Travel News: Week of February 12, 2014

Travel news February 12, 2014

Top Travel News DHS issues toothpaste advisory to airlines flying to Sochi Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014 Biden: LaGuardia like a ‘third world country’ Hawaiian Airlines to debut premium economy seats in August Virgin Atlantic staff shocked over flight axe Child drowns in cruise ship pool Alaska to […]

Airlines Adding More Flights to New York for Super Bowl 48

Giants-Pats Super Bowl

United Airlines has increased service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver and Seattle for the big game. Newark Liberty is the airport most convenient to MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, 2014. For those traveling to the title game, United has added two flights […]

Christmas Eggnog at New York’s Omni Berkshire Place

GeorgieJet at the Omni Berkshire Place

You really can’t go wrong spending Christmas in Manhattan. But the best way to experience New York during the holidays is to stay in the heart of it all at The Omni Berkshire Place—my New York home away from home—at 52nd and Madison. There’s just so much to see and do within a few block radius that […]

Travel Video of the Week: Amazing Landing at LaGuardia Airport

NYC flight

All you need to watch is the first 48 seconds of this video, which was shot by a passenger on a US Airways Shuttle flight from Boston to New York. The rest is booooring but if you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to fly over the island of Manhattan on a clear night, you […]

Travel Video of the Week: NYC Bike Lanes

NYC bike lanes

Casey Neistat, a NYC biker, created this video about all the obstacles obstructing NYC bike lanes after he got a ticket for not riding in the bike lane. Pretty funny, and 9 million people think so too.

Cheers to Emily at Measure Lounge at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue

Cheers to Emily

On September 28, the travel industry lost a dear friend, Emily Easter (1978-2013). Emily worked for Hawkins International Public Relations and I met her while on a Seabourn cruise in Turkey and she was a wonderful person, someone I was proud to call a friend. I am devastated by the loss of Emily – she was young, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Worst Time to Hail a NYC Taxi

NYC cab

Worst Time to Hail a NYC Taxi Did you know that the most difficult time to get a taxi in New York City is between 4 pm and 5 pm? That’s when the drivers’ shifts change and only 10 percent of cabbies are working. So plan accordingly to avoid frustration…or being late.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Want […]

Hotel Week NYC January 3-12, 2014 with Room Rates Starting at $100 a Night!

Gansevoort Park Hotel, New York

Hotel Week NYC is making its highly anticipated return January 3-12, 2014, offering room rates to visitors and locals at nearly 30 New York City hotels. With rates of $100, $200 and $300 available at a variety of properties, some of which typically charge upwards of $500 a night, the savings are substantial.  The reduced […]