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Frontier Airlines unveils cheap unlimited summer travel pass – but there are a few catches

Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced a great deal for frequent flyers: a $399 summer ticket that will allow unlimited flights anywhere on its route map for nearly five months later this year. It comes with a big catch — several of them expensive — that make the promotion the best deal for the most flexible travelers, especially if they’re traveling light, with no checked or carry-on bags to incur fees. The returns are likely to be diminishing for others who only want a few trips during the warmer months. Still, if handled smartly, “Wild!” The Pass offers unlimited access fromRead News

More than 1,000 US flights canceled as winter weather moves in

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on destination openings, inspiration for future adventures, as well as the latest in aviation, food and drink, accommodation and other travel developments. More than 1,000 flights were canceled in the United States on Monday as winter weather passed through the middle of the country, with disruptions set to continue on Tuesday. So far, the most affected airports are Dallas Love Field, Dallas-Fort Worth International, Austin Bergstrom International and Houston Bush International in Texas. Two other western airports, Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International and Colorado’s Denver International,Read News

The world’s ‘most powerful’ tourist city revealed

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about opening destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Paris is a city loved for good food, art and fashion. But a new World Travel & The Tourist Board (WTTC) also says that Paris is the most powerful city in the world for tourism. The WTTC, a non-profit travel industry body based in the United Kingdom, analyzed tourism data for the year 2022 to see where travelers were spending theRead News

Tourism chief warns that electronic travel permits will hit Northern Ireland hotels

Tourism Ireland chief Niall Gibbons says he hopes the UK government won’t apply the proposals to Northern Ireland Mandatory electronic travel permits for international visitors will impact hotels in Northern Ireland, the chief executive of Tourism Ireland has said. Under UK government plans due to come into effect next year, non-British and non-Irish EU citizens will need to apply for electronic travel authorization before coming to the UK. The move could mean that Irish tour operators would be liable for tourist paperwork if they visit NI. Niall Gibbons criticized the plans. The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) would require international touristsRead News

‘The Longest Left’ Review: Taking Doctor Who Thinks The Tax Of Traveling To Mars

You’d be hard-pressed to find a fictional representation of long-distance space travel that didn’t focus on the psychological weight of isolation and claustrophobia. It’s the seed of everything from Elton John’s “Rocketman” and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” to movies like Moon and Alien to several episodes of The Twilight Zone and much of For All Mankind. Maybe in the deepest reaches of the galaxy we’ll encounter instrument-damaging solar flares, colonizing aliens, or whatever happened in that movie with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, but a more tangible threat may simply be loneliness. Full credits Venue: Sundance Film Festival (World CinemaRead News

The world’s ‘most powerful’ tourism city has been announced

Photos of the most powerful cities for tourism 2022 Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlock the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destination openings, inspiration for future adventures, as well as the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. Paris is a city that loves fine food, fine art and fine fashion. But a new index from the World Travel & The Tourism Council (WTTC) also says that Paris is the world’s most powerful city for tourism. The WTTC, a non-profit travel industry body based in the UK, analyzed tourism data fromRead News

Disabled people stayed at home due to problems with PIP travel passes

Laura Warlow, 42, of Bridgend, says it could be months before she can go out again Disabled people are ‘stuck in their homes’ and feel excluded from society because travel passes have stopped working, a charity has said. These allow them to use Transport for Wales (TfW) services at reduced fares. But users need to prove they’ve received a benefit called Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and many are still awaiting evaluations. The Department of Work and Pensions, which assesses people, said waiting times had “significantly improved”. “I don’t leave the house,” said Lara Warlow, 42, of Bridgend. “I’ve gotten toRead News

Maui is among the 10 places tourists should reconsider visiting in 2023

Fodor’s Travel named Maui one of its 10 2023 No List destinations that tourists should reconsider this year. The travel publication lists 10 regions, from Antarctica to Italy, at risk of environmental damage from overtourism and climate change. The list divided these places into three categories: “nature attractions that could use a break to heal and rejuvenate; cultural hotspots that are plagued by overcrowding and resource depletion; and locations around the world that were immediately and dramatically affected by water crises.” Maui was singled out in the latter category, along with the Southern European Watershed and Western America, as “sufferingRead News

Millions of Chinese workers on the move ahead of Friday’s travel peak

[1/3] A medical worker helps a patient receiving treatment at the emergency department of a hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China January 17, 2023. REUTERS/Staff BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Millions of urban workers were on the move across China on Wednesday ahead of the expected Friday peak in mass migration for the Lunar New Year, as China’s leaders looked to get the covid-hit economy moving. Unfettered as officials last month ended three years of some of the world’s strictest COVID-19 restrictions, workers poured into train stations and airports to head to smaller towns andRead News

Where are the safest places to travel in 2023? It depends on how you define ‘safe’

From contracting Covid-19 to getting caught in a snowstorm, traveling can be risky business these days. But the degree of risk often depends on the destination and how risks are defined. Safest cities: people’s perceptions A report released by UK-based insurance company William Russell ranked the “safest cities in the world” based on people’s perceptions. In this list, which was based on perceived crime rates in the collaborative global database Numbeo, Asia and Europe dominated the ranking of “safest” cities. Taiwanese Taipei scored the highest, while Buenos Aires, Argentina scored the lowest (score: 36.7), according to the report. Safest cities:Read News

How to make fast friends while traveling? Try playing Pickleball.

Is there a pickleball game for Oculus? Pickleball VR on Oculus Quest | Oculus. Buy Meta Quest 2. Why do older people love pickleball so much? A 2018 study of 153 people who competed in pickleball tournaments found that playing pickleball was significantly associated with lower levels of depression in adults. For retirees, pickleball can help restore a sense of purpose after leaving the working world, says Casper. Are pickle balls for all ages? Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton, and table tennis. This is a fast-paced game played by people of all ages. There is a Junior PickleballRead News

New start after 60: ‘I was such a chicken – until I spent seven weeks traveling alone’

Noorain Mydin’s 50th birthday passed without special marks, so he decided to do something memorable for his 60th birthday. He had always been curious about the Trans-Siberian Railway, but thought, “How about I make it really exciting and get a train from London to Kuala Lumpur?” he says. “I’m such a chicken, or I was at the time. I used to be very lonely when I traveled alone. But in August 2016, she embarked on a seven-week journey with two suitcases – containing a laptop to write about the trip and several packets of instant ramen noodles – for comfortRead News

Bain Capital Takes Virgin Australia IPO as Travel Demand Rebounds

ADELAIDE, Australia—Bain Capital is considering an initial public offering of Australia’s second-largest airline in what would be fresh evidence of investor appetite for carriers amid a turbulent post-pandemic recovery. Bain Capital said on Monday that, as a first step, it will soon ask advisors about the best timing, structure and metrics for relisting Virgin Australia to the Australian Securities Exchange. Has Virgin Australia ever made profit? Virgin Australia on Sunday said it had returned to real profitability for the first time since its damaging battle of “capacity wars” with Qantas a decade ago. The firm said it achieved the dramaticRead News

The Rule Change You Need to Know If You’re Traveling to Europe In 2023

People waiting to travel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden Connect With Fellow Travelers! Join Here The ETIAS Program Starting this year, it will cost you to travel to some countries in Europe. The European Union is starting a visa program in 2023 called ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorization System. The ETIAS Program requires international travelers to pay a fee to enter the European Union. It was created to screen people entering 27 countries. You need to go online and provide details such as your name, date of birth, contact and passport information. You will also ask aboutRead News

Opinion | FAA Meltdown Proves It’s Time to Finally Fix Air Travel

What does FAA stand for and what do they regulate? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation responsible for the regulation and control of civil aviation in the United States and for the operation and development of the national airspace system. Its primary task is to ensure the safety of civil aviation. What does the FAA regulate? We issue and enforce regulations and minimum standards covering the production, operation and maintenance of aircraft. We certify pilots and airports that serve airlines. Safe and efficient use of navigable airspace is one of ourRead News

Nordstrom Shoppers Love These L.L. Bean Boots

“My Bean boots are the perfect boots for traveling.” We independently research, test, review and recommend the best products – read more about them our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Winter weather is in full swing, and whether you’re gearing up for a chilly vacation or navigating the plummeting temperatures in your hometown, there’s nothing more important this season than a good pair of cozy boots. The best boots for snowy and rainy days should be made of waterproof material and have a strong tread to prevent slipping. Hailing from New Hampshire,Read News

Patrick Williams, Dalen Terry and other Bulls are preparing for the trip to the NBA game in Paris

But before Patrick Williams gets there, he’s decided he better learn something on the spot, his first time in a foreign country. “I was in Canada,” Williams said. “Does this matter?” No it does not. So Williams decided it might be best to learn something about France, at least the difference between Napoleon the military dictator and Napoleon the pastry chef, before getting there with the Bulls Monday for their Thursday, Jan. 19 game against the Detroit Pistons. So when the Bulls quietly returned home to Chicago from a disappointing loss in Washington on Wednesday, Williams turned to a filmRead News

Where to go on holiday this year: 23 great travel ideas for 2023

Fuseta, PortugalHoliday peace in eastern Algarve If you’re longing for a desert island, head to Fuseta, an almost empty spit of white sand in a turquoise sea that could be in the Indian Ocean (a little more reinforcement). This is a relatively unspoilt fishing town about 12 miles east of Faro. It is small and in the summer it has wonderful open-air restaurants that grill fish near the port. The locals’ favorite is Casa Corvo, where it’s hard to spend more than €18 for sea bream straight from the sea (breat) on the charcoal grill. Arrive at the municipal mercadoRead News

Why Singapore doesn’t impose new travel rules on Chinese visitors

Singapore’s Health Minister Ong Ye Kung told Parliament on Monday that the government is not imposing new restrictions on travelers from China because limited flight capacity, combined with its current border policies, has resulted in few imported cases – and even fewer severe cases – from China. Ong said the government was “acutely aware” that some Singaporeans fear an influx of visitors from China could lead to an increase in infections. But he said travel volumes between Singapore and China are “very low”, with fewer than 1,000 people arriving from China each day. “As of now, we operate 38 flightsRead News

52 places for travelers to visit in 2023

The recovery of travel has shown the depth of our drive to explore the world. Why do we travel? For food, culture, scenery, natural beauty? This year’s list has all those elements, and more. London  Copied to clipboard! A buzzing city ready for a coronation, a brand-new airport link and a prehistoric colossus Tom Jamieson for the New York Times Between the changing landscape after the lockdown, the dramatic changes in 10 Downing Street and the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there is no doubt that London is changing. But the city continues to combine old traditions with new opportunities,Read News

Rail and cruise: a month-by-month guide to non-flying travel ideas in 2023

January A good way to start the new year would be to go out into the wild to do volunteer work with wildlife trusts. Many projects need help: for example, this month at Heggs-Castle in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, volunteers will be helping to fight erosion by planting trees and harvesting willows. Further assignments throughout the year are guaranteed. In the Lake District, Fix the Fells needs volunteers to help maintain footpaths. The National Trust also needs help at dozens of interesting locations. The British coast is a great wild winter break, with bargains up for grabs. The new Oyster HouseRead News

The 7 cities you “must visit before you die,” according to 50 travel experts — only one is in the United States.

Traveling is one of the most meaningful experiences you can have in your life. It’s an opportunity to see the world differently and learn about new cultures. But what are the cities you must visit before you die? It can be difficult to narrow down the choices. As a travel journalist with more than 20 years of experience, I have recently interviewed more than 50 enthusiasts, experts and travel agents. I asked each of them for their #1 choice. Here are the most popular answers: 1. Paris, France Paris, the City of Light, was the overwhelming favorite. “I love the ambiance, theRead News

Everything US travelers need to know about planning a trip to China

What is the most luxurious city in China? Shanghai is holding its place at the top—of the most expensive cities to live in, that is. When you rank the world’s cities according to the cost of residential property, cars, air travel, business school and other luxury goods, China’s largest city comes in at No. What is the most advanced city in China? Which city is the finest city in China? Here are some of the most beautiful cities in China that you may want to visit. Guilin: The best scenery under heaven. … Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth. … Suzhou: VeniceRead News

Chinese travelers say new restrictions are ‘unfair’ – but they are angrier at some countries than others

Travel restrictions launched by the reopening of China’s borders could be affecting where people there book trips. But it’s not out of spite, said several Chinese travelers who spoke to CNBC. This is because some countries don’t let them in easily, they say. ‘I think it’s unfair’ Reactions from Chinese travelers who spoke to CNBC varied, ranging from indifference to confusion to anger. “Of course, I think it’s unfair,” said one citizen, who asked to be called Bonnie. “But at the same time, we understand what is happening.” So far, more than a dozen countries have announced new rules forRead News

China suspends short-term visas for South Koreans due to travel restrictions

Chinese embassy in South Korea says visas for business, tourism, medical treatment, transit and general private affairs are suspended for South Koreans Seoul ‘regretful’ for China’s action; foreign ministry says South Korea’s strengthened quarantine is ‘based on scientific and objective grounds’ Published: 12:47, 10 January 2023 When did Tibet open to foreigners? 1965 – The Chinese government establishes the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR). 1966 – The Cultural Revolution reaches Tibet and results in the destruction of a large number of monasteries and cultural artifacts. 1971 – Foreign visitors are again allowed to enter the country. Why were foreigners not allowedRead News

China’s Chinese are eager to travel – for the West’s mRNA Covid vaccine

Passengers prepare to enter Shenzhen through the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line checkpoint on the first day of the resumption of normal travel between Hong Kong and mainland China on January 8, 2023 in Hong Kong. Li Zhihua | China News Service | Getty Images Mainland China’s move away from a zero-covid policy has led to a spike in infections, and continued travel means some are looking further afield for vaccines. In mid-December, the full rate of vaccination against Covid in China was close to 87%, an increase of 54%. The main Covid vaccines approved for use in China areRead News

UGA fans discuss game travel plans ahead of the National Championship in Los Angeles

ATLANTA – Some Georgia Bulldog fans are trying to catch some of the last flights out of Atlanta before the National Championship game in Los Angeles. As of Sunday night, most flights out of Atlanta to LAX were nearly sold out. “I’m going to LA to see the dawgs get this win,” said passenger Sheryl Merritt. [Download: Free WSB-TV News app to get notified when news breaks] The few seats still available between Delta, American and United Airlines Sunday afternoon were between $1,000 and $500,000. The cheapest option Channel 2 found for travelers was through Southwest and Spirit with flightsRead News

Help! A mistake by a billing agent cost me an Antarctic cruise and I’m out $17,000.

Which cruise line go to Antarctica? Of all the major cruise lines in the world, only three actually offer Antarctica cruises: Silversea, Princess, and Hurtigruten. We highlight them here because they are the most well-known companies. What is the best month to cruise Antarctica? The Antarctic travel season coincides with the Australian summer which begins in October and runs through March. The best time to visit Antarctica is from mid-December to mid-February. The best month to take an Antarctic cruise is January. Do any cruises stop in Antarctica? The most popular regions for Antarctic cruising are the Antarctic Peninsula, WeddellRead News

2 billion people to travel in China’s “great migration” over the next 40 days

China’s Ministry of Transport expects more than 2 billion people to travel in the next 40 days. China on Saturday marked the first day of “chun yun”, the 40-day Lunar New Year travel period known pre-pandemic as the largest annual migration of people, fueling a huge increase in tourists and the spread of COVID-19. infection. This Lunar New Year public holiday, which officially runs from January 21, will be the first since 2020 without domestic travel restrictions. In recent months, China has seen a dramatic shift away from a “zero-COVID” regime following historic protests against policies that include frequent testing,Read News

Where are Chinese travelers going now that the borders have reopened?

Editor’s note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destination openings, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, places to stay and other travel. (CNN) — Xiongjie Dai, a freelance software engineer living in the Chinese city of Suzhou, is dreaming of his first big trip since Covid-19. The 32-year-old says destinations such as South Korea, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia rank high on the list. But he has his eyes on the US. “When I have enough money, I would like to visit America first,” heRead News