Travel Contests: Week of March 11, 2015

Contests

This week’s travel contests include: Win a 4-night stay in the Dominican Republic plus $1,000 toward airfare Win trip around the world, visiting 10 sports events along the way, from Turkish Airlines Win a trip for two to the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St. Thomas Win a trip to the UK to visit the Downton Abbey castle […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort

Feeding the elephants on arrival at Anantara Hotel Chiang Rai

It took the longest travel day to get to the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort, in northern Thailand. My journey began by flying from New York to London on British Airways. During the six-hour layover, I took a shower in the club and had brunch at a nearby pub before flying 11 hours […]

14 reasons—plus many more photos—to try voluntourism in Thailand

Guy waving

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put great effort into voluntourism (community-based tourism) in their country, and success has been the result. Supported by groups Local Alike, responsiblevacation.com, STA Travel, Matador Network, and more, the TAT has made experiencing Thailand in a unique, community-minded way both manageable and affordable. So stretch your philanthropic wings, […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of February 4, 2015

Singapore Airlines' new premium economy seat

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Singapore Airlines’ New Premium Economy Marriott Abandons FCC Petition for Hotel Wi-Fi Blocking Hawaiian Airlines opens first of 6 new Premier Club lounges at Honolulu airport Seabourn reveals names of new ships British Airways Realigns Its Program to Make Big Spenders With Large Point Balances Happier (And […]

Airline Review: Thai Airways’ Low-Cost Carrier Thai Smile

Thai Smile flight attendants on CEI to BKK flight

Last week, I began telling you about my incredible trip to Southeast Asia. My long-haul flights were on British Airways but once in Thailand, we took two round-trip flights on two of the country’s most popular low-cost carriers. The first one was on Thai Airways’ brand new subsidiary called Thai Smile (officially launched July 7, […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 24, 2014

Air Canada

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Bag fees coming for Air Canada domestic flights to pax traveling on the cheapest economy class Tango fares Spirit raises bag fees for holiday flights Los Cabos Airport Expected to Be Operational by Nov. 25 United offering flight attendants six-figure severance British pair found murdered on Thai resort […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a 3-night stay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the #TBT Facebook giveaway (on Facebook) Win a wine-themed trip […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 11, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price American Makes a Few More Minor Changes Record number of firearms seized in a day by TSA Budget Airline PEOPLExpress Returns to the Skies This Summer Hilton Launches Curio, a New Brand for Independent Hotels Travelers to Polio-Ridden […]