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  • September 23, 2014
    Airline rules for flying with babies

    If you have an infant under 2 years during your flight, then we all know how stressful it can be. But knowing the rules and expenses can help you better choose an airline. This infographic from Skyscanner tells you the charge for an infant under 2 years, items that can be carried for free in […]

  • March 27, 2013
    Change in rule for passengers arriving to U.S. (Updated)

    April 26, 2013 will see a change in lawful admittance of non-immigrants in united States. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published new rule for passengers arriving in the U.S. – the standard Form I-94, which serves as the arrival and departure record and is stapled to passengers’ passports, will soon be automated and […]

  • March 6, 2013
    Specific knives and more items allowed on carry-ons effective April 25, 2013

    Effective April 25, 2013, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will allow knives that do not lock, and have blades that are 2.36 inches or 6 centimeters or less in length and are less than 1/2 inch in width, novelty-sized and toy bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs as part […]

  • March 29, 2012
    U.S. Customs will consider same-sex couples as families according to a new rule

    The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday to recognize same-sex couples as families on customs forms, a small but significant step, supporters said, toward equal recognition by the federal government. The proposed rule change, which was posted to the Federal Register website, would expand the definition of a family for the purpose of customs forms for […]

  • November 23, 2011
    Ecuador issues clarification of new Galapagos Islands regulations

    Due to a misunderstanding created by a press release issued on 11 November (“Ecuador to Limit the Number of Visitors to the Galapagos”), Ecuador would like to clarify the new rules and regulations in regard to cruise routes and frequencies to and around the Galapagos Islands. These regulations come into effect on 1 February 2012. […]

  • November 12, 2011
    Ecuador to limit the number of visitors to the Galapagos Islands

    Starting February 1, 2012 there will be new rules and regulations for cruise routes and frequencies to and around the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Tour operators have until February 2012 to incorporate the Galapagos National Park Authority’s new regulations, which are designed to protect the local animal and plant life, into their travel programs. The […]

  • September 8, 2011
    TSA will soon stop making you remove shoes

    Most of us travelers have seen it over and again that it’s only at U.S. airports that one is asked to remove shoes when going through airport security. European and Asian airports allow passengers to keep ’em on. Now, at some unspecified point in the future, passengers will be able to go through airport security […]

  • August 24, 2011
    New rules protecting passengers went into effect (U.S. only)

    August 23, 2011 saw the implementation of some new airline regulations meant to address hidden ticket fees, long waits on the tarmac, and compensation of bumped passengers. Here is a breakdown of the final rules that the U.S. Department of Transportation will begin enforcing this week, as outlined by USA Today: If a U.S. or […]

  • June 23, 2011
    Rules on carry-on liquids on airplanes

    As we all know, there are rules for carrying liquids on airplanes and security is very tight. So what kind of every-day use liquids can or cannot be carried inside the airplane. Although most everyday use liquids of any size can be packed in your check-in baggage, TSA website reminds us of the 3-1-1 rule […]

  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. State Dept launches new app for iOS

    The U.S. State Department has launched a new “Smart Traveler” application for U.S. travelers going abroad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later), the Smart Traveler application provides easy access to information on the Department’s travel website. The new application helps American travelers and wary tourists abroad to get frequently […]

  • May 2, 2011
    Buy tickets on Tuesdays & fly on Wednesdays to save money

    Apart from various ways to save money on your next trip, booking a flight on Tuesdays at around 3pm and flying out on Wednesdays can save you some dough. The amazing people at FareCompare have done all the research for you and think that airlines often post their ticket sales on Monday evenings. The other […]

  • May 2, 2011
    U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens

    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel […]

  • April 20, 2011
    Write for travel websites and make money

    The purpose of travel writing is to educate the reader about a selected destination. This can be in the form of a guide book, article or review. This will help the reader to get useful information before they visit the destination, or may even help in their decision as to whether to visit the place […]

  • April 15, 2011
    Russia & Turkey start visa-free travel

    Turkish and Russian nationals will be able to travel between the two countries without obtaining a visa starting April 16, 2011. Turkey and Russia signed an agreement last May to lift visa requirements for their citizens traveling to the other side and the agreement will take effect as of Saturday. The agreement between Ankara and […]

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