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  • May 3, 2011
    U.S. suspends visa operations from Pakistan

    Earlier today we reported that U.S. State Department has issued travel warning for all its citizens and now the United States has indefinitely suspended visa operations from Pakistan. An embassy note said: “The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi are closed for ROUTINE BUSINESS to the general public until […]

  • May 2, 2011
    Traveler’s Checks are almost extinct

    Traveler’s checks are as outdated as the Grand Tour of America. Most people don’t carry them anymore because processing them to cash and recording the check number is more painstaking than the ease of swiping a bank card through an ATM. More important, the checks simply aren’t cost-effective and are no longer widely accepted. Most […]

  • May 2, 2011
    U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens

    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel […]

  • April 28, 2011
    Facebook’s ‘Send’ button is here on Travel On The Dollar

    If you liked the Facebook “Like” button, then perhaps you’ll like the new “Send” button, as well. We implemented Facebook’s new “Send” button on all our posts and pages, enabling travelers to send their favorites to Facebook friend’s Facebook inbox, email or to selected members within a Facebook group. The idea is that you may […]

  • 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 23, 2011
    Baggage fee perks gone, says United

    The way things are going in the airline industry, especially in U.S., there will not be any perks of frequent flyer programs nor on first & business class. Starting March 9, 2011, United Airlines is the first in line to do away with the $2 to $3 discount that passengers used to get if they […]

  • April 20, 2011
    Write for travel websites and make money

    The purpose of travel writing is to educate the reader about a selected destination. This can be in the form of a guide book, article or review. This will help the reader to get useful information before they visit the destination, or may even help in their decision as to whether to visit the place […]

  • April 19, 2011
    Students & Professors can win a trip to Chile & Argentina at Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid Travel wants to give college students (and professors) an experiential lesson in geography by giving away a trip for two to Chile and Argentina, including airfare. Students can enter to win the 13-day “Chile & Argentina Discovery” trip by registering here. Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2011. Starting in Santiago, this trip […]

  • 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 16, 2011
    Do you need a travel agent anymore?

    Carrie started to plan the one year Round-The-World (RTW) trip and the first thing she did was call her travel agent. This is when her friend recommended instead looking for options online, citing a simple reason “you will have to pay extra to the travel agent as service charges”. With more and more airlines and […]

  • April 16, 2011
    National Park apps for iOS and Android from Chimani – free for National Park week

    Chimani is giving away free apps for iPhone and Android for the National Park week. Usually available between $4.99 to $9.99, these apps are available for download now. “Entrance to the national parks is free, and so too should our apps”, says Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan. “Chimani develops apps for national parks because they are […]

  • April 15, 2011
    Russia & Turkey start visa-free travel

    Turkish and Russian nationals will be able to travel between the two countries without obtaining a visa starting April 16, 2011. Turkey and Russia signed an agreement last May to lift visa requirements for their citizens traveling to the other side and the agreement will take effect as of Saturday. The agreement between Ankara and […]

  • April 15, 2011
    Get personalized reviews & recommendations from your friends using Gogobot

    You are planning to travel to this wonderful destination and wondering if there are some deals out there, or if there are any must-see sights. Just ask your friends on Facebook and Twitter or get recommendations from other travelers by joining This new website that debuted in November can just do that. After signing […]

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