More than 100,000 new U.S. hotel rooms slated for 2016

More than 100,000 new U.S. hotel rooms slated for 2016

By SoAzNewsX Hoteliers are expecting an increased demand for hotel tooms througout the U.S. this year. Hotel developers are working to meet that demand. From Travel Pulse: According to hotel research firm STR, approximately 865 hotels comprising roughly 103,230 rooms are currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2016. “Post-2009, lenders in the hotel […]

10 best travel gadgets from CES 2016

10 best travel gadgets from CES 2016

LAS VEGAS — The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas may be the best reflection of what the world has come to: overcrowding, lots of noise, a surfeit of wealth and a hunger for anything that can speed the heart and create a momentary gasp of awe. If you are looking for cyber thrills, […]

2016’s Top Ten winter travel destinations

2016’s Top Ten winter travel destinations

By SoAzNewsX Earlier in the week the travel website, TripAdvisor came out with its report on the Top 10 winter travel destinations. The winter travel season is considered to be between Jan. 1 and Mar. 31. It is a period when people hit the roads and head somewhere warm and not covered in snow. TripAdvisor’s […]

Travel bucket list for 2016 and beyond

Travel bucket list for 2016 and beyond

Gotta bucket list? There is no time like resolution time to create one. Whether you are an experienced wanderer or an experienced dreamer, you are likely to have a special place or two you do not want to miss tucked within the pages of your life’s to-do list. But if you need some ideas to […]

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 […]

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