An international Happy New Year

Charlie LeochaTravel is one of the ultimate paths towards world understanding and peace between peoples. Here is a listing of all the Happy New Year greetings I could find in different languages and dialects. May we all look forward to a wonderful new year of travel and discovery.

International Travel to US is up in 2008 versus travel in 2007

Guess this is a glass half-full versus the glass half-empty point of view. International travel in 2008 (until September) to the US was running ahead of the 2007 rates. But since these figures, the international economic collapse has blossomed. Worse, our incoming travel figures are still running behind 2001 pre-9/11.

Resolutions of a travel junkie

What are your 2009 travel resolutions? Ask your friends and business colleagues and you’ll hear different answers. Karen Fawcett lists resolutions of friends, makes some of her own and wants to hear yours.

A stalled rental, a refund denied

Linda Kirby prepays for a rental car through Priceline, but when she tries to pick up the car, she’s denied. The reason? She doesn’t have a credit card. Now Priceline is balking at a refund. Is there any hope for her?

On your next layover, try a Yotel

For frequent travelers, one of the toughest decisions is what do you do with a stopover that really isn’t long enough to become a layover. If it’s still too long to sit in an uncomfortable airport chair, or even in a lounge where you could doze off and miss your flight, what’s the alternative?