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November 4th, 2015

Sightseeing News & Views - November 4th, 2015




Rules for packing gun for air travel outlined Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Journal Gazette
In 2014, a total of 2,212 people tried to carry handguns onto commercial airplanes in the U.S. One of those incidents happened in Fort Wayne. In 2015, though even more people have tried to board planes with guns and it's happened five times in Fort Wayne. And about 90 percent of the time, the guns are loaded. With more people flying and more people trying to fly with guns, the Transportation Safety Administration reminds people that it's illegal to carry guns onto airplanes. If you want to pack a gun in your check-in luggage, READ MORE.

Medical emergencies when traveling abroad Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are you insured for that overseas medical mishap? A surprising number of Americans are unclear whether their health insurance works outside the U.S. In a recent survey by one insurance company, a quarter of the travelers polled were not sure whether their domestic health insurance plan would cover any doctor or hospital visits while traveling
outside the country.


Norwegian Air shuttle: Europe Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flying to Europe these days is anything but cheap. That is, unless you are flying the Nordic way. Norwegian Air Shuttle, better known as Norwegian, is taking up the challenge, and that challenge is simply this: offer low cost air routes between Europe and the U.S. and stay in business. Moving into year three of said challenge, Norwegian is expanding, fuel costs are staying in check and after a bumpy 2014, life is good for the can-do low cost carrier from Oslo.  READ MORE

The world is not enough: How to travel like James Bond Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Yahoo Travel
We all know about James Bond's license to kill, but what's really impressive is his frequent-flyer account. Over five decades and 24 films (the latest of which, "Spectre," opens in the U.S. on November 6), James Bond has become perhaps the most well-traveled movie character ever. He's enjoyed his bespoke tuxedos, fast cars, dangerous stunts, and shaken martinis in some of the most glamorous destinations in the world.  READ MORE

How San Francisco is using Superbowl to drive destination branding Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Francisco Travel is attempting to inject as much of the city's unique culture and brand identity into Super Bowl 50 as possible to leverage the big game as an integrated tourism promotion platform. Meaning, according to the tourism bureau, it will be the greenest, most high-tech, gay-friendliest, and most multicultural Super Bowl ever, with the most ride sharing, room sharing, social media sharing, community engagement, and best local food and wine, too.  READ MORE

AirBnB as next great distribution channel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For years, analysts have been talking about the disruptive impact of Airbnb's alternative lodging solution to the hotel industry, but we think they are missing the point. ("Independent hotels which fit in the Airbnb ethos are very likely to go this route. With the distribution power of Airbnb, who can blame them?" — Rafat Ali)  READ MORE

The definitive guide to using your travel awards correctly Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forget bitcoin, award points are the world's most popular alternative currency. You can use them to buy just about anything, but getting the most bang for your point buck normally requires exchanging them for hotel rooms and air travel. But just like any currency, it's a risky asset class, and maintaining their value requires a smart investment strategy.  READ MORE

Carry-on bags: Battling over that angry inch Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With air travel rising and seat size shrinking it is not surprising that IATA (International Air Transportation Association) is proposing a new carry-on bag size and that size is significantly smaller than the current standard. Problem is, most carry-on bags are operating in the current 22 x 14 x 9 inches in their dimensions, while new dimensions are reading 21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 in a world where every half-inch counts.  READ MORE

Chinese love to travel says Carnival Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Google Video Interview
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line says that the Majestic Princess, one of the company's newest ships was designed for Chinese passengers. Watch CNBC TV Interview Click Here


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