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  • July 13, 2009
    Sunshine insurance offered by travel agency

    Sun-seekers whose holidays are spoiled by bad weather could be reimbursed after French travel agencies launched insurance cover for unwanted interruptions to the sunshine. The insurance policy, launched by holiday groups Pierre et Vacances and FranceLoc, will allow holiday-makers to claim back part of the cost of their trip if they suffer at least four […]

  • July 13, 2009
    International travel and your laptop

    The good news is that you don’t have to worry about an Internet connection. That was a problem back in the days of dial-up modems, because phone systems vary between countries, and because your local ISP would have been one very expensive toll call. But ethernet and WiFi are international standards, and if your hotel […]

  • July 13, 2009
    Travelling by air with your commode or shower chair

    This article is relevant to Air travel for people with disabilities Traveling with your commode or shower chair entails flying and having to deal with airline personnel and airport security – Be prepared! You are, most assuredly, going to be confronted with one or more potential obstacles. First of all, know your rights! There are […]

  • July 10, 2009
    US Airways to launch new flights to Barbados from Philadelphia

    US Airways said that it is launching additional non-stop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Barbados this autumn and winter. From 1 October, the carrier will operate four weekly flights on the route, which will increase to a daily service from 19 December 2009 until 17 April 2010. Flights will be operate using Airbus A319 […]

  • July 9, 2009
    Which airlines are the most pet-friendly? compared airlines to see which ones are the best choices if you’re traveling with pets. You may remember our post a while back on Pet Airways, about which Petfinder says, “While Pet Airways didn’t make the rankings because they haven’t ‘hit the air’ yet, [we are] excited to see the promising airline take off.” […]

  • July 9, 2009
    What happens if airline cancels your flight?

    When you buy a ticket on an airline you enter into a contract with that airline. This contract of carriage spells out the obligations and rights of a carrier and a passenger. Some of the terms are set by the airline, while others are standard terms or terms provided by applicable law. Contracts of carriage […]

  • July 9, 2009
    Priceline and Ticketmaster form partnership

    Ticketmaster and Inc. announced Thursday that they would team up to offer travel services to ticket buyers, making Priceline the “Official Travel Partner” of the ticket agent. The exclusive partnership allows Ticketmaster, a unit of Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc., to provide customers various hotel, airline and rental car offers from The collaboration essentially gives […]

  • July 8, 2009
    Reasons to travel with a Kindle

    You Don’t Have to Sprint to the Airport Newsstand Before a flight you may face an abysmally long security queue. You may be worried that you are going to miss your flight and making a quick dash to the newsstand to pick up reading material is out of the question. You can turn on the […]

  • July 7, 2009
    Tiger Airways launch new Melbourne to Sydney flight

    The world’s third busiest travel route has welcomed a new player to the market, with Tiger Airways launching budget flights between Melbourne and Sydney. From Friday, up to four daily services will run between Sydney and Melbourne, which is expected to add more than 500,000 visitor seats annually between the two cities. While the Melbourne-to-Sydney […]

  • July 7, 2009
    Spring Airlines to sell standing room tickets

    Spring planes will become “like a bus” in an effort to increase passenger load by 40%, due to a sharp influx of customers wishing to take advantage of Spring Airlines’ cheap rates. Chinese airline officials are considering an unusual request made by Spring Airlines: allow passengers to purchase standing room only fares on short flights […]

  • July 7, 2009
    Air India launches multi-user four coupon ticket for economy travel

    Air India, as part of its ongoing marketing initiatives targeting the corporate sector, has launched “Quick Returns” – a four-coupon multi-user ticket booklet for economy class travel on the domestic sectors at an attractive price of Rs 22,916, inclusive of all taxes. The tickets are being made available for sale from July 4 till July […]

  • July 6, 2009
    Joshua Tree National Park, California

    Landscape Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special […]

  • July 2, 2009
    Air Arabia launches ticket & visa offer

    Air Arabia, Sharjah’s budget carrier, has announced the launch of a special summer promotion, which offers roundtrip tickets to Sharjah, from any of the 46 destinations the airline currently serves, along with a one-month UAE tourist visa for just DHS 975 (approx $265) , inclusive of surcharges and exclusive of airport taxes. The offer is […]

  • June 30, 2009
    “Smile Cards” for tourists in Bangkok

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced the launch of its Bangkok Smile Card project this July. According to BMA Deputy Governor, Ms Taya Teepsuvarn, the BMA will introduce a boat pass, add information booths and designate certain roads as walking streets. The “smile cards” are part of a wider campaign that tags Bangkok as a city […]

  • June 30, 2009
    Bandra-Worli Sea-link opens in Mumbai

    After 10 years of expectations, delays and, of course, hardcore planning and labour, the spectacular Bandra-Worli Sea Link is set to open at midnight on Tuesday. Come Wednesday morning and a new day will dawn for Mumbai’s rush-hour motorists, with the Rs 750-crore link offering a new route between the island city and the western […]

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