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Four New Cities Get $99 Flights to Iceland

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/30/2017, 12:00 AM

WOW Air, which has been earning its name with an aggressive expansion plan and tickets as low as $99 with advance purchase, is adding nonstop flights to Iceland from four Midwestern American cities that, until now, have not enjoyed them. This spring, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, and St. Louis get their own routes to Reykjavik. Once there, WOW also connects to Northern Europe. WOW already flies...

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...

An Undoubted Reduction in the Level of Transatlantic Airfares is Currently Underway

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/10/2017, 12:00 AM

Getting to Europe from America is now cheaper than it has been in years, says Arthur Frommer—but the reasons behind the new reality are not all positive....

Time-Lapse Video of Northern Lights Shot from Airplane's Window Seat

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/26/2017, 5:00 AM

This is the best time of year to catch sight of the Northern Lights—when nights in the Arctic Circle are at their longest and darkest.  Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg was treated to a particularly spectacular display on a New Year's Eve flight from New York City to Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik. And fortunately for all of us, he had a window seat.  Check out Nirenberg's time-lapse ...

A True "Wow" in Airfares to Iceland

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/26/2016, 4:00 AM

Looks like the American takeover of Iceland is continuing apace. In 2016 alone 325,000 Americans have made their way to this land of geysers, massive waterfalls, fermented shark treats, and Northern Lights. Since the population of Iceland is just 332,000, American visitors are on pace to outnumber the locals quite soon. They're being helped by Iceland's upstart airline WOW. It already ...

A True "Wow" in Airfares to Iceland

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/26/2016, 4:00 AM

Looks like the American takeover of Iceland is continuing apace. In 2016 alone 325,000 Americans have made their way to this land of geysers, massive waterfalls, fermented shark treats, and Northern Lights. Since the population of Iceland is just 332,000, American visitors are on pace to outnumber the locals quite soon. They're being helped by Iceland's upstart airline WOW. It already ...

Here are Four Important Travel Questions and the Answers to Them Supplied by Noted Travel Writers

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/20/2016, 6:00 PM

In Iceland, the rush is on      Why is Iceland booming? (Booming, that is, in incoming tourism.) Though the figures aren't official, estimates of the growth in its visitors this year are well over 100%. Why?          According to a commentator in an important travel trade magazine, it's partly because new Icelandair flights there have been added from Chicago, and Chicagoans ar...

Canada, Iceland, and Japan are Standouts in a Mostly Sluggish Year for Travel

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 09/09/2016, 4:45 PM

       They call it the "election year curse." For reasons no one can really explain, travel declines slightly during years when the presidency is at stake. Statisticians cite the figures from the last 50 years, and whenever the nationwide election comes about, travel slows down.        Why? Are Americans so obsessed with the polls that they put off vacation travel? Depending ...

$99 Fares from California to Europe? Wow!

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 01/13/2016, 2:30 PM

To promote the inauguration of new service from San Francisco and Los Angeles and Europe (via Iceland), WOW Airlines is throwing a quick but impressive sale. The planes won't depart until the summer but if you book now, and are able to game the system (more on that below), you may be able to snag $99 dollar flights, each way, to Reykjavik, Iceland and $199 flights to London and other cities th...

Iceland is Hot! New Flights, New Airlines, New Campaigns Make the Little Country Cheap to Visit

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/23/2014, 5:00 PM

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik Iceland is having quite the moment. The small, mostly treeless volcanic island nation in the north Atlantic has always been breathtakingly beautiful—powerful falls of pure water, otherworldly vistas of onyx volcanic stone, geysers, crisp light and air—but this week it's suddenly the center of attention again, and that means tourists may begin to flow the...

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