Travel news is what’s buzzing around out there in the world. In recent times, because of the Internet it seems like anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can publish news about pretty much anything. There are a few ways to tell if something is true or not. For instance, I never believed for a moment that the moon was going to come crashing down just so my kids could go on vacation… I checked it out and sure enough it wasn’t true.
Another thing since sliced is when you are out looking for a good place to visit, you may run into a travel agency that advertises itself as the best place to visit by saying so many people have already used their services. The first thing to do is ask yourself, “Have I done this before?” Remember that people who travel a lot have likely been to this travel agency before. That alone is a good sign.
There are several things that travel agents publish to keep customers informed about. The travel industry is a very competitive business and competition helps to keep prices low. Many publications will not only include travel news items but also local news and sports. You may find that there are some travel articles in your local newspaper that are written by staff members of these publications. It pays to read travel publications because at times they include advertising for other local businesses and they may be priced lower than comparable publications.
There are many websites that publish travel news and information. One of them is the official U.S. Department of State’s website. Not only does the site have travel news but it has a whole page dedicated to foreign travel. On the Foreign Relations page of the site you can find travel alerts. These alerts are not based on popularity but rather are posted by government agencies to let citizens know what is going on abroad.
There are also travel newsletters published by agencies around the country. These newsletters may be sent twice a month or weekly and they are generally mailed to you free of charge. The travel newsletters usually include travel tips and advice that the agency members are not authorized to share. You can sign up for free trials so you can receive updates from your travel agent before signing up with the agency. The newsletter will provide you with up to date travel news and advice.
You may also find a travel website with newsletters, a message board that is specifically for travelers and information about all travel related topics. Travel Watch is one website that is devoted entirely to providing news and information on all aspects of travel. You can sign up for their free newsletter so you will always be informed about the latest travel news. If you are a frequent traveler you may also consider subscribing to a travel magazine because they also publish travel related issues.