TSA calling in sick: Air travelers impacted by government shutdown – CBS News

TSA calling in sick: Air travelers impacted by government shutdown – CBS News

Air travelers are starting to feel the effect of the partial government shutdown. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. On Sunday, the wait times at New York’s LaGuardia Airport peaked at 52 minutes […]

How US Government Shutdown Will Affect – Fodor's Travel

How US Government Shutdown Will Affect – Fodor's Travel

Until the president gets what he wants, traveling for either business or pleasure will not be ideal. Why was the government partially shut down? President Donald J. Trump wants to secure funding for his border wall—$5.6 billion to be exact. How long will the shutdown last? Well, that’s up to the president, who has become […]

Travel industry uniting to fight climate change – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Travel industry uniting to fight climate change – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

NEW YORK TIMES The Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan has a cogeneration plant on the fifth floor that produces over 50 percent of the electricity and 35 percent of the steam needed to power the hotel’s nearly 2,000 guest rooms. The hotel also plans to buy smart energy systems for kitchen vents and air conditioning […]

Airline seat selection fees: It's pay to play – CNN

Airline seat selection fees: It's pay to play – CNN

(CNN) — Historically, January has been a great time to scoop up discount deals on airfares for the year. This year, however, would-be travelers will have to double- and triple-check search results to make sure their fares include an important element: A preboarding seat assignment. The reality is the sign of a curious new travel […]

World's largest ice and snow festival kicks off in China – CNN

World's largest ice and snow festival kicks off in China – CNN

Set in Heilongjiang Province in northern China, it’s the world’s biggest snow and ice festival and features plenty of spectacular installations and activities. The annual festival officially runs from January 5 to February 5 but some attractions open to visitors before the opening ceremony, including the most popular of them all — the Harbin Ice […]

7 ways you'll travel differently in 2019 – Fast Company

7 ways you'll travel differently in 2019 – Fast Company

Mobility is at the center of an exciting Venn diagram. The work of designing the present and near future of how we get around—on the ground, in the air, and even in outer space—now exists at the nexus of everything from smart cities and artificial intelligence to robotics, 5G connectivity, and big data. It’s not […]

The future of Travel – Komando

The future of Travel – Komando

Taking a nice long vacation is something many of us look forward to each year. Lots of Americans spend that time road tripping. It’s always fun to check out new restaurants and see what other cities around the country have to offer. The worst part is usually the getting there. Most of us would agree […]