PopMuse: Travel http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Will Hurricane Sandra Hit Cancun Or Cabo? Which Mexican Vacation Spots Will Be Hit By The Storm? http://www.ibtimes.com/will-hurricane-sandra-hit-cancun-or-cabo-which-mexican-vacation-spots-will-be-hit-2199935?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/will-hurricane-sandra-hit-cancun-or-cabo-which-mexican-vacation-spots-will-be-hit-2199935?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:35:40 UTC International Business Times The late-season Hurricane Sandra, which was upgraded to�Category 2�Wednesday,�was expected to make landfall over the weekend and perhaps hit tourists hopeful to escape to sunnier skies in Mexico. The storm,�some 500�miles�south-southwest of the Mexican Pacific port of Manzanillo, was projected to strengthen as it headed�toward the�country's northwest coast, the U.S. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Euro At Risk Should Travel Be Restricted In Schengen Area, Jean-Claude Juncker Says http://www.ibtimes.com/euro-risk-should-travel-be-restricted-schengen-area-jean-claude-juncker-says-2199689?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/euro-risk-should-travel-be-restricted-schengen-area-jean-claude-juncker-says-2199689?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:10:26 UTC International Business Times BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday Europe's single currency will be jeopardized if its Schengen passport-free travel zone unravels due to member states reimposing border controls to keep out refugees. The 26-member Schengen Area has come under immense pressure since the summer as hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa stream across the continent's southern frontiers in search of security in Europe. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Thanksgiving Travel 2015: Airport Service Workers To Stage Hunger Strike For "$15 And A Union" On Busiest Travel Day Of The Year http://www.ibtimes.com/thanksgiving-travel-2015-airport-service-workers-stage-hunger-strike-15-union-busiest-2197856?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/thanksgiving-travel-2015-airport-service-workers-stage-hunger-strike-15-union-busiest-2197856?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:28:47 UTC International Business Times Airport workers are hoping their calls to boost pay and improve working conditions will resonate on the busiest travel day of the year. About 200 baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and other low-paid airport service workers nationwide are planning to hold a 24-hour fast starting on Tuesday afternoon, demanding $15 an hour and union recognition. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2015: How To Get Last-Minute Vacation Deals http://www.ibtimes.com/thanksgiving-travel-tips-2015-how-get-last-minute-vacation-deals-2196170?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/thanksgiving-travel-tips-2015-how-get-last-minute-vacation-deals-2196170?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:41:05 UTC International Business Times Did you wait until the last minute to make Thanksgiving Day plans? There's still a chance you can snag a vacation travel deal before the�turkey and football filled holiday begins.�Here are a few last-minute tips for booking a Thanksgiving vacation getaway. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 5 Injured In Fire At Chicago Skyscraper http://www.ibtimes.com/5-injured-fire-chicago-skyscraper-2195163?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/5-injured-fire-chicago-skyscraper-2195163?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:09:28 UTC International Business Times Five people were injured, none seriously, on Saturday in a fire that sent flames bursting out of windows from a residence on the 50th floor of the Chicago's famous John Hancock Center, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The fire broke out on the east side of the 100-story building in mid-afternoon and was quickly extinguished by responding firefighters, according to tweets by the Chicago Fire Department. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Lufthansa Cancels 941 Flights Amid Cabin Crew Strike, Nearly 110,000 Passengers Affected http://www.ibtimes.com/lufthansa-cancels-941-flights-amid-cabin-crew-strike-nearly-110000-passengers-2183017?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/lufthansa-cancels-941-flights-amid-cabin-crew-strike-nearly-110000-passengers-2183017?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:26:56 UTC International Business Times German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG said that it will cancel 941 flights on Friday due to a strike by flight attendants, taking the total number of flights cancelled during the week�to 4,700. Friday’s cancellation is expected to affect 110,000 passengers, while more than half a million passengers were reportedly affected due to the week-long strike, the Associated Press (AP) reported. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Russia Plane Crash Update: Russian, Egypt Tourism Loses Millions As Countries Suspend Flights Amid Bomb Investigations http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-plane-crash-update-russian-egypt-tourism-loses-millions-countries-suspend-2181433?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-plane-crash-update-russian-egypt-tourism-loses-millions-countries-suspend-2181433?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:14:07 UTC International Business Times Six days after flights between Russia and Egypt were suspended, the Russian tourism industry has already taken a major hit. Russian tour operators have lost 1.5 billion rubles -- about $23 million -- since flights were suspended Nov. 6, The Moscow Times reported. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Amid ISIS Terror Fear, UK Issues Travel Warnings Map: 6 Mideast Countries Deemed Unsafe To Visit http://www.ibtimes.com/amid-isis-terror-fear-uk-issues-travel-warnings-map-6-mideast-countries-deemed-unsafe-2177403?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/amid-isis-terror-fear-uk-issues-travel-warnings-map-6-mideast-countries-deemed-unsafe-2177403?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:53:59 UTC International Business Times The U.K. Foreign Office has recommended against Brits visiting 18 countries in the world. Of those, six are in the Middle East, a new map shows, with the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, controlling parts of Iraq and Syria and its�offshoots in other neighboring countries being�one�particular source of concern. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ What Is Diwali 2015? The Festival of Light Celebrates Good Defeating Evil http://www.ibtimes.com/what-diwali-2015-festival-light-celebrates-good-defeating-evil-2173793?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/what-diwali-2015-festival-light-celebrates-good-defeating-evil-2173793?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:03:51 UTC International Business Times Millions of Hindus, Jains, Buddhists�and Sikhs around the globe will celebrate the holiday of Diwali, also known as Deepavali, beginning Wednesday. The festival highlights the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. Here’s a look at the holiday and where and how it is celebrated around the world. What Is The Origin Of Diwali? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Amid Killer Whale Backlash, SeaWorld San Diego To Phase Out Orca Shows http://www.ibtimes.com/amid-killer-whale-backlash-seaworld-san-diego-phase-out-orca-shows-2175991?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution http://www.ibtimes.com/amid-killer-whale-backlash-seaworld-san-diego-phase-out-orca-shows-2175991?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:24:10 UTC International Business Times After controversy and protests over the conditions of killer whales at SeaWorld, the company announced Monday it would begin�to phase out shows featuring the mammals at its San Diego�park beginning next year, the San Diego Union Tribune reported. The company has faced criticism over its treatment of animals and said it would present a new orca experience in 2017. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/