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Philadelphia PA: Exotic Zoo Residents To Visit PHL PDF Print E-mail

If your holiday travels take you through the Philly airport on Tuesday, December 17, from 1 pm to 3 pm, you’re in for a treat. You’ll visit the zoo without leaving the airport.

PHL and the Philadelphia Zoo welcome animal lovers. See Camilla, a three-banded armadillo, Shenandoah, a red-tailed hawk. gold macaws Machu and Picchu and other feathered and furry visitors at the Terminal B-C food court. The airport will also offer free trading cards profiling each animal guest from the zoo.

US Airports Customs Wait Times After Inbound Flights PDF Print E-mail

In addition to the millions of Americans flying during this busy time of year, inbound international travelers can face bothersome delays. Airside Mobile’s Mobile Passport app ranked 25 major U.S. airports based on customs wait lines.

Least incoming delays happened at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Average wait time for U.S. passengers is 4.9 minutes. Average maximum wait time is 18.7 minutes  The longest lines happen at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) where average wait time for arriving U.S. passengers is 13.8 minutes Average maximum wait time there is 44.4 minutes.

Amsterdam, Holland: Too Many Tourists In Red Light District PDF Print E-mail

Concerned city officials may pass laws to ban groups of over 15 visitors wandering there, and eventually forbid tours entirely. They want to prevent overcrowding, but as one city father complained “also because it is not respectful to sex workers. It is outdated to treat sex workers as a tourist attraction.”

The Dutch capital has already banned current so-called free tours, where guides and other locals encourage tourists to join them at the Red Light District for a fee plus a city tax. So, on your next visit to Amsterdam, understand and obey the rules while wandering the sights, streets, hookers and canals.

Check Out 2020 Travel Deals On Bargain Days PDF Print E-mail

Black Friday is November 29, Cyber Monday, December 2 and Travel Tuesday, December 3. Airlines, cruise ships, hotels, railroads and hotels want your business. Be sure to take advantage of those days to make your wanderlust plans for the upcoming season while the reduced prices last.

USA TODAY will keep updating the info daily throughout Thanksgiving week and into the following week. Keep checking the website and others to find the best future travel deals for you. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/deals/2019/11/26/black-friday-cyber-monday-travel-deals-flights-cruises-more

Singapore And France Ban Scooters From Sidewalks PDF Print E-mail

After many accidents and at least one fatality, the Asian city-state popular tourist destination now forbids riding e-scooters on sidewalks. New enforcements say "Those caught riding on e-scooters on footpaths will be liable for a fine of $1,472 (SGD$2000) and, or, jail up to three months.

Scooters are no longer allowed on sidewalks in France, but with more moderate fines for violators at just $150 (135 euros). Many U.S. cities already have bans, but as you can see in the photo, some speeders ignore the law and scoot cluelessly over the sidewalk signs. www.cnn.com/travel/article/singapore-e-scooter-ban-intl-hnk/index


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