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  • March 25, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 2

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • March 24, 2011
    TripAdvisor email list hacked over the weekend

    As a TripAdvisor user, you may have received a message from the company’s CEO advising that part of its email list was compromised over the weekend. The letter (text in full below) says that no passwords were revealed and that the site doesn’t collect credit card numbers, so the most any affected members might need […]


  • March 24, 2011
    Earthquake strikes northern Myanmar

    The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have both confirmed that a on March 24, 2011 1:55:36 PM UTC (about 20:35h local time), a 6.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in the highly populated region of Shan State in Myanmar. The first earthquake occurred 89 km (55 miles) N of […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Get airport maps for your next transit or layover

    On your next travel, you’re more likely to transit through an airport if your trip involves multiple stops. Apart from the connections, most travelers worry about the time it will take them to transfer from one terminal to the other. So before you leave, a little research in to the airport layout will reduce frustration […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Embassy World lists contact information of every embassy in the world

    Embassy World lists the contact information and websites for all of the embassies around the world. The site has listings of all of the embassies resources available by nation and a separate listing for all of the foreign embassies located within the United States. It also has detailed information about UN missions and other international […]


  • March 23, 2011
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  • March 23, 2011
    Drunk and fake pilots in India

    Flying in India has become a joke recently with airline authorities catching 57 pilots over the alcohol limit in the past two years, but only 11 lost their jobs and rest got away with punishments, according to the Times of India. The country’s largest airline, Jet-JetLite, boasted the most boozers, with as many as 23 […]


  • March 22, 2011
    Travel news for the day

    These are some of the stories that made the headlines: New Plan to Charge Entry Fees for Travel to U.S. Gets Cold Shoulder From Canada Canadians looking to visit the United States, arriving via air or sea, may soon pay more for the privilege. The ups and downs of the airfare waiting game Christopher Elliot […]


  • March 22, 2011
    Airports will track your Wi-Fi soon

    Across most of the airports in the world one can see the same routine much like other airports – passengers hurrying through the terminal, waiting in security lines or lingering at the duty-free shops. But at Copenhagen International Airport, a Geneva-based company, SITA, 860 miles away, is tracking passengers by their phones’ Wi-Fi. Stephane Cheikh, […]


  • March 21, 2011
    8 best frequent flyer programs compared

    You can earn free travel and other benefits when you accumulate all your miles from one frequently flyer program. Like much else in the travel industry, though, these loyalty programs are often changing, and finding the most rewarding program can be difficult. Gizmodo lists the top eight frequent flyer programs nominated by their readers. The […]


  • March 18, 2011
    Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

    The famous Shipwreck Beach (Navagio), pictures of which one would see on every tourist brochure about Zakynthos, is at the northwest tip of the island. It is notable because it is home to the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis; thus, it is often referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’. It is a much overhyped […]


  • March 18, 2011
    Bing adds “Attractions” to its travel feature

    In keeping with its expansion of travel-related features, Bing has launched new Attractions Pages, and an Attractions Tab as a search option. The feature is designed to be a way to find out more information related to specific tourist attractions for any given location. Attractions bring together a number of bits of information for over […]


  • March 18, 2011
    Single visa for Southeast Asia (ASEAN countries) to be a reality

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is working on a plan that would open the region to foreign tourists in the same way Europe’s unified visa system (Schengen) has streamlined travel. Jungle-covered temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, five-star beach resorts in Bali, shopping in Singapore or spicy street food in Thailand – Southeast […]


  • March 17, 2011
    Japan Red Cross says Tokyo safe for travelers

    The Japanese Red Cross says Tokyo is safe for international travellers, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday. Senior IFRC official Matthias Schmale also told a news briefing that Japan was not asking for a massive international aid operation to help cope with its tsunami disaster, but would […]


  • March 17, 2011
    United introduces mobile check-ins & boarding pass on international flights

    United-Continental announced the expansion of mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes to United customers traveling with international itineraries. Customers may check in at united.com using a Web-enabled mobile device beginning 24 hours before departure. Additionally, United’s mobile boarding pass option is now available to customers departing from airports in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, […]


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