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Most Limits on U.S.-Mexico Flights Have Flown Away

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2016, 4:00 AM

Yesterday was a good day for price-conscious travelers in North America. As of Sunday, nearly all of the restrictions on flights between the United States and Mexico have been lifted, allowing airlines on both sides of the border to fly whatever routes they want in the other country—and at whatever prices they want to offer. Up to now, rules had limited two or three airlines from each coun...

Nightmare Traffic at LaGuardia, Living on a Cruise Ship, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of travel news from all over...

In New Zealand, Bungee Jumping Is Fun Even If You Don't Jump

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/20/2016, 12:00 AM

How to soak up the rugged scenery, human drama, thrills, and chills of bungee jumping—without actually going over the edge...

New Hotel Set to Open Steps from Elvis Presley's Graceland

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2016, 12:45 PM

Elvis Presley fans will soon get the chance to rent rooms mere steps from Graceland, the King of Rock 'n' Roll's former home turned museum and showcase for 1970s interior design in Memphis.  Set to open on October 27, the Guest House at Graceland is a new six-story, 450-room hotel with a stately Southern Colonial facade and a modern interior with touches of Kingly purple and gold but an ov...

UK Tourism Boom Following Brexit and Falling Pound

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2016, 12:30 PM

Looks like Brexit has given a short-term boost to tourism in the United Kingdom.  Flight bookings to the UK have surged since June, following a sharp drop in the pound after Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Overall, the number of flights booked to the UK are up 4.3% compared to last summer. Bookings from Hong Kong jumped by 30%, while they've increased by 9% from the U.S. an...

Delta Still Recovering from Computer Crash

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2016, 12:00 PM

Delta Air Lines remains in damage-control mode following a computer glitch that grounded all of the carrier's flights for six hours on Monday.  The company's CEO issued an apology on social media and explained how affected customers can get refunds or reschedule without penalties.  Delta says you can get your money back if your flight was canceled or significantly delayed. If your flig...

Britain's Tourism Boost, New Hotel at Elvis's Graceland, and More: Today's Travel Briefing

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2016, 12:00 AM

A roundup of travel news from all over...

Italy Fining Beachgoers for Reserving Spots with Towels and Chairs

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2016, 1:15 PM

The Italian coastguard has had it with people leaving towels, chairs, and umbrellas on Italy's beaches overnight in order to save prime spots for the next day.  Along the coast from Tuscany to Sardinia, authorities have begun seizing gear left unattended in the early morning hours and fining those responsible to the tune of 200 euros (about $222), as part of an initiative called Operation ...

People Keep Accidentally Destroying Stuff at Museums

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2016, 1:00 PM

If you're active on social media, you might have noticed a recent spate of incidents involving museum artifacts being accidentally damaged by careless selfie snappers and curious looky loos who just can't resist touching a piece of art or a priceless historical doodad. Many of these disastrous events have gone viral (especially when there's video). There was the guy who broke a wooden cloc...

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