A trip to San Antonio, Texas is not complete without a visit to the Alamo, where a fierce battle with Mexican troops was fought in 1836. Travelers can also participate in such essential activities as dining al fresco along the 15-mile River Walk and shopping for cowboy boots at Leighelena.
Air Canada is offering vacation packages to Iceland as the carrier prepares to launch its service to Reykjavik in June. The seasonal service aboard Air Canada Rouge will feature four weekly flights from Toronto and three from Montreal.
The Grand Velas resorts in Mexico are included in agents' list of their favorite family-friendly all-inclusive resorts that suit a variety of budgets and travel needs. The chosen resorts have fun activities for children and amenities designated for adults.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes an inside look at air traffic control congestion and how an upgraded, improved ATC system can make flying better for travelers. "The congestion on the ground continues to grow at the largest airports in the country," LeBeau reports. American Airlines executive Lorne Cass says the biggest priority is that the ATC system needs to be upgraded.
Charles Leocha, chairman and founder of Travelers United, is urging members of Congress against imposing an airport tax increase on airline passengers. "PFC user fees are already exorbitant and aviation consumers are paying enough," Leocha writes.
Southwest Airlines became an industry leader in brand consistency in 2013 when it launched a three-year plan to introduce its now-iconic heart symbol to the public. "For Southwest, the heart represents warmth, compassion, care and the 'heart' of its employees," Katie Sehl writes.
Agents selling all-inclusive trips to Berlin can now offer the Berlin WelcomeCard, a pass that covers public transportation and admission to 30 city attractions, such as the Jewish Museum. The commissionable card can be purchased for durations of 48 hours, 72 hours and four days.
JetBlue has tapped Momofuku Milk Bar to provide sweet treats to Mint service passengers. Passengers will receive a gift box and pre-arrival cookie.
From reducing waste to sourcing local foods to incorporating the sharing economy, Tracy Stuckrath offers tips based on her experience attending Slow Food international's Terra Madre Salone del Gusto event.
A Jewish heritage-themed visit to Warsaw can be heavy, so travel agents in the know should add a visit to the Warsaw Zoo. During a guided tour, clients can learn about zookeeper Jan Zabinski and his wife, Antonina Zabinski, who risked their lives to hide more than 300 Jews in their villa and animal cages during the Nazi occupation of Poland. The visit takes place at the Zabinskis' preserved villa, where clients can step into actual hiding places and hear incredible stories of bravery.
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