July 25, 2011 |
To save a few bucks on your next business trip, stay clear of cities like Paris, London and New York and instead consider trips to such places as Las Vegas, Dallas and New Orleans. Those are the findings of a study released last week by a major travel website that calculated the cost of visits to the world's top 50 tourist destinations. The report by the website TripAdvisor ranked the cities by calculating some basic traveler expenses: the average cost of one night in a four-star hotel, a 5-mile taxi ride, a large cheese pizza and a dry martini.
March 12, 2006
THE March 5 Her World was Susan Spano's best column ["Cultural Gems in War's Cross Hairs"]. The idea of travel should be to visit destinations that have some historic value. I don't care for columns that mention hotels and restaurants as destinations. They should be considered tools for travel, not reasons for travel. We visited each of the places mentioned in Spano's column multiple times, except for Iraq. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Oradour, France (visited each twice), are both very special.
November 19, 1995
Below, the top 15 destinations for travelers leaving from Los Angeles International Airport, according to the most recent information available. They are, by rank: International Travel 1. Mexico City 2. Tokyo 3. Guadalajara, Mexico 4. London 5. Osaka, Japan 6. Vancouver, B.C., Canada 7. Frankfurt, Germany 8. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 9. Hong Kong 10. Taipei, Taiwan 11. Sydney, Australia 12. Guatemala City, Guatemala 13. Toronto, Ont., Canada 14. San Salvador, El Salvador 15.
April 11, 2013 |
For an air carrier whose parent company is still in bankruptcy, American Airlines doesn't show signs of retrenching. American announced plans Wednesday to add eight destinations out of Los Angeles International Airport in an effort to secure more big-spending business travelers. It will bring to 51 the number of domestic and international destinations from the airport. The new domestic destinations - Eugene and Redmond, Ore.; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Bentonville, Ark.; and Hartford, Conn.
February 15, 2011 |
Two California towns have earned a place on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of top heritage destinations for 2011. The nonprofit organization each year selects a Dozen Distinctive Destinations that "boast a richness of character and exude an authentic sense of place," according to a statement released Tuesday. The coastal town of Eureka on Humboldt Bay was singled out for its Victorian homes and nearby old-growth redwood forests. Sonoma too was recognized for the town's wine-country roots that reach into the early 19th century.
January 6, 2012 |
New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago and Los Angeles topped the list of most popular travel destinations in 2011, according to booking data and online searches reviewed by the travel website Orbitz. But what was surprising about the top 10 list was the absence of coastal vacation spots such as San Diego, Honolulu and Miami. All three beach destinations, as well as New Orleans, made the top 10 list in 2010 but were bumped off in 2011 by Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and Atlanta. Orbitz analyzed search inquiries and found that the most popular perks among travelers booking hotel rooms in 2011 were convenient transportation, pools and extras such as spa services, fitness centers and wireless Internet.