The city's increasing popularity as a cruise port is prompting officials to consider expanding port facilities. Improvements would include expanding the terminal to accommodate large crowds of passengers and renovating another pier to allow two cruise ships to use the port at once.
Lovers of white wine will find plenty to please the palate in the French town of Chablis. In addition to enjoying the distinctively flavored wines the local soil produces, visitors will be close to the Loire Valley, Champagne and other famous wine making regions.
Trains, flights and ferries were canceled or delayed in France and Britain today as massive strikes took place throughout both countries. French transportation was especially hard-hit, and the U.S. State Department warned Americans to avoid demonstrations in France because police responses have included the use of tear gas.
A deal reached by Sabre and Amadeus to share airline content in case a carrier drops out of one GDS violates Continental Airlines' contract with both distributors, the carrier warned corporate clients. American Airlines has issued a similar warning.
Though the Czech Foreign Ministry states on its Web site that visitors must show proof on entering the country that they have at least $35,000 worth of medical coverage, the EU says the requirement only applies to non-EU visitors who plan to stay longer than 90 days and are seeking a visa. The American Society of Travel Agents warned attendees of its International Destination Expo in Prague that Czech officials might require proof of insurance.