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Travel Tip: How More Airports are Incorporating Biometric Scanning
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Travel Tip: How More Airports are Incorporating Biometric Scanning

Could traditional ID cards someday be obsolete? Alaska Airlines is testing out a biometrics program that scans retinas or fingerprints of frequent travelers who fly out of San Jose International… Read More…

Travel Tip: Less Annoying Alternatives to Selfie Sticks
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Travel Tip: Less Annoying Alternatives to Selfie Sticks

By now you’ve heard about selfie sticks. Most people seem to hate them, but a whole lot of people seem to have them. Here are some less annoying alternatives to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Is Google Taking Over the Travel World?
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Travel Tip: Is Google Taking Over the Travel World?

Google has quietly launched a feature that lets you book a hotel room through its search engine. Traditionally, you could search for a hotel on Google, but then you had… Read More…

Travel Tip: How More Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
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Travel Tip: How More Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

Hotel technology is getting more sophisticated, and in some places, it may seem like machines are taking over the world. In Japan, the Henn na Hotel is truly wild. Everything… Read More…

Travel Tip: Get The Most Out of Your Road Trip With These Apps
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Travel Tip: Get The Most Out of Your Road Trip With These Apps

Going on a road trip? Don’t make it a race to get from point A to point B. Some apps can help you discover new sites along the way. Google’s Field… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Order Food at the Airport
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Apps That Help You Order Food at the Airport

Amazingly enough, airport food is finally improving, and now it’s even easier to get that food without waiting in line. San Francisco airport just launched a new app called AirGrub…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Do If You Lose Your Phone
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Travel Tip: What to Do If You Lose Your Phone

For many travelers, their smartphones have become digital wallets that contain everything from banking information to expense reports. So if your phone is lost or stolen, your personal details are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Would You Book A Trip On Your Smartphone?
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Travel Tip: Would You Book A Trip On Your Smartphone?

You might research travel on various devices, but what device do you prefer to actually book your trip? Travel providers are now paying attention to “cross-platform” options. People can start their… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why More Airports are Using Beacon Technology
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Travel Tip: Why More Airports are Using Beacon Technology

Airports are investing big money into making the travel experience a little better. Why? Because they’re counting on captive audiences to spend money. Hong Kong International Airport is doing a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room
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Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room

Watching movies in a hotel room used to involve overpriced pay-per-view that was charged to your room. But hotel chains are making some changes, and now you can stream movies… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Features of New Hotel Apps

Your smartphone can probably do a lot more than you’d expect, and that’s especially true when you get to your hotel. More and more hotels are coming out with brand-specific… Read More…

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
Hotels & Accommodations / Apps & Technology / CBS News

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

When does—or should—hi-tech take precedence over high touch, especially in the hospitality industry? Welcome to the brave new world of avatars, robots, and smartphones taking the place of room keys…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online
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Travel Tip: Amazon Destinations Adds Another Way to Book Online

You may have heard the news: Amazon is getting into the travel business. It was only a matter of time, but how does it measure up to the competition? Online travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Download Movies Onto Your Tablet
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Travel Tip: How to Download Movies Onto Your Tablet

Admit it, flying is usually when you catch up on guilty pleasure movies that you don’t have time for otherwise. Here’s how to download movies and watch the ones you… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Upload Videos Through These Apps & Sites
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Travel Tip: How You Can Upload Videos Through These Apps & Sites

I get it, you can barely keep up with the latest websites, much less the newest social-networking tools. But when it comes to sharing videos of your travels, there are… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Booking Flights Through Apps & Social Media

If you thought booking flights with a credit card was straightforward, just wait until you see what technology the airlines are using now. JetBlue lets passengers pay for in-flight purchases using… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Cars Designed to Be Safer, Even Drive Themselves
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Cars Designed to Be Safer, Even Drive Themselves

It seems like automobiles keep getting smarter, and there’s some new technology that you definitely won’t want to miss. Of course, driverless cars are the biggest topic these days. In… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You Tell Local Time
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You Tell Local Time

Not only can travel wreak havoc on your schedule, it can make it impossible to figure out the local time both at home and in your destination. Fortunately, with newly… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Keep Track of Receipts
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Travel Tip: Apps That Can Help You Keep Track of Receipts

It’s always a good idea to keep track of receipts, even when you’re traveling for leisure, not business. But those little pieces of paper can be a nuisance, so here… Read More…