Trekking In Nepal? Guides To Become Mandatory For All Foreign Tourists
August 06 2012 6:57 PM EDT
Gone are the days of solo trekking in Nepal. Government officials have announced that, beginning in September, all tourists who wish to trek in the country must be accompanied by at least one government-approved porter or guide.
Adirondack Park Grows By 69,000 Acres In NY State Tourism Push
August 06 2012 12:20 PM EDT
Adirondack State Park, the largest state-protected preserve in the contiguous United States, grew by 69,000 acres Sunday in the greatest single addition to the park in over a century.
Tropical Storm Ernesto Scrambles Caribbean Cruises As It Heads Toward Honduras, Yucatan
August 06 2012 10:59 AM EDT
Tropical Storm Ernesto, the fifth of just six named storms in 2012, has caused nearly a half-dozen cruise ships to scramble their schedules in the Western Caribbean.
Marilyn Monroe’s Death 50 Years Later: Walking In Her Footsteps From Hollywood To New York
August 03 2012 2:55 PM EDT
It has been 50 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe, but her legacy couldn’t be more alive.
Want Luggage Delivered To Your Home, Office Or Hotel? American Airlines Will Do It - For A Fee
August 03 2012 1:01 PM EDT
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.
Ebola Virus In Uganda Hurting Nation?s Budding Tourism Industry
August 02 2012 11:53 AM EDT
Uganda had hoped to have a big year for tourism in 2012, but a recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has forced many prospective visitors to cancel their trips.
The Olympic-Sized Myth That The Games Are A Gold Medal For Business
August 02 2012 6:42 AM EDT
At each Olympic Games the same scenario unfolds: Organizers and government officials tout the astounding economic benefits. The city, basking in the glow of Olympic pride, goes along with the officials. In the end, however, the so-called benefits rarely surface.
San Antonio Airport Evacuated After ?Very Specific? Bomb Threat
August 01 2012 4:53 PM EDT
Officials at San Antonio International Airport have evacuated terminals after a "very specific" bomb threat.
Bird Collides With Plane: Denver Strike Dents Nose Of United Airlines Flight From Dallas
August 01 2012 1:06 PM EDT
A bird collided with a plane Tuesday as the United Airlines jet flew in for a landing at Denver International Airport in an incident that caused no injuries but left a gaping hole in the plane's nose.
Needle Found In Sandwich On Air Canada Days After Similar Incidents On Delta
August 01 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Air Canada is investigating how a sewing needle ended up inside a pre-wrapped sandwich on a July 30 flight. The bizarre incident comes just two weeks after Delta Air Lines found needles in turkey sandwiches served on four of its flights.
Which US Airports Are Most Likely To Spread Disease?
July 31 2012 11:36 AM EDT
Just how quickly can a disease spread across the globe through international air travel? That?s the focus of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that was published in the journal PLoS One last week.
Empty Seats At Olympics Anger Fans, Prompt Last-Minute Ticket Sales
July 30 2012 3:32 PM EDT
Have you noticed the large patches of empty seats at the London Olympics? So has Olympic organizer Locog and, after a rash of complaints, more tickets are now available
Google Street View Adds California National Parks For Armchair Travel
July 30 2012 11:29 AM EDT
This year alone, Google's Street View team has documented everything from Antarctica to the Amazon, but its latest addition is much closer to home: California’s national parks.
'Are We Almost There?' Is It The End Of The Great American Road Trip?
July 28 2012 1:24 PM EDT
Some blame oil. Others blame a loss of pleasure in the roads. Researchers call it “peak travel.” Whatever the reason, one thing's clear: Americans are not driving their cars as far away from home as they used to.
How The British Feel About The Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC]
July 27 2012 9:16 AM EDT
Brits weigh in on their feelings (or lack thereof) about the London Olympics.
[HOLD HOLD] 5 Olympic Host Cities You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of That You’ll Want To Visit
July 26 2012 10:40 PM EDT
As the world converges on London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, here's a look at five lesser-known Olympic hosts.
French Admit They’re Rude, Want To Change
July 26 2012 12:30 PM EDT
Long stereotyped as ill-mannered, a new survey shows that the French, too, admit they are rude and slothful. They’re exasperated, they’ve said, and ready for a change.
‘Christian Pilgrim Tours Inc.’ Operator Stole Thousands In Religious Travel Scam
July 26 2012 10:59 AM EDT
John Baird, owner of Christian Pilgrim Tours Inc., promised the trip of a lifetime to his devoutly religious clients. In the end, however, the customers lost thousands of dollars and never made it on their vacations to the Holy Land.
How Liam Corcoran, 11, Flew To Rome Alone Without A Ticket Or Passport
July 25 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Authorities are trying to figure out how 11-year-old Liam Corcoran managed to pass through border controls and ticket checks without documentation Tuesday and board a Jet2.com flight from Manchester to Rome.
Tiger Tourism Ban In India: Will It Help Or Hurt The Dwindling Population?
July 25 2012 11:35 AM EDT
A Supreme Court ruling temporarily banning tourism in India’s tiger reserves has sparked a heated debate between conservationists and local tour operators: Could banning tourists actually make things worse?