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Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016

There’s some good news when it comes to airline service in America. Last year, it actually improved—according to most measurements. Seven percent fewer flights arrived late. The airlines lost fewer… Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using a Smartphone While You’re Traveling Internationally

Here’s a little news bulletin. Just because you have a smartphone, it doesn’t make you smart—especially when you travel outside the U.S. International calling charges on cell phones remain the… Read More…

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Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Use Your Vacation Days

Let’s face it. Americans, almost more than any other society, are historically bad at taking their vacation days. About 73 percent of all American workers get paid vacations. But less… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting a Major City? Where to Look for Hotel Rooms
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting a Major City? Where to Look for Hotel Rooms

Negotiating the best hotel room rate is an art—and a game of finesse. How and when you play the game are the keys to how much you can save. For… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using the Art of Conversation While Booking a Hotel Room
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using the Art of Conversation While Booking a Hotel Room

Other than getting a great room rate, a great location and, of course, safety and security, what’s important to you while staying at a hotel? Free Internet connectivity, in-room lighting, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Introduce Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines Introduce Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class

For years, many airlines that offered so-called business class seats got away with a little game. You were actually sitting in a coach seat, but the airline didn’t fill the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Major U.S. Cities to Add 33,000 Hotel Rooms

If you believe in the law of supply and demand (and how it affects price), and if you happen to be traveling to Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago, then… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Airports Offer Helpful Apps for Travelers

The world of apps has landed at the airport. In fact, 90 percent of airports worldwide are now developing individual information-driven apps. Fifty percent already offer them. More and more… Read More…

Travel Tip: Secret Flights You Might Not Know About
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Secret Flights You Might Not Know About

In the airline industry, they’re called secret flights. Well, they’re not exactly secret. But they’re not well known. They certainly are, in most cases, a surprise. I’m talking about airlines that… Read More…

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Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Balloons Can Become an Environmental Threat

Who doesn’t like balloons? Count me as one of the few who doesn’t—with a very good reason. The next time you take a cruise, or even a day trip on… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Find Deals on Airfare by Flying Through Asia

There’s currently a great airfare war, especially if you’re headed to or from Asia—or don’t mind going through Asia. Do you want to fly from the U.S. to Australia? China… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airline Mergers Could Affect Flights & Ticket Prices
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airline Mergers Could Affect Flights & Ticket Prices

It’s a new year, and when it comes to travel, it looks to be a world driven by disruption, mergers, consolidations, and computer problems. For airlines, there’s the challenge of… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How River Cruises are Growing Around the World

What’s the fastest area of growth in the cruise industry? River cruises. To give you an idea of how fast this segment is growing, consider this: last year there were… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Average Price of an Economy Plane Ticket is Decreasing
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Average Price of an Economy Plane Ticket is Decreasing

We seem to be in the heart of a perfect storm. Airplane capacity is surging, ticket prices are dropping, and consumers are finally the beneficiaries. Expedia and the Airlines Reporting… Read More…