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  • September 8, 2011
    Increase in Kenya’s park fees

    Visitors to Kenya’s national parks now pay US$80 per person, per day to enter into the prime national parks across the country, up from the discontinued low and shoulder season tariffs of US$60. “Our recovery is still ongoing; there are many factors out there which can set us back this year. We are ahead in […]


  • September 8, 2011
    TSA will soon stop making you remove shoes

    Most of us travelers have seen it over and again that it’s only at U.S. airports that one is asked to remove shoes when going through airport security. European and Asian airports allow passengers to keep ’em on. Now, at some unspecified point in the future, passengers will be able to go through airport security […]


  • September 6, 2011
    Travel tip: Saving money on Frontier Airlines (U.S. only)

    If you are flying Frontier Airlines, then avoid paying baggage fees by having a bag that is small enough to call a carry-on, but big enough to not fit in the small overhead bin in the aircraft. Once you’re at the gate, Frontier Airlines will “gate-check” your bag by tagging it with a pink-slip for […]


  • September 6, 2011
    Photos: Alisal Ranch, California

    The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. The Alisal has been a hideaway for generations of families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open […]


  • August 24, 2011
    New rules protecting passengers went into effect (U.S. only)

    August 23, 2011 saw the implementation of some new airline regulations meant to address hidden ticket fees, long waits on the tarmac, and compensation of bumped passengers. Here is a breakdown of the final rules that the U.S. Department of Transportation will begin enforcing this week, as outlined by USA Today: If a U.S. or […]


  • 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
    Mediterranean Majesty for minimal money

    Sun, sea and spending are the three components of the average Mediterranean cruise. The cruise costs a lot, the frequent port visits inevitably drain your bank balance and you always end up forking out more euros than you wanted for an emergency cab ride from Rome back to Civitavecchia before the boat leaves. All is […]


  • August 17, 2011
    New York City to test pay by phone parking meters

    New York City officials plan to test new “pay by phone” parking meters that motorists can pay by the app, warn them as the time winds down and invites them to buy extra minutes without returning to their cars. In coming months, nearly 300 spots will be equipped with the new technology, which is already […]


  • August 15, 2011
    Strategic Airlines to start services between Honolulu and Melbourne, Brisbane

    New Australian carrier, Strategic Airlines, is taking reservations for flights between Melbourne-Honolulu and Brisbane-Honolulu starting from US$499 one way. Services will commence December 14. Flights will operate up to 3 times a week on each new route. It will use Airbus A330 aircraft with a seat configuration of 30 business class and 244 economy class […]


  • August 12, 2011
    Indian state of Karnataka will host hot-air balloon festival in December

    Indian state of Karnataka will be hosting a Hot-air Ballooning Festival from December 29, 2011 to January 1, 2012. Providing details of the Festival, K Viswanatha Reddy, Director – Tourism, Karnataka said, “The Festival will be organised in three different regions: Mysore, Hampi and Bidar. About 30 hot-air balloon enthusiasts from India and abroad will […]


  • August 4, 2011
    Hipmunk adds flight dates flexibility for best rates

    With increase in fuel costs and other fees, flight rates are going skyward. So if you have a flexible schedule for that next vacation, check out Hipmunk’s new feature that allows you to select the “I’m flexible” option on their homepage and it will give you rates for a range of dates within the range […]


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