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Newest Space Tourism Venture To Dangle Travelers From A Helium Balloon

Newest Space Tourism Venture To Dangle Travelers From A Helium Balloon Photo: World View Enterprises, Inc Another day, another space tourism venture announced-but this one caught our attention for being a little different from most. Rather than shooting travelers up in rockets, an American company says it's planning to dangle space tourists in...

Hotel Concierges To Cure Your Hangover And Fix Your Love Life

Hotel Concierges To Cure Your Hangover And Fix Your Love Life Dinner Series, Flickr If you're like many hotel guests, you probably just waltz right past the concierge desk without a second thought. After all, unless you need a hard-to-get restaurant reservation or last minute theater tickets, you can probably figure out whatever you...

Who Are the Richest People in Travel?

Who Are the Richest People in Travel? Andrew Magill, Flickr Skift took a look at the recent Forbes 400 list and pulled out all the people that had a connection to the travel industry. It found 30 people on the list who were in some way involved with travel. It's no news that there's money to be had in...

Before You Book: Eco-Friendly Hotel Or Just Greenwashing?

Before You Book: Eco-Friendly Hotel Or Just Greenwashing? velo_city, Flickr We've all stayed at hotels that proudly boast, via little signs on the bed and/or bathroom sink, that they're doing their part to save the environment. Don't want towels changed in order to save water? Just hang 'em up, and the housekeeper will know that...

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort I've never considered myself an "all-inclusive resort" type of person. Sprawling grounds filled with "vacation activities" always seemed disingenuous to me and from the snippets of reviews I had heard or read online, they seemed filled with buffets of terrible food and...

Pooping In Public, The Newest Hotel Trend

Pooping In Public, The Newest Hotel Trend Bentley Smith, Flickr They say traveling together will either bring you closer together or destroy your relationship, and the latest hotel design movement is certainly putting that concept to the test. According to The Guardian, open-plan bathrooms are a growing trend in...

Would You Book A Flight To An Unknown Destination?

Would You Book A Flight To An Unknown Destination? Flickr, Nico Hogg Earlier this year, new booking engine GetGoing began offering deep discounts to travelers with flexibility and a sense of spontaneity. You tell the site what type of trip or region you want, and it will give you two destinations and the airfare you'll pay,...

Flying With Your Dog: New Class Makes Canines Better Airline Passengers

Some people are naturally better travelers than others; so it is with pets. But whereas humans can temper their anxiety or irritation at the airport bar or by downing an Ambien, dogs don't have that option (although, to be accurate, your vet will prescribe a travel...

Costa Concordia Wreck Could Be Upright This Month

Costa Concordia Wreck Could Be Upright This Month Carlo Mirante/Flickr It was a very unlucky Friday the 13th in 2012 when the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy, sending shock waves through the world of cruise travel. After the event, which took 32 lives, cruise lines took a hard look at...

Delta Speeds Passengers To Their Flight In Sports Cars

Delta Speeds Passengers To Their Flight In Sports Cars Automotive Rhythms, Flickr We've all seen (or been) those passengers running through the airport, suitcase flying behind them, as they desperately try to make their connecting flight. Now, Delta Airlines has come up with a solution to get connecting passengers to their...

The Joys of Traveling Solo

The Joys of Traveling Solo Rob, Flickr As travel writers, taking solo trips goes with the territory, so to speak. Sometimes, we're able to take along significant others or friends, but that's the exception. For my part, I prefer to travel alone, be it work or pleasure (which, given my occupation,...

How Can Airline Websites Improve?

I recently visited the mobile website for midwest-based Sun Country Airlines, where I could check a flight status, view schedules or check my itinerary. Basically everything except what I came to do: book a flight. The confusing, unattractive, user-unfriendly design of...

How to Win Free Travel (Hint: You'll Have to Get Creative)

Like free travel? Of course you do. There are a few contests you should enter, especially if you are a seasoned business traveler or a bubbly sociable traveler. Like most online contests, they will require social media savvy and some old-fashioned popularity...

Best Ways to Use Airline Miles

Best Ways to Use Airline Miles Flickr user dasnake Few things are as frustrating to travelers as a huge bank of frequent-flier points and not being able to use them. With fewer seats and routes available, airlines are making it more difficult to trade miles for free flights, knowing they can sell more...

How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions?

How Does Music Affect Your Hotel Decisions? Library of Congress Music is becoming common on hotel websites, but does it really make us want to book a room? A scientific study has come up with the answer: yeah, kinda. The journal Psychology of Music has published an article titled, "Congruency between instrumental...

Book A Night On An Airplane With AirBnB

Book A Night On An Airplane With AirBnB HotelSuites.NL Vacation accommodation website AirBnB has no shortage of unique places to stay, from a "boatel" aboard a converted ferry, to a private island in Fiji. For airplane nuts and those wanting the luxurious exclusivity of a private jet, AirBnB has a collection of...

Tour Paris By Zeppelin

Looking for a way to avoid the tourist crowds in Paris? You might try looking up. Airship Paris is a new company offering tours of the French countryside around Paris by zeppelin. Tickets range from 250 euro for a half-hour "first flight" tour of the castles around...

Would You Buy A Half-Seat On A Plane?

Would You Buy A Half-Seat On A Plane? Jake Thiewes, AOL Not getting enough room on your flight? How about buying another half-seat? This is the suggestion of Michael Batt, founder and chairman of Travel Leaders Group, which owns 6,000 travel agencies. He was speaking at this week's Global Business Travel...

Great Layover: Vancouver International Airport

Great Layover: Vancouver International Airport Courtesy of YVR Ugh. Layovers. We've all had to while away the hours at airports, but regular travelers know that every so often, a layover can be more respite than penance. Such is the case with Vancouver International Airport, a modern marvel with art and architecture to...

Low-Cost Carrier JetBlue Is Going Luxury With Sleeper-Seat Cabins

Low-Cost Carrier JetBlue Is Going Luxury With Sleeper-Seat Cabins John Murphy, Flickr Remember back when JetBlue launched and everyone got excited about a low-cost carrier which would still provide a personal television screen for all of its passengers? Well, those days are officially over. Next year, JetBlue will be introducing premium...

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