An L.G.B.T.Q. Guide to Traveling Safely Abroad

Billy Kolber, founder of ManAboutWorld, a digital magazine that recently published “The LGBTQ Guide to Travel Safety,” addressed the challenges of traveling abroad. (This interview has been edited and condensed.) Why did ManAboutWorld write a safety guide? Globalization has made international travel easy and commonplace. And the globalization of travel hides a great disparity in […]

Record 47 million expected to travel for U.S. July Fourth holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports in record numbers this Fourth of July holiday, despite higher gasoline prices, the nation’s largest automotive advocacy group said on Thursday. People watch the Macy’s 4th of July Firework Show from Brooklyn in New York City, U.S., July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly […]

TSA Tips for Summer Travel

As travelers across the country take summer trips, the TSA has tips for fliers. The TSA is expecting 243 million people to travel through their checkpoints this summer. One of the best pieces of advice they can give is to show up early. They urge passengers to arrive at least 90 minutes before departure. Before […]

Travel and the Transformation Economy

Kerry Anne Watson Among our many roles as counselors, strategists, marketers — and as the occasional message contortionists for clients — PR professionals representing travel brands maintain the pulse of consumer behavior and how it affects global destinations, hotels, resorts and travel partners. And though we have yet to reach the halfway point of […]

Trump ramps up midterm travel as Republicans grow worried about immigration debate

Trump’s focus on the midterms, which Republicans believe will come with an invigoration of the President’s loyal base, is welcome news for some Republicans focused on keeping their majority in the House. But those same operatives admit it also comes with significant political risk: Trump’s presence fires up Democrats, puts every race in a national […]

State Department’s Q&A on overseas travel with children goes awry

Kim and Carl from the State Department. (Facebook/TravelGov) The informational Q&A on Facebook Live hosted by two State Department bureaucrats expounding on the intricacies of traveling with children overseas would have hardly made a splash in any other year, perhaps. But coming as it did in the midst of an emotional week riven by a heated […]

Pakistan adventure travel: Mountain scenery ‘beyond imagination’

Citing “mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination” and the friendliness of the locals, the society says the South Asian country will change “every preconception that you ever held about this area of the world.” So is Pakistan ready to step up? Though the country was a tourism hotspot in the 1970s, recent decades […]

Amid Border Controversy, State Department Draws Fire for Facebook Travel Tips

It might not have been the most opportune time for the State Department to hold a Facebook Live chat on how to travel with children. In the midst of the Trump administration’s crackdown on the southern border that has separated crying children from their parents and incited a national uproar, the State Department’s consular affairs […]

5 travel accessories for better Instagram photos

Make the most of your summer travel moment with finds that will pop from the stream of online images. Summer travel season is upon us, which means you’re probably seeing lots and lots of fabulous destinations popping up in your social media feeds. Make the most of your own Instagram moments with these finds that […]

Here Are the Top Reasons Travel Insurance Claims Are Delayed or Denied

By now, the majority of agents are offering travel insurance to their customers every time a booking is made. But, all too often, the best laid plans go awry because consumers pursuing a claim perform one or more missteps that cause delays – or cause their claim to be denied outright. Examining the issues that […]

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