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Thanksgiving Day: Portland gears up for a busy travel week

12 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The officials expect more than 500,000 people to travel through the airport during the Thanksgiving season. That's about 300,000 more people than last year.
PDX spokesperson Kama Simonds said the best advice is to arrive at least two hours early because wait times at security checkpoints are longer than usual.
The busiest travel days this week will be Saturday and Sunday when 48,000 people are expected to come through the airport each day.
When it comes to parking, travellers should heed the same advice: get there early.
Simonds said that they will parking spaces for everyone this holiday...
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Major visitors' boom expectation at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Major visitors' boom expectation at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

12 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

Last year, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was a muted affair. Because of the pandemic, it was a TV-only event. No animated crowds lining Manhattan's avenues. No long parade route. What a difference Covid-19 vaccines and 12 months make.
The 2021 spectacle will return to the more familiar parade of yore. Travellers and residents will have 2.5 miles of public viewing as balloons, floats and bands make their way from the Upper West Side to Macy's flagship store at Herald Square.
Longtime New York City resident Lisa Fischer is simply delighted about the 95th annual parade, which...
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