Relief fund for North Carolina rest...

Relief fund for North Carolina restaurant, hotel workers seeks donations as applications pour in

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association has launched a relief fund to help provide cash for workers in the restaurant and hospitality industry who've been devastated by the COVID-19 outbreak. The N.C. Restaurant Workers Relief Fund will help tens of thousands of people facing financial hardships due to the operating restrictions enforced on establishments around the state. The ultimate goal of the fund is to provide industry workers $500 each to help with immediate expenses for qualified?
Cruise lines extend trip cancellati...

Cruise lines extend trip cancellations into May

Four Carnival Corp. brands and all Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings brands have suspended voyages for another month to avoid more onboard outbreaks of the coronavirus. Doral-based Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) subsidiaries Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Seabourn and Cunard all released statements Monday saying cruises booked until mid-May will be rescheduled or canceled. Carnival Cruise Line are scheduled to resume trips May 10, while Holland America Line and Seabourn are set to resume May?
What's the coronavirus risk to Colu...

What's the coronavirus risk to Columbus restaurant workers? Start at $3.14M a day

Last week's headlines were punctuated by the disease's unchecked growth and darkened forecasts for to the global economy. The food and hospitality sectors were front and center at every turn.
As hotels plead for 'second' stimul...

As hotels plead for 'second' stimulus, Buffalo stares down nearly $100M in likely loan defaults

Without federal intervention and relief, industry experts say the carnage will be widespread and result in instability in business and tourism centers for years to come.
Delta halts Sky Magazine, triggerin...

Delta halts Sky Magazine, triggering layoffs at Minneapolis publishing company

Delta Air Lines Inc. has ceased carrying its inflight Sky Magazine, which was published in Minneapolis by MSP Communications. A Delta spokesman said that the Atlanta-based airline has removed all non-essential items from its seat backs as part of a streamlined cleaning process aboard airplanes brought on by the spread of coronavirus. He would not say if the move is permanent or temporary.  ?We notified them that we are not going to be carrying the magazine on the aircraft until further notice,??
Before coronavirus, Phoenix airport...

Before coronavirus, Phoenix airport was on track for huge growth

Before the coronavirus outbreak across the United States and the call for social distancing that slammed the travel and tourism industries, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on track for another record breaking year, according to data released Monday by the city of Phoenix Aviation Department. For the month of February, before there was a dramatic decrease in passengers in March, the region?s primary airport reported a total of 3,779,737 people flew into or out of Sky Harbor, a 6.4%?


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Paul Theroux Recalls a Fear-Filled ...

Paul Theroux Recalls a Fear-Filled Lockdown

In 1966, the writer was in Uganda at a time of curfew and violence. It shaped his thinking about travel writing?s imperative to bear witness.
For Shut-In Pilgrims, the World?s H...

For Shut-In Pilgrims, the World?s Holiest Sites Are a Click Away

The pandemic has closed holy sites across the globe, but virtual reality is providing worshipers a digital window into ceremonies during touchstone holidays.
Bring in the Robot Cleaners: Travel...

Bring in the Robot Cleaners: Travel Industry Innovations for the Pandemic

?Private? hotels, online tour-company teasers for future travelers, and other ways that travel companies are keeping their businesses alive.
Snowbirds Ask: Should We Stay or Sh...

Snowbirds Ask: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Millions of older Americans make an annual migration between the North and the South. The coronavirus pandemic has them questioning their plans to return home.
The New Travel Document: Photograph...

The New Travel Document: Photograph of an Empty Plane

The dramatic falloff in air travel is captured in travelers? photographs of their recent flights.
When the World Stops, Traveling in ...

When the World Stops, Traveling in John Keats?s ?Realms of Gold?

In 1820, the British poet spent 10 days quarantined in the Bay of Naples as typhus raged, an enforced stillness mirrored by our own.


Car Crashes - a Leading Cause of ...

Car Crashes - a Leading Cause of Death Among Children

Twenty-nine percent of the children killed were not restrained in a car seat or safety belt.
KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Inc...

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Increases in February 2018

Year-to-date passenger boardings are 793,044, up 2.3 percent.
KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Inc...

KCI Airport Passenger Traffic Increases in January 2018

Passenger boardings were up 3.7 percent, with a total of 405,749 boarded.
IIHS Rear Crash Prevention Rating...

IIHS Rear Crash Prevention Ratings Hopes to Cut Parking Lot Mishaps [video]

Parking crashes usually don't result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help consumers identify models with the technology that can prevent or mitigate low-speed backing crashes. Two systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced.
High-speed Broadband Goes Live in...

High-speed Broadband Goes Live in Samoa

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank Group, and the Government of Australia joined the Government of Samoa to celebrate the arrival of high-speed internet in the country at a ceremony at the TATTE Convention Centre Friday.
February 2018 Air Travel Consumer...

February 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report Released

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Thursday released its February 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report on air carrier data compiled for the month of December 2017 and calendar year 2017.


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