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One Key to a Successful European Vacation Is Planning Several Months Ahead

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/10/2017, 12:15 AM

When is it best to begin planning your trip to Europe? Though some of the experts disagree, the majority of them say just after the start of the new year, when airline tickets tend to be priced at their lowest level. The optimum advance period is 120 days (four months), which means that a smart traveler purchases those tickets in January or February for a vacation in May or June. What about a t...

Where's Everybody Going? The United Nations Provides Some Answers

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/20/2017, 10:15 AM

If you've been feeling more crowded than usual on vacation this year, it's not your imagination. The United Nations World Tourism Organization just released its tourism barometer report for the first four months of 2017, and it found that the number of overnight stays in destinations across the globe reached 396 million. That's some 22 million more than the same period for 2016. That growth reach...

Primera to Become Latest Low-Cost Transatlantic Airline

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2017, 12:00 AM

Yet another low-cost European airline has announced plans to enter the increasingly crowded transatlantic market. Danish carrier Primera Air will begin offering daily flights between Newark and the U.K.'s London Stansted Airport on April 19 of next year. Daily service from Newark to Paris and Birmingham, England will be added on May 18. By the end of June 2018, the company will also be flying bet...

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Atlantic Are Now Major Players in Travel

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/24/2017, 12:00 AM

Low-cost airlines offering cheap flights to Europe are still going strong—and giving their bigger competitors a run for your money....

No Laptop Ban on Flights from Europe to U.S.—For Now

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/01/2017, 4:00 AM

For the time being, a ban on in-cabin laptops will not be extended to flights from Europe to the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security.  However, a spokesperson for DHS secretary John Kelly said that the option is "still on the table." The announcement was made on Tuesday following a discussion between Kelly and European officials.  For security reasons, c...

Widest-Ever European River Cruise Ship Coming in 2019

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/15/2017, 4:00 AM

River cruise line AmaWaterways has released details of the innovative design for the company's newest ship, the AmaMagna. Set to begin plying European waterways in 2019, the ship will be the widest cruising vessel on the continent—in fact, it will be twice as wide as the typical European river ship.  All that space will allow AmaWaterways to throw a bunch of restaurants on deck as well...

VIDEO: Europe's Fastest Roller Coaster Debuts at Ferrari Land in Spain

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/10/2017, 4:00 AM

Ferrari Land, a theme park dedicated to celebrating the iconic Italian sports car, has opened within the larger PortAventura World in northeastern Spain. Visitors can get behind the wheel of racecar simulators and walk through an interactive exhibit recounting the Ferrari's history. But the main draw is Red Force, Europe's tallest, fastest roller coaster. Designed to give passengers a ...

Americans May Soon Need Visas to Travel to Europe

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 03/03/2017, 10:15 AM

A tit-for-tat spat could have significant consequences for travelers....

The Travel Press is Reporting the 'Trump Slump,' a Devastating Drop in Tourism to the United States

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 02/21/2017, 2:00 AM

Experts across the travel industry are warning that masses of tourists are being scared away from visiting the United States, and the loss of tourism jobs could be devastating....

New, Lower Train Fare Between UK and Continental Europe for Eurail Pass Holders

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/05/2017, 5:00 AM

Britain isn't always keen on linking up with the rest of Europe, but here's a rare exception that could benefit budget-conscious travelers.  Eurostar, which offers high-speed passenger service between the UK and the European continent via the Channel Tunnel, has been added to Eurail, a network connecting 28 different member countries, each of them accessible with one of Eurail's passes. ...

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