Frontier Airlines will begin seasonal service to Liberia, Costa Rica starting Feb. 13 of next year.
Liberia is about four hours northwest of the capital, San Jose, by bus. It is also a jumping off point for beach resorts on the West Coast.
Frontier will operate weekly nonstops... more »
The head of the U.S. Travel Association is proposing that BP set aside $500 million for a marketing campaign to help draw tourists to the Gulf Coast.
Roger Dow makes the proposal in prepared testimony to a House panel looking at the oil spill's impact on tourism. The New... more »
The crude continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas has been hampered by a string of small storms.
Meantime, tar balls have been discovered in Texas, but officials say there's no way to tell if they came... more »
Gooey blobs of oil tar are washing ashore in growing numbers on the white-sand beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore as a slick from the BP spill approaches the Florida Panhandle.
County emergency officials reported that spotters who had been seeing a few tar balls in recent days found... more »
The fight to save the white sand is on in the Florida Panhandle, famous for beaches looking like they're covered with sugar. A slick from the nation's worst oil spill is pushing perilously close and crews on the mainland are doing what they can to limit the catastrophe.
Emergency... more »
Submersible robots are making another risky attempt to control the Gulf oil gusher, while the crude on the surface is spreading.
BP's latest effort involves a set of tools akin to an oversized deli slicer and garden shears to break away the broken riser pipe. Engineers will then try... more »
A U.S. State Department official says U.S and Cuban officials are holding "working level" talks on how to respond to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill that is believed to be dumping some 5,000 barrels of crude a day into the Gulf of Mexico.
The talks are the latest... more »
Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday.
The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest... more »
exas is embarking on the biggest coastal protection effort in state history to fight beach erosion and defend against future hurricanes.
The $135.4 million plan comes just a year after Hurricane Ike's powerful storm surge damaged thousands of homes in Galveston, the neighboring Bolivar Peninsula and other communities across... more »