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Airline Passenger Protection for Lost Bags, Bumped Flights

Apr 21st, 2011 | By
Airline Passenger Protection for Lost Bags, Bumped Flights

The US Department of Transportation announced new airline passenger protection changes Wednesday that provide increased safeguards for consumers. The new rule will require reimbursement for lost bag fees, greater compensation for bumped flights, disclosure of hidden fees, and greater prohibitions against lengthy tarmac delays. “Airline passengers have a right to be treated fairly,” said Transportation
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Business Travel Rises to Highest Peak since Recession Began

Apr 13th, 2011 | By
Business Travel Rises to Highest Peak since Recession Began

Business travel returned to its highest level in the fourth quarter of 2010 since the recession began in 2008, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced Tuesday. Analysts viewed the development as a positive indicator for the general economy. “These are very heartening signs,” said GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick. “Business travel
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Shanghai Disneyland Begins Construction

Apr 10th, 2011 | By
Shanghai Disneyland Begins Construction

The Shanghai Disney Resort finally broke ground Friday following Chinese government approval, after over half a decade of delays and rumors. The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group are teaming up to build the first Disney resort in mainland China. The groundbreaking ceremony honored Chinese people and culture with traditional Chinese drum music, a
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Disney Cruise Lines Sailing from New York, Seattle, Texas

Apr 6th, 2011 | By
Disney Cruise Lines Sailing from New York, Seattle, Texas

Disney Cruise Lines announced today that in 2012 it will sail from three new ports: New York, Seattle, and Galveston, Texas. The cruise line will also offer several new itineraries. “In 2012, we’re making it easier than ever for families to enjoy a Disney Cruise Line vacation by offering cruises from a variety of regional
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Chengdu Emerging as Top China Vacation Spot

Apr 1st, 2011 | By
Chengdu Emerging as Top China Vacation Spot

Chengdu has been awarded as one of the “best tourist city in China” by China National Tourism Administration and UNWTO. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, located on the edge of the fertile plains of the Red Basin. A trip to China is one of the best travel deal around right now. For travelers
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Japan Quake Disrupts Air Travel in Pacific and Elsewhere

Mar 24th, 2011 | By
Japan Quake Disrupts Air Travel in Pacific and Elsewhere

The crisis triggered by Japan’s earthquake is sending aftershocks through the airline industry, airline representatives reported Tuesday during the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference. Airlines that serve the Pacific are most directly affected, but even other airlines are feeling the ripples. The problem radiates beyond Japan because many flights to other parts of
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State Department Warns Against US Travel to Japan

Mar 13th, 2011 | By
State Department Warns Against US Travel to Japan

The US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs advised US citizens to avoid non-emergency travel to Japan Sunday, following Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake. The alert is in effect through April 1, pending updates on planned power outages, evacuation near nuclear facilities in Fukushima, and the outlook for aftershocks and tsunamis. Due to disruptions of water,
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Rain on Mardis Gras Parades Don’t Deter Festive Mood

Mar 6th, 2011 | By
Rain on Mardis Gras Parades Don’t Deter Festive Mood

Early Mardis Gras partiers braved rain, lightning, and even tornado watches in New Orleans and other areas Saturday, wading through a foot of water in some places to continue celebrations. In New Orleans’ French Quarter, the downpour lasted nearly an hour and sent many scurrying for temporary cover. Cars at Conti and Bourbon had difficulty
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Egyptian Travel Shifts to Mediterranean, India, and East Africa

Mar 5th, 2011 | By
Egyptian Travel Shifts to Mediterranean, India, and East Africa

The political chaos in Egypt has led many travelers to reroute their vacations to the Mediterranean, East Africa, and India, Travel Weekly reported Friday. Meanwhile some travelers are planning to postpone trips to Egypt until after the situation settles down, while others are already testing the waters. Central Holidays executive vice president of sales and
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2011 New York Times Travel Show on This Weekend

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
2011 New York Times Travel Show on This Weekend

The 2011 New York Times Travel Show is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27. Representatives from the world’s leading tourism markets are presenting a virtual “tour around the world” while offering consumers special tourism deals. Exhibitors are offering exclusive travel
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