Yelp Shares Soar 25% As Lockup Expires Contra Facebook’s Huge Decline
August 29 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Shares of Yelp Inc. (Nasdaq: YELP), the provider of online reviews of local businesses and restaurants, surged more than 25 percent Wednesday as the lock-up period for insiders expired, allowing them to sell stock in the San Francisco-based company for the first time since its march 1 initial public offering.
Hurricane Isaac Ruining Your 2012 Summer Travel? Here’s Some Advice
August 28 2012 1:34 PM EDT
Hurricane Isaac, the ninth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, has wreaked havoc both in the sky and out at sea, cancelling over 1,300 flights and stranding thousands of cruise ship passengers. For those traveling during the hurricane season, here's a bit of advice.
Tropical Storm Isaac’s Path Across Southern Florida Cancels 1,000 Flights, Keeps Cruise Ships At Sea
August 27 2012 10:56 AM EDT
Tropical Storm Isaac’s path across Southern Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico has wreaked havoc in the skies, forcing more than 1,000 cancellations and counting.
Has Machu Picchu, The 'Lost City Of The Incas,' Become A Victim Of Its Own Success?
August 23 2012 3:59 PM EDT
The president of Peru announced plans Wednesday to build a new airport near Machu Picchu to attract more tourists, but conservationists argue that the pre-Columbian site is already overrun with visitors.
Tropical Storm Isaac’s Path Across The Caribbean Cancels Flights, Alters Cruise Itineraries
August 23 2012 2:18 PM EDT
Tropical Storm Isaac, the ninth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, sped past the Leeward Islands Thursday on a path across the Caribbean toward the Florida coast.
Tropical Storm Isaac Disrupts Travel In The Caribbean
August 22 2012 3:39 PM EDT
Tropical Storm Isaac, the ninth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, sped toward the Leeward Islands Wednesday afternoon on an ominous path across the Caribbean.
Labor Day Weekend 2012 Travel To Hit Pre-Recession Levels
August 21 2012 1:39 PM EDT
Planning to hit the road over the 2012 Labor Day weekend? So are 33 million other Americans.
Travel Websites, Hotels Accused Of Price-Fixing
August 21 2012 12:20 PM EDT
A lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court Monday alleges that Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and others conspired to use their market dominance to fix hotel prices with travel websites like Expedia, Travelocity and Booking.com, a subsidiary of Priceline.com.
3 United Airlines Flights Make Emergency Landings Over The Weekend
August 20 2012 11:07 AM EDT
By the time the clock hit midnight Sunday, three United Airlines flights had made emergency landings over the weekend, stranding passengers and leaving others wondering whether the airline, which recently merged with Continental, was in the midst of a rocky marriage.
Ikea Hotels? Swedish Furniture Chain Branching Into Budget-Chic Lodging
August 15 2012 11:22 AM EDT
Ikea, the Swedish store known for its affordable DIY home furnishing, is branching into a new arena: the hotel business.
Australian Airlines' Seating Policy To Protect Children Alienates And Stigmatizes Adults
August 14 2012 4:53 PM EDT
Qantas and Virgin Australia Airlines have recently been criticized for their seating policy, which prohibits adult men from sitting next to unaccompanied minors.
National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest: The Winning Shots In 2012
August 14 2012 2:45 PM EDT
National Geographic Traveler received more than 12,000 entries from 6,615 photographers residing in 152 countries around the globe for its 24th annual photo contest. These winning shots stood out from the pack.
How Google Barged Into The Travel Business
August 14 2012 11:46 AM EDT
Google's slow-but-steady march into the travel and local listings business continues this week with its latest acquisition: Frommer's, the popular travel guidebook series.
Canary Islands Fires Prompt Evacuations, Travel Warnings
August 13 2012 2:25 PM EDT
A blazing heat wave, strong winds and low humidity have allowed forest fires to rage on Spain’s Canary Islands, forcing the evacuation of thousands and prompting foreign governments to issue travel warnings.
Alleged Racial Profiling At Boston Logan Raises Questions: Does TSA’s ‘Behavior Detection’ Really Work?
August 13 2012 12:21 PM EDT
The Transportation Security Administration’s “expanded behavior detection” pilot program at Boston Logan International Airport was supposed to be the model for airports nationwide, but reports of rampant racial profiling has put the controversial method in question and forced the agency to open up an investigation.
Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: The Best Stargazing Sites Near Your City
August 10 2012 2:56 PM EDT
The Perseid Meteor Shower could not have peaked at a better time in 2012, falling as it does right in the middle of the weekend. But where is the best spot to view the shooting stars and when?
New Zealand Volcano Erupts, Sparks Tourist Interest In Tongariro National Park
August 09 2012 12:37 PM EDT
Mount Tongariro, a long-dormant volcano on New Zealand’s North Island, erupted Monday night. Now, tourists are eager to check out the changed landscape along one of the nation's most popular treks.
Olympic Athletes Who Traveled Long Distances Are More Likely To Get Ill
August 09 2012 11:03 AM EDT
Are Olympic athletes from Australia or the Americas at a disadvantage compared to athletes from Europe, given how far they had to travel and how many time zones they crossed to get to the London Games?
Southwest Facebook Promotion For ‘Friends’ Creates Lots Of Enemies
August 07 2012 2:55 PM EDT
All Southwest Airlines wanted to do was have more “friends” on Facebook, but after a “computer glitch” charged them exorbitant fees for their “discounted” flights during a promotion Friday, the airline made a lot of enemies in the process.
Mount Tongariro Eruption Disrupts Air Travel, Closes Popular Trails In New Zealand Park
August 07 2012 12:03 PM EDT
Dormant for over 115 years, Mount Tongariro on New Zealand’s North Island erupted Monday night, spewing ash more than four miles high and hampering travel both on the ground and in the sky.