The travel industry likes to describe itself as “family friendly.” But some customers and family travel experts claim the travel industry preys on families as much as it pampers them, broadsiding these helpless customers with junk fees and surcharges.
Hotels are starting to include a new amenity at some properties — bicycles. We take a look at how smartphones are changing the world of travel. And, then turn back to hotels to examine the growing use of non-refundable hotel rooms to secure discount customers.
Tablet computers, flatscreens, 3D games’ consoles – at this time of the year modern technology will be on many Christmas lists. While iPad & Co. are already part of the basic equipment of technology-lovers many hotels are going even further. How about room keys replaced by iris scans, mood pads or exercising for your morning coffee?
This weekend, we look at some surprising facts about the Airbus 380, the largest plane in the sky. We examine the rise of the free hotel breakfast, see some new gimmicks that just might work to entice travelers to visit new properties and venues, and we learn about US Homeland Security air marshals behaving badly.
Ultra-quiet hotels, world’s highest airport, long waits at US entry points
WiFi is important on airplanes, NYC’s most expensive hotels, SWA flies with door open
TSA complaints jump 26%, inheriting FF miles, libraries in hotels
NTSB: Asiana 214 pilots not tested for drugs, alcohol Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said that drug and alcohol testing are required by federal regulations but these regulations do not cover foreign crewmembers. She made the remarks at a briefing in San Francisco. She said investigators have interviewed three cockpit crewmembers […]
Would a hotel jester change the way you look at booking lodging? What about one of these amenities that Wendy Perrin describes? Then come underground with us to see what is happening beneath the street of New York City.