The husband of an obese woman who died shortly after being denied a seat on a flight back to New York from Hungary has settled his $6 million lawsuit with the responsible airlines. A new taxi service for women by women is launching in New York next week. Russia threatens to close its airspace if EU adopts further sanctions. The U.S. and Britian will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak. Webjet officialy launches cruise products on it Australian and New Zealand websites. Vist World Footprints for more news and information. Follow us on all social networks @WorldFootprints
World Footprints Travel Report- 09/08/14
Sep 8, 2014 |
Hikers and visitors to Yosemite National Park are asked to leave specific areas so firefighters can work. Chinese tourist still missing after vanishing from Queenstown, NZ two weeks ago. Tourist police in Thailand launch new safety app. North Korea to put American tourist on trial. Park City Mountain Resort ordered to pay $17.5 million in order to operate ski resort this winter. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report -09/05/14
Sep 5, 2014 |
Monsoon rains kill 40 people in Pakistan. South Africa prepares to implement new travel rules for children. Pretzel may be in short supply for Oktoberfest as bakers consider striking. Azamara Club Cruises adds and removes certain incentives to loyal program. Virgin America spreading its wings to new cities. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/29/14
Aug 29, 2014 |
A volcano erupts in South Pacific and diverts flights. The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open to public on evening of the attacks' anniversary. Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 as part of budget overhaul. A passenger on American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris that caused divertion has been charged in federal court. Showboat Casino is scheduled to closed its doors permanently this weekend. Budget carrier Ryanair begins offer business-class tickets. Visit World Footprints for more news and information. Happy Labor Day!
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/28/14
Aug 28, 2014 |
World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak could exceed 20,000. Gun tourism is rising in the U.S. Two pilots will embark on a two-week, 49-state flight to raise awareness about local airports. A serial airline jumper is arrested in Phoenix for trying to sneak on another plane. Celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tie the knot in France. Visit World Footprints for more news and information throughout the day.
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/12/14
Aug 12, 2014 |
British Foreign office softens its stance on previous travel warning to Palestinian cities. US Customs and Border Protection to launch the first Mobile Passport Control to expedite entry process to US. A Polish couple falls to their death on cliff in Portugal while taking a "selfie". British Airways offers virtual comfort animals to nervous fliers. Two 2015 sailings to Japan on Celebrity Millennium have been canceled. For more news and information visit World Footprints (www.WorldFootprints.com).
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/8/14
Aug 8, 2014 |
Airlines and hotels are allowing changes and cancelations on Hawaii due to Hurricane Iselle. American Airlines will eliminate full meals for first-class passengers on short flights. Moscow imposes ban on meat, dairy and poultry from the United States, European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. Marriott International's loyalty program joins with Etihad Airways loyalty program. United Airiines customers can check in for international flights using their iOS and Adroid mobile devices. Have a wonderful weekend. For more news and information visit WorldFootprints.com.
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/7/14
Aug 7, 2014 |
British Airways suspending flights to Sierre Leone and Liberia until the end of month. Three U.S. tourists complain about $60 bill for ice cream in Rome. U.S. Department of Transportation extends deadline to comment on rule regarding disclosure fees. Travelers to Thailand adviced not to carry a copy of George Orwell's novel "1984" Visit World Footprints for more news and information throughout the day.
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/6/14
Aug 6, 2014 |
Russian officials considering restricting or prohibiting European carriers from crossing Russian airspace. Obama Administration busted for sending young Latin Americans into Cuba for political purposes. Crystal Cruises cancels calls to Israel on September 2015 Serenity's itinerary. Philadelphia International Airport offers low-impact exercize equipment throughout airport. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information throughout the day.
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/5/14
Aug 5, 2014 |
Tropical Storm Bertha forces Carnival Cruise Line to modify itineraries. Second American worker infect with Ebola arrives in the U.S. Fertility tourism is another form of human trafficking and it is on the rise. Chinese travelers can travel to ReUnion Island visa-free. Charleston, S.C. voted friendliest city in America. Today is National Underwear Day. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 8/01/14
Aug 1, 2014 |
A second elephant in South Africa has been killed for its tusks. International aviation task force to be formed to evaluate flying over conflict zones. Celebrity Cruises' Eclipse will undergo major refurbishment next April. American Eagle plane makes an emergency landing after smoke appears in cockpit. Thomson Airways flying all long-haul flights using Boeing 787. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/31/14
Jul 31, 2014 |
World Aviation Agency says they must act fact to contain spread of Ebola virus. U.S. Transportation Agency will pay up to $15,000 in awards to individuals who offer the best ideas for handling airport lines. Entries accepted through August 15, 2014 at www.InnoCentive.com. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/30/14
Jul 30, 2014 |
The body of a young boy of unknown nationality is found in the air wheel of a miliary plane at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. U.S. luxury cruise operator announces climate change cruise in the Arctic. Civil liberty groups criticize new tracking system at Helsinki Airport. Zanibar's travel and tourism industry may be dying at hands of government. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/29/14
Jul 29, 2014 |
Carnival Cruise Line will roam AT&T Stadium to offer giveaways to tailgaters to Dallas Cowboy fans. Virgin America announced it's intention to go public. Celebrity Cruises cancels January 4, 2015 Eastern Caribbean sailing. Un-Cruise Adventures to visit Galapagos Islands in 2016. AmaWaterways celebrates christening of newest ship. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/28/14
Jul 28, 2014 |
Salt Lake Comic-Con organizers receive cease and desist order from San Diego Comic Con. Tripolis International Airport under fire over control between two militias. Malaysian Airlines set for brand overhaul. Today marks the centenary of the First World War. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/25/14
Jul 25, 2014 |
Weather may have been a factor in the crash of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday in the northern Mali desert with 116 on board. Israeli defense forces intercepted a missile over Eilat - a popular resort on the Red Sea, which is under fire for the second time in 17 days as Israeli counter-terrorist forces battle against Gaza Strip militants. German tourist shot dead in Kenya. Carnival Cruises partners with Dallas Cowboys to boost Texas presence. Washington, DC welcomes Silver Line Metrorail extension Saturday, opening shopping and hotels options to area travelers.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/24/14
Jul 24, 2014 |
US Federal Aviation Administration extends ban on US airline flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel. US Senate committee authorized legislation that will keep Brand USA in business. TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan kills 47 people and injures 11. Donald Trump traveled to Washington, DC for groundbreaking ceremony for his new luxury hotel that will be housed in historic Old Post Office. Work is underway on billion dollar upgrade to Salt Lake City International Airport. For more news and information visit WorldFootprints.com.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/23/14
Jul 23, 2014 |
US Transportation Secretary says that intelligence and security teams constantly review threats to passenger planes. Hundreds of flights to and from eastern China canceled or delays on Monday and more disruptions are expected. Current situation in Israel and Palestine also killing travel and tourism on both sides. Great White shark sightings draw more tourists to Cape Cod. Sign in Waterville, Irleand cafe proclaiming "No Bus/Coach or Loud Americans allowed" draws criticism. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/22/14
Jul 22, 2014 |
Earthquake rocks Fiji, no tsunami warnings triggered. Fiji Airways introduces Paradise Pass for unlimited domestic travel. Malaysian Airlines may face bankruptcy. United Nations Security Council deliberates the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Arizona's Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau rebuffs rumours that the London Bridge could be bulldozed. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/21/14
Jul 21, 2014 |
Pro-Moscow rebels piled bodies of dead passengers from Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Tourists in Paris caught in banned pro-Palestinian protest. Gunmen carried out attack on Kabul International Airport causing temporary suspension of operations. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum obtains full United Nations War Crimes Commission archive. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news, information and travel tips.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/15/14
Jul 15, 2014 |
Jewish shops in Paris beling ransacked by supporters of Palestinians living in Gaza. Death of a puppy killed by hotel workers in Cyprus sets off international animal rights protest. Conservationists in Kenya concerned over decline of tourism over terrorist attacks. Copa Airlines launches service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama City, Panama. Visit World Footprints (www.WorldFootprints.com) for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/14/14
Jul 14, 2014 |
Hamas issues threats to airlines flying into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. South African tourism officials concerned about new rules aimed at tackling child trafficking. New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Line sign five year agreement to sail from the port. Air New Zealand to become the first airline to fly the "stretch" Boeing Dreamliner. Congrats to World Cup champs Germany. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/11/14
Jul 11, 2014 |
AIDA Cruises dropping Israel calls following shrapnel incident. Russian tourist threatened by Balinese gang member following massage from transvestiite. Air Canada announces new direct flights to Panama. TripAdvisor launches offline feature for smartphones. Wiener Library to open exhibit examining role of Jewish soldiers to German Army during World War One. Royal Caribbean to be first cruise line to parner with Google. Visit World Footprints for more news and information. Follow us @WorldFootprints
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/10/14
Jul 10, 2014 |
Carnival Cruise Lines will ban smoking on cabin balconies. Cruise line hit with shrapnel in Israel. TSA fee hike goes into effect this month. Security breach at Australia's Brisbane airport forces closure. World's tallest water slide opens to public today. Mall of the World being planned in Dubai. Visit World Footprints for more news and information. (www.WorldFootprints.com)
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/09/14
Jul 9, 2014 |
US no longer allowing iPhones, Samsung Galaxys or other uncharged mobile devices on planes. Italy approves the toward of Costa Concordia to Genoa. Norwegian budget carrier charges high fees for blankets and other amenities on London to New York flights. "A Streetcar Names Desire" is returning to London stage. Glamping is one of hottest trends in sustainable travel. Visit World Footprints (www.WorldFootprints.com) for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/08/14
Jul 8, 2014 |
Qatar Airways adds Dallas/Ft. Worth to its network. Russian tourist is murdered in Kenya and causes concern over tourists safety. India experiencing exciting growth in tourism. Disney inspired Ratatouille to open at Disneyland Paris. Travel & Leisure Magazine announced results of annual "World's Best Awards" survey. Visit World Footprints for more news and information. www.WorldFootprints.com
World Footprints Travel Report - 7/07/14
Jul 7, 2014 |
U.S. Homeland Security calls for more security at overseas airports. Japan lifts some sanctions as North Korea investigates disappearance of Japanese citizens. New budget flight from London to New York offers inexpensive direct fares. Singapore Airlines offers free passes for any two of its nine tourist hotspots. Tom Bradley terminal at LAX receives upscale OneWorld lounge. SilverSea plans another epic world cruise for 2016. Visit World Footprints for more news and information. (www.WorldFootprints.com)
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/27/14
Jun 27, 2014 |
Thousands of travelers delays due to French air traffic controllers strike. Boeing given recommendations on approvements for its 777 aircraft. Federal judge orders government to revise post-Sept 11 no-fly list. New hover car test is planned for Tel Aviv. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/25/14
Jun 25, 2014 |
Gunmen killed one passenger and injured two others during landing of Pakistani Ailrines. US Safety investigators concluded that pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214 were responsible for the crash last year. Four subway stations in Cairo fell under attack this morning. Indian passenger train derails, killing four people. Emirates to begin flying A380 yets to Houston and San Francisco. Join World Footprints on iHeart Radio and follow us on your favorite social network.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/23/14
Jun 23, 2014 |
Laser light impairs US Airways pilot landing at LAX. National Park Serivce banning drones. Ryanair unveils new family program. Air India launches direct flights between India and Italy. Tourism Malaysia hosts Islamic Tourism conference. World Footprints picked up by iHeart Radio. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/20/14
Jun 20, 2014 |
A late traveler triggered the alarm at London City Airport causing full-scale evacuation. JetBlue adding two new routes to Florida from Washington, DC. Cruise ships in Alaska have speed limit imposed to save whales. Delta Air Lines offering flat seats on JFK-LAX route. P&O Cruises increases gratuity. World Footprints is now available on iHeart Radio! Download the app and take us with you on the road.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/17/14
Jun 16, 2014 |
Follow the latest FIFA victories at FIFA.com/worldcup - USA defeats Ghana 2-1. Kenya Tourism says that no international tourists were impacted or injured during latest terrorist attack this past weekend. Nineteen Chinese and foreign cities sign tourism declaration to promote Silk Road. Holiday Inn to open hotel in Belarus. Crowne Plaza to open hotel in Borjomi, Georgia. World Footprints will soon be featured on iHeart Radio. Visit WorldFootprints.com for more news and information. Follow us on twitter @WorldFootprints. Happy Birthday to World Footprints co-host, Ian Fitzpatrick.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/16/14
Jun 16, 2014 |
Unruly passenger causes a JetBlue flight to divert to Detroit. Qatar Airways offering non-stop service between Middle East and Miami, Florida. Kenya Airways launches direct flights to Abuja, Nigeria. World Legacy Awards call for entries announced. English tourist plunges to her death in Portugal. World Footprints broadcasts will soon be heard on iHeart Radio. Visit World Footprints (www.WorldFootprints.com) for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/13/14
Jun 13, 2014 |
Austrian air traffic controllers lost 13 planes off the radar last week. Fifty-seven people were injured in high-speed Macau ferry crash. Taxi drivers across Europe striking in protest against Uber. Metropolitan Museum of Art announces new interactive exhibit. Hurrican Cristina weakens to Category 2. Visit World Footprints for more news and follow @WorldFootprints on your favorite social network.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/12/14
Jun 12, 2014 |
TSA plans to screen checked baggage based on ownership. United Airlines switching to "revenue-based" system for its frequent-flier program. Royal Caribbean leaving New Orleans for Asia. Subway strike in Sao Paulo averted by airport worker strike continued. FIFA World Cup kicks off today. Hurricane Cristina strengthens to Category 3. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/11/14
Jun 11, 2014 |
Hurricane Cristina forms off Mexico just south of Manzanillo. American Airlines and US Airways to combine frequent-flier miles and immediately extends other benefits. Twenty more provinces in Thailand have nighttime curfew lifted. Cruise ships restricted to speed in Alaska as humpback whales return. Bear Crylls of "Man vs. Wild" fame, expands his survival academy program to the U.S. Visit World Footprints for more news and information. Follow us @WorldFootprints
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/9/14
Jun 9, 2014 |
The Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for killing travelers in Karachi airport. Rescuers reach a 52-year old German cave researcher in Riesending cave system. Viceroy Hotel Group planning redevelopment of UNESCO site in Cartagena, Colombia. Egyptian authorities levy $25 tax on tourists leaving the country. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas opens new medical clinic and pharmacy. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - June 4,
Jun 4, 2014 |
U.S. health officials advising travelers going to 10 polio-affected countries to get booster shots one month before travel. Thailand lifts curfew for Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui. Mllions of viewers around the country may miss main media event marking 70th anniversary of D-Day. EVA Air expands trans-Pacific routes to North America following delivery of another new Boeing 777. Visit World Footprints for more news and information.
World Footprints Travel Report - 6/2/14
Jun 2, 2014 |
Malaysian police have been searching for a missing British tourist who went missing on the island of Tioman. U.S. State Department advising against nonessential travel to Thailand. U.S. National Park service honoring the LGBT community with historical markers at places of importance to their history. The Saudi Commission for Tourism is cautioning against falling prey to low-cost travel deals. Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates so his son Prince Felipe can become the country's next monarch. Visit World Footprints for more travel and world news and information.
Exploring Laura Plantation
May 21, 2014 |
Louisana's Creole culture and a famed New Orleans' neighborhood share the spotlight on today's show. Our Creole cultural exploration takes us just outside New Orleans to the Old Mississippe River Road where we'll share the story of a Creole family and a plantation named Laura--voted "Best history tour in the USA" by Lonely Planet Travel and a top travel attraction in Louisiana. Laura Plantation, named after Laura Locoul Gore, is an old sugarcane plantation over 200 years old. We experienced life on the plantation as a member of the Locoul family through the voice of one of Laura's decendents, Norman Marmillion. We will also visit Faubourg Treme with filmmaker Dawn Logsdon. Treme is considere...
Women's Voices in Fragile States
May 15, 2014 |
On the occasion of International Press Freedom Day, World Footprints was invited by the United Nations Foundation to attend a powerful event sought to change the narrative and examine women's voices in fragile states and why those voices matter. The UN Foundation co-hosted a distinguished panel which was led by Ambassador Melanne Verveer of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She was joined by Krista Hendry from The Fund for Peace, Amy Slaughter and Yar Ayuel with RefugePoint and award-winning filmmaker Elaisha Stokes. The panel discussed the challenges that women face in fragile states and areas where women are taking the lead in reconcilation. They also examined what ha...