Atlanta airport the busiest in the world

Atlanta airport the busiest in the world

By SoAzNewsX If you’ve ever flown into Hartsfield-Jackson Interntational Airport in Atlanta, you’ve probably thought to yourself that it was one busy place. Busier than O’Hare in Chicago, busier than Dallas, and even busier than LAX. Well, Hartsfield-Jackson is now officially the world’s busiest airport as it as served more than 100 million passengers in […]

All about New Year’s Eve

All about New Year’s Eve

By SoAzNewsX The final travel activity for 2015 is how and where to spend New Year’s Eve and ring in 2016. Travel Pulse highlights five things you may not have known about Dec. 31:   1. The top three places in the U.S. to visit and celebrate New Year’s Eve are Las Vegas, Disney World, […]

Flying first class can be affordable

Flying first class can be affordable

  If you want to get away this winter, you can fly in the front without breaking the bank. Just as we see coach fares drop during the slow season, we’ve found some bargain rates on winter flights in first class. When you fly in the front cabin, you’ll get on and off the plane […]

US-Cuba relations: A year of change

US-Cuba relations: A year of change

  MIAMI — In the year since the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement began, some things have seemed to move at warp speed but others have smacked into the reality that the two former Cold War enemies still have two very different systems and have barely talked to each other in five decades. There have been important symbolic […]

Feeble ruble boosts Russia tourism numbers

Feeble ruble boosts Russia tourism numbers

The plunging value of the ruble has had one positive effect for the recession-wracked Russian economy – bargain-hunting international tourists are coming to Russia in numbers not seen since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. The Russian business newspaper Kommersant, citing new figures from the Russian Tourism Industry Union (RTIU), reported Wednesday […]

Ride the Polar Express to the Grand Canyon this season

Ride the Polar Express to the Grand Canyon this season

By SoAzNewsX If you’re staying in Arizona this holiday season, consider a ride aboard the Polar Express to the Grand Canyon. The excursion departs from Williams, Arizona and 90 minutes later reaches the Grand Canyon. More from Travel Pulse: If you want an inkling as to what you will encounter amid your travels, the following […]

NINA RADCLIFF: Holiday road-trip tips: No. 1 is your own safe driving

NINA RADCLIFF: Holiday road-trip tips: No. 1 is your own safe driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year on our nation’s highways. And interestingly, the vast majority, 91 percent, of long-distance trips are made with a personal vehicle, as compared to 5 percent to 6 percent by […]

New floating hotel concept could change the cruise and hotel industries

New floating hotel concept could change the cruise and hotel industries

By SoAzNewsX The floating hotel concept has been around for a number of years. But a company is taking that concept a couple of steps further and it could change the cruise and hotel industries in a big way. Designer Gianluca Santosuosso’s MORPHotel calls for numerous floating hotel rooms and luxuries that land-bound hotel guests […]

Travel to France in face of terrorism? Mais oui!

Travel to France in face of terrorism? Mais oui!

  The news from French tourism marketers this week at an Atout France press luncheon in Los Angeles was all too clear: Paris is alive and well, full of love, and open for business. “State of emergency does not mean the city has shut down. It just means there will be a few more police […]

Are airlines padding flight times?

Are airlines padding flight times?

  About a decade ago, Joe Nolan, a semi-retired electrical engineer from Palm Desert, Calif., could expect to hop on a flight at Palm Springs International Airport and arrive in San Francisco 55 minutes later. Now the flight is usually scheduled for about 90 minutes. Nolan suspects that airlines are allotting more time for each […]