel
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy, Broome County Executive Debbie Preston, and Emergency Services Director Brett Chellis meet with local officials, on Monday morning at the Sheriff Administration Building, in the Town of Dickinson, to discuss the ...

Hurricane Sandy Impacting Travel In Colorado « CBS Denver
By matthewbuettner
Airlines have canceled 5000 flights nationwide in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Most of the flights are along the East Coast, but the storm is still impacting travel in Colorado.
CBS Denver

Hurricane Sandy Airlines: Storm Affects Worldwide Travel, Grounds ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
NEW YORK -- Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

All Things Travel: Hurricane Sandy « CBS Boston
By Doug Saffir
Travel plans at Logan Airport and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal were starting to change on Sunday afternoon.
CBS Boston

Hurricane Sandy Might Affect Your Air Travel « CBS Chicago
By Rachel Brown
Sunday is typically a heavy day for air travel and right now, everyone is trying to beat Hurricane Sandy.
CBS Chicago

Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 countries - Best in Travel - Lonely Planet
Read Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 countries for travel tips, advice, news and ... Now the bitter conflict is over, investment is fuelling the tourism industry, and ...
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Leading Mexican tourism companies and associations commit to the ...
Fourteen of Mexico's major tourism companies and associations have signed commitments to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, joining the growing ...
media.unwto.org/.../leading-mexican-tourism-companies-and-...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Frankenstorm travel delays; How travel insurance can help

Major travel delays expected during Frankenstorm
Major travel delays are expected at airports as the monstrous 'Frankenstorm' hits the East coast.
www.usatoday.com/.../major-travel-delays-expected-during-fr...

How travel insurance can be valuable
Los Angeles Times
Typically, travel insurance reimburses you for such things as nonrefundable cruise deposits or airfares — and for the cost of rescheduling flights — when weather, illness, natural disaster or terrorism cause your trip to be canceled or delayed. Plans ...

Los Angeles Times

Travel Cancellations Announced in Chicago as Sandy Approaches
NBC Chicago
Airline carriers at O'Hare and Midway airports are waving their change fees, which can typically cost up to $150, for customers willing to scrap their travel plans along the Northeast from Monday to Wednesday. As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, flights at O ...

Hurricane Sandy threatens to disrupt travel along East Coast
CNN
"Passengers are encouraged to travel on earlier available trains on Sunday," Amtrak said in a news release. "Additional cancellations might be necessary in the coming days as this major storm moves north." Even New York's vaunted, round-the-clock ...

Montreal, the international experience next door
New York Daily News
Great international travel may be closer than you think. An easy shot straight up the New York Thruway by car, Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. But since most everyone there is bilingual, there's no ...

New York Daily News

Travel tech Q&A: coreDNA's Sam Saltis
ZDNet
What tech do you travel with and why? Bose noise cancelling headphones. True silence on a plane is priceless. What's your favourite phone app for travelling and why? Yelp. I discovered it on a recent trip to the USA, and it was a bible for finding ...

ZDNet

Frankenstorm to Stomp on Travel Plans
Fox Business
The Global Business Travel Association is warning no matter Hurricane Sandy's strength when she makes landfall, a major storm always reverberates across industries and could lead to financial consequences. “Anecdotally, we know that this type of storm ...

True travel tales from North Korea
USA TODAY
Very few Americans travel to North Korea; read a first-hand account from one who did. (Photo: Jupiterimages). 5:29PM EDT October 26. 2012 - USA TODAY Travel asked editors at The Huffington Post to share some of the site's top travel stories this week.

Family Adventure Travel Is Made Easy With REI Adventures
Gadling
Family Adventure Travel, REI Style! One of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry is adventure travel. It seems more and more people are looking for unique and active travel options that don't involve staying cloistered away in a resort or ...

A proud travel milestone: Visiting all 50 states
Chicago Daily Herald
His job in engineering required a lot of travel and “before I knew it, we were taking the kids everywhere and seeing everything. I started counting every state we'd seen and figured out I was pretty close.” The sole criterion for counting states toward ...

Travel Notes: US airfare increases not as bad as in 2011
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The bad news for air travelers is that domestic fares have increased about 4.5 percent in 2012, bringing the average airline ticket to about $375. The good news is that the increase has been modest compared with 2011, when fares jumped 8.3 percent.

Travel spotlight: Sandstone arches fill travelers with awe
Sacramento Bee
Check at the visitors center for road conditions and recommended directions of travel. • Bring food and water bottles; there is no concessionaire inside the park. Water-filling stations are available only at the visitors center and Devil's Garden at ...

Airlines waive fees to change East Coast flights as storm nears
Los Angeles Times
Delta Air Lines said travelers could rebook flights starting Sunday for travel to and from 15 states and Washington, D.C. United Airlines made a similar offer for flights starting Sunday for travel to and from 29 airports along the East Coast. American ...

Reader's travel: Museum display that gets to the bottom of it all
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
By VIVIENNE MACKIE/For The News-Gazette. This is not about a crypt, an archaeological site or catacombs under a city. No, this is about underwear. Corset. Chemise. Drawers. Petticoat. Crinoline. Girdle. Bra. Pantaloons. Thong. This is some of the ...

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

DIA Prepares For Travel Problems Due To Hurricane Sandy « CBS ...
By matthewbuettner
The airlines are already planning to help travelers during what could be the worst of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast early next week.
CBS Denver

Diehard Giants Fans Travel 1000s Of Miles To Game 3 In Detroit ...
By jparkercbs
Diehard Giants Fans Travel 1000s Of Miles To Game 3 In Detroit. Diehard Giants fans go great lengths to see their team play in the World Series. Mike Sugerman shows us a woman who traveled 4000 miles -- all the way from Afghanistan.
CBS San Francisco

Fearful Manchester United travel to Chelsea for marquee clash ...
By IBNLive.com editor@ibnlive.com
United are trailing the Blues by four points going into the match at Stamford Bridge.
IBN Top Headlines

Hurricane Sandy threatens to disrupt travel along East Coast – This ...
By gbotelho
Planes, trains and automobiles -- all these modes of transportation were affected Saturday by Hurricane Sandy, even with the storm many hours away from making landfall.
This Just In

Beverly Hills - Hello Relaxation Travel Vacation Package | United ...
By HelloRelaxation
Photos and Description of Walk to Rodeo Drive, up to 8 People! This location is the best location in Beverly Hills while you can just walk to all the restaurants and shopping centers. I have more studio , 1 or 2 bedrooms properties in the same ...
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Request a Travel Guide | Discover Los Angeles
Business Hotels · Family Hotels · Hip Hotels · Historic Hotels · Luxury Hotels · Value Hotels · LATourism · Meeting Professionals · Travel Trade · Media Room ...
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Coconut Club Vacations Puts Fresh Spin On Travel Industry - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: Coconut Club Vacations, a breakthrough travel club who has taken on the mission to make premium condominium rental simple and ...
news.yahoo.com/coconut-club-vacations-puts-fresh-spin-trave...

Itogon town in Benguet consolidates tourism sites | Sun.Star
ITOGON, Benguet -- Itogon Mayor Oscar Camantiles is set to consolidate tourism sites in the town to create package tours for visitors. Camantiles said the newly ...
beta.sunstar.com.ph/.../itogon-consolidates-tourism-sites-2502...

Riding the tourism wave - Hawaii Business - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Higher surf has brought waves of tourism to the North Shore. ... Capitalizing on surf culture andtourism might seem like a no-brainer for Turtle Bay, but for years ...
www.staradvertiser.com/.../20121028__Riding_the_tourism_...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Windstar Cruises nears completion of fleet renovation

Windstar Cruises nears completion of fleet renovation
Travel Daily News International
Similar to Wind Star, both sailing yachts will have updated decor in the public areas, complete with new furnishings, upholstery, art, lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, ceiling finishes, window treatments, and floor coverings. The enhanced color ...

Travel Daily News International

Travel Picks: Top 10 spookiest destinations for Halloween
Reuters
San Francisco (Reuters) - Ghosts and goblins will roam the streets and haunt your doorstep in the hope of some treats next week on Halloween. In honor of the ghoulish festival whose origins are said to stretch back to ancient harvest festivals online ...

Tip: save money on travel with online tools
USA TODAY (blog)
Answer: You're already tapping into one of the ways to save on holiday travel. Buying your tickets a month or more in advance will help you save in a big way. It helps to have flexible travel dates, too. As for online tools that can help, check out ...

Record Cash Sends Europe Travel Stocks to Valuation Jump
Businessweek
Investors are paying the most in almost 20 months for European travel and leisure stocks, betting management will return record cash at companies from Accor SA (AC) to InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG) and Sodexo as dividends. The Stoxx Europe ...

Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga
Reuters
RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz. A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world ...

Chinese tourists to Japan called "traitors" at home
eTurboNews
Oct 25, 2012. Tourism between China and Japan remains stagnant because of the political standoff over the Diaoyu Islands dispute, though about 2,200 tourists visited the island nation on a cruise ship and returned to Shanghai on Tuesday. Those 2,200...

eTurboNews

Expedia leads US travel groups higher
Financial Times
... solid quarterly earnings following Thursday's market close beat analysts expectations. The onlinetravel company also raised its full-year earnings outlook saying acceleration in a technology-enhanced hotel business had driven profits in the third ...

Cross-Strait tourism benefits Taiwan, mainland economies
Xinhua
by Xinhua writer Ming Jinwei. TAIPEI, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Millions of tourists from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are making cross-Strait tours every year, bringing huge benefits to both economies and helping reduce misunderstandings. A cross-Strait ...

Tourism issues up in the air: Buffalo City Tourism contract with city delayed ...
Jamestown Sun
City and tourism leaders found little common ground during a joint meeting Thursday. The Buffalo City Tourism Foundation Board, members of the Jamestown City Council and representatives of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. met to review the ...

Consultant: Visitor experience, authenticity and connectivity critical for Va ...
Washington Post
RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia travel and tourism consultant says visitor experience, authenticity and connectivity are critical for the industry to flourish over the next five years. The consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers outlined the Virginia ...

Triposo makes a travel guide for iPad and smartphone toting users ...
By Ryan Kim
Triposo, a maker of smart downloadable travel guides, has updated its app to version 2.0, which allows users to bookmark places on their iPad and then retrieve them on their iPhone or Android device. They can also create a journal of their ...
GigaOM

Travel Agents Could Become Obsolete - Business Insider
By Jill Krasny
Airlines are testing out a new ticket initiative to compete with websites that could go in effect by 2016. Under the plan, airlines will solicit info to create a personalized ticket that folds in traditionally a la carte items like bag-check and meals.
Business Insider

BBC - Travel - Italy
Plan your trip to Italy with BBC Travel. Get inspired with insider tips, photos and videos. Decide where to stay and what to do. Plus we will guide you to the best ...
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Travel associations seek more participation in IATA's NDC project ...
Several international travel associations are questioning the transparency of IATA's new distribution capability (NDC) project, the focus of last week's World ...
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Top 10 hotels and resorts in the United States - Yahoo! Travel
From Yahoo! Travel: Readers separate the truly spectacular American hotels from the ordinary ones.
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Virginia tourism plans outlined at summit - WSET.com - ABC13
A Virginia travel and tourism consultant says visitor experience, authenticity and connectivity are critical for the industry to flourish over the next five years.
www.wset.com/story/.../virginia-tourism-plans-outlined-at-sum...

Travel Blogging on the Road | Gap Year
If you're interested in travel blogging on the road then read how it's done from Barry. He's a blogger and gives some hints and tips on how it's done.
www.gapyear.com/articles/.../travel-blogging-on-the-road

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy cuts across Cuba, heads for Bahamas

Hurricane Sandy cuts across Cuba, heads for Bahamas
Examiner.com
Travel · Hurricane Sandy · Cuba · Bahamas · Jamaica · Cruising. Advertisement. Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the central Bahamas Thursday morning after crossing eastern Cuba as a category 2 hurricane. The storm made landfall early Thursday ...

Examiner.com

Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 cities - Best in Travel - Lonely Planet
Read Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 cities for travel tips, advice, news and ... So tourism to these falls is set to morph: good news for Puerto IguazĂș, the main tourist ...
www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/best-in-travel.../top-10-cities/

Conn. tourism gets boost from filmmaker Ken Burns
Businessweek
"The tourism industry employs about 110,000 people, generates more than $1 billion in state and local tax revenue and brings more than $11 billion in spending to our state," Malloy said in a statement. "While our 'Still Revolutionary' marketing ...

Best travel destinations for 2013
Fox News
Lonely Planet's “Best in Travel 2013” ($14.99) lists the tropical island nation as the top country for the coming year. Sri Lanka, which is bouncing back from a 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009, and the devastating 2004 tsunami, has become a ...

A proud travel milestone: Visiting all 50 states
Boston.com
Like most people who aspire to see all 50 states, Bykowski didn't start out traveling with a goal to hit all of them. Instead, he came to it accidentally after realizing he only had a few left. His job in engineering required a lot of travel and ...

Tip: Save money on travel with online tools
Houma Courier
Question: I've started planning early for my holiday travel. Do you have any tips to help me save money? Answer: You're already tapping into one of the ways to save on holiday travel. Buying your tickets a month or more in advance will help you save in ...

Furnishing show changes venue
Boston.com (blog)
If you're in the mood to see some high-end furniture, travel down to Rhode Island for the 17th Annual Fine Furnishings Show, which has changed venues. After being at the R.I. Convention Center for the past 16 years, this year's event will be Nov. 2-4 ...

International travel surges in Sacramento, nation
Bizjournals.com
The rise in international air travel — which outpaced domestic air travel, GDP and population growth — was especially strong for destinations in developing parts of Asia and the Middle East. Click through the slideshow to see which destinations saw ...

Offline travel agents are bouncing back because web is bewildering [says ...
Tnooz
The headline is that travel agents (its members) are “more valued and more used” than ever after ABTA discovered a leap from 30% in 2011 to 40% in 2012 to the question of whether people “value the services a travel agent offers”. Those without an ...

Tnooz

Travel Q&A: What can I do in Boston on a 24-hour layover?
San Jose Mercury News
A You're right that you often can save money by buying "split" fares, and you're very wise not to try to make a connection on the same day of travel, in case your first leg is delayed or canceled. The Onyx is near North Station and the North End ...

International travel spikes from city's main airports
Columbus Dispatch
Most connected through another city, primarily New York, Chicago or Atlanta. Columbus' white-collar businesses, such as finance and insurance, are likely contributing to a surge in international business travel, especially to places such as China ...

Major Shift In Air Travel Pricing: ETA 2013
By Garrett Wilkin
Major airlines want a better way to sell to consumers and they've been working on the design for over a year already. In this new model, the current delivery of prices would be completely changed. Will this be a potentially lucrative API ...
ProgrammableWeb

International Travel in Las Vegas Nearly Twice 2003 Volume - 8 ...
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Travel 13 Billion Years Across the Entire Known Universe in HD ...
From Yahoo! News: Space never ceases to amaze. With advanced technology, we continue to ...
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Sandy: Open, closed, travel - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show , which runs Thursday through Monday, will remain open.
www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-sfl-open-close-flying-20121025,0,4...

allAfrica.com: Uganda: Stop Outbreaks to Save Lives, Tourism
By AllAfrica · myAfrica · Travel · blogAfrica · Sources ... Yet tourism is today said to be Uganda's second largest foreign exchange earner, after remittances of ...
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

"the ghastliness of modern plane travel"

Tom Wolfe on his new book, Back to Blood - Telegraph: "Depositing himself with a gasp on the sofa (revealing blue-and-white Argyle socks held up by calf-suspenders), he makes amusing small-talk about the ghastliness of modern plane travel, talking in a quiet, sardonic, cultured Southern accent.'Then you have to take your shoes off and walk across this black, nubbly, rubber rug. Ah God, when you feel that under your feet, you really feel like you’re at the mercy of somebody.’ He emits a breathy chuckle, and then, in a more strident voice, he impersonates the disembodied commands: 'IF ANY PERSON ATTEMPTS TO GIVE YOU ANY PARCEL, REPORT THAT PERSON IMMEDIATELY TO THE AIRPORT AUTHORITIES.’"

TSA Responds To Security Criticism By Telling People To Remember 9/11 Attacks « CBS Connecticut:
"The Transportation Security Administration has started to respond to wide criticism of its operations in a more aggressive manner. In an opinion piece in the Rockland County Times last week, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein responded to a column by resident Diane Dimond, a syndicated columnist. ”Perhaps the next time Diane and her family fly out of a New York-area airport ..."

Where to go in 2013: Travel's new hot spots
USA TODAY
The slim, colorful volume is compiled by editors and contributors to the popular guide book series, all of them self-proclaimed travel geeks. Categories include top countries, regions and cities, along with themed lists, ranging from best-value ...

Common Travel Misconceptions And How To Overcome Them
Huffington Post
After speaking with many of my fellow students, colleagues and friends, I've learned a lot about peoples' preconceived fears and stereotypes regarding traveling. The truth is, travel is neither difficult nor scary, even for young people. Here are some ...

Tropical Storm Sandy scrambles cruise ship plans
Examiner.com
Travel · Tropical Storm Sandy · Jamaica · Cuba · Haiti · Cruising. Advertisement. Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas was racing along the southern coast of Cuba early Wednesday morning ahead of Tropical Storm Sandy and several other cruise ships were ...

Examiner.com

Canadian tourism group wrapping up Buffalo event
Businessweek
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One of the largest and travel and tourism-related associations in Canada is wrapping up its first-ever conference held in the United States. More than 600 people are estimated to have spent the past six days in Buffalo for the ...

Richard Branson: Commercial space tourism project Virgin Galactic keeps ...
Washington Post
... Richard Branson says his space tourism project keeps being pushed back and isn't sure of an exact date for the first launch. He says it will be at least another 12 or 18 months before the Virgin Galactic venture can offer paid space travel to ...

Mavs travel with 11 as four key players will miss tonight's game
Dallas Morning News
The Mavericks will be severely short-handed Wednesday when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wichita, Kan. Chris Kaman, Vince Carter and Shawn Marion joined Dirk Nowitzki as a crew that remained in Dallas as the team traveled for the next-to-last ...

Thanksgiving 2012: When to Fly, When to Book
ABC News
Thanksgiving is less than one month away. Below are seven tips for savings from a travel industry insider. Book now. Right now. Booking travel for peak periods – like Thanksgiving – should take place as early as possible. It is extremely unusual for ...

Tourism Infrastructure Improvement Cheers LTA
AllAfrica.com
THE Livingstone Tourism Association (LTA) has said the increasing investments towards the development of tourism infrastructure will allow the country to reap more benefits from the United Nations Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to be ...

Why air travel has become so expensive, annoying, and cramped
Bizjournals.com (blog)
Lucky for you, however, they pay me to plow through 78-page government reports about airlinetravel. That's good because the study actually offers genuine context about why our lives on the road stink. Five failing areas of air travel—cost, comfort, ...

Russian Travel Site OneTwoTrip Picks Up $16m Investment from ...
By Josh Ong
Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström's VC firm, Atomico, is reportedly investing $16 million in Russiantravel website Onetwotrip.
The Next Web

Tweet-Up: Booking Tips with Travel Experts - Carry On | Travel + ...
No matter how seasoned a traveler you are, there are always new destinations to visit and more refined tips to pick up along the way. So, to celebrate the announcement of the A-List 2012, the best of the best in the travel industry, we gathered ...
Travel Blog | Travel + Leisure

Cuba will ease travel restriction for citizens | WTVR.com – Richmond ...
By Alix Bryan
Starting next year, Cubans traveling abroad will face fewer hurdles leaving the country.
WTVR.com – Richmond News &...

Urban Park Allows Visitors To Travel To More Than 50 Countries ...
By Jessica Festa
Do you wish you could travel more but don't have the time to visit as many places as you would like? If you can get. . . .
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Best in Travel 2013 - Lonely Planet
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Travel Essentials | Shop by Category | Sale | Magellan's Travel ...
Magellan's Travel Supplies, America's leading source of travel supplies, offering over 500 products featuring luggage, electrical adaptors, travel clothing, ...
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Fotolia Travel - Case Study | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design ...
This amazing digital illustrations was done by the Polish designer Pawel Kozakowski, he used this image to enter the Fotolia TEN Content under the theme ...
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Ministers to Travel to Addressing Poaching | The Bahamas Journal ...
Ministers to Travel to Addressing Poaching. Posted on 24 October 2012. by Ianthia Smith. In a bid to put a damper on the amount of illegal Dominican fishermen ...
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Responsible Tourism 101 - Home » Other Sections » Breaking News
How do you practice responsible tourism? Here are ... Travel in small groups (8 or less) so that you have the opportunity to connect with people and with nature. Get out of ...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One Result Of People-To-People Travel To Cuba

Nuanced Diplomacy: One Result Of People-To-People Travel To Cuba
Huffington Post (blog)
Friendly Planet Travel, which I started more than 30 years ago, was one of a few commercial travel companies granted one of the first people-to-people licenses back in 2011, and now everyone wanted to know about our renewal. Had we applied? Had our ...

Last-Minute Travel Queries Surge on Mobile Devices
Sacramento Bee
Leading online travel retailer Holiday Hypermarket has said that nearly one third of all UK queries for late holidays were made from mobile devices. This is an impressive 28 per cent year-on-year increase measured during the peak summer month of July.

Derry good news: Northern Irish city tipped as must-see travel destination for ...
Daily Mail
But next year will be the moment when Derry fully emerges onto the tourism radar – according to an influential travel guide. Peace Bridge, Derry. Back to its best: Derry - with the new Peace Bridge at its heart - is hotly tipped for 2013. Lonely Planet ...

Daily Mail

Hyderabad to host conference on medical tourism
New York Daily News
Hyderabad, Oct 23 — Eight countries, including the US and Britain, will take part in the Indian medical tourism conference here next month. Indian Medical Tourism Conference and Alliance 2012 (IMTCA 2012), an international conference dedicated to ...

Season 2 of Travel Channel's BAGGAGE BATTLES to Premiere 11/14
Broadway World
The Travel Channel's auction specialists are back for more baggage, more bidding and more battling in the second season of BAGGAGE BATTLES ... but this time the unclaimed baggage is even bigger and stakes are even higher! Premiering on Wednesday ...

Travel survey: Japan rules for food, China the least friendliest for ...
By CNNGo staff
In possibly another key point for tourism officials looking to capitalize at a growing number of Chinese travelers, around 45 percent of the respondents from China said they “always” seek Chinese food when traveling. Australians came across ...
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Classy Highlights Of European Travel | Thought Catalog
By Stephanie Maida
Taking endless Marlboros from a French stranger wearing an AC/DC shirt in Paris; letting him light all of them for me, and kissing him on both cheeks after declining a trip back to his apartment. Standing on the roof of a train station in Rome at ...
Thought Catalog

OC's unalike beach towns in NYT Travel - LA Observed
By Kevin Roderick
Writer Jeff Gordinier used to summer around Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, and spent some time there this summer for a New York Times Travel piece that ran this weekend. Sample: Big money and luxury development have transformed ...
LA Observed

The Place: Albania Steps Into the Spotlight – Intelligent Travel
By Intelligent Travel
Posted by Intelligent Travel on October 22, 2012. (0). More » ... But this November, as the country celebrates a century of independence from the Ottoman Empire, the now-stable Balkan country is primed for its global tourism debut. Downtown ...
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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel The Santa Barbara ...
Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland dishes up an informative and engaging puff piece about her iconic grandmother.
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Reddit-Powered Travel Show Premieres on YouTube
Zach Anner's Reddit-powered cross-country road trip is complete, and finally premiering on ...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

One day in Singapore

BBC - Travel - One day in - Singapore
BBC Travel content is produced in partnership with Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet is a unit of BBC Worldwide. The information supplied by BBC and its partners ...
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Feeding The Travel Addiction Beast: The Ladder Of Addiction
Huffington Post (blog)
"When you travel often, you will be addicted to it forever. Our destination is not the place, but new way to see things." - Henry Miller. It is claimed that there are so-called gateway drugs that take you on to higher highs from humble beginnings ...

Avoya Travel/American Express Wins Five Top Travel Industry Awards
Sacramento Bee
Ranging from the company's consumer website, social media, and consumer newsletter, along with innovative professional development and attractive sales benefits structure, Avoya® has again been recognized as a driver for the future of travel. The ...

Ask Airfarewatchdog.com: Your Travel Questions Answered
Huffington Post (blog)
A: First off, you're right that you can often save money by buying "split" fares and you're very wise not to try to make a connection on the same day of travel, in case your first leg is delayed or canceled. The Onyx is near North Station and the North ...

Travel + Leisure Names Robert Redford's Sundance Resort One of the World's ...
Sacramento Bee
SUNDANCE, Utah, Oct. 22, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Sundance Resort, located in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, ranked No. 37 on the Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotels for Families in the magazine's September 2012 issue. Sundance provides an ...

Aaron Kelling Joins Atlas Travel as Chief Commercial Officer
Sacramento Bee
MILFORD, Mass., Oct. 22, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Travel has announced that Aaron Kelling will join the award-winning global travel management company as chief commercial officer, a newly created position responsible for assuring excellence across ...

Los Angeles Travel: See This, Skip That
ABC News
Los Angeles has international allure for obvious reasons. Perfect weather. Endless beaches. An exploding culinary scene. A laid-back lifestyle where fashion and style still reign supreme. And that's to say nothing about the chance to bump into a ...

ABC News

Scottish tourism chiefs admit wind farms will 'drive holidaymakers away'
Daily Mail
In an intervention likely to embarrass the Scottish Government, VisitScotland has said an application to put turbines on a site north of Dumfries could have a 'detrimental effect' on tourism. Its statement comes after Alex Salmond claimed wind farms ...

Daily Mail

Cuban economy to undergo changes after travel reform
Hometownlife.com
HAVANA (AP) Cuba seems to be betting that its decision to allow most of its citizens to travel abroad freely will be as good for its economy as it is for its public relations. The announcement comes as the communist island nation carries out a ...

Lawsuit shows A&F CEO's finicky travel habits
Philadelphia Inquirer
Lawsuit shows A&F CEO's finicky travel habits. When it comes to flying, it seems that Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael S. Jeffries is obsessed with the details. ...

Philadelphia Inquirer

Baltimore Tourism Group Backs Expanded Gambling « CBS Baltimore
By Kelly
Baltimore Tourism Group Backs Expanded Gambling. October 21, 2012 11:45 PM. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity. What's this? Add to Timeline - What's This. Click "Log in" to publish what you read to Facebook ...
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Vagabond Tales: Can Travel Writers Take A Normal Vacation ...
By Kyle Ellison
When others might be bathing on the sundeck of a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef, travel writers instead find themselves interviewing the boat crew on the proper method for dealing with an irukandgi sting, lest they report an inaccuracy on one of the world's deadliest creatures. Or, when returning from four days in the Andes after having climbed over Peru's Salkantay Pass, vacationing members of your tour group are enjoying $10/hour .... China To Open Atomic Bomb Tourism Site ...
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Adapt luxury tourism' to lure new middle class - The Nation
Normally, upscale customers account for 10 per cent of tourism spending. But with the increased number of middle-class people in Asia, travel operators who want to lure sophisticated customers should understand what affordable luxury is, ...
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Tunisia
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Tunisia. This replaces theTravel Warning dated September 15, 2012, to update information ...
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Reputable travel agencies for a tourist visa? - Lonely Planet ...
I just called the Yemeni embassy in Berlin today and they told me that I can't simply apply for a visa on my own. Somebody from within Yemen (friend or travel ...
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