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6 tips for procrastinators searching for a warm weather holiday vacation

The problem with vacationing at the end of the year — everyone else wants to do it. While most travel agents have some clients who book almost a year in advance to get exactly what they want, not everyone thinks that far ahead. And, in the fall, options are already very limited. Here are six tips for those who wait until the last minute.
By |October 23rd, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

Why you won’t get a great last-minute warm destination deal during holiday season

Americans these days are conditioned to expect bargains. Any travel agent will tell you, no call is more dreaded this time of year than the one where someone wants that last-minute "somewhere warm" holiday deal.
By |December 4th, 2012|Today|5 Comments|

What we’re reading: Don’t-miss holiday events, airport flu shots, online travel agents get personal

Holiday events, get flu shots at the airport, adding a personal touch to online booking
By |November 29th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

8 tips for those who absolutely, positively must fly Thanksgiving week

I know, you've asked yourself, "What was I thinking?" But, if you must fly during this Thanksgiving season, here are 8 tips to make it through the flight.
By |November 20th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

With today’s load factors, holiday travel is just like any other day … only different

With load factors pushing and sometimes exceeding 80 percent, planes and airports can’t get much more crowded than they have been for the last half of this year. In fact, the airlines association has predicted that the numbers of travelers this holiday season will be less (gasp) than last year. But load factors will be up.

It seems that everyone wants to talk about the crush of holiday travel when I’m called for radio interviews between Thanksgiving and Christmas. While, historically, the holidays have been the period when planes used to be fullest and when airports seemed the most crowded, that is no longer strictly the case. A Wednesday in the middle of March or midweek after the 4th of July weekend might see as much traffic as the day before Christmas Eve or the day after New Year. The airlines have seized control of their capacity and simply do not have as many seats to sell today as they had a year ago.

By |December 23rd, 2011|Today|4 Comments|

A Grinch-y post? Holiday vents from travel agents and airline reservationists

Here is a compilation of Grinch-like thoughts many in the travel industry may have contemplated, but won't express to the traveling public, collected from friends and colleagues in the travel business and from a few airline reservationists.
By |December 22nd, 2011|Today|2 Comments|

Survey shows holiday travel rising this year

The TripAdvisor® annual December holiday travel survey shows, despite the current economic climate, 76 percent of respondents say the economy has not impacted their December holiday travel plans. Forty-three percent are planning to travel over the festive season this year, up from 38 percent who did so in 2010.
By |December 9th, 2011|Today|1 Comment|

The 12 ways of Christmas travel savings

Priceline gives us this simple list to make travel during the holidays easier and hassle free. Of course, we can't account for delays and weather, we can proactively make sure that we are ready to travel and ready for situations that we may face while underway.
By |December 7th, 2011|Today|9 Comments|

Most/least busy Thanksgiving airports according to Orbitz

The Insider Index reviewed the top 50 U.S. airports based on flight bookings, and identifies those that will be the most and least busy for travel between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27, 2011.
By |November 11th, 2011|Today|5 Comments|

Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City — call it what you want but it’s not what you remember

All places change. But, Asia is changing at a full gallop. If you blink, there will be a new building. Saigon was a real shocker. A new building is scheduled to open in a couple of months with a heliport. It will be 68-stories high and will house offices, luxury apartments and a hotel. So much for low-rise and low-income.