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  • July 22, 2009
    AirBnB finds a cheap accommodation

    Looking to see the sights but not looking forward to paying high hotel prices? Take advantage of AirBnB to find some nice, usually economical, local accommodations. Similar to previously mentioned iStopOver, AirBnB lets you search for accommodations in your city of choice. People with a spare room put up listings complete with photographs, amenities, and […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, India

    Built in 1679 as a mausoleum for Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-Daurani, the Bibi-qa-Maqbara (Tel: +91 240 2400620; Indian/foreigner Rs 5/US$2; dawn-10pm) is known as the ‘Poor mans Taj’. This is a slightly ironic comparison considering it was Aurangzeb’s father who built the original shortly before being overthrown and imprisoned by his son on account of his […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Air tickets in India to get costlier

    Air tickets in India to get costlier as Government proposes User Development Fee (UDF) at nine airports in the country. “A proposal to impose UDF at Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Vishakhapatanam, Jaipur, Trichy and Mangalore has been received from the AAI (Airports Authority of India), which is under examination,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Delta adds $5 to fee for bags checked at airport

    Following in the fee-laden footsteps of US Airways, Delta Airlines has added a $5 surcharge for paying checked baggage fees at the airport instead of online, matching moves by some other airlines. Atlanta-based Delta already charges $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked bag on domestic flights. But starting Aug. […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Photo of the day: Dancing Building, Prague

    Czech: Tančící dům Location: Rašínovo nábřeží 80, 120 00 Praha 2 Tram: 17, 21 The Dancing House is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. The junction where Resslova meets the river at Rašínovo nábřeží is dominated by the Dancing Building, built in 1996 by architects Yugoslavian-born Czech architect Vlado […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Airline Passengers BoR and more

    Tomorrow, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on legislation that grants passengers the right to deplane if their plane is delayed on the runway for more than 3 hours. The legislation will also require that airlines provide water, food, and bathroom facilities during delays. Recently, the Department of Transportation smacked Delta with a $375,000 fine for ignoring federal […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Google now offering travel itineraries

    Have you taken a Google City Tour? The latest experiment (citytours.googlelabs.com) from Google Labs suggests multiday travel itineraries using Google maps. What’s hot: Google is becoming more involved with travel. If you’re making a trip to New York, for instance, you can let City Tours take you from Grand Central Station to Times Square, St. […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Travel apps for iPhone

    UPDATED- October 1, 2011: Check out reviews of all the travel apps for iOS. UPDATED- April 11, 2011: Also read our popular post “Free travel apps for iPhone, iPod & iPad” series – Part1, Part 2 and Part 3. UPDATED- March 28, 2011: Compare free currency converter apps for iOS devices. When it comes right […]


  • July 16, 2009
    Best Western in Asia launches Buy One Get One promotion

    Best Western has launched a new campaign that offers guests one free room night for one paid room night at hotels and resorts in eight prime countries across Asia – Bali, China, India, Japan, Macau, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. To qualify, guests must book between July 20 and Aug 2 for travel through Oct 31. […]


  • July 16, 2009
    Pets can relieve themselves before American flights at JFK

    American Airlines has added a creature comfort outside its terminal at JFK International Airport. According to the press release, the new “Pet Relief Area at the terminal’s departure level” is for “passengers with pets [to] give their canine or feline friends a final chance to relieve themselves before packing them away in their kennels for […]


  • July 16, 2009
    United Airlines launches sale on miles required to buy Saver Award tickets

    United Airlines announced on Wednesday that it is reducing the amount of miles necessary for Saver Award travel to several international and domestic destinations. Mileage Plus members can now purchase Save Award tickets with at least 20% off the number of miles required until 24 July for travel between 18 August and 18 November 2009. […]


  • July 16, 2009
    Free federal parks and recreation Access Pass

    NOTE: This article is relevant to travel for people with disabilities How to Travel With A Free Federal Parks And Recreation Access Pass When traveling, and you are legally disabled, remember to get a free, lifetime Access Pass to gain free admission at all Federal Parks across the United States. Along with this discount individuals, […]


  • July 14, 2009
    Nek Chand Sani Rock Garden, Chandigarh

    The Rock Garden is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, after its founder, Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of forty-acre (160,000 m²), it is completely built of industrial & home […]


  • July 13, 2009
    Avis offers in-car satellite TV and audio service for Florida travelers

    Avis Rent A Car and RaySat Broadcasting (RBC) announced that Avis renters at select locations can now enjoy the ride with AT&T CruiseCast service, a new satellite TV technology that delivers 22 video satellite channels as well as 20 audio channels to a mobile unit in automobiles. Beginning today, Avis renters at airport locations in […]


  • July 13, 2009
    American Airlines announces Notification Center at AA.com

    American Airlines has introduced another convenient way to make the travel experience even better for its customers. The new AA.com Notification Center – which can be easily accessed from www.aa.com/connect – enables customers to set their flight status notification preferences just one time and then automatically receive messages for all their future flights, instead of […]


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