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01/17

US National Parks Break All-Time Visitors Record for Third Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, national parks in the United States hit a record-high number of visitors in 2016, but the increase in traffic has also resulted in more congestion at the parks and more guests misbehaving.

01/12

Ask the Captain: Safe landings on short runways
Question: Can a larger aircraft land on a shorter than recommended runway in an emergency? What tactics would a pilot use — slower approach speed, maximum reverse thrust, brakes to the firewall, etc. — to execute this?

01/10

The Best Apple Watch Apps for Travel
If you were among the lucky ones who recently received an Apple Watch as a gift, you may still be figuring out what exactly it can do for you. When it comes to travel, there are dozens of watch apps that can make your journey run a little smoother.

01/06

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Multiple people killed, suspect in custody
Multiple people were killed in a shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.

12/29

The Traveler Newsletter December 2016
An informational bulletin on security, medical, and travel related issues

12/28

The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Travel Guide
If you’re one of those folks who just wish 2016 would go away already, you’re not alone. This year has been a domino effect of gloom, with the weight of the elections, an increasingly fragile global sentiment and continuous threats to travel.

12/22

These Are the Best Wine Regions for 2017
Where will the best wine regions be in 2017? Conde Nast Traveler checked in with some of the world’s top sommeliers to find out where they recommend traveling to.

12/20

Did you know?
A record 103 million Americans – an increase of 1.5% from 2015 are expected to travel during the peak holiday season between December 23rd and January 2nd according to AAA.   

12/19

Officials confirm at least nine dead after vehicle crashed into Christmas market
Security: UPDATE 1: Officials confirm at least nine dead and more than 50 injured after vehicle crashed into Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 19. Avoid the area.

12/15

Winter Travel
With the various weather alerts happening throughout the world, traveling during winter months seems like it comes with its own set of rules. Because roads can be slick and icy, it's best to use extreme caution when hitting the roads or air - just as in any type of severe weather event. 

12/13

US Department of Transportation Improving Flights for Passengers with Disabilities
On Monday, the United States Department of Transportation announced a new agreement to improve the accessibility of bathrooms on single-aisle airplanes and of in-flight entertainment.

12/08

Five tips to avoid stress while traveling during the holidays
“There’s no place like home for the holidays.” For some, home is a short drive, while for others it can be a long trip. As the holiday season approaches, planning travel to visit family and friends can lead to added stress and anxiety.

12/07

Survivors unlikely after Pakistan International Airlines (PK) Flight 661 crashes near Havelian, Pakistan
This alert affects Islamabad and began 07 Dec 2016 14:37 GMT and is scheduled to expire 08 Dec 2016 23:59 GMT.

12/06

Meet Bette Nash: She might just be the world's oldest serving flight attendant
For nearly six decades, Bette Nash has been sharing her contagious smile with the world -- from 30,000 feet. This makes it quite possible that she's the world's most senior flight attendant, still flying. At 80 years of age, it's safe to say she's seen it all, and served them all.

12/01

Buzz Aldrin Is Medically Evacuated From Antarctica
Buzz Aldrin's evacuation from a remote part of the world display's the importance of having an excellent travel assistance plan. If he was an Assist America member, every aspect of his evacuation would have been arranged and paid for by us.

11/30

Airline Strike
Airline strikes, or threats of strikes, happen all over the world almost every day.  Most are resolved fairly quickly but even with that said, a daylong disruption can wreak havoc on travel plans.

11/29

You'll Soon Be Able to Experience Your Favorite Nintendo Games at 3 Universal Resorts
Universal is teaming up with Nintendo to bring a nostalgic treat to its theme parks in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood. The new immersive attractions will give visitors “the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure,” immersing them in popular Nintendo games.

11/23

Happy Thanksgiving from Assist America
George Washington initially set the date of Thanksgiving on October 3, calling the celebration the ‘National Thanksgiving Proclamation.’ After this, the date of Thanksgiving in the United States, varied depending with each state scheduled its own holiday, some as early as October and others as late as January and was largely unknown in the American South.

11/22

Tsunami Safety Tips
With the recent earthquake in Japan and the possibility of a tsunami occurring, understanding what a Tsumani is and how best to prepare is key information.

11/10

WATCH: The Jetkids Bedbox Transforms from Suitcase to Cot
The last thing you want to see on an airplane is a passenger turning their respective seat into an actual bed. That is, unless, that passenger happens to be an adorable child.