How to Fly to Europe for $200

A trip to the Caribbean may seem like an easy, affordable vacation. But, why not go to Europe instead, especially when it can be cheaper?

A trip to the Caribbean may seem like an easy, affordable vacation. But, why not go to Europe instead, especially when it can be cheaper?

Most people don’t realize that a trip to Europe doesn’t need to be expensive. Even if travelers are able to do Europe on a shoestring budget, the trip usually ends up falling on the backburner as soon as they see the cost of flights. That’s because, on a regular day, flights from New York to Barcelona or from Los Angeles to Paris round-trip can show for well over $500. But, with some handy tricks up your sleeve, it’s very possible to find flights to Europe for around $200. At that price, you can be flying to your bucket list European destinations for the same price as two Amtrak tickets in the U.S.!

Trump says the US has come to a substantial phase one deal with China

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The U.S. has come to a “very substantial phase one deal” with China in the high-stakes trade negotiations between the two economic superpowers, President Donald Trump says Friday.

“Phase two will start almost immediately” after the first phase is signed, Trump says in the Oval Office alongside Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.

Both sides in the long-running talks, which resumed at the top level this week, signal optimism.

Analysts: Prepare for pricier container shipping

"The industry may not have to wait that long for a turnaround," Parash Jain, global head of shipping and ports equity research at HSBC, told the TPM Asia Conference. Photo credit: JOC.

"The industry may not have to wait that long for a turnaround," Parash Jain, global head of shipping and ports equity research at HSBC, told the TPM Asia Conference. Photo credit: JOC.

Shippers face a double whammy of higher freight rates and fuel costs even as trade growth slows and container shipping sees a further round of consolidation, senior maritime and trade analysts said on Wednesday.

The Best Places to Travel in November

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This is the month when you hear everyone asking, “Where did the year go?” There’s a chill in the air, and the holiday season is fast approaching. If you haven't crossed a trip off your wishlist this year, it’s not too late. In fact, it could be just the right time to take advantage of lower fares and hotel rates (except Thanksgiving week, one of the year’s busiest travel periods).

Flights in the U.S. Are Predicted to Be the Cheapest in Six Years This Month

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According to a new analysis by airfare monitor app Hopper, fares for domestic flights this month will be the cheapest they've been in six years.

"October flight prices are projected to reach the lowest levels since before 2013," Hopper's Consumer Airfare Index for October 2019 says. "Compared to the same time last year, flight prices are projected to be down 3.1%."

The Best Cities in the U.S.: Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

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For our 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey—yes, we've been doing this for more than three decades—a record 600,000 registered voters weighed in on their favorite cities in the United States. We got so much feedback, in fact, we had to divide our list in two. Here we honor the country's smaller cities, with populations under 350,000 and those with more. The impressive number of 2019 results were especially exciting for us: we have a few stalwarts that continually place, as well as some new joiners. We’re ever curious about where you go, what you loved, and who you went with. As you continue to travel, we continue to listen: Here are the U.S. cities you loved most this year.

Study: Average Business Trip Cost Will Increase in 2020

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Business travel costs have increased steadily in recent years and will continue in 2020.

A report released by Runzheimer revealed that business travel costs have increased steadily in recent years and predicts that this trend will continue in 2020. Specifically, hotel prices are likely to jump 2-3%, airfare is anticipated to increase between 0.5-1% and ground transportation is expected to rise 2%.

15 Best Places for Female Solo Travelers

From Portugal to the Philippines.

From Portugal to the Philippines.

Empowering, exciting, challenging: Few things are more rewarding than solo travel—and research shows it's on the rise, especially with women. Sure, you might have to ask a complete stranger to take that photo of you walking across Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing or standing outside of Barcelona's Sagrada Família, but it's a small price to pay for the freedom to plan a trip exactly how you want it, when you want it. That said, traveling alone isn't always easy and choosing the right destination can be equal parts exhilarating and overwhelming. Here, the 15 best places for solo female travelers. Counting down...

30 Things to Know Before You Visit These U.S. Cities

New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and more.

New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and more.

The United States may be one country, but sometimes, traveling through it is like hopping from one planet to another—each state is more different than the next. That's why we've consulted our complete guide to etiquette for handy tips to know before you visit some of the top U.S. cities, compiling all the do's, don'ts, and definitely nots you need to be aware of, according to our Traveler editors. For example, did you know putting ketchup on a hot dog in Chicago is practically sacrilegious? Or that in Nashville, the best honky tonk isn't always on Broadway? Keep scrolling to learn more.

Trans-Pac spot rate decline signals further weakness ahead

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With spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific continuing to decline, and import volumes set to drop steeply when Golden Week in China begins on Wednesday, cargo consolidators predict further rate erosion in the coming month.


Spot rates in the Asia-US trade declined for the fourth straight week, according to the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) published Friday under the JOC.com Shipping & Logistics Pricing Hub. The East Coast rate is 29.3 percent below what it was in Week 39 last year, while the West Coast rate is 43.1 percent lower.

Circular Economy in the Tourism Sector

In order to survive the changing landscape of the tourism sector, firms will have to adapt to new trends and consumers’ desires caused by the emergence of sharing economy companies

In order to survive the changing landscape of the tourism sector, firms will have to adapt to new trends and consumers’ desires caused by the emergence of sharing economy companies

The economy was pictured until recently as linear, with a strong tendency to satisfy the consumers’ needs with brand new products, somehow to give them a feeling of exclusivity. However, a full range of environmental, socio-demographic and economic indicators, mostly alarming, rose the need to change our consumption and production habits. One of the main and current issues discussed in the media is climate change, of which principal source is, according to studies, households’ consumption, thus including consumption of tourism. To tackle this problem, new ways of thinking the economy appeared since few years, in particular in developed countries, and circular economy embodies most of them.

The World Needs Reminding That Tourism Doesn’t Happen in a Political Vacuum

On World Tourism Day, it’s worth pointing out that politics and tourism don’t exist independently of each other — they collide.

On World Tourism Day, it’s worth pointing out that politics and tourism don’t exist independently of each other — they collide.

Indeed on World Tourism Day, being celebrated Friday, it seems worth reminding the world’s tourism superpowers and newcomers alike that tourists don’t book and embark on trips in a political vacuum. While nations are understandably keen to cash in on the GDP, jobs, and soft power gains that tourism offers, some seem to be forgetting the fact that would-be tourists read headlines, talk politics, as well as care about values and political ideology too.

Asia-Europe capacity builds ahead of early Chinese New Year

An early Chinese New Year will see demand increase on Asia-Europe in December. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

An early Chinese New Year will see demand increase on Asia-Europe in December. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

Even after a weak peak season, carriers are adding capacity between Asia and Northern Europe and Asia-Mediterranean ahead of an early Chinese New Year.
Such an increase in supply is surprising in that it immediately follows a lackluster peak season and comes after a high level of blanked sailings in July through October. It also suggests carriers are not expecting a weakening of demand in the final few months of the year. But there will be little help from rates, according to Alphaliner.

CWT Research: Business Travelers More Health-Conscious During Trips

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Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that awareness of maintaining healthy eating habits is growing momentum amongst business travelers. Overall 38 percent of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46 percent) compared to travelers in Americas (35 percent) and Europe (29 percent).