Travels

Tess Torelli January 17, 2018

International tourism is growing at its fastest clip in seven years, but the U.S. is on pace for its sharpest drop in foreign travelers since the wake of the recession. It’s a worrying trend for the travel and retail industries. International travelers tend to stay longer and spend more than their domestic counterparts. In the […]

Tess Torelli January 17, 2018

Known as the “Kingdom of Wonder”, Cambodia is an expat hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost. Centrally located in the beating heart of Southeast Asia it is a country undergoing a renaissance thanks to 15 years boom in economic growth and tourism centered around the world-renowned temples […]

Tess Torelli January 17, 2018

The suit raises the question of whether airlines’ fares are public information. While airfares are easily obtained, prices for certain schedules and city pairs aren’t generally published. Southwest, as any frequent flier on the airline knows, sells its tickets on its own website — you won’t find the fares on a Priceline’s Kayak.com or Expedia […]

Tess Torelli January 16, 2018

Airlines called off more than 800 Texas flights on Tuesday as a winter storm hit the eastern part of the state, where its largest airports are located. More than 600 flights in or out of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a United Airlines hub, were canceled Tuesday, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. The forecast for […]

Tess Torelli January 16, 2018

Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning to foreign airlines last week. China has stepped up efforts to police how foreign businesses refer to parts of China, or territories claimed by […]

Tess Torelli January 15, 2018

A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said. Around 6:40 a.m. (1140 GMT), a train derailed outside Farragut North Station in downtown Washington. The agency said in a posting on Twitter that “emergency personnel on scene. Shuttle buses are […]

Tess Torelli January 15, 2018

Hong Kong and Macau are former European territories that are now managed as special administration regions of China. Beijing regards Taiwan as a renegade province. China annexed Tibet in 1950, although Beijing has claimed the Himalayan region has been an indivisible part of China throughout history. The current furor reflects Beijing’s increasing assertiveness internationally and […]

Tess Torelli January 13, 2018

Starting Monday, many airlines around the world begin enforcing a new rule that forbids passengers from checking or carrying on “smart luggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Technology-powered luggage began appearing on the market a few years ago, and some new versions of these high-tech bags can do a range of things: They weigh themselves, report […]