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Carnival to fly passengers home after another cruise failure – CNN

Carnival to fly passengers home after another cruise failure – CNN

(CNN) — Carnival Cruise Lines is working to fly all passengers on one of its cruises back to Florida after the ship suffered a generator failure while docked in the Caribbean. The experience on the Carnival Dream became something of a nightmare for passengers Wednesday when power went off, toilets stopped working, and no one […]

Musical instruments will get passports to travel – Fox News

Musicians who have instruments made from endangered animals, like pianos made with ivory keys or violin bows crafted from tortoise shell, could find international travel a bit easier, thanks to new trade rules that will require a passport for their instruments. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreed to a multi-entry system […]

World Economic Forum ranks best and worst countries for travel and tourism – Fox News

Countries are vying for hard-earned tourist dollars like never before.  But have you ever wondered which country does the best –and worst–job on tourism? You might not be surprised that the U.S. didn’t take the number one spot (it was ranked 6th).  What is interesting is that Europe, despite its austerity measures, is doing a […]

Bill would require officials to reimburse travel – Houston Chronicle

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Elected officials who have publicly funded security details should reimburse the state when they go outside the state on private business, a Texas lawmaker said Wednesday. Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, presented his bill to the House State Affairs Committee, saying it is a cost-saving measure members of both parties should […]

How Far Can You Travel in 36 Hours with No Money? Try 7000 Miles — or More – TIME

Sean Gallup / Getty Images A group of Irish travelers set out to see how far they could get without spending a cent — and you’d be amazed at how far they made it. In an event known as the Trinity College Jailbreak, nearly 70 students from the Dublin University were given a day and […]

Wintry weather disrupts European travel – CNN International

Wintry weather disrupts European travel – CNN International

(CNN) — Travelers are getting back on the move Wednesday, a day after heavy snowfall caused cancellations and delays across much of northern Europe. Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service that connects London, Paris, Brussels and other cities, resumed a limited schedule on Wednesday. Journey times will be about two hours longer than usual on […]

10 best travel spots—if money’s no object – MarketWatch

National averages from Bankrate.com 10 best travel spots—if money’s no object – MarketWatch

Online travel bookers could owe $55 million to Texas cities – Dallas Morning News

Dallas and 172 other Texas cities could share a $55 million windfall from online travel bookers that failed to pay all of the hotel occupancy taxes they owed, according to terms reached in a federal lawsuit. Dallas alone could reap almost $10 million under a proposed judgment filed Tuesday in Online travel bookers could owe […]

Online travel bookers could owe Dallas nearly $10 million in back taxes and … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

Online travel bookers could owe Dallas nearly $10 million in back taxes and … – Dallas Morning News (blog)

UPDATE: Robin Reck, spokeswoman for the Travel Technology Association sends this response. This is not a final judgment. The online travel agencies (OTAs) do not owe any municipality in Texas anything at this time. The judge told the parties that he would not render judgment prior to April 4. Given previous rulings in the state […]

Heavy snow snarls travel in northern Europe – CNN

Heavy snow snarls travel in northern Europe – CNN

A couple walk on a snowy sidewalk on Place de la Concorde in Paris, on March 12, during a heavy snow storm. Twenty-six regions in northwest and northern France were put on orange alert because of heavy snowfall. Cows search for edible grass in drought-stricken paddocks on March 12, in Waiuku, New Zealand. Drought was […]