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Cuban tourism surges as rest of Caribbean stalls

Cuban tourism surges as rest of Caribbean stalls

December 9, 2008 · , ,

Cuba’s vacation industry has remained as hot as the tropical sun here, even as the world economic crisis sparks cancellations and layoffs elsewhere in the Caribbean. The communist country says it’s booked solid through December and expects a record 2.34 million visitors this year — largely because global financial woes have so far been softer [...]

New interstate road map takes shape for bicyclists

New interstate road map takes shape for bicyclists

December 8, 2008 ·

At first glance, everything seems out of place on the map of a new interstate road system taking shape across the nation. Interstate 95 runs down the stunning sweep of the Pacific Coast, not the congested blandness of the Eastern Seaboard. Route 1 meanders along country roads, not strip malls. And you’ll get your kicks [...]

Flights to Israel get cheaper for couples

Flights to Israel get cheaper for couples

December 8, 2008 ·

Couples flying to Israel this winter from New York or Los Angeles may save by booking directly with El Al. It’s a slightly usual offer, so read closely. Buy a ticket on El Al’s website for one person at the going rate, and you’ll qualify to purchase a companion ticket at a lower price. Is [...]

Protesters break into secure area at UK airport

Protesters break into secure area at UK airport

December 8, 2008 · ,

Dozens of environmental activists broke into a secure area of a London airport Monday and chained themselves to each other in a protest against air-traffic pollution, causing the cancellation of dozens of flights. Protest group Plane Stupid, known for its attention-grabbing stunts, said activists stormed Stansted Airport before dawn and staged their protest near the [...]

Are hotel price matches a bad idea?

Are hotel price matches a bad idea?

December 5, 2008 ·

Many hotels and online travel agencies offer price match guarantees. Find a lower rate for your room via another online source within a certain period of time (such as 24 hours), and you’ll be either refunded or credited the difference. Hotels.com has the most expansive price match. After you book through it, if you find [...]

Major airlines ready to cut more flights in 2009

Major airlines ready to cut more flights in 2009

December 2, 2008 · , ,

Executives of major U.S. airlines, already seeing signs of slumping travel demand, said Tuesday they were ready to cut more flights, and Delta hinted at more job losses as the carriers jockey to survive the deepening recession. U.S. airlines have been helped by a sudden drop in jet fuel prices, and they already cut capacity [...]

Delta details planned capacity cuts

Delta details planned capacity cuts

December 2, 2008 ·

Delta AirLines Inc. hinted Tuesday that more job cuts could be on the way as it disclosed that it will reduce consolidated system capacity by 6 percent to 8 percent in 2009, compared to the current year. The Atlanta-based carrier’s president, Ed Bastian, spoke to investors during a conference in New York. In a regulatory [...]

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