Travel News: Week of April 16, 2014

Emirates

Top Travel News Italian court bans Emirates from flying transatlantic from Italy Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows United Plans World’s Longest Boeing 787 Non-Stop Routes Airbnb Hosts in San Francisco Facing Wave of Evictions Gas prices to edge down for summer vacation Teen girl who sent terroristic tweet to AA is arrested […]

Travel Contests: Week of April 16, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Switchfly’s Twitter Dream Destination Contest will make your daydream a personalized travel reality. Win a trip for two to Cancun Win a two-night trip for two to Puerto Rico Win one of 52 trips to Australia (ends April 21) Win […]

Travel Scams Mentioned on The Social TV Show

Toronto | April 15

I’m in Toronto right now, where yesterday I was a guest on The Social, which is Canada’s version of The View. It was fun—even though it was freezing out! Can you believe the temperature went from 72F to 18F (and snow) in about 36 hours? Yikes! Here’s a link to the segment, in which I […]

Travel Product of the Week: Tarriss Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

Tarriss

Airlines around the world have been cracking down on the weight of checked luggage for a while now, and if you think that’s bad, I will tell you that many destinations I travel to are cracking down on the weight of carry-on bags as well. For example: Just this week I was flying from Milan […]

Travel Video of the Week: Can Cool Be Taught?

Holland

Last summer we featured Holland’s “The Original Cool” video, launched by the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam Marketing. The video received more than one million video views in only four months—and now, they’re back with a whole new series of adventures in 2014. The first one—which is […]

Travel Website of the Week: Adioso

Adioso

Know when you want to get away but don’t know where to go? Or maybe the other way around? Adioso is a new travel search and booking app that might be able to help. It’s being billed as the world’s first travel search app that’s built to work the way travel-loving humans think about travel. It’s for […]

Travel App of the Week: SignEasy

SignEasy

Don’t you hate it when you’re on the road and you get an email that requires you to print, sign and scan a document—and they need it ASAP? It’s not only going to ruin part of your day to track it all down; it’s going to cost you a good penny, too. Well, SignEasy can help. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Taxis Made Easier

Taxi

Taxis Made Easier When trying to find a taxi during peak times, special events or when it’s raining, instead of standing in one spot, walk to either a hotel and ask the bellman to hail you a cab. Or walk to a popular intersection or drop-off point—and your chances will drastically improve. And of course, […]