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Visa Requirement to Brazil Delayed Until 2025

On the eve of reinstating the visa requirement, Brazil's government extended it again for another year, to April 10, 2025.

Global Entry Fees Set to Rise on Oct. 1

The Oct. 1 change marks the first rise in fees for the Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs in 15 years.

Northeast Destinations Showcase Incentive Offering

Northeast U.S. meeting destinations lure planners with reinvented coastal communities and innovative event venues.

Volcanic Eruptions Continue to Disrupt (and Compel) Travel to Iceland

For the fourth time in three months, the volcano between Mt. Hagafell and Mt. Stóra Skógfell on the Reykjanes Peninsula has erupted.

Multiple Airlines Raise Baggage Fees

American Airlines increases baggage fees for the first time in five years, offering discounts for passengers who pay in advance.

Jamaica: Visit With Confidence

Meeting and incentive travelers can visit the destination with confidence and enjoy all that Jamaica has to offer, say Jamaica Tourist Board officials.

Strong 2024 for U.S. Hotels Will Extend Seller’s Market

2023 was a significant comeback year for the U.S. hotel industry and the outlook for 2024 shows continued growth.

Flight Cancellations Continue as FAA Expands 737-9 MAX Inspections

With 737-9 MAX aircraft grounded by the FAA, Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci says between 110 and 150 flights are still being cancelled daily.

China Eases Tourist Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens

Americans interested in visiting the People’s Republic of China now have fewer hoops to jump through in order to apply for a tourist visa.

U.S. Ranks 7th on List of World’s Most Powerful Passports

A new report concludes that the strength of the U.S. passport lags behind those issued by several other countries.

Alaska Airlines 737 Max Accident Causes 100s of Cancellations

A blown-out “door plug” on an Alaska Airlines flight led the FAA to temporarily ground 171 Boeing 737-MAX 9 aircraft.

2023 Holiday Travel Season Was Busy, But Smooth

Despite a record number of passengers flying during the busy holiday season, there were fewer cancellations and disruptions this year compared to last.

More Planes and Passengers Than Ever Expected to Fill the Skies in 2024

Record numbers of people are expected to travel in 2024, with an estimated 4.7 billion people traveling on planes.

Iceland Declares Emergency Due to Volcano Threat

A state of emergency has been declared in Iceland due to a series of earthquakes; experts warn of an imminent volcanic eruption.

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