Returning travelers get break from the weather


Returning holiday travelers get break from the weather — Mostly fair weather Sunday brought a smooth finish to one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Airports saw few delays despite carry-on rules stricter than a year ago and a heavy volume of people flying this Thanksgiving. (USA Today)

Continental, Singapore Air fare well in ‘best of’ survey — Business Traveler magazine randomly sampled its subscribers and then commissioned a third-party agency to conduct the annual survey. (USA Today)

Imams stage airport ‘pray-in’ as protest — Imams, ministers and a rabbi staged a “pray-in” demonstration Monday at Reagan Washington National Airport and demanded an apology from US Airways for barring six Muslims from a Minneapolis to Phoenix flight last week. (AP)

With websites’ aid, groups can have their trips made to order — Planning travel for a group can be a lot like herding cats. Trying to coordinate members of groups with busy lives and diverse travel tastes and needs can be an enormous challenge for the group’s travel leader as well as its individual travelers. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

6 shore excursions that say ‘Wow!’ — The ship is docked and it’s time to head to shore. Does the prospect of another sightseeing tour bore you? Does the idea of another shopping “opportunity” makes you want to burn down the gift shop? Then check out these unusual shore excursions, which are all high on the “Wow!” scale. (Anita Dunham-Potter on Tripso)

Airlines expand their schedules to the Caribbean — As more United States travelers head south to the Caribbean each year, airlines are responding with new stops and increased service on some of their routes. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Wearing out our welcome — At the world’s most popular tourist sites, visitors are causing damage. Some places try crowd control. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

Back to New Orleans, gently — Yes, it’s possible to have fun, eat wonderfully and still be respectful of a tragedy that isn’t over yet. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

North Dakota Dickens Festival underway — Thousands of people are expected to visit Garrison, N.D., for the 13th annual Dickens Village Festival. The event began Friday and runs for three consecutive Fridays and Saturdays. (AP)

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