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Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Staying Competitive for Your Business

There’s a big battle going on between major hotel companies and the online travel agencies. The hotel companies want you to book directly with them to avoid paying commissions, but… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way You Can Rent Luxury Cars When You Travel
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: One Way You Can Rent Luxury Cars When You Travel

Here’s the ultimate test drive for new luxury cars. A number of different automakers are letting people rent luxury cars by the month. Since 2015, Audi has a program called… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: Travel Credit Cards With the Most Rewards & Travel Deals

More and more Americans are applying for credit cards than ever before. That also means Americans now carry more than one credit card. But which cards offer the most travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy
Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Drop in Foreign Tourism to US Continues to Hurt Economy

The most recent numbers are in, and they are not positive. Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the U.S., and the American economy is losing billions in the process. According to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Should You Book a Temperature Guarantee at a Hotel?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations

Travel Tip: Should You Book a Temperature Guarantee at a Hotel?

It’s that time of year for the temperature or weather guarantee offered by a number of hotels and resorts. It’s an interesting stunt, but some smart travelers play the game… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Airlines Try to Fit Even More People on Airplanes
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: More Airlines Try to Fit Even More People on Airplanes

Just when you thought your coach seat couldn’t get more uncomfortable, think again. A number of airlines are quietly trying to squeeze more seats into the back of the plane…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Will Your Flight Be On Time? Check the Type of Aircraft
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Will Your Flight Be On Time? Check the Type of Aircraft

The next time you want to know if your flight will be on time, it might not be enough to check the departure board or the weather at your departing… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Stories Behind Three Travel Industry Lawsuits
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: The Stories Behind Three Travel Industry Lawsuits

Welcome to the brave new world of litigious airline passengers. A Canadian man sued an airline because it advertised a champagne toast for passengers on board. It’s affectionately called The… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Security Measures for Flights to the United States
Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: New Security Measures for Flights to the United States

Do you like to travel overseas? If you have a passport, leaving the country is easy. But what many travelers don’t realize is that coming back could be more difficult… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why There are Still Ashtrays on Airplanes
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Why There are Still Ashtrays on Airplanes

I was on a flight the other day and happened to look down at my armrest. Much to my surprise, there was still an ashtray. Smoking has been banned on… Read More…

Travel Tip: Will the Southwest Effect Reach Hawaii?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Will the Southwest Effect Reach Hawaii?

In the airline business, it’s called the Southwest Effect. Since the 1990s, whenever Southwest Airlines enters a new market, airfares tend to drop. In some cases, that price fall is… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way to Find Out if You Need Travel Insurance
Travel Tips / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: One Way to Find Out if You Need Travel Insurance

Recent natural disasters, such as earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, raise the issue of travel insurance. What do you need? When you should you buy it? Is… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: New Rules for Driver’s Licenses at Airports

If you’re like most U.S. travelers going through airport security, you show what you think is a government-issued ID—your driver’s license. But starting early next year, you may be in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Know What Your Bag Tag Code Means
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: Why You Should Know What Your Bag Tag Code Means

The next time you check your bags, pay particular attention to the three-letter code the counter agent puts on those bag tags. MAD does not mean Madison, Wisconsin. It means… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About the United States
Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Travel Warnings About the United States

The U.S. State Department has issued travel warnings, bulletins, and bans for decades. These alert U.S. travelers to potential or real danger zones around the world. Well, things have finally… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps to That Can Help You While You’re Traveling
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps to That Can Help You While You’re Traveling

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then these three travel apps are worthy of your attention. First is something called Jetradar. Very few low cost airlines are displayed… Read More…

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Travel News / Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Airfares May Be Low, But Don’t Forget About Ancillary Fees

Many airlines will argue that—when adjusted for inflation—the airfares you’re paying today for domestic flights are a lot lower than they were 40 years ago, before the deregulation of the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Airlines & Hotels Make Off Your Added Fees
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

Travel Tip: How Much Airlines & Hotels Make Off Your Added Fees

It’s a safe bet to describe our airline and hotel experience as living in the home of the brave and the land of the fee. The latest numbers are out,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use When You’re Traveling in Other Countries
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps You Can Use When You’re Traveling in Other Countries

The numbers are, to say the least, staggering. By the end of this year, 30 percent of all travel sales in the U.S. will be made on mobile devices. There… Read More…