U.S. Customs system is back online after shutdown caused major delays at airports – USA TODAY

U.S. Customs system is back online after shutdown caused major delays at airports – USA TODAY

CLOSE Passengers wait in line to use the Automated Passport Control Kiosks set up for international travelers arriving at Miami International Airport on March 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images) The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s processing system is back online after a nationwide computer shutdown caused major delays for international travelers Friday. […]

Booking Holdings Turns a Corner Ahead of Busy Summer Travel Season – The Motley Fool

Along with the longest U.S. government shutdown on record, Booking Holdings‘ (NASDAQ:BKNG) sluggish first-quarter 2019 results are all but forgotten. The seasonally slow post-holiday months and temporary spending halt from the federal government eliminated growth in Q1, but travel came roaring back during the spring. What isn’t going away, though, is Booking’s outlook for mid-single-digit sales […]

Virtuoso ramping up use of vacation-planning tool – Travel Weekly

LAS VEGAS — The first group of travel advisors to use Virtuoso’s long-term travel planning platform, Wanderlist, recently graduated. Wanderlist is a tool that advisors can sell to clients to map out future travels.  CEO Matthew Upchurch said at Virtuoso Travel Week that the tool was designed to help advisors and their clients be more […]

Amtrak offers half-priced tickets on travel nationwide – The Mercury News

Here’s a little motivation to book that Labor Day or fall weekend getaway. For two days, Amtrak is offering 50 percent off tickets purchases nationwide. Starting Friday Aug. 16 through Saturday Aug. 17, you can score tickets for anywhere in the country for travel between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 with no blackout dates. The […]

‘Green’ travel stunts by airlines can’t erase the environmental impact of flying – Washington Post

‘Green’ travel stunts by airlines can’t erase the environmental impact of flying – Washington Post

Last week, Frontier Airlines launched a head-scratcher of a public relations stunt. The budget carrier wanted to raise awareness of its sustainability efforts by putting more people on planes — specifically, those named Green or Greene — and flying them around the country. For free. Nearly 2,000 fliers took Frontier up on the offer Tuesday, […]

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