While no one questions that California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history, the jury is still out as to why, at least according to some conservatives like former Hewlett Packard CEO and 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina.
The Camino de Santiago has a unique mystical aura surrounding it with pilgrims peacefully following the rhythm of their footsteps. The pilgrimage is linear in nature but combines several disparate routes all leading to Santiago.
Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) will be the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years.
The hit British drama Indian Summers is set to air on PBS this fall, following the great success of the Downton Abbey. With interest in this vibrant and colorful destination set to peak, Los Angeles based Railbookers, specializing in custom made rail vacations, are one of the first to create a journey inspired by the show.
Editor’s Note: The following letter, written by Farid Kashani, was given to the judge at a Iranian court hearing the case of his mother for practicing the Baha’i faith. Surprisingly, the judge requested the boy read it to the court.
The Debate on Air Traffic Control
Currently, the House of Transportation Committee is looking at privatizing air traffic control (ATC). The proposal will face some challenges, such as how does it comply with the Constitution. It will also bring up other questions about general air . . .
Low-cost Airlines Gaining Popularity Internationally
Low cost airlines are gaining popularity with travelers. With the rise of wealth in developing countries, more travelers are buying plane tickets. Worldwide, airlines such as AirAsia, Spirit and Ryanair are taking over the industry. The travel market . . .
Sheraton 2020 Press Release
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts unveiled a new 10-point plan to put Sheraton Hotels back on the map as global competitors in the hotel industry. The plan is called Sheraton 2020. It calls for a 5 year scheme which includes a $100 million. . .
On May 21, in honor of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Ambassador and Mrs. Lyushun Shen of Taipei’s Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, hosted an authentic Taiwanese banquet at the historic Twin Oaks Estate.
By Patricia Keegan
Earlier this year, as promising news of the possible lifting of the Cuba embargo filled TV screens, a friend asked me, “Why would I want to go to Cuba? It’s just like any other Caribbean island.”
Air Travel Expected to be
the Busiest Ever this Summer
It is expected to be the busiest summer ever for travel this year. Airlines for America, an industry group, expects 222 million travelers to fly between June 1 and August 31. This is a 4.5% increase from last year. To meet this surge in numbers, airlines are . . .
The weather is mild and perfect for exploring Rome. Cafés are open for sidewalk dining and people watching.
Work and Wellness go Hand-in-Hand
for the Modern Day Business Traveler
Hotels are revamping themselves to accommodate the health concerned traveler. Mia Kyricos, Chief Brand Officer of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. said; “The business traveler, when they are on the road is ultimately trying to take as good care of themselves . . .
Teaching our kids about sustainability and green living is one of the most important things we can do to safeguard the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) reports that environmental education teaches children how to learn about and investigate their environment and to make intelligent, informed decisions about sustainability.
Bill to Crack Down on Safety Threats of
Accelerated Airport Screenings
Securing Expedited Screening Act (H.R. 2127) is a new legislative action that will counteract the free trials of PreCheck, previously offered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In the past, passengers could pay an $85 fee for . . .
Mysteries of Metalpoint Technique Revealed in First Comprehensive Exhibition at National Gallery of Art, Washington
Washington, DC—In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for centuries.
Windstar Appoints Omega World Travel CEO
as Godmother of New Cruise Ship
Gloria Bohan, the CEO and founder of Omega World Travel, has been appointed as the Godmother of Windstar’s newest cruise ship, Star Legend. Omega World Travel is the largest travel agency founded and operated by a woman. With . . .
Delta has recently received recognition as a “customer-obsessed” company by Forrester Research’s “Winning in the Age of the Customer” report released last week.
In order to be recognized on Forrester’s short list, enterprises must be successful and customer-focused, embracing the mobile mind . . .
When the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly convene in September, they will deal with a wide-range of issues, such as terrorism, poverty, climate change, diseases, nuclear proliferation and a myriad of other issues. They will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN. This would be an ideal time to review the evolution of the UN, its necessary services and unique challenges . . .
Improving Small Plane Safety
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced Tuesday that it launched the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA), a voluntary safety audit program created for smaller airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), specifically for operating airplanes . . .