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CDC downgrades Mexico travel warning - USA Today
The Travel Health Warning recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico, which went into effect April 27, is "downgraded to a Travel Health Precaution for Mexico," the health agency said Friday in a bulletin on its website....
FBI supoenas former NC Gov. Easley's travel records -
By J. Andrew Curliss The FBI issued a subpoena to the state Highway Patrol on Friday, ordering the agency to produce all records related to private air travel of the Easley family. The request is made as part of a grand jury investigation, according to...
Sector Snap: Airlines fall on fresh demand worries - Forbes
It expects domestic travel to drop 7 percent to 171 million passengers, and international travel to fall 6 percent to 24 million passengers. ATA President and Chief Executive James May said that even with traffic down, the airplanes that are still...
Orbitz launches petition drive to end Cuba travel ban - Los Angeles Times
A new website enables people to petition the US government to end restrictions on travel to Cuba, a prized, but off-limits, destination for the travel industry. By Julie Johnsson Blending commerce with politics, Orbitz Worldwide has launched a campaign...
Travel + Leisure's site offers getaway options - San Francisco Chronicle
Travel + Leisure magazine has a new weekend getaway tool,, to help you plan your next escape, even if your travel style is fickle. Take the kids or a lover, or leave both at home and take an adventure-laden...
California settles with Internet travel business it accused of ... - Los Angeles Times
Jerry Brown on Thursday reached a legal settlement with a Midwestern Internet travel business that the state had accused of running "an elaborate pyramid scheme." The company, YTB International Inc. of Wood River, Ill., agreed to pay $1 million in...
How to ensure safe, smooth travel for pets - San Francisco Chronicle
Try to choose a less-hectic time to travel to avoid stress on your animal. Weekdays are ideal. -- If you are flying during the summer and your pet is traveling in cargo, try to schedule the flight in the early morning or evening, when temperatures are...
TRAVEL: Cars remain the popular option for holiday travel - Tonawanda News
Despite a recent spike in gasoline prices, American travelers are expected this year to turn to their cars more often for summer travel. Travel bargains are expected to help more Americans decide to take a trip that may have been put off last year by...
Bay to Breakers competitors travel from all over the world - San Jose Mercury News
Some of the world's best athletes will be competing in the 98th annual Bay to Breakers 12k marathon in San Francisco on Sunday. Defending women's champion Lineth Chepkurui, 21, from Kenya ran the fastest 10 miles in the world this year and will be...
Web users: Avoid travel update overkill - United Press International
"When people travel, everything is exciting and new, so they have a tendency to tweet about mundane things that they otherwise wouldn't in the US," he said. Sundwall said he stayed away from Twitter during his recent week-long vacation in Hawaii....


Statue dedicated to the traveller in Oviedo, Spain.

Travel is the change in location of people on a trip through the means of transport from one location to another. Travel is most commonly for recreation (as part of tourism or to visit friends and family), for business or for commuting; but may be for numerous other reasons, such as migration, fleeing war, etc. Travel may occur by walking or human-powered mode, or through mechanical vehicles, either as private or public transport.

Travel may be local, regional, national or international. In some countries, non-local internal travel may require an internal passport, while international travel typically requires a passport and visa.

The word originates from the Middle English word travailen ("to toil"), which comes from the Anglo-French word travailler ("travail"). A person who travels is called a traveler (US) or traveller (UK).

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses and financial (such as money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments) and other losses incurred while traveling, either within one's own country, or internationally.

Temporary travel insurance can usually be arranged at the time of the booking of a trip to cover exactly the duration of that trip, or a more extensive, continuous insurance can be purchased from travel insurance companies, travel agents or directly from travel suppliers such as cruiselines or tour operators. However, travel insurance purchased from travel suppliers tends to be less inclusive than insurance offered by insurance companies.

Travel insurance often offers coverage for a variety of travelers. Student travel, business travel, leisure travel, adventure travel, cruise travel, and international travel are all various options that can be insured.

Some travel policies will also provide cover for additional costs, although these vary widely between providers.

Usually, the insurers cover pregnancy related expenses, if the travel occurs within the first trimester. After that, insurance coverage varies from insurer to insurer.

Travel insurance can also provide helpful services, often 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that can include concierge services and emergency travel assistance.

Typically travel insurance for the duration of a journey costs approximately 5-7% of the cost of the trip.

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Travel Channel

Travel Channel HD logo

The Travel Channel is a cable television network that features documentaries and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world. Programming has included shows in African animal safaris, tours of grand hotels, and visits to significant cities and towns, with recent programming putting an emphasis on how the rich travel and on "haunted" destinations, like Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures.

It was launched by Trans World Airlines in 1987, presumably to boost airline attendance, subsequently being sold to Landmark Communications, owner of The Weather Channel, and later Paxson Communications. Discovery bought 70% of the network in 1997, acquiring the rest in 1999. In May 2007, Discovery sold Travel Channel to Cox Enterprises subsidiary Cox Communications as part of a larger multi-billion dollar transaction. However, Discovery Communications still distributes the channel under Discovery Networks.

In the United States, the Travel Channel is available in 89 million homes.

In countries where a totally separate Travel Channel based in the UK operates, the Discovery Travel Channel operates as Discovery Travel & Living.

Travel Channel launched a mobile web service and GPS-capable downloads for mobile devices in June, 2008.

The Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Travel Channel HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of Travel Channel that launched on January 14, 2008. It is available nationwide on Dish Network, and regionally on Verizon FiOs, and other cable systems.

The Travel Channel's logo has undergone a series of minor changes.

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Source : Wikipedia