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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....

Delta Might Bring Back Free Meals in Economy

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/09/2016, 10:30 PM

Delta Air Lines might bring back free meals for passengers in the economy section on some transatlantic flights. Since November 1, the Atlanta-based carrier has been testing complimentary breakfast and lunch for people in coach on certain trips between New York and Los Angeles. The test period ends on December 15, at which point the airline will take a close look at customer satisfaction, ...

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cleared to Begin Cruising to Cuba

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/09/2016, 5:00 AM

Americans will soon have the chance to travel to Cuba with a major cruise line—which means Cubans will soon have the chance to see more rum-swilling Midwesterners than they could have ever wished to see.  Cruising titans Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line have each received permission from the Cuban government to sail to the Caribbean island nation from Florida.  Royal Caribbean...

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....

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....

30-Person Gaming Theater Opens in NJ Mall

By Shakeema Edwards

Posted on 12/08/2016, 11:00 PM

ESC Games has developed a new avenue of group entertainment.   The New York City-based company has opened a multiplayer video game theater in New Jersey's largest shopping mall, the Westfield Garden State Plaza. The ESC Game Theater allows up to 30 people to compete against each other—individually or in teams—using handheld touchscreen controllers and a movie theater-size screen. A liv...

Britain's 'Ghost Stations' Offer Quiet Alternatives to Bustling London Stops

By Shakeema Edwards

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

If you go sightseeing in Central London, at some point you'll almost certainly pass through the Waterloo or Victoria rail station—those are the closest stops to attractions like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye. It's no surprise, then, that Waterloo and Victoria are the busiest stations in Britain's complex rail network, with a combined 180 million passenger exits and e...

Harper Lee's Alabama Hometown Wants to Be a Tourist Attraction Now

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/07/2016, 10:00 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee lived a quiet life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, eschewing the limelight and resisting efforts to turn her into a tourist attraction.  But Lee died last February at the age of 89, and so local officials and chamber-of-commerce types have launched a big plan to make Monroeville—inspiration for the fictional Macomb in Lee's Pulitzer Prize-wi...

Harper Lee's Alabama Hometown Wants to Be a Tourist Attraction Now

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/07/2016, 10:00 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee lived a quiet life in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, eschewing the limelight and resisting efforts to turn her into a tourist attraction.  But Lee died last February at the age of 89, and so local officials and chamber-of-commerce types have launched a big plan to make Monroeville—inspiration for the fictional Macomb in Lee's Pulitzer Prize-wi...

TSA Fighting Holiday Airport Lines with More Officers, Social Media

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/07/2016, 5:00 AM

We're about a week into December, which means the holiday travel season is underway. That can mean long lines at the airport, but Transportation Security Administration officials say they're ready for the challenge. Thousands of new officers have been hired, many part-time screeners have been upgraded to full-time, and a bunch of new K9 teams will be sniffing around airports—all in an atte...

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