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Enjoying your vacation without hordes of children around

Imagine a lovely trip to the Caribbean, your favorite mountain retreat or even Disneyland without hordes of children around.

Expert: Business travel does not have to be stressful

LONDON, England - Everybody likes the sound of a business trip away.

Turkish tourists canceling trips to Israel

Turkish tourists have canceled their reservations for trips to Jerusalem amid increasing political tension between Israel and Turkey in recent days.

8 trips that let animal lovers help out along the way

Riding on elephants is cool, but helping them live well is cooler. That's the thought behind voluntourism -- travel that lets visitors help out along the way.

Common sense safety tips for summer travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - School is out, graduations are over and the official start of summer is less than a week away.

Canadians will hit the road in greater numbers this summer

TORONTO - Higher gas prices aren't expected to keep travelers off the roads this summer, but rather than find last minute deals, travelers should book early and expect airlines, hotels and car rental

Top 10 ways not to play the travel “fool”

TORONTO - Don't play the fool on April 1.

12000 Japanese call off Taiwan trips

TAIPEI, Taiwan — As many as 12,000 Japanese tourists have canceled their trips to Taiwan from now until the end of May due to the earthquake in their country, said Lai Se-chen, head of Taiwan's Tour

Results of annual holiday travel survey released

NEWTON, Mass. - The results of the December holiday travel survey of more than 1,000 U.S. travelers have been announced today.

Israeli tourists cancel Turkey trips after Israel’s pirate attack on aid...

ISTANBUL - Thousands of Israeli tourists have cancelled reservations to Turkey after a deadly Israeli raid on aid ships bound for Gaza, the Turkish press Wednesday quoted Turkey’s tourism minister a

Travel agents bid on trips posted by consumers

A new website, www.OfferMeaTrip.com, is attempting to develop a new way for travel agents to capture consumers who are planning a trip.

The joys of multigenerational vacations

Splat! Plop! BAM! My nearly 3-year-old son Matt was methodically smashing coconuts on the stone terrace next to the pool of our rented villa in St.

Travel insurance: To buy or not to buy?

Snowstorms, hurricanes, missed flights or a case of the flu all ruin countless vacations each year. To protect against such unexpected disasters, many travelers have turned to travel insurance.

Virginia tourism offers free family vacations in sweepstakes

Families who love to vacation together now have the chance to win one of four trips from the Virginia is for Lovers Family Vacation Sweepstakes.

Decreasing water levels in Mekong River force companies to cancel trips

According to a most surprised announcement on February 13, 2010, Maekhong Cruise Services (Thailand) Company suspended its services with the popular Luang Say boat until further notice.

Dream destinations: Fantasy and reality

A sunset walk along the banks of the Seine. An oceanfront dinner under the stars in Oahu. A roaring fire in a St. Moritz chalet. Clichéd? Maybe. Romantic? You bet.

Trips to Taiwan become popular incentive at Chinese companies

TAIPEI - A Chinese direct sales firm is planning to send about 10,000 employees on a trip to Taiwan in June amid warming ties between the two former rivals, the Taiwan tourism bureau said Monday.

Taiwan warns Bangkok-based company on fertility tourism

Bangkok-based Babe 1001 company has advertised on the Internet that it provides the services of surrogate mothers to those who are infertile depsite there being no law that allows the procedure in Tha

Tourists cancel trips to Argentina as swine flu deaths reach 137

Travelers are cancelling trips to Argentina over the swine flu pandemic, which has killed at least 137 people since June, making it the worst hit country after the United States (211 deaths).

SCTA launches free trips from Taif to Okaz Souk

As a prelude to the Okaz Souk Festival, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is organizing tours from Taif city to the historic site of Okaz Souk.

Polish travel agency takes tourists to Afghanistan

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish travel agency has offered a special package tour for the intrepid tourist—a trip to Afghanistan.

When a layoff cancels a trip

You pay thousands in deposits for a trip and then get laid off. Now what? If your travel insurer, cruise or airline company offers a so-called job-loss guarantee, you might get your money back.

California travel firm cancels students’ trips to Mexico

The largest US west coast travel firm specialising in student spring break travel says it has cancelled its planned trips to Baja California because of the crime crisis in Mexico.

Nervous travelers demanding ‘layoff insurance’

Does your boss raise an eyebrow when you ask to schedule time off?Maybe you need layoff insurance for your next vacation.

US travel groups issue guidelines for TARP recipients

A coalition of eight travel groups released a series of suggested guidelines today for how companies receiving Troubled Asset Relief Program funds should spend their money for business-related travel

Frequent business travelers list their favorite hotels

Tony Goddard was grumpy as he entered his room at the Beijing Hilton after a tough workday two years ago.

Businesses cut back on non-essential trips, hurt travel market

The economic downturn is hammering business travel as companies continue belt-tightening efforts.

Make sure you’re covered if your airline goes bust

Travel insurance adds a fair amount to the cost of a holiday, which makes it all the more galling that some policies don't even cover the major pitfalls.

SCTA reports increased Saudi tourism trips and jobs in 2007

The projects and programs that were implemented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in 2007 achieved a remarkable growth in the tourism activities and sectors.

Travelers were delaying trips until after the Beijing Olympics

The online travel agency, Ctrip.com International, Ltd., shared that its net income was RMB119 million (US$17 million), representing a 35 percent increase from the same period in 2007 and a 21 percent