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Archive for January, 2010

  • January 25, 2010
    Hong Kong airport installs PS3 ‘game poles’

    Airport Authority Hong Kong has installed several PS3 Game Poles at various locations in the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for free public access. Implemented in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong, the developer of Playstation 3, the PS3 Game Poles comprise a total of 14 units of PlayStation 3. Stationed at various spots, […]

  • January 19, 2010
    New airline consumer protection site from U.S. government

    Was your baggage mishandled? Were you denied a refund that you should have received? Flight delays? We are not sure if anyone is listening to your worries or complaints, but the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new website to help consumers compare and complain about airline service. The website, allows travelers to […]

  • January 19, 2010
    American Airlines hikes baggage fees… again!

    American Airlines announced Monday that it is raising checked baggage fees by $5, effective February 1st. First bag to cost $25, and second one will cost $35 on flights in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The fees apply to passengers on the company’s American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection flights. ABC […]

  • January 19, 2010
    Southwest launches 3-day sale

    Southwest Airlines is offering airfares starting as low as $49 one-way. Fares are available in select markets for travel Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays when purchased by Jan. 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. PST. These fares are only available on or for travel between April 7, 2010, and May 25, 2010. Examples of […]

  • January 15, 2010
    North Korea lifts restrictions on U.S. citizens

    North Korea has eased travel restrictions on U.S. tourists, hoping to boost its coffers and also improve the cash-strapped country’s image. U.S. citizens had previously only been allowed access during the spectacular mass games, held last year in August through October. Now, travelers from the United States will be allowed to visit North Korea on […]

  • January 14, 2010
    New Airport security may be causing delays says “The attempted bombing of Northwest flight 253 on Christmas Day has resulted in increased security procedures at airports around the country. Looking at the period from December 25 to January 6 this year and the previous year shows that, whether or not the new security is making us safer, it seems to be […]

  • January 13, 2010
    Travel Channel website redesign adds video

    Travel Channel has relaunched the website with a new video player and a deep library of travel video, itineraries and destination guides, created for the site. The site has improved navigation, new content from Travel Channel’s series such as Anthony Bourdain No Reservations and Man v. Food and thousands of video clips overall. Mapped […]

  • January 13, 2010
    Travelocity releases new travel tools

    Travelocity announced a Deals Toolkit ( that makes it easier for consumers to find the best travel deals based on their preferences and flexibility. The toolkit offers three new ways to look for deals, including: An on-site tool that walks through a customer’s preferences and returns the best deals, customized for them A tool that […]

  • January 12, 2010
    Delta hikes baggage fees: $23 for first, $32 for second

    The higher fees take effect Tuesday for Delta passengers who booked their flights Jan. 5 or later and are checking bags on domestic flights. For those who pay the baggage fees when they check in online, the fees will be $23 for the first checked bag and $32 for the second checked bag. Those who […]

  • January 7, 2010
    Travel tidbits

    Yahoo! India signs deal with has entered into a strategic advertising partnership with Yahoo! India to promote the portal. As a part of this deal, Yatra will be featured as the recommended travel website on Yahoo! India homepage. Yahoo! India will also provide dedicated display advertising inventory to Yatra on its homepage, finance and […]

  • January 4, 2010
    “Expedition 206” journeys to 206 countries where Coca-Cola is sold

    Starting January 2010, three happiness ambassadors will begin an unprecedented journey to all 206 countries where Coca-Cola is sold. That’s 14 more countries than are represented in the United Nations! Their mission is to seek out “what makes people happy” around the world. These “happiness ambassadors” will search for and share the optimism and happiness […]

  • January 1, 2010
    List of best restaurants in Los Angeles

    Ricky’s Fish Tacos 3922 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Price: $ Attari Sandwich Shop (Iranian) 1388 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Price: $$ Wurstküche (Belgian, German) 800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Red Lion Tavern (German) 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 662-5337 Messob (Ethiopian) 1041 S […]

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