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.!
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.
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.
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).
Whether you’re on the hunt for rare maples or just out for the pretty colors, New England’s last party before the long winter is undeniable Insta-candy. Here are 14 brilliant routes to drive, hike, and experience across New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
The policies of the Trump administration haven’t exactly been friendly to inbound U.S. tourism — or to international cooperation. But for reasons not entirely clear, the administration seems keen to get back into the UN’s World Tourism Organization.
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%."
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.
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%.
The value of business travel is clear for growing company revenue and building face-to-face relationships. But when business travel is poorly managed — and too often, that’s still the case — employee productivity and satisfaction are at stake.
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...
This is going to be a slugfest. Some hotels view resort fees as key to business and argue that they are already transparent in how they advertise them. Consumers, states, and now federal legislators are putting great pressure on that notion. Something’s gotta give — and the status quo is not a likely winner.
Get ready for the time-honored fall tradition of picking pumpkins. Here are our favorite spots across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration blacklisted several Chinese companies including units of a state giant for allegedly shipping Iranian oil in violation of U.S. sanctions, attempting to cut off the last vestiges of Iran’s crude exports.
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.
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).