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NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Ignored Safety Issues
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NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Ignored Safety Issues

For more than 40 years, any time there’s an accident with a commercial plane, train, bus, or limousine, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is charged with investigating the disaster… Read More…

Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel Agencies
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Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel Agencies

There’s a big battle brewing between the OTAs (Online Travel Agencies)—such as TripAdvisor, Expedia, and many others—and the suppliers, the airlines, and the hotels. Why are some airlines pulling their… Read More…

Seven Must-See Natural Wonders Around the World
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Seven Must-See Natural Wonders Around the World

What’s on your bucket list? There are some places you MUST see and experience. Here are seven incredible and lesser known natural wonders around the world you can appreciate firsthand:… Read More…

Airlines Test New Methods for Faster Boarding
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Airlines Test New Methods for Faster Boarding

The art, or science, or finesse of boarding a plane: Does any airline get it right? Does your airline board a flight from the front to the back, or vice… Read More…

Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails
CBS News / Hiking & Biking / USA

Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails

Many of America’s railroads began their decline in the 1960s, leaving behind thousands of miles of abandoned and unused tracks. But thanks to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, started in 1986, these… Read More…

Logistics Still An Issue for Travel to Cuba
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Logistics Still An Issue for Travel to Cuba

Ever since President Obama said that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba in December, more and more Americans have been clamoring to get there. While Cuba has already… Read More…

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
Apps & Technology / CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

When does—or should—hi-tech take precedence over high touch, especially in the hospitality industry? Welcome to the brave new world of avatars, robots, and smartphones taking the place of room keys…. Read More…

Emotional Support Animals: How More People Fly With Their Pets
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel with Pets

Emotional Support Animals: How More People Fly With Their Pets

Do you think you’ve been seeing a lot more animals at the airport recently? It’s not your imagination—it’s easier than ever for animals to ride on airplanes. The Air Carrier… Read More…

Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams
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Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams

While booking plane tickets and hotel rooms can be pretty straightforward, it’s important to know exactly who you’re dealing with. At first glance, some websites may seem like the real… Read More…

How to Experience April in Paris Without Leaving the U.S.
CBS News / Spring / USA

How to Experience April in Paris Without Leaving the U.S.

You’ve probably heard the song “April in Paris,” but the good news is that you don’t have to cross an ocean to live the lyrics. There are six places named Paris in the… Read More…

What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Plane Crashes

What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash

On Tuesday morning, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. Prior to the incident, the plane reached a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet—but… Read More…