Latest Travel News & Events

Latest Travel News & Events

American Airlines
American Airlines Flight Attendants Picket, Prepare to Strike for Raise
Flight attendants saying they are the only employees of Dallas-based American Airlines that have gone five years without a pay increase.
Cruise Industry—Overcoming Challenges & Leveraging Opportunities
The outlook for the cruise industry looks very bright, breaking records in “ways we might never have imagined only a few years ago.”
Hawaii's
Hawaii’s Closed ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Continues to Draw Climbers
Oahu’s Stairway to Heaven, one of Hawaii’s most talked-about tourist attractions, is closed to the public and scheduled to be removed.
Explora Journeys
Chris Austin Appointed President, North America, of Explora Journeys
Explora Journeys today announced the appointment of Christopher Austin as President, North America, based in Miami.
Popular Tourist Destinations
Fees, Hotel Caps and Protests Aim to Curb Visits to Popular Tourist Destinations
Travel advisors now have another cost to inform clients about before they depart for some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
Israel
Iran, Israel, Gaza Conflicts Prompt New Travel Warnings, Flight Cancellations
The ongoing war in Gaza and Iran’s barrage of missiles and drones into Israel this week have disrupted travel to the Middle East.
Brazil
Visa Requirement to Brazil Delayed Until 2025
On the eve of reinstating the visa requirement, Brazil's government extended it again for another year, to April 10, 2025.
ASTA President & CEO Speaks Out on Direct Cruise Bookings
The President and CEO of ASTA has commented on Viking Cruises' plan to bypass travel advisors and grow direct bookings.
Global Entry
Global Entry Fees Set to Rise on Oct. 1
This change marks the first rise in fees for the Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs in 15 years.
Haiti
Royal Caribbean Drops Labadee, Haiti Port Calls in March, April
Due to the ongoing civil unrest in Haiti, Royal Caribbean has suspended port calls at its private enclave, Labadee.
airline
Shaving Minutes Off Airline Ground Time Could Cut Emissions, OAG Tech Report Says
Reducing airline turnaround times could yield big environmental benefits, cost savings for airlines and a better experience for passengers.
Iceland
Volcanic Eruptions Continue to Disrupt (and Compel) Travel to Iceland
For the fourth time in three months, the volcano between Mt. Hagafell and Mt. Stóra Skógfell on the Reykjanes Peninsula has erupted.
Mexico
New Mexico Travel Warning Repeats Older Advice
The U.S. State Department has issued a new travel advisory—cautioning about travel to Mexico in advance of Spring Break.
Disney
Disney Raises Prices While Adding Some Perks
Disney visitors won’t find higher prices for 2025 too hot, but those who stay at a WDW hotel will get free admission to the water parks.
American Queen Voyages
American Queen Voyages is No More
River cruise line American Queen Voyages has ceased operations as of Feb. 20, 2024. All future voyages have been canceled.
American Airlines
American Airlines Restricts AAdvantage Mile Earnings on Flights
Travelers who book American Airlines flights via travel advisors could miss out on the opportunity to earn frequent flyer miles.
Brazil
Brazil Travel Warning on Dengue Fever Hits at Carnival Time
Health officials in Brazil issued a warning about dengue fever just as hundreds of thousands of people gathered for Carnival celebration.
Jamaica
Jamaica — Travelers Can Visit With Confidence
Travelers can visit the destination with confidence and enjoy all that Jamaica has to offer, say Jamaica Tourist Board officials.
Bahamas
Bahamas: Overall Warning Level on Par With Most Destinations
Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis confirms that the warning level for the destination remains in line with “most tourist destinations.”
hotel
U.S. Hotels Report ‘Comeback Year’ and More Growth Ahead
2023 was a significant comeback year for the U.S. hotel industry and the outlook for 2024 shows continued growth.
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