Tropical Storm Michael Approaching US Gulf Coast, Could Become a Hurricane The United States National Hurricane Center revealed tropical depression No. 14 has upgraded to Tropical Storm Michael as it approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast. Experts say it could strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane later this week. The current maximum winds of Tropical Storm Michael are estimated at 40 mph, and an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is on its way to investigate the storm. Delta set to launch nation’s first ‘biometric terminal’ in Atlanta In a major development for the use of facial recognition technology at airports, Delta will enable the first fully biometric airport journeys in the U.S. in December. The “biometric terminal,” as Delta is calling it, will be the international Terminal F at the carrier’s primary hub at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. When the trial comes online, passengers departing from that terminal on Delta or its partners … [Read more...] about Travel News: October 9, 2018
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A STUNNING small beach in Britain has beaten exotic sandy counterparts such as the Greek Islands to be crowned the best in Europe. Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea was the only European sandy shore included when the world's ten best beaches were compiled by Suitcase Magazine. This Welsh hideaway joined picturesque locations such as the Tikehau Island in French Polynesia, South Miami Beach in Florida, USA, and Koh Kradan in Thailand. Others featured include Pamalican in the Philippines, Bocas del Toro in Panama, Baia do Sancho in Brazil, Radhanagar Beach in India, Honokalani Beach in Hawaii and Loblolly Beach in the British Virgin Islands. Suitcase Magazine described Rhossili Bay, which boasts sandy dunes and rolling hills, as a "three-mile long stretch of wide beach with fantastic views from a top Rhossili Down and an exposed shipwreck visible only at low tide". This wreckage is of a sailing vessel called the Helvetia from Norway which sank in 1887. Cllr Robert … [Read more...] about The world’s best beaches are revealed – but can you guess which resort in the UK made the top 10?
Thinking about spring break in the Caribbean? Brian Hegarty of Travel Leaders Network says each Caribbean island offers a different vibe, from relaxing on the beach to adventures, shopping and dining. All-inclusive resorts “take the worry out of figuring out where to go for every meal and watching your budget. There are also some small luxury properties that really cater to the affluent traveler looking for a more curated local experience.” Hopper.com says the most popular Caribbean destinations for spring break are Montego Bay, Jamaica ($479 round-trip); Santo Domingo ($500 round-trip) and Punta Cana ($569 round-trip) in the Dominican Republic; Nassau ($612 round-trip) in the Bahamas, and Oranjestad, Aruba ($567 round-trip). Dan Marmontello at CheapCaribbean.com says “there are still deals to be had on nearly every island, but Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Cayman are filling up the quickest,” while destinations like Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, … [Read more...] about Caribbean spring break: Prices, post-hurricane news
Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg News Published 12:04 a.m. ET Dec. 28, 2017 A lot can happen in a year, but 2017 was particularly eventful when it came to how we travel the world. The threats that loomed largest in 2016, Zika and the migrant crisis, faded into the rear-view mirror as talk of a United States travel ban and Brexit suddenly dominated global headlines. And that was just the beginning. Here are six significant ways the world changed for globetrotters in the last 12 months. Mother Nature rewrote the travel map: Three hurricanes of extraordinary strength crashed into Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico this year; the effects of Harvey, Irma and Maria continue in nearly every place that they were felt. Parts of the Caribbean have been written off the tourist map until at least late 2018, including St. Barth (the island’s villas are back online, but hotels will need the year to rebuild) and the U.S. Virgin Islands; the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are … [Read more...] about Six ways travel changed in 2017
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. Last summer, I traveled to the Hawaiian Islands, where I had a wonderful time. You can read my trip reports here: Review: United Airlines Dreamliner Business Class from Paris to San Francisco Review: United Airlines B777 domestic First Class from San Francisco to Honolulu Review: The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Honolulu Review: Four Seasons Resort Lanai (Lanai) Review: Four Seasons Maui at Wailea (Maui) Review: Travaasa Hana (Maui) Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea (Maui) Review: St Regis Princeville, Kauai (today) Review: Hawaiian Airlines A330 Business Class from Honolulu to San Francisco Review: Swiss B777-300ER Business Class from San Francisco to Zürich Today (January 3, 2018): Review of The St Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai Island (Hawaii). Location: Google maps Hotel website: St Regis Princeville Tip: get free VIP amenities … [Read more...] about Review: St Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai Island (Hawaii)