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.
This weekend we look at how smartphones may help avoid traffic jams, the return of pickpockets (though, I don’t think they ever left) and an airline that wants passengers to gamble on changes in jet fuel costs to protect the airline’s bottom line.
This weekend we take a look at the exploding number of smartphone and tablet thefts. Charging for WiFi access becomes one of the biggest hotel differentiators. And, US Airways has upgraded their coach meals for those willing to pay $20 for a “first-class-style” meal and free wine.
After reading a slew of stories about best smartphone and iPad apps for this and that, I reflected on what apps I tend to use the most while traveling. I keep coming back to the basics that save me time and money. Here is my simple list of my basic travel apps.
Sabre Travel Network last week offered a sneak peek into the results of its mobile survey of business travelers. The explosion of mobile travel services over the past several years has single-handedly, what they call, “consumerized” business travel. Travelers expect more and more from their mobile phones as they grow more comfortable with them.
Paperless boarding now offered at United, FAA orders inspection of B737s after Ryanair shakeup, new Las Vegas resorts on hold to conserve cash
We’ve all heard the catchy little songs that help you remember a phone number. “Call 1-800-I FLY SWA” for Southwest might be the most popular in the airline industry.