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6 European hotel booking tips

These days the internet makes it really easy to book a hotel anywhere in the world. Except when it doesn't. Here six tips to help when booking hotels in Europe.
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    6 tips to make working with a travel agent smoother, faster and cheaper.

6 tips to make working with a travel agent smoother, faster and cheaper.

If you use a travel agent, here are six tips to make the process much easier.

The glamour of business travel?

While money and perks can take some of the stress out of travel, they aren't a complete shield. Here, admittedly under the subtitle "First World Problems," is a story that may make anyone who doesn't travel for business a little happier.
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    $900 airline change fee — three months early! Why not a sliding-fee scale?

$900 airline change fee — three months early! Why not a sliding-fee scale?

Airlines love to excuse their change fees by simply saying that passengers should either buy unrestricted tickets or purchase insurance. But for leisure travelers, unrestricted fares are often priced out of the ballpark and insurance doesn't cover everything — like mistakes.
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    “Guaranteed late arrival” a sure thing for the hotel, less so for the traveler

“Guaranteed late arrival” a sure thing for the hotel, less so for the traveler

There was a time, not so long ago, when many hotels would allow travelers to make reservations on a “6 p.m. hold.”

Planning a vacation family trip to Europe? On Lufthansa sitting together now may cost you

Lufthansa, United's major European partner, is instituting a pay-for-long-haul-seat-assignment policy of their own. Families who get separated, will not be pleased.
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Are too many discounts and deals adding stress to travel?

These days travelers have never had a wider choice of ways to get deals. On flights, hotels, cruises, rental cars ... you name it — deals are everywhere. So it would seem to be a golden age for bargain hunters. But, it is not. What's the problem?
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