An Update from the WIT Blog

At Willamette Intl Travel, our agents are working to accommodate the needs of our clients in this time of crisis. We’re getting people home, rebooking canceled travel plans, and providing personalized customer service. If you’re a client and need to rebook your travel plans, please reach your travel agent at 503-224-0180. We have a 24/7Continue reading “An Update from the WIT Blog”

Travel News: New USS Arizona Memorial

Updates from the Travel News vector! Every week we feature the latest in industry and traveler-friendly news. So you can stay up to date with the world of travel.  Domestic News In the growing trend of kid-friendly themed hotels, Cartoon Network has just opened up a hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 165-room hotel sits onContinue reading “Travel News: New USS Arizona Memorial”

Travel News: Disney World’s Epcot Gets an Update

We’re back with more exciting travel industry news, and the latest travel articles to get you inspired.  Some Destinations and Airlines are looking to make major developments in 2020:  Puerto Rico is going all out with a new high-tech entertainment district, El Distrito. Just two years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, the District willContinue reading “Travel News: Disney World’s Epcot Gets an Update”

Travel News: Sustainability is the Hot Topic in Tourism

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. The travel industry is prepping for the holiday season, as we all are. This means food, decorations, and dreaming about travel in the new year. Cruise shipsContinue reading “Travel News: Sustainability is the Hot Topic in Tourism”

Travel News: How to Deal with Thanksgiving Traffic

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. How To – The week before Thanksgiving, as tradition dictates, is full of travel tips and survival How-tos. Good thinking, as it will be reportedly theContinue reading “Travel News: How to Deal with Thanksgiving Traffic”

Should You Visit Japan in the Winter?

Spoiler Alert: You Should!  The Land of the Rising Sun rarely disappoints, regardless of the season you visit. In the Spring, there are cherry blossoms, in the summer, festivals galore. The autumn is a melodious eruption of colors with the changing leaves and the winter–well, Tokyo brings in stylish events and warm, fairytale lights throughoutContinue reading “Should You Visit Japan in the Winter?”

Travel News: Yes, An Epic Around-The-World Train Trip Actually Exists!

Welcome to the weekly installment of Travel News, where we look back at this week’s articles and essays and what’s going on in the world of trips and tours. Take a Train Around the World Train enthusiasts around the world can see 15 countries across 4 continents in an epic 57 days. Beginning in Chicago,Continue reading “Travel News: Yes, An Epic Around-The-World Train Trip Actually Exists!”

Travel News: The Top Destinations for 2020 Are…

1,300 Travel Advisors did a Survey on Top Destinations for 2020 Virtuoso’s Luxe Report surveyed 1,300 travel advisors from agencies around the world, revealing everything you need to know about travel in 2020:  Top travel trends are 1) multigenerational travel, 2) authenticity, 3) active or adventure trips, 4) family travel (immediate family) and 5) celebrationContinue reading “Travel News: The Top Destinations for 2020 Are…”

Travel News: USS Arizona Memorial to Re-Open

USS Arizona Memorial In Hawaii Finally Set To Re-Open EtN reports “the National Park Service is excited to welcome our visitors back to the USS Arizona Memorial very soon,” said Pearl Harbor National Memorial Acting Superintendent Steve Mietz.  The sunken battleship memorial, one of the most visited attractions in the state, sees 4,000 to 5,000Continue reading “Travel News: USS Arizona Memorial to Re-Open”

Travel News: Delta, Paris, the Future of Travel and More

Delta Brings First-Class Touches to Main Cabin Main Cabin passengers traveling on international routes with Delta Air Lines will soon have an elevated experience as the airline is introducing a reinvented service with First Class touches starting in November. The experience is to begin from boarding, with flight attendants greeting guests both at the gateContinue reading “Travel News: Delta, Paris, the Future of Travel and More”

Travel News: Europe Reaches Peak Temperatures

Europe Reaches Peak Temperatures The countries of Austria / Belgium / Czech Republic / Denmark / France / Germany / Hungary / Luxembourg / Netherlands / Switzerland / United Kingdom / Italy are expected to experience high temperatures as a heat wave sweeps across Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,Continue reading “Travel News: Europe Reaches Peak Temperatures”

Travel News: Iceland, Jerusalem, Kilimanjaro

Jerusalem’s Old City Now Accessible For Wheelchair Users  Jerusalem’s Old City is many things: sacred to three major faiths, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and now, wheelchair accessible. After a decade of work that involved multiple private and public organizations in Israel, the city unveiled a comprehensive effort to make the Old City’s narrow alleywaysContinue reading “Travel News: Iceland, Jerusalem, Kilimanjaro”

Travel News: Airbus Celebrates 50 Years and More

Airbus Celebrates 50 Years Airlineratings reports Airbus has launched a global campaign celebrating the company’s 50 year anniversary, showcasing key moments of pioneering progress throughout the past five decades. The campaign began by marking 50 years since the French Minister of Transport, Jean Chamant and the German Minister of Economic Affairs, Karl Schiller, signed anContinue reading “Travel News: Airbus Celebrates 50 Years and More”

Princess Cruises’ Ocean Medallion – What is it, and is it Worth It?

She set sail from Los Angeles on the Royal Princess down to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. She also had a chance to try out the new Ocean Medallion. Read on for her insider tips on how to use this new device. The Royal Princess is a beautiful ship, voted the Most Popular CruiseContinue reading “Princess Cruises’ Ocean Medallion – What is it, and is it Worth It?”

Travel News: Tanzania Plans Cable Car for Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania Plans Cable Car For Mount Kilimanjaro Reuters reports Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company. Around 50,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro annually. A cable car could increase tourist numbers by 50%Continue reading “Travel News: Tanzania Plans Cable Car for Mount Kilimanjaro”

Travel News: Archaeological Discovery In Egypt

Archaeological Discovery In Egypt To Boost Tourism Travel Wire News reports in a major archaeological discovery, Egypt on Saturday unveiled the tomb of a Fifth Dynasty official adorned with colorful reliefs and well-preserved inscriptions. The tomb, near Saqqara, a vast necropolis south of Cairo, belongs to a senior official named Khuwy who is believed toContinue reading “Travel News: Archaeological Discovery In Egypt”

The Government Shutdown is Affecting Your Airport

The Government Shutdown is Beginning to Bite Tourism TSA screeners are now calling in sick with much more regularity. At least three airports–Miami, Houston/Intercontinental and Washington/Dulles–are closing some TSA checkpoints and redirecting passengers. – Miami: afternoon closures on Concourse G.– Houston: Terminal B closures.– Dulles: West Mezzanine closures. It’s to be expected that more closuresContinue reading “The Government Shutdown is Affecting Your Airport”

Top Destinations You Should Keep Your Eye on in 2019

Happy New Year Everyone! We at Willamette Intl Travel had a fantastic 2018, and we’re excited to see what our 42nd year in business will have in store for us and our clients! We’ve taken a survey among our agents of which of the best value destinations you should be keeping your eye on forContinue reading “Top Destinations You Should Keep Your Eye on in 2019”

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