Where Global Travel Is Booming (And Where It’s Lagging)
January 29 2013 1:23 PM
Unwto issued its latest World Tourism Barometer on Monday, outlining which regions saw the greatest growth in 2012, and what to expect in 2013.
Will ‘Smart Visas’ Change The Way We Travel?
January 24 2013 2:56 PM
The leaders of the Hilton and Marriott hotel chains used the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to promote “smart visas.”
Is American Airlines’ New Look ‘Lipstick On A Pig’?
January 17 2013 3:18 PM
American Airlines has revamped its logo and look, but does it change anything for the beleaguered carrier?
Why More Americans Than Ever Travel By Bus
January 12 2013 3:09 PM
As massive train-building schemes take shape across the globe, a different mode of transportation is booming in the United States: intercity buses.
One Year After Costa Concordia Tragedy, Is Cruise Industry Safer?
January 11 2013 4:59 PM
As the first anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster approaches, there are signs the cruise industry is ready to make changes.
The World’s Safest Airlines
January 10 2013 12:11 PM
The Germany-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center, or Jacdec, just released its annual list of the world’s safest airlines in 2012.
Jobs Report: Travel Industry Adds 81,000 Jobs in 2012
January 07 2013 1:46 PM
The travel sector was one of the few surprises on the otherwise predictable Labor Department report on December employment.
2012 - Global Air Travel's Safest Year Since 1945
January 07 2013 12:05 PM
Anyone with a fear of flying should consider this: 2012 was the safest year for global air travel since the dawn of the jet age in 1945.
Rudest Airline Employees Work For These Carriers
January 03 2013 2:00 PM
America's "legacy" carriers have the rudest employees in the industry, according to a recent survey from Airfarewatchdog.com.
Is Las Vegas Now ‘The Macau of America?'
January 02 2013 7:24 PM
For further proof the enclave has eclipsed Vegas: Its gambling revenue hit a record $38 billion in 2012.
World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line - 1,428 Miles - Opens In China
December 26 2012 12:28 PM
China unveiled the world’s longest high-speed rail line Wednesday, the latest milestone in the nation’s rapid high-speed network.
Working The Holidays? You’re Not Alone
December 19 2012 11:53 AM
Just 38 percent of full-time employees in the U.S. plan to take off work on Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve, while only 28 percent plan to take off Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.
Cruise Ships Become Pawns In Falkland Islands Dispute
December 14 2012 4:33 PM
The 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War made news this year, but little has been said about how cruise ships have been used as pawns.
Airline Profits To Fly Higher Than Expected In 2012
December 13 2012 12:10 PM
The global airline industry will fly higher than expected in 2012, with the latest forecast showing profits considerably larger than previous estimates.
Climate Change Has Cost Ski Industry $1B Already
December 06 2012 4:33 PM
A new report from the NRDC suggests that the U.S. winter tourism industry has experienced a $1 billion loss over the last decade due to climate change.
Need A Job? Try The Travel Industry
December 05 2012 8:12 AM
Are you out of work and looking for a job? The travel industry is hiring.
Seeking An End To HIV Travel Restrictions
November 30 2012 3:15 PM
CEOs from over 40 international companies urged nations around the world to end HIV-based travel restrictions.
Can Fastjet Transform African Air Travel?
November 29 2012 12:41 PM
When the first Fastjet flight took off Thursday from its base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, it ushered in a new age of budget travel for Sub-Saharan Africa. But can it last?
‘Floating’ Train Unveiled In Japan
November 26 2012 1:43 PM
Last Thursday, onlookers in Japan got to preview the future of global rail travel: a "floating" train designed to operate at speeds of more than 310 mph.
American Airlines’ On-Time Rate: 58 Percent
November 09 2012 2:23 PM
If you flew American Airlines in September, perhaps you already know this: Just 58 percent of the carrier’s flights were on time.