Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely. Some flights, however, are safer than others.
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Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.
State officials say it’s not easy to prevent people from falling and injuring themselves on escalators, even when they’re working properly.
Private tours are no longer the exclusive domain of wealthy travelers and high-end packages. Websites and social media have made it easy for travelers to book a personal guide.
Several years ago, a friend told Minneapolis furniture designer Bert Taylor he should look up “teardrop campers” on the Internet. It changed his life.
Shortly before a recently scheduled hike in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Peter Tremayne called to change plans.
As the World Cup reached unprecedented levels of popularity the past two weeks in the United States, the question has again arisen: Is this the time Americans finally embrace soccer as a mainstream sport? For thousands of Americans who traveled to Brazil, though, that time came years ago.
Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort’s growth strategy.
As the gap between the wealthiest travelers and everyone else has widened, so has the way people are experiencing vacations. The wealthy are looking for ever-more pampering. Many others are seeking new ways to economize.
On orders from Congress, airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening.
A biometric identity verification system is coming to McCarran International Airport. New York-based Alclear LLC said it would launch service at McCarran this summer and travelers enrolled in the system are expected to move through security lines in less than five minutes.
Visits to National Parks and heritage sites give insight into key moments in U.S. history, serving as powerful reminders about where we’ve come from. Yet there are growing concerns about how to preserve these sites for futures generation in the face of climate change.
Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that’s what awaits soccer fans travelling to the most exotic of Brazil’s World Cup host cities, the Amazonian metropolis of Manaus.
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often intimidated by logistical challenges, such as figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
JetBlue Airways is adding nonstop service to and from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The airline announced that it would begin daily round trips to McCarran from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Oct. 29.
Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren’t included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they’ll cost.
The price of a ticket at Disneyland is creeping closer to triple-digits. A single-day ticket for either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park is now $96 for those 10 and up.
A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. That’s the forecast from AAA, which expects a total of 36.1 million people to travel 50 miles or more. If that estimate holds true, it would be the largest amount of people traveling during the holiday weekend since 2005.
Signs in McCarran International Airport that advertise to tourists the shows they might want to attend in Las Vegas have been joined by a poster from the CDC that warns travelers about a MERS virus they should stay away from.
Soccer fans coming to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup can still find some reasonably-priced accommodations, as long as a love motel, slum or campsite is where they’re looking.
Conservationists and the Ivory Coast government hope to promote ecotourism in a national park with a chimpanzee population that is conditioned to be relatively comfortable around humans.
A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert will once again be a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.
Some of the most cherished new international first-class perks have nothing to do with meals, drinks or seats. Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: physical distance between them and everyone else.
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