When you’re quoted a price for your overnight accommodations, can the property impose additional restrictions on you that essentially force you to pay a fee?
Just before Gerald and Byrone LoCasale were to set sail on an 18-day Princess cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Los Angeles, disaster struck. Byrone LoCasale sustained an injury that required immediate orthopedic surgery. The couple, both frequent Princess customers, reluctantly canceled the trip.
Andrea Mitnick just wanted to book an airline ticket from Charlotte to Philadelphia, nothing more. She thought her first reservation, made from a hotel and a wi-fi with dial-up speed, had failed. “I never received any sort of confirmation that anything had gone through,” she remembers.
or several tension-filled minutes, two Federal Trade Commission lawyers stood before the committee last month, insisting their agency had done all it could to stop hotels from deceiving the traveling public about resort fees. Not so, replied several consumer advocates and one member of the committee.
When Kara van Wyk’s airline charges her in euros instead of dollars, her airfare bill takes off. Can her tickets be saved?
Little things sometimes make a big difference when it comes to travel safety. Like a strategically placed zipper to protect your belongings.
Airlines say code sharing alliances are necessary to offer passengers more routes and services. But air carriers in code share agreements are also granted antitrust exemption by the government, which allows them to keep fares on certain routes higher and limit choices, critics claim.
The infectious disease du jour is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory illness that’s leaving some travelers hyperventilating about their vacation plans.
It depends. That’s the best answer anyone can give to the summer’s hottest question: Should I book a hotel or a vacation rental? It depends on your circumstances, your destination, your budget and your lodging preferences.
In DC, two recent political scandals that have touched the tourism world. But the answer — or the lack of an answer — may be far more troubling than the alleged misconduct.