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WATCH: Rude Airline Passenger Has Middle Seat Meltdown

A video has surfaced on social media of a female passenger on a United Airlines flight earlier this month losing her cool after facing the prospect of sitting in a middle seat for a four-hour trip. According to FoxNews.com, the

Frontier Airlines’ New Kids Fly Free Program Deepens Commitment to Families

WHY IT RATES: Travel agents and advisors working with families should be showcasing the new program from Frontier Airlines to clients.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Frontier Airlines is committed to families, and what better way to demonstrate that than

What's New at Crystal River Cruises?

Crystal River Cruises is sailing into 2019 with a renewed focus on its award-winning product. The line’s four newest vessels (Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel) have earned a steady stream of accolades since their debut. The

Filming Locations for Top 2019 Oscar Nominated Movies

1/26 Where Oscar Nominees Filmed Sadly, you can’t yet visit the Dagobah System or any other fictional locales. But you can always live vicariously through Hollywood’s lens by visiting the actual locations for 2018’s best films. The Oscars are coming

Viking Announces New Offerings for River Cruises in 2019

WHY IT RATES: For travel agents and advisors with clients who enjoy river cruising, the new offerings from Viking are intriguing options.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer Viking announced the addition of two new itineraries and a variety of new

Plane Goes Off Runway in Omaha, Nebraska

A Southwest Airlines plane went off the runway at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier today. “Initial reports indicate Southwest flight #1643, a Boeing 737-800 traveling from Las Vegas to Omaha, slid onto a runway overrun area after landing and

Blue Sky Tours Announces Exclusive Resort Offers

WHY IT RATES: Travelers can save big on trips to Hawaii with Blue Sky Tours.—Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Blue Sky Tours kicked off its biggest sale of the year—a Whale of a Sale—offering exclusive offers on select hotels and a

25 Tips on How to Find Cheap Airfare in 2019

1/26 These Airfare Tips Will Help You Save Big on Travel in the New Year If you’re eager to travel more in 2019 but have limited funds to work with, it’s smart to look for ways to save on one

NYC Off-Broadway Week Tickets on Sale Now

WHY IT RATES: New York City’s Off-Broadway Week offers travelers a great way to take in shows for less money. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, today announced that NYC Off-Broadway

President Trump Announces Deal to End Shutdown, Alleviate Pressure on Travel Industry

United States President Donald Trump announced that an agreement was reached Friday to end the country’s longest partial federal government shutdown temporarily. During a press conference at the White House, President Trump said he would sign a three-week, stop-gap spending

Alaska's Todrillo Mountain Lodge Unveils Renovations

WHY IT RATES: The redesigned lodge now offers a transformed summer guest experience to complement the existing winter heli-sking program.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer. Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is unveiling a multi-million-dollar renovation as Alaska celebrates 60 years of statehood in

Experience All the Things That Make Loreto a Magic Town

The magical seaside town of Loreto, Mexico is one of the many places visitors to Baja California Sur won’t want to miss in 2019. Historic, charming, scenic and romantic are just a few of the many words that come to

Amtrak Offers 30 Percent Savings on Long Distance and State Trains

WHY IT RATES: Travel agents and advisors working with clients who prefer rail travel should consider the Amtrak savings promotion.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. It’s time to sit in comfort, and not traffic for your spring, summer and holiday

Element Hotels Debut First Property in Michigan

WHY IT RATES: Located in the heart of Detroit’s entertainment district, Element Detroit at the Metropolitan brings new life to one of the city’s most iconic buildings, which sat vacant for 40 years and was destined for demolition. —Mia Taylor,

Two French Police Officers on Trial for Raping Tourist

Two police officers in France are set to go on trial for the gang rape of a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters. According to The Associated Press, the two anti-gang officers are part of the BRI force and have

Woman Travels With Daughter's Passport and Officials Don't Notice

With so much security in place at borders, you’d think that someone would notice that a woman was traveling with a passport that’s not her own or even close to her age. That wasn’t the case for one British woman.

Pleasant Holidays and Journese Expand Las Vegas Offerings

WHY IT RATES: Travel agents can increase commissions by booking complete travel packages to Las Vegas. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, announced the expansion of their Las Vegas vacation program with the addition

Delta Adds Santa Barbara Service From Salt Lake City Hub

WHY IT RATES: Travel agents and advisors working with clients on the West Coast will be happy to learn about the expanded service by Delta Air Lines.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer Delta is making the ‘American Riviera’ more accessible

ShoreTrips Delivers a Personal Touch

ShoreTrips is known for offering some of the best and most unique opportunities for excursions around the world for both cruise trip passengers and FIT travelers alike. They are experts in finding the best shore excursions, day activities and city

National Plan for Vacation Day is the Perfect Time to Enlist the Help of a Travel Agent

Tuesday is National Plan for Vacation Day. Launched by the U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off initiative in 2017, the last Tuesday in January is a day to encourage Americans to begin planning for their next vacation at the start