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US Imposing Travel Restrictions on Pakistani Diplomats

US Imposing Travel Restrictions on Pakistani Diplomats

The United States is imposing travel restrictions on Pakistani diplomats starting Friday, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry told VOA Thursday. “In my opinion, this is not the right decision,” Chaudhry told VOA’s Urdu service. “Both countries have to come close to each other, and measures like these do not help us to that end.” The State Department […]

Fear of Flying? Airplanes Are, In Fact, the Safest Way to Travel

Fear of Flying? Airplanes Are, In Fact, the Safest Way to Travel

iStock iStock Few people need a Xanax before getting in the front seat of a car, but plenty of people have a debilitating fear of airplanes. If you’re already getting sweaty palms thinking about your next big vacation, take a deep breath. As Popular Science reminds us, flying is actually the safest way to travel, […]

Where the Travel Deals Are This Summer

Where the Travel Deals Are This Summer

This is looking more and more like the summer to jump on a vacation to Europe. Airline capacity is growing, especially among low-fare carriers. That’s brought eye-popping bargains to some routes. But it may not last beyond this summer: Airlines could soon have greater ability to raise fares. “Ticket prices are down, interest is up […]

Playbill Acquires Empress Travel and Cruises to Enhance Its Robust Travel Division

Playbill Acquires Empress Travel and Cruises to Enhance Its Robust Travel Division

Playbill Travel, the division of the 134-year-old theatrical brand providing exclusive experiences melding world-class travel and A-list Broadway entertainment, has acquired travel company Empress Travel & Cruises. The Schenectady-based company has specialized in travel bookings and customer service for 40 years. Edward Plog, President of Empress Travel, has been named President of Playbill Travel and […]

Here's the EPA memo that justified Scott Pruitt's first-class travel

Here's the EPA memo that justified Scott Pruitt's first-class travel

This post has been updated. The memo is just 87 words. But in that single paragraph, dated May 1, 2017, the head of Scott Pruitt’s personal security detail made the argument that would underpin dozens of taxpayer-funded, first-class flights for the Environmental Protection Agency administrator in the months that followed. In the memo, obtained by […]

9 reasons to visit Guizhou, China's next big travel destination

9 reasons to visit Guizhou, China's next big travel destination

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — One of China’s fastest-growing provinces, Guizhou has been steadily upgrading its offerings and is now one of the most promising travel destinations […]

The Latest Updates From Consortia, Host Agencies Update

The Latest Updates From Consortia, Host Agencies Update

The first quarter of 2018 has been a busy and productive one for travel industry consortia and host agencies. Here are some highlights. NEW LIBERTY BRAND: Liberty Travel and its parent company, Flight Center Travel Group, are launching a new brand for independent and home-based travel agents — although the new brand’s definition of “home-based” […]

Travel Troubleshooter: Eurostar canceled my train and left us stranded in London

Travel Troubleshooter: Eurostar canceled my train and left us stranded in London

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: I recently booked four first-class train tickets for travel from London to Paris for me, my daughter and my two grandchildren for $684. As we were standing in line to board, Eurostar inexplicably canceled the train and closed the train station office. Chaos ensued. A Eurostar agent standing in front of the […]

Ohio student travel company seemingly disappears, canceling several school trips

Ohio student travel company seemingly disappears, canceling several school trips

CINCINNATI — Madeira eighth-grader Conor Dance still can’t believe how his Friday began. “My mom kind of goes, ‘Conor, I got some bad news,’” Conor said. “I was, like, ‘Oh, am I in trouble again?’” And then she’s, like, ‘No the D.C. trip got canceled. The tour company you all were using just took your […]

Are you planning a trip abroad? Choose your travel insurance plan wisely

Are you planning a trip abroad? Choose your travel insurance plan wisely

While planning to go on an overseas vacation, it is important to choose the right travel insurance plan for yourself or for your family as a whole. Having travel insurance ensures that your finances will be taken care of in case of some untoward incident during the trip. But when it comes to choosing the […]