Category Archives: Travel

cuban mysterious

U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats from Embassy

Responding to a mysterious illness that has afflicted 22 U.S. government employees and their spouses in Cuba, the Trump administration has expelled 15 diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that United States expelled the diplomats to “ensure equity.” The State Department ordered 60 percent of the…

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Gulf Coast Prepares for Tropical Storm Nate

Tropical Storm Nate is expected to directly hit Louisiana as a hurricane late Saturday or early Sunday, triggering precautions throughout much of the Gulf Coast. Nate killed at least 21 people as it passed Thursday over Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, where it caused widespread flash flooding and mudslides. Nate is expected to gain strength…

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Travel Warning in Cuba: 4 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Groups traveling to this island country lined with pastel homes, and ‘50s era cars were advised on Friday, Sept. 29, by the U.S. State Department not to visit in the wake of mysterious “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats. Here are four things you need to know about what’s going on in Cuba. U.S. Embassy employees…

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Trump Travel Ban Gets More Specific

Meeting planners looking for solid ground regarding the Trump administration travel ban may be disheartened to know it has been revised—again. The latest version adds visitors from North Korea and Venezuela, and eliminates Sudan from the banned list. But it does stipulate specific types of travelers banned from the eight nations that are included. As…

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Trump Travel Slump Is Here, Numbers Say

Trump Travel Slump Is Here, Numbers Say

More potential disaster has been spotted on the horizon for poor Florida—and the rest of the country, for that matter. The Sunshine State, and other states in the South and West, depend on meetings attendees and other tourism from abroad in winter months, and now U.S. Travel Association has warned of “major storm clouds for…

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Despacito Hitmaker Luis Fonsi Named Face of Puerto Rico Tourism

Photo credit: The Puerto Rico Tourism Board Labor Day weekend marks the un-official end of summer. As you celebrate at the beach or backyard barbecue, you’ll likely hear Despacito play more than once. It was hands-down the Song of Summer 2017. Now, Luis Fonsi is telling you “how they do it down in Puerto Rico”…

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Never Stop Traveling, Report Says

Travel is good for you, and good for the USA. A new study by U.S. Travel Association, Travel: America’s Unsung Hero of Job Creation, uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to show the economic might of the travel industry in America—particularly the quality of the industry’s jobs, and the large number created…

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Terrorist Attack Impacting Travel Plans? You May be Insured

In the days after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 17 people and injuring more than 100 others, many already traveling in the area—and many more planning trips—were left wondering what to do in the face of an incident that was labeled a terrorist attack. British Airways came out immediately saying…

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hilton new passport program

Why Hilton Wants You to Get a Passport

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced a new program that will make applying for a passport easy and rewarding. New Passport Project events at properties across the country and one airport yet to be determined will be one-stop shops for passport photos and help with the application process. At an event in New York City this…

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Catch Your Own Dinner in Dorado Beach Program

Catch Your Own Dinner in Dorado Beach Program

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, will be launching its Hook-to-Cook program this month. The initiative gives guests the chance to embark on a half-day fishing trip during which they can catch their own dinner. The experience begins with a daytime fishing trip. During the excursion, guests are accompanied by the resort concierge…

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