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  • August 24, 2011
    Mumbai railway stations to start prepaid taxi service

    Travelers to India have been warned and some have also experienced the exorbitant cab rates and scams. A few years back some airports in India launched the pre-paid taxis which gave some guarantee that international travelers will not be scammed into double rates than locals. Now, the RTO (Regional Transport Office) will sign a memorandum […]


  • August 23, 2011
    U.S. east coast experiences 5.9 earthquake (Updated)

    UPDATE 4: All airports are functioning now. UPDATE 3: FAA grounds flights in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York airports after east coast quake. JFK and Washington National airports are both


  • July 12, 2011
    Travel to world’s newest nation: South Sudan

    African nation of Sudan recently broke up into two nations with the southern part claiming to be the world’s newest nation – South Sudan. Developed countries around the world have recognized this country, but they still warn citizens not to travel to South Sudan because of “extremely dangerous security situation, the risk of armed conflict, […]


  • June 10, 2011
    Travel insurance for the volcanic ash cloud. Are you covered?

    Travelers to Chile, Argentina or Western European countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands or Denmark may be wondering if their existing travel insurance policies provide compensations for the cancellation of flights or the entire holidays due to the Chilean or Icelandic volcanic ashes. One of the things you need to look for when you purchase […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Is this the checkpoint of the future?

    IATA’s annual conference in Singapore unveiled this new three, 20-foot long detectors. A new airport security prototype that promises to move away from a system that looks for bad objects, to one that can find bad people. The three detectors – one for “known travelers”, one for high-risk flyers, and one for everyone else – […]


  • May 2, 2011
    Buy tickets on Tuesdays & fly on Wednesdays to save money

    Apart from various ways to save money on your next trip, booking a flight on Tuesdays at around 3pm and flying out on Wednesdays can save you some dough. The amazing people at FareCompare have done all the research for you and think that airlines often post their ticket sales on Monday evenings. The other […]


  • April 25, 2011
    Delta introduces online checked-baggage tracking

    Traveling light is the key to saving money and the perils of losing your checked bags. But not if you lose your bag when flying Delta. Delta Airlines just made it easier for passengers to track their checked bags on their website by entering the last name and bag-tag number. Travelers can access the tracking […]


  • April 18, 2011
    Virgin America 3-day sale – $149 from L.A. to East Coast (U.S. only)

    Virgin America is offering a three-day sale on fares for flights in May. Prices are $149 plus tax each way for flights to New York and other East Coast destinations from Los Angeles. But act quickly if you want a seat as the sale ends Wednesday. The deal: The May Is the New July sale […]


  • April 12, 2011
    San Francisco (SFO) gets T2. Hello, Virgin Atlantic & American!

    San Francisco International (SFO) got it’s newest 640,000-square foot Terminal 2 that will be the home to American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Watch the images at FlySFO.com T2 Image Gallery Read more reviews at: San Francisco airport’s new Terminal 2 ‘T2’ dazzles [USA Today] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [New York Times] […]


  • April 12, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Himachal Pradesh fed up with peeing tourists [eTN] China beats Spain as 3rd biggest tourist destination [eTN] The next generation of gay hotels [BBC Travel] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [NYTimes] Planes Collide on JFK Airport Runway [AOL News] Oberoi Gurgaon wins hosting rights to World Travel Awards 2012 ceremony


  • April 11, 2011
    Yotel comes to New York City in June

    We had covered the concept of a Yotel back in 2009. And now the London based company is opening their first hotel in Manhattan. The ‘cabins’ come with a complimentary breakfast available from the ‘kitchen’ Galley on each floor, quiet cooling and heating, free WiFi and a workstation. The moving bed comes with luxury sheets […]


  • April 5, 2011
    A guide to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

    If it isn’t already there, put Victoria Falls at the top of your sightseeing itinerary. This waterfall is simply spectacular and must be seen, felt and heard to be understood. You can see the falls up close at the Victoria Falls section of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (admission US$10; hours: 6am-6pm). The entrance is just before […]


  • March 31, 2011
    Parking spaces and prices from Parkopedia

    With extensive coverage in over 20 countries, Parkopedia has a database of over 15 million parking spaces with their maps and prices. They cover private, tag-needed parking, public garages, free street parking, and meters, and offers a very smooth and smart use of Google Maps. Click on any parking spot, and you’ll see details if […]


  • March 29, 2011
    British Airways London-Marrakech direct flight

    British Airways started new flights to Marrakech from London Gatwick on March 27, 2011 in direct competition with low cost carriers. A mix of Boeing 737s and Airbus A319s will operate the thrice-weekly service, which departs Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, returning the same evening. British Airways offers a wide range of hotels suitable […]


  • March 26, 2011
    Travel companies we look up to

    These days smartphones help travelers with tons of free travel apps for iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android phones that help you with the itineraries, bookings and a bunch of other features and utilities. But if you prefer to use the internet on your desktop computers then we have a list of links for various categories and here […]


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