Tourism News Update

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Thailand tourism struggles due to coronavirus outbreak

Published: 2020-02-13T06:00:00Z 

Out of almost 40 million tourists in Thailand last year, some 11 million were Chinese. This year, however, many tourist places are quite empty after ...

Govt mulls incentives as tourism faces potential $2.8b loss from outbreak

Published: 2020-02-13T05:26:15Z 

The government is mulling over incentives for the tourism and airline industries to mitigate potential losses of US$2.8 billion from the coronavirus ...

Indonesia to Cut Airline Fees to Support Tourism Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Published: 2020-02-13T05:15:00Z 

The Indonesian government stepped in to support the country's aviation and tourism industries to limit the damage the coronavirus outbreak has ...

Coronavirus hits global tourism industry as Chinese stay home

Published: 2020-02-13T05:15:00Z 

The camera-wielding Chinese tourist had become a global stereotype. Chinese visitors accounted for 150m overseas trips in 2019, according to ...

Across China: China's tourist island seeking upgrade amid epidemic

Published: 2020-02-13T04:52:30Z 

HAIKOU, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- A once-bustling tourist hotspot in south China's island province of Hainan, Sanya Wuzhizhou island has been quiet amid ...

Asian tourism capitals sweat over Chinese travel drought

Published: 2020-02-13T04:41:15Z 

Flight cancellations and travel restrictions undercut Chinese tourism during the Lunar New Year holiday, and some analysts expect the downturn to ...

Dive tourism : how to minimize your environmental impact

Published: 2020-02-13T04:07:30Z 

"While irresponsible tourism can pose a threat to corals, well-managed tourism can provide many benefits, including economic opportunities for local ...

Snow and Mountain Tourism : The Links between Tourism , Sustainability and Innovation

Published: 2020-02-13T03:56:15Z 

The 11th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism will take place on 11-13 March 2020 in Andorra, under the theme "Tourism, ...

Local tourism board hopes to lure people to Springfield with $250000 ad campaign, discounts

Published: 2020-02-13T03:56:15Z 

Springfield's Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to jump-start the local tourism season, but it needs a little help from the city. The CVB is asking the ...

Explore Minnesota launches new state tourism website

Published: 2020-02-12T23:48:45Z 

Explore Minnesota, the state's official tourism promotion office, launched a new-and-improved website ( to offer visitors an ...

Trump is making sure tourists come to Florida for the right reasons | Opinion

Published: 2020-02-12T23:15:00Z 

Tourism is obviously important to Florida's economy, but not when the tourists are only interested in checking out our state's maternity wards.

Cruise News Update

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Coronavirus outbreak: Daughter stuck on cruise ship, in need of ultrasound

Published: 2020-02-13T04:50:43Z 

A cruise ship has been stranded at sea with more than 2000 people onboard due to coronavirus fears.

Metro Cruise adds second Main Event location

Published: 2020-02-13T03:45:00Z 

KENTWOOD, Mich. — Automotive aficionados have double the options to participate in the 28th Street Metro Cruise this summer. Woodland Mall joins ...

DEC seeks to replace Ocean Rangers cruise ship monitors, use funds for shoreside wastewater ...

Published: 2020-02-13T03:45:00Z 

Mike Dunleavy's administration to replace independent cruise ship monitors with ... That effectively canceled the program for this year's cruise season.

Japan to allow elderly on cruise ship to disembark earlier than planned: NHK

Published: 2020-02-13T03:00:00Z 

FILE PHOTO: The cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, is seen through steel fence at ...

Dystopian revelry aboard the cruise to nowhere: Live-tweeting in a time of coronavirus

Published: 2020-02-13T02:54:13Z 

Christina Kerby was corralled aboard a massive luxury cruise ship, charting a meandering course somewhere in the South China Sea, when she ...

Cruise ship turned away in other ports anchors off Cambodia

Published: 2020-02-13T02:28:49Z 

A cruise ship that was turned away elsewhere over virus fears has anchored off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and ...

Scottsdale couple in quarantine on cruise ship docked in Japan due to coronavirus outbreak

Published: 2020-02-13T00:25:42Z 

YOKOHAMA, Japan - With 175 confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed on a cruise ship docked near Japan, all passengers onboard, ...

Cruise Ship Turned Away by Four Governments Over Coronavirus Fears to Dock in Cambodia

Published: 2020-02-13T00:11:15Z 

A cruise ship that was denied entry by four governments over coronavirus fears announced Wednesday that it would finally be disembarking ...

People stuck on cruise ship speak out as coronavirus spreads

Published: 2020-02-12T23:48:45Z 

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the growing threat of coronavirus and how it is affecting passengers who are stuck on cruise ships and other sites under ...

Atlanta couple aboard Japanese cruise ship remain optimistic after being hospitalized with ...

Published: 2020-02-12T23:37:30Z 

ATLANTA — A couple from Atlanta is recovering in a Japanese hospital after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus while on a cruise. Their adult ...

Fear of coronavirus has Georgia woman stuck at sea on cruise ship

Published: 2020-02-12T23:06:19Z 

CANTON, Ga. - Canton, Georgia-native Angela Jones is caught on a cruise ship she can't seem to get off. Her daughter Jordan Dorman says when the ...

Winston-Salem woman stuck on quarantined cruise ship

Published: 2020-02-12T23:05:03Z 

Candace Culcleasure is stuck onboard the Princess cruise line ship that's docked in Japan on a forced quarantine due to an outbreak of the ...

EBRSO admits error in arrest of woman returning from cruise due to wrongfully filed warrant

Published: 2020-02-12T22:18:45Z 

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has issued a statement admitting a woman was wrongfully arrested on Feb.

Local travel magazine co-sponsors contest for Mississippi River cruise

Published: 2020-02-12T19:07:30Z 

River Travel Magazine of La Crosse and a company which books Mississippi River cruises are offering a week-long river cruise as the grand prize in a ...

Flight News Update

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United extends ban on flights to China, Hong Kong

Published: 2020-02-13T02:03:45Z 

United Airlines is extending its ban on flights to mainland China and Hong Kong over concerns of coronavirus, the airline announced Wednesday.

US airlines extend China flight cancellations into late April

Published: 2020-02-13T01:30:00Z 

By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - United Airlines said late on Wednesday it will extend cancellations of all U.S. flights to China ...

The family restaurant inspired by Flight 3407

Published: 2020-02-12T23:12:40Z 

CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – Every day, Brad Green Jr. drives past a lot that most people would not dare look at. Eleven years ago ...

Life Flight at Dallesport keeps 24-hour shifts

Published: 2020-02-12T22:30:00Z 

That is when Life Flight Network can literally become a life saver. Life Flight Network is a nonprofit organization, associated with Providence Health, ...

Travel News Update

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Coronavirus: Australia extends travel ban on people entering from China for a week

Published: 2020-02-13T06:33:45Z 

The Australian government has extended its travel ban on people who have travelled through China by another week, prime minister Scott Morrison ...

Thursday to Start With Treacherous Travel , End With Record-Breaking Cold

Published: 2020-02-13T05:03:45Z 

Travel conditions will deteriorate shortly, though, as snow continues to fall. While we may only see another inch or two overnight, the bigger story will ...

Understanding millennial travel behavior and OTA business strategies

Published: 2020-02-13T03:56:15Z 

Hike to the top of Padar Island before sunrise and you will see panoramic views of the vast blue sea, surrounded by little islands. Swim and look out for ...

Travel advisories, school delays issued as wintry mix falls

Published: 2020-02-13T02:26:15Z 

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Several counties have issued travel advisories as snow falls across the northern portions of central Indiana. Four of the ...

Murphy to travel again to Ukraine, meet with Zelensky

Published: 2020-02-12T23:15:00Z 

As he did in September, Murphy is traveling to Ukraine with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. But this time Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is making the trip ...

Anthony Bourdain's travel companion takes part in local documentary series

Published: 2020-02-12T23:04:05Z 

Zamir Gotta is originally from Russia and since his first visit to Buffalo with his friend celebrity chef the late Anthony Bourdain, he's decided to make ...

After 65 Years, the First African-American-owned Travel Agency Continues to Provide Travelers ...

Published: 2020-02-12T21:33:45Z 

Before the current boom of black travel nomads and influencers, there were African-American pioneers who charted a course that would revolutionize ...

Flight News Update

Google Alert - Flight

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Coronavirus update: United Airlines extends China flight cancellations into April

Published: 2020-02-13T01:30:00Z 

It also said its crews are "trained and ready to respond to any passenger who may become ill in flight," and added that aircraft used for international ...

US Airlines Extend China Flight Cancelations Into Late April

Published: 2020-02-13T01:30:00Z 

WASHINGTON — United Airlines said late on Wednesday it will extend cancelations of all U.S. flights to China through late April due to the ...

Calling Out 'Unwelcome Behavior' Becomes Part of Southwest's Pre- Flight Announcement

Published: 2020-02-13T00:33:45Z 

Southwest's flight attendants have established procedures, which may include re-seating a customer away from the person exhibiting the "unwelcome ...

Calling out bad behavior becomes part of Southwest's pre- flight announcement

Published: 2020-02-13T00:33:45Z 

As of January 22, it's now part of the airline's required pre-flight emergency briefing and demonstration, right after the instructions about operating ...

United Airlines extends flight cancellations between US and China

Published: 2020-02-12T23:26:15Z 

United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) is further extending its suspension on flights between the U.S. and China, due to risks posed by coronavirus.

Christina Koch, back in Houston after record-setting space flight , readjusts to Earth

Published: 2020-02-12T23:26:15Z 

Christina Koch wanted to end her record-setting 328 days in space with a walk on the beach. It was a motivator after landing in Kazakhstan Feb.

Airport Will Celebrate Inaugural Flight to Allentown

Published: 2020-02-12T23:09:56Z 

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport will celebrate Allegiant's first arriving flight from Lehigh Valley International Airport today, Feb. 13, at 9:55 a.m. ...

Pangborn Airport had a record-breaking 2019 for flight passengers

Published: 2020-02-12T23:03:45Z 

Currently, Alaska Airlines has a four-flight flex schedule in and out of Pangborn, meaning there sometimes can be fewer than four flights a day.

Flight 3407 families focused on improving Pilot Records Database

Published: 2020-02-12T23:03:45Z 

BUFFALO, N.Y. — We are remembering the lives lost in the Flight 3407 crash 11 years ago. Everyone on board the Colgan air flight died, along with ...

New Garmin Flight Control System for Airbus AStars

Published: 2020-02-12T22:30:00Z 

Garmin has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for the GFC 600H helicopter flight control system in the Airbus Helicopters AS350 ...

Woman's 'disruptive, unruly' behavior on GR-bound flight spurs charges

Published: 2020-02-12T22:30:00Z 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids woman is facing federal charges for combative behavior on an Allegiant Airlines flight heading to Grand ...

Diverted AirBaltic flight is latest case involving A220 engine problems

Published: 2020-02-12T22:18:45Z 

(Reuters) - An AirBaltic A220 flight diverted to France on Wednesday because of an engine issue is the fourth reported case involving the Pratt ...

Discover new foodie favorites with Hall County's 2020 Flight Restaurant Week

Published: 2020-02-12T21:33:45Z 

And the best way to find some new favorites is with Flight Restaurant Week, organized by Metro Market Media and The Times, coming up Feb. 16-22.

Ready for spring break? Here's how to find the cheapest flights

Published: 2020-02-12T21:11:15Z 

While it turns out there's actually no best day of the week to book a flight, Scott Keyes with Scott's Cheap Flights said there are other ways to save ...

NASA's Glenn Research Center: Incubator of technologies for flight

Published: 2020-02-12T21:00:00Z 

That's the biggest building at NASA's Glenn Research Center (GRC), where scientists and engineers have been developing technologies for flight for ...

Southwest asks passengers to notify staff of 'unwelcome behavior' in preflight briefing

Published: 2020-02-12T20:55:15Z 

"Southwest's intention is to remind our customers that flight attendants are a friendly, professional resource for reporting any unwelcome behaviors or ...

NJ Festival of Ballooning to take flight again this summer

Published: 2020-02-12T20:48:45Z 

READINGTON - The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning will not be grounded this summer. With the support of a new title sponsor, whose identity has ...

Collins Aerospace Targets 2022 for Next Generation Flight Control Computer

Published: 2020-02-12T20:25:02Z 

A flight control computer currently under development at Collins Aerospace will have 20 times the processing power of the avionics maker's current ...

Students Sue Delta Air Lines After Flight Dumps Jet Fuel Over LA Schools

Published: 2020-02-12T19:41:15Z 

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three local high school students are suing Delta Air Lines after a pilot dumped thousands of gallons of fuel over land last ...

Denver is One of the Top 25 Cities for Flight Delays

Published: 2020-02-12T19:30:00Z 

Even though Denver has been cited as one of the US cities with the most flight delays, a new study shows the average delay time is only 32 minutes.

Travel News Update

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Hazardous travel continues tonight

Published: 2020-02-13T00:56:15Z 

Tonight: Dangerous travel conditions continue through the overnight hours as snow continues to add up across the region. Some mixed precipitation ...

Coronavirus Survey of Travel Leaders Finds Few Cancellations Outside of Asia

Published: 2020-02-12T22:30:00Z 

Survey by Travel Leaders Network assesses impact of coronavirus on leisure travel bookings. NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel ...

This Chic Travel Bag From a Brand Often Seen on Kate Middleton Is 40 Percent Off at Nordstrom ...

Published: 2020-02-12T21:33:45Z 

Right now, you can take advantage of one of those at Nordstrom, where a leather travel bag from Barbour — a British brand spotted on both Meghan ...

Travel site names Buffalo cheapest popular spring break destination in US

Published: 2020-02-12T21:33:45Z 

The Queen City might not be the warmest spot for college students to fly away to during the March break, but according to travel site Wanderu, it's the ...

Take a Year Off and Travel Without Going Broke

Published: 2020-02-12T21:22:30Z 

With a bit of planning, knowledge and frugal travel, you can take off a year, or more or less, and travel. For the past six years I've spent more than half ...

House committee votes to rescind Trump travel ban

Published: 2020-02-12T21:22:30Z 

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted, 22-10, to terminate President Donald Trump's expanded travel ban and rein in presidential ...

Don't Let Coronavirus Ruin Your Travel Plans

Published: 2020-02-12T21:00:00Z 

It's enough to make you think twice before booking your next getaway or perhaps make you consider canceling your travel plans. But take a deep ...

Give yourself nightmares with a sneak peek at Travel Channel's True Terror With Robert Englund

Published: 2020-02-12T21:00:00Z 

In the new Travel Channel show True Terror with Robert Englund, the Nightmare on Elm Street horror icon introduces recreations of "real" scary ...

Coronavirus – An Update on Travel Impacts

Published: 2020-02-12T21:00:00Z 

Since that time, there have been further limitations on travel to the United States for individuals who have been physically present in China: ...

Agritourism and Adventure Travel Workshop

Published: 2020-02-12T20:15:00Z 

Karen Kollars, agritourism consultant for Nebraska Tourism Commission joins the studio with Sara Kirkley to share the upcoming 2020 Agritourism ...

The 9 Best Fanny Packs for Travel , According to Customer Reviews

Published: 2020-02-12T20:03:45Z 

Love them or hate them, fanny packs are one of the best bags to travel with. These practical carryalls are not only big enough to hold travel essentials ...

No Travel Advisory

Published: 2020-02-12T19:57:45Z 

A No Travel Advisory remains in effect due to strong winds causing blowing and drifting snow, areas of zero visibility, and hazardous driving conditions ...

Local travel agent recommends not traveling to China during coronavirus outbreak

Published: 2020-02-12T19:52:30Z 

Chivian says many airlines are offering waivers for their flights, but those are good until April. After that, it's a wait and see situation for travel to China.

Hospital issues coronavirus travel alert

Published: 2020-02-12T19:50:59Z 

This is the time of year many Vineyarders travel far and wide, and we want to remind everyone that if you have a layover, or your destination is listed ...

This Versatile Travel Bag Is Both a Tote and a Backpack

Published: 2020-02-12T19:30:00Z 

When it comes to travel gear, there's nothing better than having options. A carry-on bag that's versatile and comfortable to use is key when you're ...

Heartbroken? A 'breakcation' can help you deal with the pain

Published: 2020-02-12T19:30:00Z 

A few years ago, I happened to be traveling when my heart was broken unexpectedly. The man I was supposed to join in Mexico the next week had ...

APEX Encourages Normal Air Travel During Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 with Noted Exceptions

Published: 2020-02-12T19:18:45Z 

APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) today encouraged normal air travel in alignment with World Health Organization (WHO) guidance ...

Love's Opens New Kansas Travel Stop

Published: 2020-02-12T18:33:45Z 

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores announced the opening of a new travel stop in Topeka, Kan. The new store, located off Highway 75, adds 50 ...

Cruises, air travel expected to take financial hit from coronavirus

Published: 2020-02-12T17:26:15Z 

The Miami-based travel giant warned its financial performance for the fiscal year could take a hit of 55 to 65 cents per share if it has to suspend all ...

How I Travel : Marcie Pantzer

Published: 2020-02-12T17:26:15Z 

Marcie Pantzer can trace her passion for stationery to summers spent at sleep away camp, where she'd pen letters to her family from the top bunk.

Cruise News Update

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San Diego couple misses cruise over coronavirus concerns

Published: 2020-02-13T02:26:15Z 

CARLSBAD (KGTV) -- A San Diego couple is missing their cruise over coronavirus concerns after they say the cruise company changed the itinerary ...

Yukon aims to sell renewable power to Skagway cruise ships

Published: 2020-02-13T01:52:30Z 

Skagway played host to about 450 cruise ships last season. The ships burn diesel while in port because the small town can't generate enough ...

In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge

Published: 2020-02-12T23:26:15Z 

For the cruise industry, the coronavirus is a public-relations nightmare. For more than a week, the world has watched as the Diamond Princess ship ...

Coronavirus Threatening Cruise Industry, But Tampa Seeing Limited Effects

Published: 2020-02-12T22:41:15Z 

The Diamond Princess cruise ship is currently quarantined in Japan because of 175 confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the infectious disease the ...

Coronavirus outbreaks on multiple cruise ships leading to vacation cancellations in Mass.

Published: 2020-02-12T20:48:45Z 

With multiple cruise ships having passengers in quarantine because of the outbreak of coronavirus, travel agents have been fielding many questions ...

American Cruise Lines, Inc. names Charles B. Robertson CEO

Published: 2020-02-12T18:56:15Z 

The Board of Directors of, Guilford, Conn., headquartered American Cruise Lines, Inc. said Monday that Charles B. Robertson has been appointed as ...

Stranded at sea: Greenburgh couple on cruise ship 'only know what we read in the press'

Published: 2020-02-12T18:56:15Z 

Instead of touring Asia, a married couple from Greenburgh have been stranded at sea for 12 days. Glenn Eisen and Barbara McNear are two of 1,455 ...

Share the Love with These Disney Cruise Line Valentine's Day Treats

Published: 2020-02-12T18:01:23Z 

Just in time for the Valentine's season, the Disney Cruise Line pastry team has created some festive treats for you to share with your sweetheart!

How Coronavirus is affecting Carnival cruise line prices and inventory

Published: 2020-02-12T17:37:30Z 

If you Google the term "cruise" right now, you'll see dozens of stories not about new Alaskan routes or ship launches, but about how coronavirus is ...

Live and In Person: The Next Wave of Cruise Entertainment

Published: 2020-02-12T16:49:21Z 

The days of droll dinner theater at sea are long gone. Today's cruise entertainment is some of the most exciting in the world, spans all mediums, and ...

Cruise operator Carnival sees hit to earnings from coronavirus fallout

Published: 2020-02-12T16:30:00Z 

(Reuters) - Carnival Corp (CCL.N) (CCL.L), the operator of a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to coronavirus cases, warned on Wednesday of a ...

'Pray for her': Winston-Salem woman quarantined on cruise ship due to coronavirus threat

Published: 2020-02-12T16:04:55Z 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem performer is among the passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, quarantined in Japan ...

As you plan spring break, here's what you should know about coronavirus and cruises

Published: 2020-02-12T15:56:15Z 

As many Hoosiers plan their spring break or summer vacations, some might be wondering if they should worry about coronavirus. The virus has ...

Cruise liners direct ships toward Mediterranean, Turkey over virus outbreak

Published: 2020-02-12T15:56:15Z 

One of the leading cruise companies has canceled a number of its trips to the Far East and has turned its route toward the Mediterranean, where ...

Winston-Salem woman quarantined on Princess Cruises ship after 39 new Coronavirus cases test ...

Published: 2020-02-12T15:34:29Z 

The cruise company says they are following guidance from the ministry on plans to disembark and offer medical help to those who contracted the ...

Passengers infected with coronavirus on quarantined cruise ship rises to 174

Published: 2020-02-12T15:33:45Z 

The number of passengers on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus climbed to 174 on Wednesday ...

Coronavirus update: 1115 deaths, number of new cases has 'stabilized,' Mobile World Congress ...

Published: 2020-02-12T14:56:58Z 

At least three cruise ships have had delays in port clearance or been denied entry to ports, prompting concern from World Health Organization officials.

Cruise operator Carnival says coronavirus outbreak to hit 2020 earnings

Published: 2020-02-12T14:26:15Z 

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Cruise operator Carnival said on Wednesday that a potential suspension of its operations in Asia through the end of April due to the ...

Cruise Ship Barred by 4 Governments Set to Dock in Cambodia | Voice of America - English

Published: 2020-02-12T14:15:00Z 

The Thai navy stealth frigate HTMS Bhumibol Adulyadej is seen from the MS Westerdam cruise ship in waters just off the Thai coast, Feb.12, 2020.

Rocky Point cruise : What does a sudden tourism boom mean for a quiet port community?

Published: 2020-02-12T13:31:11Z 

On the morning of Jan. 17, Santa Rosalia, Mexico, saw its ship come in. The cruise ship MV Astoria anchored just offshore as part of Cruise and ...