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Kayak.com Launches Online Dating Search

Kayak.com Launches Online Dating Search No longer content with just connecting travelers to the cheapest airfares, hotel rooms and car rentals, Kayak.com is now putting its algorithm skills to the test with a new online dating service. Similar to its travel-related searches, the service pulls profiles from...

Midwestern States Announce Wine-Trail Trail

Midwestern States Announce Wine-Trail Trail Five neighboring states in the Midwest announced a new tourism initiative yesterday that makes it easier to experience all 43 "wine trails" within their borders. Over the last five years, individual state tourism offices have marketed related destinations as themed...

World's Largest Cruise Ship On The Move, Testing European Waters

World's Largest Cruise Ship On The Move, Testing European Waters The world's largest cruise ship is on the move introducing Europe to its many wonders on a short autumn season in 2014. Known far and (extra) wide as a destination in and of herself, Oasis of the Seas will bring a ginormous cruising experience to the world of...

Vatican: Book A Stay At The Papal Apartments

Vatican: Book A Stay At The Papal Apartments Following its announcement last week that Pope Francis has decided to live in the Domus Sanctae Martae guesthouse rather than the Papal Apartments, The Vatican now says it plans to turn the lavishly decorated official suite into a vacation rental. "Pope Francis...

UNESCO Adds Airport Security Checks To List Of Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO Adds Airport Security Checks To List Of Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO, the United Nation's cultural and education agency, announced today that the United States' airport check-in procedures would be added to its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The annual list recognizes valuable social practices and...

Hotel Mints Contribute To Obesity Epidemic, Study Finds

Hotel Mints Contribute To Obesity Epidemic, Study Finds Leaving chocolates on hotel bed pillows during the evening "turn down" service has long been standard practice among fine establishments in the hospitality industry, but a new report out today has slammed the tradition for contributing to the growing obesity epidemic. ...

Hawaii Mulls Move To Other Side Of International Date Line

Hawaii Mulls Move To Other Side Of International Date Line Ever since Samoa jumped to the future by moving to the western side of the International Date Line in 2011, tourism authorities in Hawaii have been closely monitoring the situation in Samoa to see what effect it's had on the nation's tourism. In a tactic, which was...

Introducing A New Travel Blogger Community: The Travel Commune

Introducing A New Travel Blogger Community: The Travel Commune Since the TBEX travel blogger conferences were acquired last year, I've been focusing on other projects and once again writing. But after transcendental meditation sessions during a few months spent in Woodstock on a creative retreat, I had an epiphany: there is no community...

Social Trip Planning Site UBTripn Is Huge Success With Consumers

Social Trip Planning Site UBTripn Is Huge Success With Consumers You may think the world isn't big enough for yet another social trip planning site to catch on with travelers, but you'd be wrong. UBTripn is a new website and app that lets travelers crowdsource recommendations from people in their social graph before they book...

Doug Parker Decides 'Small is Beautiful' - Doesn't Want AA-US Merger After Livery Concerns

Doug Parker Decides 'Small is Beautiful' - Doesn't Want AA-US Merger After Livery Concerns In a surprise turn of events, US Airways CEO Doug Parker announced that the airline's planned merger with American Airlines had been called off shortly after receiving bankruptcy court approval. Parker, one of the industry's staunchest supporters of consolidation,...

The Vanishing Middle Class: Airlines Announce Squatting Class

The Vanishing Middle Class: Airlines Announce Squatting Class If you're a super-wealthy traveler, flying just keeps getting more luxurious. For everyone else, you might soon find yourself with no option but to fly in the new super-budget "Squatting Class" where even the free snacks have been taken away. Airline consumers accustomed...

Exclusive: Memo Details New United Airlines 'Super Elite' Level

Exclusive: Memo Details New United Airlines 'Super Elite' Level I'm incredibly lucky. On my first day as editor-in-chief of Gadling, a highly reliable source sent us this memo. Too good to be true? Absolutely. As a hopelessly loyal frequent flier, I'm definitely gonna be lining up for this new program. If only I could get a blog on...

TSA To Allow Entertaining Passengers To Cut The Line

TSA To Allow Entertaining Passengers To Cut The Line As part of its ongoing efforts "to enhance security screening measures and improve the passenger experience," the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will now give expedited security checkpoint privileges to passengers willing to sing, dance, juggle or tell jokes to...

Baggage Handler: 'Airline Passenger Packed The Kitchen Sink'

Baggage Handler: 'Airline Passenger Packed The Kitchen Sink' When it comes to packing for a vacation, there are those travelers who are minimalists, and then there are those out there who pack for every contingency. Imogen Needitall, a traveler from Atlanta, falls into the latter category. The 39-year-old caught the attention of...

New Travel Startup Unadventure Caters To The Whelmed

New Travel Startup Unadventure Caters To The Whelmed When she was 16, Londoner Jennifer Olive went on holiday with her parents to the British seaside resort of Blackpool. The weather was lousy, their hotel was bland and she can't remember where they went or what they did. A disappointment? Not so. "A year later I went...

Obese Toddler Kicked Off Plane For Not Turning Off Cellphone

Obese Toddler Kicked Off Plane For Not Turning Off Cellphone A family traveling to Orlando this week had to make other plans after their son was taken off the plane by airline staff for throwing a tantrum that delayed departure from Houston. The boy, aged 20 months, had been screaming for ice cream and had been given a cellphone to...

Photo Of The Day: Ten Billion Dollar Bill

Photo Of The Day: Ten Billion Dollar Bill A ten billion dollar bill? Must be another one of those crazy Gadling April Fool's Day posts, right? Except it's real. Today's photo comes to us from a store in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where I recently came across this framed ten billion dollar bill from Zimbabwe....

Trend-Spotting: Backpacker Food Gets Hip

Trend-Spotting: Backpacker Food Gets Hip In the midst of a challenging global economic landscape, many travel lovers aren't able to globetrot like they once did. Some innovative entrepreneurs have sensed an opportunity and are finding new ways to bring the world home, and restaurants are setting the trend....

New 'Retro' Airline Air Wright Takes To The Skies

New 'Retro' Airline Air Wright Takes To The Skies A new airline is shaking up the aviation industry today with its announcement of a new "retro" flight service concept. Called Air Wright after the historic flight pioneers, the new company is taking the current trend for all things vintage to the next level, offering...

Recycled Canvas Airsickness Bags Answer Fliers' Eco-friendly Demands

Recycled Canvas Airsickness Bags Answer Fliers' Eco-friendly Demands Airsickness bags have long provided a comfort and security for nauseated travelers. Catering to those for whom turbulent airflow inspires gag flow, the easy-access (and decorative), paper bags are available beneath most airplane seat trays ready to conceal even the worst...

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