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  • 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 14, 2011
    Win a trip to 7 cities of your choice at HostelBookers 7th B-day celebrations

    HostelBookers is celebrating their 7th birthday and giving away free accommodation in 7 cities of your choice. You can choose to take the prize all at once or as seven different trips and they will give £1,000 each to cover your travel expenses. All you have to do is answer a question on their website […]


  • April 12, 2011
    JetBlue & Continental to offer Wi-Fi on their fleet (U.S. only)

    JetBlue JetBlue confirmed today that it will install satellite based Wi-Fi on its entire fleet of 170 aircraft starting in mid-2012, at a cost of about $30 million. LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue, and ViaSat are partnering to bring Ka-band satellite broadband services to the carrier’s Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. No […]


  • April 12, 2011
    San Francisco (SFO) gets T2. Hello, Virgin Atlantic & American!

    San Francisco International (SFO) got it’s newest 640,000-square foot Terminal 2 that will be the home to American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Watch the images at FlySFO.com T2 Image Gallery Read more reviews at: San Francisco airport’s new Terminal 2 ‘T2’ dazzles [USA Today] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [New York Times] […]


  • April 12, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Himachal Pradesh fed up with peeing tourists [eTN] China beats Spain as 3rd biggest tourist destination [eTN] The next generation of gay hotels [BBC Travel] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [NYTimes] Planes Collide on JFK Airport Runway [AOL News] Oberoi Gurgaon wins hosting rights to World Travel Awards 2012 ceremony


  • April 11, 2011
    Google Travel to be a reality soon

    Last year Google bought ITA Software, which powers many US airline reservation systems and acts as the engine under the hood of many fare-tracking websites, such as Bing, Hotwire, Kayak and TripAdvisor. This week the U.S. Department of Justice approved the purchase of ITA Software by Google. What does this mean for the rest of […]


  • April 11, 2011
    Yotel comes to New York City in June

    We had covered the concept of a Yotel back in 2009. And now the London based company is opening their first hotel in Manhattan. The ‘cabins’ come with a complimentary breakfast available from the ‘kitchen’ Galley on each floor, quiet cooling and heating, free WiFi and a workstation. The moving bed comes with luxury sheets […]


  • April 11, 2011
    U.S. High-Speed Rail gets budget cuts

    The latest American dream of building high-speed rail in the nation took a blow this week when Obama administration had to cut $1.5 billion from the budget. Already there have been several Republican governors who have refused to accept federal money to build high-speed rail projects in their states. Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down […]


  • April 7, 2011
    Guide to getting bumped

    With more and more travelers flying across cities for business or pleasure, seats are filling up and that is forcing the airlines to bump customers. Most airlines (at least in U.S.) offer vouchers or cash to passengers they cannot board on packed flights. Last year, out of 595 million passengers, about 681,100 were denied seats […]


  • April 4, 2011
    Latest fare increase and travel plans

    United, Continental, Delta and American raised their prices by about $10 last week, but some of the low-cost carriers had not matched the increases by Friday afternoon. Citing reasons like natural disasters and Middle-East tensions for an expected higher costs for fuel, they have pushed through at least six broad price increases this year, but […]


  • April 3, 2011
    Pet Hotels of America adds airlines and car-rentals

    Pet-friendly hotel and kennel travel planning website, Pet Hotels of America, has made it even easier for people traveling with pets by adding airline and car rental reservation capabilities to its website. Prior to the recent launch of Pet Hotels of America, people were made to scour various websites, magazines and travel logs to put […]


  • March 30, 2011
    British Airways & American to start transatlantic shuttle service

    From March 27, American Airlines and British Airways will effectively create a transatlantic shuttle service between the top US-UK routes by aligning the timing on their schedules. The biggest change is on the Heathrow – New York route. Previously, five of the 11 daily flights to New York left Heathrow at almost exactly the same […]


  • March 30, 2011
    Spirit Airlines invents new fees on luggage

    Spirit Airlines has invented new fees for travelers who wait to pay for carry-on or checked luggage within 24 hours of departure and they are calling the previous bag fees an “Early Bird Discount,” and will now charge travelers who pay for checked or carry-on bags within 24 hours of departure online an extra $5 […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Booking flexibility and great travel deals from Yuupon.com

    Finding a good deal on vacation packages is, let’s just say, can be a hassle. Websites like LivingSocial and Groupon offer good deals on a daily basis and one can also find great deals on Twitter. A new site launched today – Yuupon.com – offers upto 20 deals each week, each of 40% to 90% […]


  • March 29, 2011
    How to check U.S. Mail while you’re traveling

    NOTE: This article is applicable for residents of continental United States only. Making a Round The World (RTW) trip takes a lot of planning and one of the things every traveler is concerned is to make sure to pay all bills on time. Although most of bills can be paid-off online these days, there are […]


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