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    How new hotel booking apps and websites may be costing travelers

How new hotel booking apps and websites may be costing travelers

New hotel websites featuring last-minute bookings may be making traditional 24 cancellation policies a relic of the past.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year — may our many voices be heard

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year — may our many voices be heard

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our readers in as many foreign languages as we can find. May

By |December 25th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

Consumer Traveler Newsletter – December 21, 2014

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here.

10 great Christmas

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    Mileage Plus “Friends and Family” change really hurts — even for big spenders

Mileage Plus “Friends and Family” change really hurts — even for big spenders

The United Mileage Plus "Friends and Family" change that really hurts even for big spenders. They will not be allowed to pass along elite perks with their miles when giving away tickets.
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The online travel world’s disruptions

Big disruptions in the travel world are coming from Big Data, China's emerging middle class, metasearch sites acting like online travel agents and the growth of mobile plat forms.

How Marriott’s free WiFi offer is anti-consumer

Marriott made travel industry news last week by announcing that starting in January, all members of their Marriott Rewards

By |November 11th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

4 historic US military sites to remember our Veterans

Veteran's Day gives each American a special opportunity to not just honor the memory of our service men and women who gave their lives for us, but also to honor living veterans.
By |November 11th, 2014|Been There, Today|0 Comments|

The irrational Ebola fear factor

Ebola is a scary disease. No question, it is horrible for the people of West Africa. But, the fear is becoming irrational as travelers cancel trips to the rest of Africa. Janice serves up a dose of reality.
By |October 29th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|
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    Sometimes it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter “who you are” with the airlines

Sometimes it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter “who you are” with the airlines

Many travelers get frustrated with the airlines and tweet their frustration. If they’re lucky they might even get a

By |October 15th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|
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    Planning a stopover on a European trip? Many airline surcharges just jumped 500 percent

Planning a stopover on a European trip? Many airline surcharges just jumped 500 percent

Airlines just raised the stopover fee for flights to Europe from $100 to $500. Why? Because they can. Because they have an oligopoly that has no effective competition.
By |October 10th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|