Hurricane Florence: Live travel update following 3600 cancelled flights

Hurricane Florence: Live travel update following 3600 cancelled flights

Hurricane Florence has caused catastrophic flooding and damage across North and South Carolina and other states despite being downgraded to a tropical storm when it made landfall. The death toll has hit 17 people with more expected as floodwaters rise and homes are cut off from power and transport. More than 3,000 flights were cancelled […]

Shoulder Season Travel: One Of The Perks Of Age

Shoulder Season Travel: One Of The Perks Of Age

Field Museum of Natural History in fall scenery. Chicago, Illinois. Shoulder season is that sweet spot between the peak and off-peak seasons that happens twice a year, in the spring and fall. Travelers in the enviable position of no longer being bound by rigid work or school schedules —as are many retirees—often schedule vacations during […]

All travel restrictions to Hatteras Island lifted after Florence

All travel restrictions to Hatteras Island lifted after Florence

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — North Carolina Highway 12 on Hatteras Island reopened with no restrictions at 3 p.m. on Sunday after cleanup from the effects of Hurricane Florence were mostly complete. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) urged drivers to still use caution via Twitter. They said travelers may still encounter sand, water and […]

FEMA administrator says he won't resign over investigation into his use of government vehicles

FEMA administrator says he won't resign over investigation into his use of government vehicles

CLOSE Florence has weakened to a tropical depression but forecasters warn the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. The National Hurricane Center says the effect is expected to be “catastrophic.” (Sept. 16) AP Brock Long, administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.(Photo: Deborah Barfield Berry/USA TODAY) […]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Flooded roads impacting travel in and around the Grand Strand

TRAFFIC ALERT: Flooded roads impacting travel in and around the Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — As Florence continues to make minimal impacts on the Grand Strand and Pee Dee many will be traveling on the surrounding roads in an attempt to return to normalcy.  During a press conference Saturday, SCDOT officials announced the five bridges expected to flood are on Highway 9, Highway 917, Highway […]

Myanmar Tourism Is No Pariah at Asia-Pacific Travel Mart

Myanmar Tourism Is No Pariah at Asia-Pacific Travel Mart

If you might have thought there would be some discontent about traveling to Myanmar these days at the Pacific Asia Travel Association event this week in Langkawi, Malaysia, you’d be hard-pressed to find any. This is, after all, a travel trade show, and there currently are no major calls for a travel boycott because of […]

Mark Murphy talks about how Travel Deals are Just Getting Warmed Up

Mark Murphy talks about how Travel Deals are Just Getting Warmed Up

Mark Murphy talks about how Travel Deals are Just Getting Warmed Up Shoulder Season is the term used by travel industry insiders to describe the time between high demand summer travel season and the Thanksgiving holiday week. The entire world goes on sale at this point, with discounts greater than 70% off of the same […]

Cubs will travel to Washington without Kyle Schwarber, some starting pitchers

Cubs will travel to Washington without Kyle Schwarber, some starting pitchers

Some Cubs players will get a break by not accompanying the team on its two-hour flight to Washington after Wednesday night’s game. Manager Joe Maddon said several starting pitchers and slugger Kyle Schwarber will stay in Chicago while the team plays the Nationals at 3:05 p.m Thursday in a rescheduled game at Nationals Park. Schwarber […]

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