Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 21, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Bows to Pressure on Wi-Fi Blocking But There’s Lots of Wiggle Room This Is Happening: U.S. Eases #Cuba Travel Restrictions, No License Needed US preclearance at Abu Dhabi coming for all Etihad flights Orlando launches curbside valet parking DOT fines Southwest a record $1.6 million for […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 30, 2014


THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: JetBlue weighs first-bag fee to boost revenue Air Algerie Plane Crashes En Route to Algiers TransAsia crash in Taiwan claims 48 lives, injures 10 Delta Just Raised the Stakes in the In-Flight Entertainment Arms Race Costa Concordia wreck enters Genoa port for scrapping Virgin America files for […]

KLM Airlines to allow social media payment options


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, known for its innovative uses of social media in simplifying travel for their customers, has just become the first airline in the world to allow their passengers to pay for flights via social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Previously, customers were able to use these sites for services such […]

14 Travel Tweeters to Follow in 2014

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Twitter has become one of the top go-to resources for travelers looking for travel information, recommendations and inspiration. There are plenty of great travel tweeters to choose from (here’s a massive list) but the 14 below (in no particular order) will not disappoint. Some are old, some are new and they’re all for those who love […]

Travel Website of the Week: Twitter Alerts

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Here’s another reason for you to get on Twitter (as if following me and others to find the best travel deals wasn’t enough). The U.S. Government has created a Twitter Alerts page, which will send critical information to your phone (once Twitter is installed on it) in real time. Just register your phone number online and you […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Make the Most of Twitter

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Make the most of Twitter To save as much money as possible, and to travel prepared, make sure to follow all the airlines, hotels and travel players on Twitter so you can be the first to know about sales, mistake fares (think United’s $5-$10 fares last week) and travel updates. Here’s a handy resource list […]

American Airlines Tests New Boarding Process


Today is Twitter’s seventh birthday and I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how much this microblogging tool has grown in such a short time and how powerful it has become in sharing information. Especially in light of something that’s happened recently. Last Saturday, I was flying from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles and […]