News

How Rail Lines Changed Canada – Again

A proposed rail line park in downtown Toronto reminds us that Canada’s disused rail lines have already been transformed into tourist and leisure destinations

Whistler takeover puts stability over local ownership

With Vail Resorts buying Whistler Blackcomb, Canadians lose a locally owned major destination. Oh well.

Growing Concern Over Zika Virus Prompts More Warnings

As the Zika virus spreads, health officials are warning pregnant women to avoid even more travel destinations, including Florida.

Airlander 10: Massive Hybrid Air Vehicle Makes Historic Flight

Giant Hybrid Air Vehicle, the Airlander 10 made a historic flight on Wednesday August 17th in the UK.

Uber approved for “Uber Travel” patent

  From your private chauffeur to your private travel agent. Uber has been approved for a patent to create an all-in-one app for travel bookings. If...

British Airways to introduce A380 service between Vancouver and London

British Airways to introduce A380 service between Vancouver and London for the summer of 2016, what will the competition do?

Tourism

Happy 100th US National Park Service!

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service! Learn its history and find out which parks to add to your bucket list.

Vietnam Requests More Tourism Investment

Vietnam wants to grow its tourism industry, but the country is not getting much support from the government.

Top 10 Friendliest Cities In The World

Discover the top 10 friendliest cities in the world and the 3 cities you may want to avoid. Did your hometown make the list?

Is Thailand just too dangerous?

Recent bombings are putting Thailand’s lucrative travel industry at risk. The Asian nation’s reputation as a safe travelling playground could be on the wane.

The Play’s the Thing: England to Celebrate Shakespeare 400 Years After...

King’s College is celebrating Shakespeare in 2016, 400 years after his death, by organizing special creative projects and performances in London and Stratford.

2015 Award-winning Destinations

TripAdvisor has released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Award-winning Destinations. How many did you get to last year?

Technology

Everyone is Using This App to Avoid Traffic Jams

Celebrities are endorsing this app everywhere without even being paid, while others are lending their voices to it. Why is this traffic app so popular?

Hotels Going Keyless

Hotels welcome tech-savvy visitors with keyless entry and other digital options. Ready to trade in your old fashioned key card?

China’s Largest Travel Store Bets On Virtual Reality to Drive Sales

Travel and lifestyle site Zanadu unveiled the first virtual reality travel store as the travel industry embraces the integration of VR technology with tourism.

5 Startups Changing the Way You Book Travel

Five up-and-coming travel companies who are out to change the way the world books their travel

IFA Berlin Kicks Off September 2-7

IFA Berlin, the world's leading tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances, kicks off September 2-7, 2016.

Top Hotel Bidding Websites For Travelers

Thanks to Priceline naming your own price is a commonplace, consumer custom. Consumers are more in control than ever of how much they're paying per night.

Events

Happy 100th US National Park Service!

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service! Learn its history and find out which parks to add to your bucket list.

TBEX Conference in Jerusalem Brings Travel Industry Professionals Together in 2017

March 2017 will mark the 9th TBEX conference-the largest networking event for those working in the travel blogging and influencer industry.

The Long Awaited Titanic II to Set Sail in 2018

The Titanic II, an exact replica of the ill-fated RMS Titanic ocean liner, will set sail in 2018 as anticipation grows from future passengers and the world waits with no shortage of intrigue.

IFA Berlin Kicks Off September 2-7

IFA Berlin, the world's leading tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances, kicks off September 2-7, 2016.

European Capital of Culture Year Kicks off in Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland kicks off its year as the European Capital of Culture with a spectacular parade and weekend of events.

The Yukon Quest

No, it's not another gold rush. It is an international event, though, one, which like the gold rush of the 1890s, attracts people from all over the world.

Hotels

5 Budget Hotels That Give Luxury A New Meaning

Vacations can be pricey but if you choose to stay in one of these 5 hotels you can bask in 5 star luxury without breaking the bank.

Hotels Going Keyless

Hotels welcome tech-savvy visitors with keyless entry and other digital options. Ready to trade in your old fashioned key card?

Destination Conferences: 10 of the Best Meeting Hotels in the US

Some time in the last couple of decades, destination conferences in the United States have become quite the norm. Whether it's the lack of vacation time or the need for more intensive retreats, it seems this trend is here to stay.

Cleanliness is top priority for hospitality consumers, study shows

Top 5 businesses affected by negative online reviews.

Virgin Hotels Opens in Chicago

Virgin Hotels opens its first hotel property, a 26-story, 250-room hotel in the historic Old Dearborn Bank Building in downtown Chicago.

SABMiller Sells Stake in South African Hotel and Casino Group

SABMiller, one of the world's largest breweries, sold its $1 billion stake in Tsogo Sun, one of South Africa's leading hospitality and gaming groups, in late July in order to dispose of a non-core business, SABMiller representatives stated. The sale will allow SABMiller to explore new avenues for growth and expansion as it struggles to gain momentum growing the region.

Car Rental

Expedia Acquires European Car-Rental Company Auto Escape Group

Expedia, Inc. recently acquired European car-rental reservation company Auto Escape Group. Although the online-travel market is consolidating fast, holiday-makers shouldn’t worry about a lack of options!

The Thrill Ride of the Exotic Car Rental Industry

The emergence of exotic car rentals is a growing industry in the United States and beyond with travelers seeking to spice up their...

Europcar and Advantage – Joining forces for the best

Europcar, the heading brand in transports in Europe with a worldwide system, and Franchise Services of North America Inc. Working Advantage in the...

Rail

UK Railway Strikes Threaten Holiday Weekend Travel

With multiple strikes looming across the UK railways, travelling for this bank holiday weekend could very well be a nightmare if you choose to travel by rail.

Does the Nazi “Gold Train” Still Exist?

The search has resumed for the Nazi “Gold Train.” But does it really exist?

Canada’s Passenger Rail Service – A Partial Revival?

Canada's passenger rail service may be on the brink of a partial revival. With a new government having been elected last fall, the possibility of a service return has inched its' way closer to reality.