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A big restart: Airline flights resume in the Northeast
from USA TODAY
This week will go into the books as a rough one for air travelers. Since Monday, more than 8,100 flights were grounded as airlines tried to keep their planes—and crews—out of the storm’s path.
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Travel group: Flight cancellations from blizzard cost economy $230M
from The Hill
The nearly 8,500 flights that were canceled on Monday and Tuesday because of a large snowstorm that struck several cities in the Northeast cost the U.S. economy $230 million, the U.S. Travel Association said Tuesday.
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Legislators seek to tighten security of visa waiver program amid threats in Europe
from The Washington Post
The recent terrorist attacks in Paris are prompting bipartisan legislative efforts to tighten the security of a program that allows millions of foreigners, mostly from Europe, to travel to the United States without visas... "I'm not a softie on terrorism, but Senator Feinstein is really missing the security measures we built into the program," said Stewart A. Baker, a former DHS assistant secretary for policy in the Bush administration.
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Across America, giving airports an upgrade
from National Center for Business Journalism
"The FAA predicts there will be one billion air travelers per year in the U.S. by 2024. And the Obama Administration has set a goal of attracting 100 million overseas visitors by 2021, which would create an additional 1.3 million American jobs and $859 billion in spending," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association in a statement.
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How do visitors from overseas get a visa to U.S. and Canada?
from Forbes
Many visitors coming to the U.S. or Canada come from outside North America—from Europe or Asia for example. What are the rules affecting them?
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Brand USA innovates map through Instagram & Google
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Time for a vacation
from The Ellen Show
VideoBrief"A survey came out that said half of Americans did not take a single vacation day last year at all," said Ellen DeGeneres to her audience. "[Then] why is it so crowded at the airport every time I’m there? I don’t understand," she later joked.
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AAA says travel economy is looking up for 2015
from WBIR-TV
VideoBriefGas prices are low, the economy is up, and experts say that means the travel economy is looking for 2015.
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