Latest Travel News & Events

Latest Travel News & Events

China
China Eases Tourist Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens
Americans interested in visiting the People’s Republic of China now have fewer hoops to jump through in order to apply for a tourist visa.
reroute
Unrest is in the Air: Cruise Lines Cancel or Reroute for Safety
In light of escalating conflicts in the Red Sea area and Ecuador, several cruise lines have chosen to reroute or cancel itineraries.
Most On-time Airline in North America? Delta.
Delta has been awarded Cirium’s Platinum Award for operational excellence as well as topped the rankings for being the most on-time airline in North America.
U.S. Passport
U.S. Ranks 7th on List of World’s Most Powerful Passports
A new report concludes that the strength of the U.S. passport lags behind those issued by several other countries.
Jamaica
Jamaica Upgrading Airports With New Passport Kiosks
Jamaica's Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA) is adding automated passport control system kiosks to two main airports.
JetBlue
JetBlue Welcomes First Female CEO in Major U.S. Airline History
JetBlue Airways announced today that Joanna Geraghty will step in as chief executive officer of the company effective Feb. 12, 2024.
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines 737 Max Accident Causes 100s of Cancelations
A blown-out “door plug” on an Alaska Airlines flight led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to temporarily ground 171...
Turkiye
Turkiye Drops Visa Requirements for North Americans
The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced North Americans do not need to apply anymore for an E-Visa to visit Turkiye.
Holiday
2023 Holiday Travel Season Was Busy, But Smooth
Despite a record number of passengers flying during the busy holiday season, there were fewer cancellations and disruptions this year compared to last.
Mayan Train
First Segment of the Mayan Train Line Debuts
The first piece of a planned 950-mile, $20 billion rail project promising service throughout Mexico’s Caribbean resort region has launched in the Yucatan.
Iceland Volcano: Will Air Travel be Affected?
A volcano north of Grindavík erupted Monday evening after a spate of earthquakes rattled the region south of Iceland's capital.
planes
More Planes and Passengers Than Ever Expected to Fill the Skies in 2024
Record numbers of people are expected to travel in 2024, with an estimated 4.7 billion people traveling on planes.
sustainability
Intrepid Travel Puts Suppliers on a Path to Sustainability
Is sustainability the only future for travel? Intrepid Travel seems to think so, and is partnering with suppliers towards that end.
Iceland
Iceland Declares Emergency Due to Volcano Threat
A state of emergency has been declared in Iceland due to a series of earthquakes; experts warn of an imminent volcanic eruption.
Acapulco
Mexico’s SECTUR: Tianguis Turistico in Acapulco Still On for 2024
Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marques, recently confirmed that the Tianguis Turistico will be held in Acapulco in April 2024.
Dondra Ritzenthaler to Helm Azamara, Alain Ferzli Named CFO
Luxury small-ship cruise line Azamara announced today the appointment of two new senior executives, including Donna Ritzenthaler as new CEO.
Las Vegas
35,000 Las Vegas Hospitality Workers Threaten Walkout
The strike could coincide with the opening of Las Vegas’ inaugural Formula One race weekend—the first of an expected to be a 10-year run.
Israel
Israel Ministry of Tourism, Providing Refuge, Airlift and More
The Israel Ministry of Tourism has rallied together with industry leaders and entities to provide aid and comfort to the community.
Acapulco
Acapulco Reels in Aftermath of Damage Inflicted by Hurricane Otis
For American tourists and others affected by the storm, the U.S. State Department is organizing evacuations by air and bus from the city.
United Airlines
Economy Class Window Seats Will Board First on United Airlines
The move is intended to speed up the boarding process, which United said has increased by an average of two minutes since 2019.
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