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    When you’re traveling, a picture can be worth a thousand dollars

When you’re traveling, a picture can be worth a thousand dollars

Car rental companies are more vigilant than ever about collecting damages from customers, so are hotels,

The travel industry cracks down on smokers

Whether you use tobacco products or not, you have to know about these new problem areas. Or, your vacation can go up in smoke.

Cruise lines take a hard line on refunds

Tragedy struck just as Ira Birnbaum and his wife prepared to set sail to Alaska on Norwegian Cruise Line. His mother died. The cruise line didn't care. At all.
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    Maybe the travel industry’s one-sided cancellation policies are due for cancellation

Maybe the travel industry’s one-sided cancellation policies are due for cancellation

Change your mind when you’re traveling, and the consequences can be costly. Most airline tickets and many hotel rooms are nonrefundable. Changes require a hefty change fee plus any fare differential. Why doesn’t it work the other way around?

Are travelers giving up on loyalty programs?

In a recent survey, a plurality of travelers (38 percent) said that finding the best deal topped their list, a tectonic shift from previous years, when collecting credits in a frequent-flier or frequent-stayer program was more important.

Airport security is a farce

Have you noticed TSA Pre-Check lines getting longer and longer? There is a reason for that.
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    Why are these hotel confirmations “irksome to the extreme”?

Why are these hotel confirmations “irksome to the extreme”?

Sometimes, even environmentally-conscious companies have ridiculous policies. Here's a Marriott story.
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    How ridiculous are these Virgin Atlantic seat reservation fees?

How ridiculous are these Virgin Atlantic seat reservation fees?

This case underscores the sound reasoning behind the federal government's decision to force airlines to disclose these so-called "options" for air travelers in a proposed new regulation.
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    With these fees, it’s not necessarily better in the Bahamas

With these fees, it’s not necessarily better in the Bahamas

For the fiscal 2014/15 year, the Bahamas expects to collect $125 million in tourism taxes. Where are they going?

What the &#** is wrong with loyalty programs?

Loyalty programs must be more tightly regulated by law, and in some cases, banned outright. Fortunately, there's some good news on that front.