These Global Travel Trends Will Define 2013
November 05 2012 6:26 PM
The glitter of Nollywood, the allure of forbidden lands and heaps of shopping by the nouveaux riche are in the forecast for travelers in the coming years, according to Euromonitor.
Are You Ready For The Chinese Travel Boom?
October 27 2012 1:10 PM
For centuries, those in the East have scrambled to accommodate the needs of those in the West, but, in the next decade, things will change.
Why The World’s Longest Flights Are Canceled (For Good)
October 25 2012 2:47 PM
Following a recent trend, Singapore Airlines will cancel the world's longest flights.
2013 Business Travel Costs Will Increase
October 18 2012 4:30 PM
A new American Express Global Business Travel survey says prices are headed up in three of the four 'BRIC' countries.
How To Travel Like A Presidential Candidate [Infographic]
October 15 2012 1:15 PM
Vacation rental site FlipKey breaks down the travel habits of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney.
Amtrak: More Americans Riding Trains Than Ever
October 11 2012 10:50 AM
If you think Americans don’t take trains, think again. According to Amtrak, ridership is up a whopping 49 percent since 2000.
Is China's New, High-Speed 'Ice Train' Safe?
October 09 2012 12:26 PM
China expects 10,000 miles of track to link 24 cities by 2020, and the high-speed “ice train” may be its most ambitious plan to date.
What’s Wrong With American Airlines?
October 05 2012 1:43 PM
Loose seats and labor disputes are just the tip of the iceberg for beleaguered American Airlines.
Taiwan Visa-Waiver Status For US Travel To Boost Tourism And Trade
October 03 2012 11:20 AM
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced on Tuesday that Taiwan would join 36 countries already participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which offers entry into the U.S. without a previously arranged travel visa.
Airlines' Profits Likely To Best 2012 Estimates
October 01 2012 4:03 PM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its global outlook for 2012 Monday after improved global airline performance in the second quarter.
International Tourism Arrivals To Exceed 1 Billion For First Time In 2012
September 13 2012 11:56 AM
Europe may be in the throes of a crisis while North America recovers from its own recession, but that hasn’t stopped people from traveling -- far from it. Despite concerns over the global economy, tourism has shown incredible resilience as international arrivals are now projected to cross the 1 billion mark for the first time in 2012.
Attention Business Travelers: These US Cities Tax You The Most
September 12 2012 11:20 AM
The Global Business Travel Association, or GBTA, has released its 2012 report on the best and worst travel taxes in the top 50 U.S. destinations.
Want To Hail A New York Taxi With Uber? Not Until February, City Says
September 07 2012 12:28 PM
Uber Technologies, the private developer of a smartphone app that matches cabdrivers with passengers, drove over a gigantic pothole when it tried to launch in New York City this week: the venerable Taxi and Limousine Commission.
JetBlue’s ‘GoPack’ Offers 10 Flights For A Flat Fee
August 29 2012 1:26 PM
It’s kind of like going to Costco: You buy in bulk and you get big savings -- at least that’s the idea behind JetBlue’s new “GoPack.”
Want Luggage Delivered To Your Home, Office Or Hotel? American Airlines Will Do It - For A Fee
August 03 2012 1:01 PM
The last thing many fliers want to do when they reach their destination is wait by the baggage carousel for their luggage to arrive. Now, if they're flying American Airlines, they don't have to.
Facebook IPO Jinx Falls: Palo Alto, Kayak Soar
July 20 2012 12:00 PM
Two months after the trading fiasco in the initial public offering of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, tech IPOs are soaring again. Palo Alto Networks (Nasdaq: PANW) and Kayak Software (Nasdaq: KYAK) shares soared in their IPOs.
Ultraviolet Restaurant: Shanghai Eatery Pairs Food, Wine, Light, Sound
July 13 2012 10:43 AM
Each course at Ultraviolet in Shanghai is served with a tailored set of visuals, sounds and smells.
Business Travel Growth To Slow Amid Europe’s Woes: Report
July 12 2012 2:05 PM
The European fiscal crisis is dragging down business travel growth in the United States, according to a new report from the Alexandria, Va.-based Global Business Travel Association.
Technology Focus: Still Waiting For Digital Wallets
June 24 2012 9:56 AM
In the 1950s, a consumer who wanted to buy eyeglasses borrowed $40 from the bank. Fast-forward to 2012: how about using your digital wallet to buy those glasses with your mobile phone? Maybe later this year.
Route 66 Still Holds Allure For Travelers, Industry
June 21 2012 8:59 AM
Route 66 hasn't been a real highway for almost three decades, but its hold on travelers' imaginations has revived motels, diners, souvenir shops, gas stations and other buildings along the iconic American byway.