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Airport Wait Times Not Increasing During Shutdown

Airports said they were seeing little to no impact on security lines Monday despite reports of a higher than normal number of TSA agents calling in sick as the partial federal government shutdown moves through its third week. “Operations at ATL are still moving well, with little backlog,” wrote Atlanta airport spokeswoman Elise Durham in…

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BOOM Lands $100 Million in Financing

Colorado-based Boom Supersonic says it has raised $100 million in Series B financing, bringing its total funding to more than $141 million. “This new funding allows us to advance work on Overture, the world’s first economically viable supersonic airliner,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, in a news release. Current commercial airliners…

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It’s Tulip Time!

Well, not yet…but we can see it from here. While winter’s bitter cold settles in, think of spring! AmaWaterways’ Tulip Time river cruise itinerary puts the Netherlands’ vibrant blooms on display. BOOK NOW FOR A MARCH DEPARTURE AND SAVE UP TO $600 PER PERSON, or $1,200 PER STATEROOM! This amazing 7-day cruise celebrates spring in…

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Incredible Winter Flight Deals to Paris

If you only get to see one city in Europe, consider Paris. It’s stunningly beautiful and right now, it’s amazingly affordable. It was last year, too, when a flight from New York to Paris could be had for $412 round trip. Well sit down, because just this week there are February deals for New York…

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Bahamas Persuades Royal Caribbean to Tone Down Warnings About Crime

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has agreed to stop warning its cruise passengers about increased crime in Nassau and identifying parts of the city to avoid. Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation for the island nation, told the Nassau Tribune this week that he employed “gentle nudging” to persuade Royal Caribbean to drop an “unwarranted”…

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Airlines Announce New Transatlantic Flights for 2019

Travel to Europe should be easier and more convenient next year, as a number of international airlines are adding new routes over the North Atlantic next spring and summer. A notable trend is the addition of nonstop flights from secondary cities, giving consumers in those cities an alternative to connecting through a crowded hub like…

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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center Opens

The sheer scale and awe-inspiring majesty of the Rocky Mountains has captivated visitors to Colorado for hundreds of years. But there’s never been a resort to match the epic grandeur of the Rockies. Until now. Earlier this month, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center officially opened its doors as the largest combined resort and convention center in…

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Upgrade Your Cruise Experience

Go back in time to the Gilded Age, when transatlantic voyages were the norm and lazy afternoons spent at sea brought serenity to your hurried everyday life. A Step Above Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 can take you there and offers exceptional standards of service. From the warm welcome by its white-gloved crew, to the elegant…

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Traveling to Turkey

Traveling to Turkey has never been more complicated, thanks to a recent diplomatic dust-up between the United States and this sometimes ally. The US suspended non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey following the arrest of a consulate employee in October, which prompted Turkey to halt visa services in the U.S. Today the…

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Airports Deploying Smart Tech to Keep Restrooms Clean

Last March, officials at the Houston Airport System received welcome news. Skytrax, perhaps the world’s most respected source when it comes to ranking airlines and airports, upgraded its ranking of George Bush Intercontinental from three stars to four on its five-star scale. “One of the most notable upgrades has been to the critical area of…

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