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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…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Caring Cities in America?

If you’re looking to travel—or perhaps even move—to another U.S. city in the near future, most of you would look at some basic comparison items. These include crime rate, cost… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships Launching This Year

2017 is becoming the year of the new cruise ship. This year Seabourn Cruise Line launches their new Encore, a 600 passenger ship. Silversea Cruises launches its ultra-luxury Silver Muse… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry
Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Millennials are Influencing the Travel Industry

For a long time, the travel industry tried to anticipate trends by following baby boomers. Not anymore. Today, the industry will be shaped by an almost obsessive focus on millennials… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Survey Finds the Best Rewards Programs for Hotel Chains

Are you a loyal member of a hotel frequent stay rewards program? With more consolidation in the hotel industry, which rewards programs are the most generous—and the least? Consider this:… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Feeling the Pinch? Space on Airplanes Continues to Shrink

If your flight seems full, it is. If it feels crowded, you’re right again. The average flight now has 142 seats. That’s compared with 137 seats just 2 years ago…. Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Cruise Lines Open Up Travel to Cuba

While the door is opening to Cuba, the election of Donald Trump and the fear that he might reimpose travel restrictions to the island nation may have resulted in the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families
Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families

Most airports have never been known to provide real, common sense services for travelers. But now, a number of them are coming to their senses. Many airports now offer very… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How More Hotels are Incorporating Unique Art Pieces

If you’re like me, most of the art you find at hotels, especially in guest rooms, is downright awful. It’s just something—anything—the hotel can find to hang on the wall. Thankfully,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use for Air Travel Mishaps

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then help may be on the way if you miss your flight connection—or an airline loses or delays your bags. Freebird is… Read More…