Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 17, 2014

Marriott

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott to Place Gratitude Envelopes in Hotel Guest Rooms Free In Flight GoGo Wifi & Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile WestJet to charge some travellers for first checked bag Minnesota Man Films TSA Attempt To Screen Him After He Lands Southwest plans Baltimore-Costa Rica flights Australia […]

Travel Tip of the Day: 72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa

China list

72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa My colleague “Lucky” recently wrote an informative post on dealing with China’s “72-hour transit without a visa” policy. In September 2013, China began allowing certain citizens (including those from the US) to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu without a Chinese visa if the […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 18, 2014

Baggage

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: #Carryonshame Campaign Aims to Expose Overpacked Travelers Fancy a trip to space? You can buy it on Alibaba’s Taobao site for $96,400 Yotel ‘micro-hotel’ concept coming to San Francisco Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport now offering free Wi-Fi Expedia adopts Bitcoin payments for hotel bookings Google Updates Flight Search With […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 28, 2014

STA

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 13-day European tour for two from STA Travel Win Three Travel Adventures of Your Choice from HostelWorld.com Win $5,000 to spend on a London & Wales trip Win a trip to Prague from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Singapore […]

Travel News: Week of October 16, 2013

Statue of Liberty

Top Travel News Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen American Express announces new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) LA airport employee arrested in dry ice blasts Alitalia rescued by financing deal United Airlines Site Glitch Results in Nearly Free Flights — Again United Airlines Launches 100th Aircraft with Satellite […]