A rush of tourists to Iceland has forced the country’s state-owned airport operator to rip up its passenger traffic projections as record numbers of visitors descend on the island of hot springs, volcanoes and waterfalls.
The Keflavik International Airport, the entry point for almost all tourists to the country, is working on a roughly $1 billion-expansion to accommodate the crush of travelers and airlines that need more space at what’s becoming one of Europe’s hottest airports.
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For children of the mid-1990s, Disney’s new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories of a magical time of toys and make-believe. And for everyone else, the new theme park land offers a whimsical experience from the moment a nearly 20-foot (6-meter) statue of Sheriff Woody welcomes guests as if they are honorary toys in Andy’s backyard.
“We are welcoming everyone who has ever dreamed of being a part of their own ’Toy Story,’” said Bob Chapek, Disney’s chairman of parks, experiences and consumer products, speaking Friday at an opening ceremony.
The new 11-acre land inspired by the movie “Toy Story” opens to the public Saturday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios just outside Orlando.
While you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the world who’s uttered the words, “I love going to the airport,” the pain of air travel only increases for families traveling with young children. The joys of parenthood do not include lugging around your weight in extra gear while cranky children are in tow.
To make travel a little easier this summer, Air Canada is rolling out several new family-friendly services specially designed for customers with young children.
For one, the airline and its subsidiary brands, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express, will offer dedicated check-in counters for families at all its major hub airports. The airline is also offering families complimentary seat selection, so they can keep the whole group together onboard the aircraft.
If you’re heading away for the Fourth of July holiday, AAA says you won’t be alone.
AAA predicts nearly 47 million people will be hitting the roads, rails and skies for Independence Day.
They said it’s the highest numbers in 20 years.