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January 31, 2012

All images by Greg Gross and property of I’m Black and I Travel unless otherwise identified. All rights reserved. The Los Angeles Times Travel Show is history for 2012. Lots to tell you about. It’s been a busy January — two major travel trade shows in the Los Angeles area two weeks apa.../ ➝

January 29, 2012

The Los Angeles Times Travel show wraps up today at the LA Convention Center. Check here through the day for a running account of the happenings down on the floor. 10:18a Sundays are usually slower than Saturdays at these shows, but if the number of folks who came streaming into the show as late as .../ ➝

January 28, 2012

The Los Angeles Convention Center becomes a vortex of travel knowledge this weekend. Check here through the day for a running account of the happenings down on the floor. It’s going to be hectic. Day 1 always is. And it starts of with IBIT having to make a critical choice. The Godfather of Tra.../ ➝

January 27, 2012

Los Angeles is set to kick off its second major travel trade show in two weeks. They’re gonna make me lose my MIND up in here! You’ve heard of Star Wars, Storage Wars, Shipping Wars, even Monster Bug Wars. To that semi-illustrious list, you can now add: Los Angeles Travel Show Wars. The .../ ➝

January 26, 2012

On Bessie Coleman’s birthday, in the week that Red Tails is blowing up at the box office, I get to tell that the world’s largest airline has named a black man as one of its chief pilots. Today is a VERY good day. United Air Lines, which lays claim to being the largest airline in [&hellip.../ ➝

January 26, 2012

Travel expert Pauline Frommer was in Long Beach for the recent Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show. What follows is from her public presentation at the show. If the name Pauline Frommer rings a bell with you, it might be because she’s the daughter of the man I call the Godfather of Travel,.../ ➝

January 25, 2012

Pauline Frommer recently sat down with IBIT in Long Beach for an exclusive, brief but wide-ranging interview. Her father, the famed Arthur Frommer, will be at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show this weekend: Q. With this being an Olympic year in London, would this be a good year to bypass Western Eur.../ ➝

January 24, 2012

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media THE WORLD IS TRAVELING According to the UN’s World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide is on pace to hit 1 billion this year. Overall, international tourism was up 4.../ ➝

January 23, 2012

Two more bodies found, bringing the death toll to 15. The possible presence of unregistered passengers on board could push the final tally higher. And that’s not all. Poring through the various news media reports, here’s where things stand with the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia: BO.../ ➝

January 18, 2012

[portfolio_slideshow] Images courtesy of Dreamstime.com The Costa Concordia disaster is proof that stupidity is the most powerful force in the universe. The body count isn’t even finished yet from the half–sunk, half–capsized Costa Concordia, but the cruise industry is already coun.../ ➝