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A combination of natural beauty and unusual animals lures thousands of tourists to the Galapagos Islands each year. Those tourists spend money, which draws people from the mainland to the islands to serve the tourists. The increase in permanent residents and tourists is destroying the area, and local government officials and conservationists are scrambling to do something about it.
On a recent flight, travel writer Laurie Berger discovered that the assumption that you must have identification to board a flight is not necessarily true. "The Transportation Security Administration doesn't advertise it. And few travelers know about it. But it's possible to fly domestically, even if your ID is lost, stolen, expired or forgotten. You'll just have to through additional security," Berger writes.
According to Fernando Bonilla, the executive director of the San Juan Port Authority, San Juan has upgraded two piers so they can accommodate large cruise ships. "The cruise industry continues to evolve towards larger ships with more passenger capacity. ... We aim to be at the forefront of this in order to continue to supply the market's needs, to continue to be a top destination for cruise lines, and to continue to strengthen the tourist industry," Bonilla said.
About 75% of the 1,600 TripAdvisor users surveyed said they believed destinations affected by the 2004 tsunami, including Thailand, India, Indonesia's Sumatra and Sri Lanka, were safe enough to visit. The survey also found that while more people will factor in the possibility of tsunamis when planning a trip, travelers also feel more aware of what to look for and what to do than they did before 2004.
Airlines canceled flights through the Denver airport ahead of a blizzard that is expected to dump up to two feet of snow on the city, but United Airlines said it planned to operate a full schedule at noon Friday, weather permitting. The area is still recovering from a severe storm last week that shut down the airport for nearly two days.