holiday travel

The problem with vacationing at the end of the year — everyone else wants to do it. While most travel agents have some clients who book almost a year in advance to get exactly what they want, not everyone thinks that far ahead. And, in the fall, options are already very limited. Here are six tips for those who wait until the last minute.

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Americans these days are conditioned to expect bargains. Any travel agent will tell you, no call is more dreaded this time of year than the one where someone wants that last-minute “somewhere warm” holiday deal.

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Holiday events, get flu shots at the airport, adding a personal touch to online booking

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I know, you’ve asked yourself, “What was I thinking?” But, if you must fly during this Thanksgiving season, here are 8 tips to make it through the flight.

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With load factors pushing and sometimes exceeding 80 percent, planes and airports can’t get much more crowded than they have been for the last half of this year. In fact, the airlines association has predicted that the numbers of travelers this holiday season will be less (gasp) than last year. But load factors will be […]

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Here is a compilation of Grinch-like thoughts many in the travel industry may have contemplated, but won’t express to the traveling public, collected from friends and colleagues in the travel business and from a few airline reservationists.

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The TripAdvisor® annual December holiday travel survey shows, despite the current economic climate, 76 percent of respondents say the economy has not impacted their December holiday travel plans. Forty-three percent are planning to travel over the festive season this year, up from 38 percent who did so in 2010.

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Priceline gives us this simple list to make travel during the holidays easier and hassle free. Of course, we can’t account for delays and weather, we can proactively make sure that we are ready to travel and ready for situations that we may face while underway.

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The Insider Index reviewed the top 50 U.S. airports based on flight bookings, and identifies those that will be the most and least busy for travel between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27, 2011.

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All places change. But, Asia is changing at a full gallop. If you blink, there will be a new building. Saigon was a real shocker. A new building is scheduled to open in a couple of months with a heliport. It will be 68-stories high and will house offices, luxury apartments and a hotel. So much for low-rise and low-income.

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