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Forthcoming Decisions by Trump May Have a Major, and Not Always Favorable, Impact on the U.S. Travel Industry

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/08/2017, 12:00 AM

Your right to travel has always been intertwined with political affairs, and this moment in American history poses more questions about the future of travel than most....

Carnival's New "Ocean Medallions" Track Every Move—And Make Spending Thoughtless

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/05/2017, 6:45 PM

Inspired by Disney's controversial MagicBand system, the largest cruise line company in the world launches new disks that will track guests' every whim and move....

The U.S. Dollar Continues to Soar Against Virtually Every Foreign Currency, Cutting the Cost of Rooms and Meals Abroad

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/29/2016, 12:00 AM

There's an update to changes in the world currency markets, and the news is excellent for travelers considering a vacation abroad this year....

Despite Fierce Opposition from U.S. Air Carriers, Norwegian Air Has Received Permission to Radically Slash Airfares Across the Atlantic

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/22/2016, 2:15 PM

Norwegian Air is about to introduce some healthy competition on transatlantic flights, making travel a lot easier and cheaper for many more Americans....

Will He or Won't He? Trump Has Not Withdrawn His Threat to Forbid Travel to Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/14/2016, 10:30 PM

American cruise lines are preparing to enter the Cuban market with force, but will politics quash the budding potential for new jobs, new revenue, and new explorations?...

In Its Ability to Start and Stop the Flow of Outbound Tourism, China Possesses a Mighty Weapon to Use Against the West

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/13/2016, 12:00 AM

Despite what fevered political rhetoric may imply, international relations cannot be simply reset. Countless American families depend on the tourism relationship between the United States and China....

A Corps of English-Speaking Volunteers Called "Wardens" Comes to the Aid of Beleaguered Tourists in Emergency Situations Overseas

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/13/2016, 12:00 AM

When a U.S. embassy or consulate is not permitted to help travelers—a common predicament—it may enlist the assistance of a friendly expat. Meet the "warden," the volunteer who could save your next trip....

Though the Unusual Current Strength of the U.S. Dollar Is Harmful to the U.S. Economy, It Greatly Benefits the U.S. Traveler: A Moral Issue

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/09/2016, 12:00 AM

Across the globe—in Central America, Asia, Europe, and beyond—a dollar goes awfully far these days....

Three Major Issues in Travel—Airbnb’s Right to Operate, the Continuation of “Marijuana Tourism,” and Travel to Cuba—Remain Unresolved as We Enter the New Year

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/09/2016, 12:00 AM

Before we head into the new year, Arthur Frommer considers some of 2016's unfinished business....

In a Dramatic and Somewhat Unexpected Change, Lines at Airport Security Gates Have Greatly Shortened, Easing the Process of Checking in for a Flight

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/06/2016, 12:00 AM

After doomsday headlines about endless security lines last summer, airport screenings have gotten downright speedy. Do we owe the TSA an apology?...

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