The tourism industry is worried about a new government system that warns of unsafe travel destinations. The new feature rates every country in terms of safety on a four-point scale. Previously, the State Department issued warnings and alerts about specific nations. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning" to explain the concern and confusion.
Passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport have been dealing with a travel nightmare after last week's winter storm caused cancellations, and then a water main break temporarily shut down power. But as CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports, the headache could be a sign of other infrastructure issues.
For millions it feels like it's been an "ice age" since temperatures were above freezing. The two-week cold spell is finally thawing, but more snow and sleet are on the way Monday. However, Sunday temperatures hit some record lows: -3 in Atlantic City, N.J., breaking the record set on this day in 1884. It's -10 in Hartford, Conn., where it hasn't been this cold since 1912. Boston hit 2 below zero, the coldest January since 1896. Meg Oliver reports on this big chill.
There are wind chill advisories and warnings Saturday night from Georgia to Maine. Saturday, New York City airports tied and broke single-digit record lows -- not factoring in the wind. Chicago recorded 12 straight days below 20 degrees. Coastal communities like Duxbury, Mass. -- which flooded during Thursday's Nor'easter-- are locked in a deep freeze. Before the thaw, it's going to get worse, with temperatures bottoming out overnight. CBS News' Brook Silva Braga reports.
Travel website Kayak launched its annual "Travel Hacker Guide" where a team of data scientists and experts analyzed the site's more than 1.5 billion searches to determine where to go and when to book. Their findings show January is the least expensive month to travel within the U.S. For international travel, try March. Kayak's vice president of marketing, David Solomito, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the top destinations for 2018, budget-friendly cities, and how far in advance you should book for the best deal.
Airlines are starting to test facial recognition devices in some airports around the country. They're hoping the technology could improve safety, speed up the boarding process, and even replace the need to carry a passport. But the devices are also raising questions about privacy. Kris Van Cleave reports.
A recent survey found international travel bookings jumped 44 percent for early 2018. Despite the expected rise, Americans are more frustrated by air travel. Americans say they avoided an estimated 32 million trips last year because of rising fees, flight changes, crowds, and long lines. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what you need to know about traveling in the new year.