Category Archives: Travel


Everything Planners Need to Know About Jerusalem Today

“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” President Donald Trump said in a statement from the White House Diplomatic Reception room today, Dec. 6. .@POTUS: “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2017 With…

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SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday will have on travelers and pending cases challenging the Trump administration’s most recent version of a travel ban. In the meantime, the Supreme Court said travel restrictions on residents from eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, North Korea and…

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Mexico Certifies LGBT-Welcoming Destinations

Mexico is wrapping itself in the rainbow flag. Thirteen destinations have been officially certified as LGBT-friendly. To capture a bigger share of the LGBT travel market for both leisure and business—valued at $211 billion in 2016—Mexican tourism authorities intensified the focus on this lucrative segment two years ago, introducing a dedicated program of training and…

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An Island No More: Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Reopens

An enclave of popular event venues in California’s Big Sur region are now accessible again—and in the case of Ventana Big Sur, greatly improved—after the fast-tracking of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. The critical link on California’s scenic Highway 1 was severely damaged in early February during a series of landslides, and has been rebuilt over the…

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Houston, Los Angeles CVBs Make Social Media Bet on World Series

It’s not at all unusual for politicians from competing cities to make friendly wagers on major sporting events—but in what could become a trend, the convention and visitors bureaus are venturing into the mix during the 2017 World Series by making a social media bet. Visit Houston and Discover Los Angeles have agreed to allow…

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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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