Consumer Traveler is the oldest continuously published travel news and commentary site.

It was incorporated under the name in late 1998, at the beginning of the passenger rights revolution. Its founders included travel journalists Christopher Elliott, Charles Leocha and Terry Riley. After 9/11, it became and in 2005, it morphed into In 2009, it became

Although we’ve been known by many names, our mission has not changed. Our columnists are here for you, the traveler. Whether you’re looking for a great place to vacation or a safe hotel to stay at during your next business trip, Consumer Traveler is the place to visit.

• Need to know the latest news that affects you while you’re away? That’s us.

• We don’t waste your time. We don’t sugarcoat the truth. And we don’t mince words.

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