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Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare in Case an Airline’s System Crashes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare in Case an Airline’s System Crashes

The recent computer system breakdown at Southwest Airlines—which effectively grounded the airline and delayed thousands of passengers—is just the latest incident where a computer crash disrupts an entire system. Now,… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Terror Attacks Affect the Tourism Industry
Destinations / Terrorism / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Terror Attacks Affect the Tourism Industry

Revenue from travel and tourism is critical to the economies of dozens of nations around the world. But that revenue can be disrupted in the wake of terrorist incidents. In… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways You Can Save on Multi-City Flights
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Ways You Can Save on Multi-City Flights

For those who like to book a trip online: a word of warning. This is especially true if you’re booking a multi-city trip, and not just flying a simple round-trip… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem with Travel Buzzwords

I’m one of those cynics who worries about the continued application of the latest buzzwords to promote travel experiences. More often than not, these words are—even with the best of… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer

Historically, summer is not the season to find great travel bargains. Well, this year is unlike most others. The U.S. dollar was well on its way to supremacy over many… Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: A New Tool to Help You Get Around Europe

There are literally dozens of apps out there that can search for the best airfares. Others can find cruise bargains. There’s even an app that measures the agony index of… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You

The cruise ship industry is exploding. Virtually every shipyard in the world is now operating at 100 percent capacity. There’s also a new record: 56 cruise ships of every size… Read More…

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships

The next time you go to a big resort or sail on a large cruise ship, you might be initially interested to hear about all the signature restaurants: Italian, French,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Places on an Airplane

What are the dirtiest places on an airplane? Which areas are worse than others? One survey tested four flights and five airports. Surprisingly, the dirtiest spot is not the bathroom…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Do You Choose a Hotel Brand?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Do You Choose a Hotel Brand?

When you make a hotel reservation, how do you shop for that hotel room? Do you search by brand, or do you search by price? Will you book a Hilton,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Brexit Means for American Travelers

We’ve all seen the immediate airfare fallout in the wake of the United Kingdom Brexit vote to leave the European Union. Airfares—both in coach and in business class—have dropped substantially…. Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Delta & American Airlines Begin to Track Luggage

Last year there was some good news in the world of lost airline bags. The airlines only mishandled 6.5 bags per thousand passengers in 2015. That’s down ten percent from… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are TSA Delays Covered by Travel Insurance?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are TSA Delays Covered by Travel Insurance?

It’s been the summer of long lines at the TSA. In many cases, passengers missing their flights because of those long lines. The financial fallout to some travelers has been… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know the Next Time You Rent a Car
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know the Next Time You Rent a Car

Before renting your next car, you should be aware that renting a car is somewhat more complicated than making a reservation and showing up with your driver’s license. It’s also… Read More…