Airline use stays down
Airlines have lowered fares, but travelers still aren't biting. That's according to data released by the Air Transport Association, the industry's trade group.
The study said domestic airfares dropped 16 percent in November compared with November 2000, and international fares were down 11 percent for the same period. But despite the lower fares and the Thanksgiving weekend, passenger traffic was down almost 20 percent.
Web site offersview of Mardi Gras
Whether you plan to attend New Orleans' Mardi Gras or want to watch the action from your computer, www.mardigras.com has a wealth of information.
The Web site provides insight into the event, including a glossary and history, and offers hotel and restaurant reservations, parade schedules and maps, event and music calendars, and restaurant reviews.
The site also boasts an extensive network of Mardi Gras Web Cams, providing 24-hour-a-day live coverage of Bourbon Street. The core three-week period of partying begins Jan. 25 and ends Feb. 12.
Best diving vacationslisted in unofficial guide
The recently published "Unofficial Guide to the World's Best Diving Vacations" (Hungry Minds Inc., $19.99) evaluates 18 destinations and more than 200 dive sites.
Here's its list of the world's best diving resorts: Captain Don's Habitat, Bonaire; Sunset House, Grand Cayman; Brac Reef Beach Resort, Brac Caribbean Beach Village and Divi Tiara, all Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; Little Cayman Beach Resort, Little Cayman; Princess Beach Resort & amp; Casino and Habitat Curacao, both Curacao; Garden Island Resort and Matangi Island Resort, both Fiji; Anthony's Kay Resort, Honduras; Carp Island Resort, Palau; and Erebus Inn and Salt Raker Inn, both Turks and Caicos.