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Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams
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Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams

While booking plane tickets and hotel rooms can be pretty straightforward, it’s important to know exactly who you’re dealing with. At first glance, some websites may seem like the real… Read More…

How to Experience April in Paris Without Leaving the U.S.
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How to Experience April in Paris Without Leaving the U.S.

You’ve probably heard the song “April in Paris,” but the good news is that you don’t have to cross an ocean to live the lyrics. There are six places named Paris in the… Read More…

Resort Fees Lead to Class Action Lawsuit
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Resort Fees Lead to Class Action Lawsuit

More and more hotels seem to be following the airlines’ lead of creating—and then charging—fees for everything short of breathing. Some hotels now charge an early check out fee (if… Read More…

What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash
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What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash

On Tuesday morning, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. Prior to the incident, the plane reached a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet—but… Read More…

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash: What We Know Right Now
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Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash: What We Know Right Now

Germanwings Flight 9525, which was flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, crashed in the French Alps Tuesday morning. There were 150 people on board, comprised of 144 passengers and 6 crew members…. Read More…

With Proposed Budget, Airfares Could Increase Again
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With Proposed Budget, Airfares Could Increase Again

Tucked into the president’s budget for the 2016 fiscal year is another suggested hike in fees on airline tickets. But this new increase would go straight to airports – adding… Read More…

One Year After MH370: Has Flight Tracking Changed?
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One Year After MH370: Has Flight Tracking Changed?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is one of the biggest mysteries of all time—and it has left us with many unanswered questions. Since its disappearance one year ago, a combined 82 aircraft,… Read More…

Winter Activities at Ski Resorts for Non-Skiers
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Winter Activities at Ski Resorts for Non-Skiers

It’s been an extreme winter thus far, which is good news for skiers and snowboarders. In many cases, we’ve seen record snowfall levels. But what if you don’t ski? What are the ski… Read More…

How is Airbnb Changing the Travel Industry?
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How is Airbnb Changing the Travel Industry?

With an estimated 37 million one-night stays annually, more than one million listings worldwide, and a presence in 190 different countries, it’s safe to say that Airbnb is changing the travel… Read More…

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2015
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Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2015

We’ve officially entered a new year, with new horizons to explore. You can watch my report below for CBS News about hot destinations for 2015. Keep reading to learn more… Read More…

What Does AirAsia Flight 8501 Mean for Travel Safety?
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What Does AirAsia Flight 8501 Mean for Travel Safety?

After mysteriously disappearing from air traffic control radar on Sunday morning, wreckage and some bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 were discovered off the coast of Indonesia on Tuesday morning. The beginning of the debris field… Read More…

After MH370, How Could AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Disappear?
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After MH370, How Could AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Disappear?

On Sunday morning, an AirAsia A320-200 took off from Surabaya International Airport in Indonesia at 5:35 a.m. for Singapore. There were 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. At… Read More…

How Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Will Change in 2015
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How Frequent Flyer Miles Programs Will Change in 2015

When the frequent flyer mile program started back in 1981, it was considered one of the most ingenious marketing inventions of the twentieth century. It was, in fact, brilliant—everyone wanted to… Read More…

After Policy Shift, Can U.S. Citizens Travel to Cuba?
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After Policy Shift, Can U.S. Citizens Travel to Cuba?

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will renew diplomatic ties with the island nation of Cuba. The long-standing travel ban has not yet been lifted for… Read More…

Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations
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Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations

Being “green” is more than just complying with local municipal codes; it’s about going above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference. Green hotels are awarded varying degrees of… Read More…

How One New Scam Targets Grandparents
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How One New Scam Targets Grandparents

We’ve all come across scams at one point or another. But now some scammers are targeting a specific group of people: grandparents. Unfortunately, senior citizens are a common target, and… Read More…

Thanksgiving 2014: Travel Deals & Turkey Dinners
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Thanksgiving 2014: Travel Deals & Turkey Dinners

If you still haven’t made Thanksgiving 2014 travel plans—or, for that matter, Thanksgiving dinner plans—it’s not too late. There are actually great Thanksgiving deals everywhere these days, if you know… Read More…

What Do Passengers Hate Most About Airlines?
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What Do Passengers Hate Most About Airlines?

As frequent—or even infrequent—flyers, there are often things that can get on our nerves. But is there anything you flat-out HATE about airlines? This summer, Spirit Airlines conducted a survey… Read More…

Despite Rising Airfares, You Can Still Save on Thanksgiving Travel
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Despite Rising Airfares, You Can Still Save on Thanksgiving Travel

Today, I went on CBS This Morning to talk about holiday travel—and what you need to do to get the best airfare rates. Let’s start with the bad news. Airfares for holiday… Read More…