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Are cruise lines doing enough to protect their passengers?

Despite an industry effort to regulate itself, consumer groups are asking the government for tougher rules that would ensure them safer passage.

Airlines sue travel clubs for appropriating logos

The reality is that these types of travel clubs are sophisticated and highly profitable to their owners, but risky, if not foolish, investments for most people.

Are airlines profiting at your expense?

Why are airlines raking in record profits? Maybe they’re monetizing your personal data without your explicit consent. Or, is it the fees?
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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.