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Photos from Around the World This Week
These images show some of the stories you didn't hear about in the news this week, as well as fresh angles on the ones you did. 


Smog in New Delhi Causes Flight Cancellations
Traveling to New Delhi may be difficult as some airlines have canceled flights due to the intense smog. Click to learn more about this recent health emergency in India. 


The Traveler: November 2017
For the last 'The Traveler' of the year, enjoy a newsletter packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles. We wish you an excellent end of 2017 and see you in January for more exciting content!


Best Places to Have A Thanksgiving Feast Abroad
If you are travelling abroad this Thanksgiving, this list should help you find the most traditional (and delicious) food in a city near you!


Tackle Solo Travel Effectively With These Useful Tips
If you are going to travel by yourself, the tips from this list will help you have a smooth and less stressful journey.


Best Travel Destinations for November
Climate, seasonal activities, and many more factors were used to create this ultimate November travel list. 


Intense Landing Footage
A Qatar Airlines pilot shares the cockpit footage of an incredibly stressful (but beautiful) landing. Click to watch the amazing video and learn more!


The Americas are Looking Spooky Today!
With the Day of the Dead being celebrated in Mexico, and Halloween in America, much of the Americas are dressing up today. There is actually very little correlation between the two holidays, and are celebrated for different reasons. Click to learn 10 things that everyone should know about the Day of the Dead. 


Assist Alert: New Security Measures Affecting Air Travel
U.S. air travel is subject to new security procedures, impacting both domestic and international flights. While the DHS is rolling out its final phase of the REAL ID Act which concerns all domestic U.S. travels, airlines announced new security measures on inbound flights to the U.S.


Firsthand Description of the Papal Plane
Thats right, We're talking abou the Pope! The Vatican doenst actually own a plane, so how does he fly, and what is the plane he flies on actually like? 


How to Navigate Extreme Weather on a Trip
The Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing (technically ends November 30). If a hurricane or storm is set to effect your travels, these tips are sure to help you out!


The Worlds Best Travel Agent Shares her Top Achievements
Ever since Jaclyn India founded her ultra high end travel agency, she has encountered some of the worlds wealthiest clients. She has helped arrange weddings on the Eiffel Tower, private viewings of the Mona Lisa, and even found a way to have a client explore the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of their own Yacht.  


The 10 Best Marine Adventure Holidays in the World
If you enjoy the ocean, and underwater exploration this list is perfect for you. A vacation to any of these spots is sure to be an unforgettable experience!


A Surprise Vacation Service? Sign Me Up!
Would you agree to a vacation before you knew where you were going? The practice is becoming increasingly common for travel agencies, with many people finding comfort in not knowing their destination. Itineraries are well planned by the agencies, and you are guaranteed at least one major surprise on the journey!


The Latest Word On Travel To Cuba
You can still have an amazing vacation in Cuba, despite the recent travel warning and restrictions. Click here to find out more!


Leadership Lesson Learned While Waiting for Flight to Crash Land
This interesting story from a domestic flight passenger shows the importance of composure and thought in the face of adversity. Both things we pride ourselves in at Assist America.  


Traveling to the Caribbean Anytime Soon?
Check out how the recent hurricanes can effect your travel to the Caribbean. Despite efforts from first responders, there are still lingering damages that can hinder your journey. Travel Weekly has compiled a list of the potential travel obstacles you can expect, for every island in the Caribbean. 


New U.S. Travel Ban Adds North Korea, Venezuela
The U.S. Government unveiled new restrictions on travel to the United States from eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, after its ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expired Sunday.


8 Things Never to say to a Flight Attendant
Flight attendants want to help you have the best flight possible, however all bets are off if you say or do these things. 


New Drivers License Requirements Are Coming to Airports
New drivers requirements are coming this January. Not all states are fully prepared, and you could be effected. Click here to learn more.