Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This

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Priceline.com Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This Thanksgiving And Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans not staying home for the holidays are gladly giving up their traditional seat by the fire for sun and sand, according to the latest data analysis from priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN]. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season.

The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida. with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Americans will be flying to visit friends and family, or to escape to a tropical resort for the holidays, said Brigit Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages at priceline.com. Priceline.com has airfare deals on last-minute flights to get travelers where they need to be and at savings up to 40% off retail rates.

Here is an overview of where travelers are flying out-of-state for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Thanksgiving : Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Nov. 20 th and Nov. 27 th. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 19 states.
  • Travelers on the East Coast from New York. Vermont. Maine and Massachusetts will be heading down south to Florida .
  • Travelers on the West and Midwest from Washington. Colorado. Arizona and Nebraska will be heading further west to California .

Christmas: Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Dec. 19 th and Dec. 31 st. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 25 states.
  • New York is the most popular destination for residents in only 4 states, including Arizona. Florida. Louisiana and South Carolina. which means that they will be trading in their sandals for snow boots this holiday.
  • New Yorkers are the most international travelers as four of their top destinations include Asia. South America. the Caribbean. and Europe .

For more information on priceline.com, visit www.priceline.com/media/ or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals , where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.





06/01/2018

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Ride the dollar: This is the summer to travel to Europe

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BARCELONA—Cathie Golden takes a European vacation each year with her sister Barbara Needham and their children.

This year they chose Barcelona and Madrid. For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Spain and other European cities more affordable to Americans than even some domestic destinations.

“We’ve been shopping up a storm because of it,” Golden says, showing off a new pair of sneakers. “Here you’re just throwing money around.”

The family stop into the Hotel Colon in the Gothic Quarter for drinks. They are surprised when two glasses of white wine and a beer cost as much as one drink in a New York City hotel. Their train tickets to Madrid are less than seats on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, D.C. A 15-minute cab ride to the beach is 10 euros.

Golden, who lives in the New York area, has good reason to throw money around. TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Europe, released last week, found that travel expenses for popular European destinations have dropped an average of 11% year-over-year. Travelers will be able to save as much as 25% on their summer trips.





03/12/2017

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This Is How to Get the Cheapest Thanksgiving Flights #travel #to

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The Secret to Getting a Ridiculously Cheap Thanksgiving Flight

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Every travel agency is saying something different, but there are some tips that aren’t up for debate

For years, travel search engines have scoured through their dense databases to determine the best day to book your Thanksgiving flights. This year, like every year, there s a lot of mixed messages on what to do if you ve procrastinated on booking tickets. Here s what the big players are advising for cheap domestic U.S. air tickets:

  • Kayak : Book in early November, about two to four weeks before Thanksgiving.
  • Skyscanner : Two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.
  • Orbitz . This Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. If not then, then before Nov. 18.
  • Cheapair . It depends on way too many things.

So what s the takeaway? It s better to be safe and book flights now, but you if you re a risk taker, you can wait until the beginning of November to book your flights. But try not to wait until the week of Thanksgiving. It s also important to weigh the risks of an unexpected fare hike in light of what your benefits of waiting actually are. These hyped savings are usually only about 5 to 10% less than the average fare, which amounts to $15 to $30 if your ticket costs $300.

In fact, since airline fares are notoriously difficult to understand. often the better question to ask is what not to do when you re booking Thanksgiving flights.

Here are a few tips that travel search engines all agree on:

Don t book a departure flight on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), or a return flight on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 30).

Airfares increase as flights get fuller, and the Wednesday and Sunday flanking the Thanksgiving holiday are when the most people are traveling. A simple airfare search shows just how much more expensive it is to book travel on one of these days. In some cases, fares are up to twice as high.

If you have to book for Wednesday or Sunday, then book your tickets as early as possible.

If you re locked into a Wednesday departure flight, aim for a Friday or Tuesday return flight, which is around 25% cheaper than returning on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, according to an analysis by Cheapair.

Booking a return flight on Sunday results in the most dramatic airfare spike, and there s not really much you can do to save money other than to book your departure flight on Thanksgiving Day. But the tradeoff of sacrificing a chunk of your holiday is a discount of only about 10%, so it may make more sense to pick a different day even if it s Wednesday. In general, having a Sunday return flight means you re stuck with a sky-high ticket price.

Consider booking a departure flight or return flight on Thanksgiving Day or both.

If you depart and return on Thanksgiving Day, your fare may be up to 30% cheaper than the average price, according to Kayak. And even if you only depart (and not return) on Thanksgiving, those savings are particularly meaningful when applied to longer, more expensive flights. For example, flying the JFK-LAX route departing on Thanksgiving instead of the day before can save you nearly $100.

Don t book flights in groups.

If you re booking as a family and there are only a few flights left in the lowest fare category, it s possible the airline will bump the entire party up to the next fare category, according to Cheapair. That doesn t mean you can t travel as a family, though: you just might have to book each person s ticket individually.

Check other smaller airports nearby.

There s often regional and even international airports near the ORDs, JFKs and LAXs of major U.S. cities. If you re in Chicago, for example, consider Chicago Midway Airport instead of O Hare; if you re in Los Angeles, consider Long Beach Airport instead of LAX. Both are cheaper airports than their neighboring giants, according to Cheapflights.com, which ranked the nation s 101 most affordable airports.

Check smaller airlines.

The five biggest U.S. airlines American, United, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue all increased their base fares slightly despite lower fuel prices and a worldwide fear of Ebola. While the effect on consumers is not yet clear, it s also worth checking out smaller airlines like Spirit, Frontier and Virgin.





29/11/2017

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Want To Work While Traveling The World For A Year? This

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Want To Work While Traveling The World For A Year? This Startup Might Be Able To Help

Remote Year says it will find you a job that lets you travel the world for a year. Is it too good to be true?

When 25-year-old Greg Caplan left his job at Groupon recently, he really wanted to spend some time traveling and working remotely, but ran into a few problems.

“I was able to find remote work, but it’s difficult to find friends to travel with,” he says. “The biggest issue is traveling alone. I thought it’d be lonely. I wanna go travel but I wanna do it with a community and in a more structured way.”

This predicament prompted him to launch Remote Year. which offers 100 remote workers an opportunity to travel together to 18 different locations over the course of a year.

Remote Year handles logistics like itinerary, lodging, and activities. And if participants don’t already have a job that allows them to work outside the office, Remote Year will help them find one. “People really, really want to do this type of program,” Caplan says. Indeed, just three days after the site went live earlier this month, Remote Year already had more than 3,000 inquiries from potential applicants, and 15 companies expressed interest in hiring workers that they may never actually meet in person.

In the past, taking a year to travel around the world might have also meant taking a year off work. But as digital tools make long-distance communication and coordination easier, location becomes less important. And many companies already encourage remote work, like Sawhorse Media. the technology company behind MuckRack and the Shorty Awards .

Of its staff of roughly 20, just half of those work in the New York headquarters. “We have people working for us from anywhere from LA to North Carolina to Canada and even Poland,” says CEO Greg Galant. “Some of them we never see. It’s an increasingly large trend because of the challenge of both finding the right talent and also the nature of work becoming easier to distribute. Half the tools we’re using didn’t exist just five or 10 years ago.”

Remote Year says it will help participants find a job “in virtually any field and for any level of experience.” By working with companies to find openings for people with specialized skill sets as well as entry-level employees, Caplan says he “will help ensure there is an opportunity that fits any background and skill set.” Caplan says Remote Year will organize local adventures in each country on the trip, as well as a designated work space at each location.

In return for serving as a de facto travel agent / employment agency, Remote Year takes a cut of its participants’ paychecks twice a month to cover the travel costs. It keeps some for itself, too, but Caplan is coy about just how much. “Remote Year will earn a small profit on the program, but the dollar / percentage is not set,” he says. “The fees will be stable for participants but costs might fluctuate.” In other words, participants will pay the same amount each month, but Remote Year’s cut of that amount will vary depending on travel costs.

Some people will have to switch jobs for this, but that’s totally fine. That could be a great fruitful experience anyway.

While it seems like a cool idea, there are a lot of gaps that need to filling, and the Remote Year website contains almost no information about what is a hugely ambitious project. Indeed, some of the most important details for potential applicants are unclear and it seems that Caplan doesn’t have the answers.

For example, how much will the trip cost? Caplan won’t say, but claims the minimum salary a traveler might need in order to pay Remote Year and have some leftover cash hovers around $35,000. “There’s gonna be people who go way outside that range,” he says. “People on Remote Year are not working for Remote Year. They’re a direct employee of a company.” Therefore, one’s pay will vary based on experience and type of work.

Also not clear yet are which 18 locations Remote Year members will travel to. And Caplan is tight-lipped about how he’s choosing “the most interesting 100 people” out of thousands of applicants for this inaugural trip. But he does insist diversity is a high priority. “I want first of all, most importantly, diversity on the program. People from different countries, backgrounds, education, skill sets, marital status. I have a married couple that said ‘Is it possible to come if you’re married?’ I think that sounds awesome.”

Of course, many married couples won’t be able to travel the world for a year, even if their bosses are cool with it. And while teleworking is indeed becoming more commonplace, it isn’t feasible in some industries. “Some people will have to switch jobs for this, but that’s totally fine,” Caplan says. “That could be a great fruitful experience anyway.”

What if people don’t get along? Putting 100 strangers in close proximity (Caplan says sometimes they’ll have to share rooms) is a recipe for disagreements. The hope is that sheer size of the group will ensure everyone has a friend. And if they don’t want to participate in planned activities, they won’t have to. “They are totally free to go do whatever they want whenever they want,” Caplan says.

Galant, from Sawhorse Media, says he’d certainly consider letting employees enroll in Remote Year, so long as they kept producing good work. “You just wanna work with really talented people,” he says. “It doesn’t really matter where they are.”

But since Caplan won’t say what requirements applicants will have to meet, it’s not clear from an employer’s perspective just how talented Remote Year members will be. Caplan says he is “strongly curating” group members, but simply being chosen from a large group of applicants doesn’t carry much weight, it’s why you were chosen that’s important.

Are Remote Year workers special because they have a sense of adventure? Will they boast particularly unique skill sets? Can Remote Year vouch for their work ethic? On this, Caplan says only that “the first inaugural batch is gonna be highly filtered, so it’s gonna be people that really want it.”

For a company whose livelihood depends on its limited number of annual members getting consistent paychecks, Caplan seems surprisingly unconcerned with making sure the jobs are secure and the workers are reliable. “We don’t have the specific terms of the program set around canceling and situations such as losing their job, and we will handle those type of situations on a case-by-case basis,” he says.

So far it’s just Caplan and his big idea, but his goal is to have five full-time employees dedicated to the logistics of looking after 100 people and ensuring each pitstop provides a suitable workspace.

He’ll have to straighten out all of this ambiguity soon, the inaugural trip leaves in just nine months on June 1, 2015. The program will open to applicants over the next few months, and it sounds like a lot of people will be waiting to sign up.





24/11/2017

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This site is Tucan travel website. #cheap #airfares

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TucanTravel.com This site is Tucan travel website.

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Tucan Travel, South and Central America Travel Specialists

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We began exploring the depths of South America back in the early 80 s, and have been leading travellers throughout Latin America ever since.

Having pioneered many of the popular routes you will see throughout our website, we have earned our excellent reputation by continuously improving our itineraries and services. This has made us the world s leading operator in Latin America, with the widest range of travel styles. Our professional team have unrivalled experience on the ground locally, as well as full back-up around the world from our local Cuzco office, two head offices and many agents.

Tucan travellers come from a wide variety of cultures, nations and backgrounds. They share a spirit of adventure, a strong sense of fun, and the desire to go on a holiday that offers a more fulfiling experience than simply lying on a beach somewhere.

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10/11/2017

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Mexico canadian travel advisory this real? Cancun Forum #travel #new #zealand

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Mexico canadian travel advisory. is this real ?

I believe Cancun was in Mexico

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Last Updated: April 4, 2012 8:57 EDT

Still Valid: April 13, 2012 23:50 EDT

4. ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS

It is the sole prerogative of each country or region to determine who is allowed to enter. All countries or regions have special requirements for persons intending to reside for extended periods (usually more than 90 days) or who plan to work, study, or engage in non-tourist activities. To obtain information on specific entry requirements, contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination(s) to be visited. Violations of entry and exit requirements may result in serious penalties.

The following information on entry and exit requirements has been obtained from the Mexican authorities. However, these requirements are subject to change at any time. It is the traveller’s responsibility to check with the Embassy of the United Mexican States or its consulates for up-to-date information.

Canadian citizens, including those with dual citizenship, are required to present a valid passport in order to enter and exit Mexico. Canadians without a valid passport will be refused entry and returned to Canada.

Canadians with a criminal record might be refused entry and returned to Canada on the next available flight. Canadians in this situation should contact the Embassy of Mexico in Ottawa prior to making travel arrangements.

Permanent residents and landed immigrants of Canada should check for specific entry requirements with Mexico’s immigration authorities (Instituto Nacional de Migración, or INAMI).

Persons seeking to enter Mexico for purposes other than tourism are required to have a proper visa. Foreigners involved in unauthorized activities will be expelled. Special and diplomatic passport holders require a visa to visit Mexico. Consult the Embassy of Mexico in Canada or its consulates for more information.





05/10/2017

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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice) #freedom #travel

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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice)

When I put out the first edition of The World s Cheapest Destinations at the end of 2002, Argentina was one of the best travel values in the world and it stayed that way for quite a while. Reeling for a huge banking collapse and currency crisis, the local peso went from parity to the dollar to a rate of three to the dollar when the dust settled, without any change in prices.

After a while though, even though the exchange rate kept widening, inflation galloped even faster. As tourism picked up and hotels were able to fill their rooms, rates for those went up as well. With an inefficient and pricey airline system, combined with very long distances for buses, eventually Argentina drifted out of budget travel territory and I had to drop it from the book when doing updates.

This is a country that can t get out of its own way though and you can almost bet money that every 10 years they re going to be in trouble again. That time is now. They have defaulted on debt. robbed the public pensions, strangled international business, and practically outlawed a whole range of imported goods. It keeps getting messier and nothing is working as intended though.

Another Collapse, but When?

The prevailing wisdom from people who live there is that one of two things will happen before the next election at the end of 2015.

1) The government and economy will collapse, the opposition will come in and make rescue moves, and in a few years they ll get all the credit for the turnaround. The current government won t regain power.

2) The current government will somehow keep limping along and will stay in power long enough to hand the whole mess off to the opposition, then the old guard can blame the whole mess on the opposition since it will take a while to turn things around. Then eventually the pendulum will swing and they ll be back in power.

Either way, few are predicting good news on the horizon anytime soon. There are so many red flags right now that it s hard to see anything positive to point to.

There s one big red flag though that s really a gold one for travelers: a dual exchange rate for those with dollars.

Official Rate vs. Blue Rate

Nobody wants to call the real exchange rate a black market rate, so they re calling it a blue rate to make it sound prettier. The official rate is a little more than 8 to the dollar. The real rate you ll get on the street is more than 15. This rate is so open that it s printed in the newspaper and you can look it up online each day.

What this means for you the traveler is this: cash is king. Forget the ATM, forget using your credit card. For both of those you re going to get the lousy official rate. You can almost double your spending power by bringing cash.

Your Argentina-bound carry-on bag

Yes, I know this goes against everything you ve learned about safety, theft prevention, debit card back-ups, and the like. But really, you are better off acting like a mobster and coming in with rolls of $50 and $100 bills (clean and recent of course) than you are trying to use plastic. Then you simply exchange these dollars for pesos and use those pesos to pay for your now-much-cheaper hotel rooms, restaurant meals, and bus tickets. Use those pesos to shop for now-cheap leather goods and to buy good wine for cheap.

If you do this, you ll be copying what the wealthy Argentines are doing now. The country has slapped a 35% international travel tax on anyone leaving the country to try to stem the outward flow of money, but it s not keeping the rich from traveling. That s because they can easily justify it as a business expense: they ve stowed their money in Montevideo, Panama, or Miami. So it s a banking trip. It s also the only way they can shop for items not made in Argentina: the import restrictions have gotten so tough that most of the best-known international brands have pulled out of Argentina. The ones who stayed are having to buy buildings to have something to do with their profits since they can t get them out of the country.

In short, its a big mess. But when there s upheaval, that s often the best time to visit. You have a hard currency in a land where that hard currency is extra valuable.

Just be advised there s one big expense you can t get around: the hefty reciprocity fee to enter the country. Chile dropped it recently, but not Argentina (or Brazil). You need to apply in advance and pay $160 per person if you re American, $92 if you re Canadian, and $100 if you re Australian. Stay a while to make up for this tax on tourists.





09/09/2017

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Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This

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Priceline.com Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This Thanksgiving And Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans not staying home for the holidays are gladly giving up their traditional seat by the fire for sun and sand, according to the latest data analysis from priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN]. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season.

The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida. with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Americans will be flying to visit friends and family, or to escape to a tropical resort for the holidays, said Brigit Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages at priceline.com. Priceline.com has airfare deals on last-minute flights to get travelers where they need to be and at savings up to 40% off retail rates.

Here is an overview of where travelers are flying out-of-state for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Thanksgiving : Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Nov. 20 th and Nov. 27 th. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 19 states.
  • Travelers on the East Coast from New York. Vermont. Maine and Massachusetts will be heading down south to Florida .
  • Travelers on the West and Midwest from Washington. Colorado. Arizona and Nebraska will be heading further west to California .

Christmas: Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Dec. 19 th and Dec. 31 st. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 25 states.
  • New York is the most popular destination for residents in only 4 states, including Arizona. Florida. Louisiana and South Carolina. which means that they will be trading in their sandals for snow boots this holiday.
  • New Yorkers are the most international travelers as four of their top destinations include Asia. South America. the Caribbean. and Europe .

For more information on priceline.com, visit www.priceline.com/media/ or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals , where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.





06/09/2017

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This week’s travel bargains – The Washington Post #travel #to #thailand

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This week’s travel bargains

November 6, 2014

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

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The Arrabelle, a RockResort property in Vail, is offering 30 percent off rates as part of its Ultimate Holiday Experience. For example, two nights over New Year’s Eve start at $3,063, with taxes; usual price is $4,345. Deal includes slopeside accommodations, breakfast, $100 spa credit and VIP service from Arrabelle Belle-Shops, including gift wrapping and visits from Santa. Two-night minimum stay required. Book by Nov. 10; travel Dec. 11-Jan. 4. Info: 866-614-7625, arrabelle.rockresorts.com.

Pay for one night at the Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Fla.. and receive a free s econd night. Discounted rate varies. For example, a weekend stay in mid-November starts at $495 for two nights, including taxes; rate typically starts at about $857. Stay through Dec. 24; several dates in November are blacked out. Request promo code BOGO. The 55-room hotel is on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. Info: 888-656-6463, www.thepearlrb.com .

Westgate Resorts is honoring military personnel by giving away 1,500 vacations in Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. Starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 11, the first 1,500 eligible service members who complete the form at www.westgate

destinations.com/thankyou

military will receive a free three-day holiday valued at $250. Participating properties are in Orlando; River Ranch, Fla.; Branson, Mo.; and Gatlinburg, Tenn. To qualify, you must have served between Sept. 11, 2001, and the present. Travel before Nov. 26, 2015; blackout dates apply. Also available: free tickets to an Orlando Predators arena football game; see orlando

predators.com for details.

Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering 20 percent discounts on cruises between Alexandria and New York or Boston. The eight-night Big Apple to the U.S. Capitol cruise on the Grande Caribe or Grand Mariner now starts at $2,399 per person double (plus $185 port charges), a savings of $600. Depart New York on May 22 or June 2; the reverse itinerary departs on June 1. The 11-night D.C. to Boston cruise, which sails from Alexandria on June 11, now starts at $3,199 (plus $250 port charges), a savings of $800. Book by Dec. 31 at 888-618-4770. Info: www.

blountsmallshipadventures.

Turkish Airlines is offering a sale on flights from Washington Dulles to Istanbul. with round-trip fares from $649. including taxes. Depart Dec. 27-March 31. Fare typically starts at about $860. Book by Nov. 30 at www.turkishairlines.com.

Alaska Airlines has a sale on flights to the West Coast and Alaska. For example, fly from BWI Marshall to Seattle from $258 round trip, including taxes; typical fare is about $335. The flight to Portland, Ore. starts at $323. Deal also applies to departures from Reagan National (to L.A. and Portland). Book 14 days in advance by Nov. 10; travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Dec. 2 to March 4. Blackout dates apply. Info: www.alaskaair.com.

Package

Apple Vacations is offering discounts on Hawaii packages. For example, a vacation in mid-January that includes round-trip air from BWI Marshall to Honolulu, seven nights at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki and an orientation breakfast now starts at $1,424 per person double, including taxes. Priced separately, the package would cost $1,581. Stay Jan. 4-March 31. Bookings of at least four nights also include a gift box valued at $25. Book by Nov. 20. Info: 800-517-2000, www.applevacations.com/hawaii-super-sale .

— Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs





24/08/2017

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This Is How to Get the Cheapest Thanksgiving Flights #europe #travel

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The Secret to Getting a Ridiculously Cheap Thanksgiving Flight

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Every travel agency is saying something different, but there are some tips that aren’t up for debate

For years, travel search engines have scoured through their dense databases to determine the best day to book your Thanksgiving flights. This year, like every year, there s a lot of mixed messages on what to do if you ve procrastinated on booking tickets. Here s what the big players are advising for cheap domestic U.S. air tickets:

  • Kayak : Book in early November, about two to four weeks before Thanksgiving.
  • Skyscanner : Two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.
  • Orbitz . This Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. If not then, then before Nov. 18.
  • Cheapair . It depends on way too many things.

So what s the takeaway? It s better to be safe and book flights now, but you if you re a risk taker, you can wait until the beginning of November to book your flights. But try not to wait until the week of Thanksgiving. It s also important to weigh the risks of an unexpected fare hike in light of what your benefits of waiting actually are. These hyped savings are usually only about 5 to 10% less than the average fare, which amounts to $15 to $30 if your ticket costs $300.

In fact, since airline fares are notoriously difficult to understand. often the better question to ask is what not to do when you re booking Thanksgiving flights.

Here are a few tips that travel search engines all agree on:

Don t book a departure flight on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), or a return flight on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 30).

Airfares increase as flights get fuller, and the Wednesday and Sunday flanking the Thanksgiving holiday are when the most people are traveling. A simple airfare search shows just how much more expensive it is to book travel on one of these days. In some cases, fares are up to twice as high.

If you have to book for Wednesday or Sunday, then book your tickets as early as possible.

If you re locked into a Wednesday departure flight, aim for a Friday or Tuesday return flight, which is around 25% cheaper than returning on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, according to an analysis by Cheapair.

Booking a return flight on Sunday results in the most dramatic airfare spike, and there s not really much you can do to save money other than to book your departure flight on Thanksgiving Day. But the tradeoff of sacrificing a chunk of your holiday is a discount of only about 10%, so it may make more sense to pick a different day even if it s Wednesday. In general, having a Sunday return flight means you re stuck with a sky-high ticket price.

Consider booking a departure flight or return flight on Thanksgiving Day or both.

If you depart and return on Thanksgiving Day, your fare may be up to 30% cheaper than the average price, according to Kayak. And even if you only depart (and not return) on Thanksgiving, those savings are particularly meaningful when applied to longer, more expensive flights. For example, flying the JFK-LAX route departing on Thanksgiving instead of the day before can save you nearly $100.

Don t book flights in groups.

If you re booking as a family and there are only a few flights left in the lowest fare category, it s possible the airline will bump the entire party up to the next fare category, according to Cheapair. That doesn t mean you can t travel as a family, though: you just might have to book each person s ticket individually.

Check other smaller airports nearby.

There s often regional and even international airports near the ORDs, JFKs and LAXs of major U.S. cities. If you re in Chicago, for example, consider Chicago Midway Airport instead of O Hare; if you re in Los Angeles, consider Long Beach Airport instead of LAX. Both are cheaper airports than their neighboring giants, according to Cheapflights.com, which ranked the nation s 101 most affordable airports.

Check smaller airlines.

The five biggest U.S. airlines American, United, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue all increased their base fares slightly despite lower fuel prices and a worldwide fear of Ebola. While the effect on consumers is not yet clear, it s also worth checking out smaller airlines like Spirit, Frontier and Virgin.





20/08/2017

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Fix: Windows Script Host access is disabled on this machine

If you receive this Windows Script Host access is disabled on this machine, Contact your administrator for details message box, on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, then this post may interest you. Today we will see how you can enable or disable Windows Script Host.

Windows Script Host access is disabled on this machine

Windows Script Host or WSH, is a Microsoft technology that provides scripting abilities like batch files, but includes many more features. Such Scripts can be run directly from the desktop by double-clicking a script file, or from a command prompt. It can be run from either the protected-mode Windows-based host wscript.exe. or the real-mode command shell-based host cscript.exe .

Several HTML malware have been reported to use WSH objects as a result of which, those who do not require this feature, tend to disable it. But disabling WSH, will prevent users from running any scripts, including VBScript and JScript scripts, that rely on this technology and some software may require this feature to be enabled.

Enable, disable Windows Script Host

To enable or disable Windows Script Host, type regedit .exe in Run box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings

Double Click on it and give it Value Data 1 to enable it.

  • A value of 1 will enable Windows Script Host
  • A value of 0 will disable Windows Script Host.

Click on OK and exit the Registry. If you don t see this entry, then you may need to create it, as it does not exist by default in Windows.

You will now, no longer receive the Windows Script Host access is disabled on this machine. In this way you can enable or disable Windows Script Host.

You can also use our FixWin to fix this issue. It offers a 1-click fix under the Additional fixes section.


11/08/2017

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Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This

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Priceline.com Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This Thanksgiving And Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans not staying home for the holidays are gladly giving up their traditional seat by the fire for sun and sand, according to the latest data analysis from priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN]. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season.

The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida. with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Americans will be flying to visit friends and family, or to escape to a tropical resort for the holidays, said Brigit Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages at priceline.com. Priceline.com has airfare deals on last-minute flights to get travelers where they need to be and at savings up to 40% off retail rates.

Here is an overview of where travelers are flying out-of-state for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Thanksgiving : Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Nov. 20 th and Nov. 27 th. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 19 states.
  • Travelers on the East Coast from New York. Vermont. Maine and Massachusetts will be heading down south to Florida .
  • Travelers on the West and Midwest from Washington. Colorado. Arizona and Nebraska will be heading further west to California .

Christmas: Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Dec. 19 th and Dec. 31 st. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 25 states.
  • New York is the most popular destination for residents in only 4 states, including Arizona. Florida. Louisiana and South Carolina. which means that they will be trading in their sandals for snow boots this holiday.
  • New Yorkers are the most international travelers as four of their top destinations include Asia. South America. the Caribbean. and Europe .

For more information on priceline.com, visit www.priceline.com/media/ or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals , where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.





30/07/2017

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This week’s travel bargains – The Washington Post #travel #gifts

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This week’s travel bargains

November 6, 2014

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

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The Arrabelle, a RockResort property in Vail, is offering 30 percent off rates as part of its Ultimate Holiday Experience. For example, two nights over New Year’s Eve start at $3,063, with taxes; usual price is $4,345. Deal includes slopeside accommodations, breakfast, $100 spa credit and VIP service from Arrabelle Belle-Shops, including gift wrapping and visits from Santa. Two-night minimum stay required. Book by Nov. 10; travel Dec. 11-Jan. 4. Info: 866-614-7625, arrabelle.rockresorts.com.

Pay for one night at the Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Fla.. and receive a free s econd night. Discounted rate varies. For example, a weekend stay in mid-November starts at $495 for two nights, including taxes; rate typically starts at about $857. Stay through Dec. 24; several dates in November are blacked out. Request promo code BOGO. The 55-room hotel is on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. Info: 888-656-6463, www.thepearlrb.com .

Westgate Resorts is honoring military personnel by giving away 1,500 vacations in Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. Starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 11, the first 1,500 eligible service members who complete the form at www.westgate

destinations.com/thankyou

military will receive a free three-day holiday valued at $250. Participating properties are in Orlando; River Ranch, Fla.; Branson, Mo.; and Gatlinburg, Tenn. To qualify, you must have served between Sept. 11, 2001, and the present. Travel before Nov. 26, 2015; blackout dates apply. Also available: free tickets to an Orlando Predators arena football game; see orlando

predators.com for details.

Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering 20 percent discounts on cruises between Alexandria and New York or Boston. The eight-night Big Apple to the U.S. Capitol cruise on the Grande Caribe or Grand Mariner now starts at $2,399 per person double (plus $185 port charges), a savings of $600. Depart New York on May 22 or June 2; the reverse itinerary departs on June 1. The 11-night D.C. to Boston cruise, which sails from Alexandria on June 11, now starts at $3,199 (plus $250 port charges), a savings of $800. Book by Dec. 31 at 888-618-4770. Info: www.

blountsmallshipadventures.

Turkish Airlines is offering a sale on flights from Washington Dulles to Istanbul. with round-trip fares from $649. including taxes. Depart Dec. 27-March 31. Fare typically starts at about $860. Book by Nov. 30 at www.turkishairlines.com.

Alaska Airlines has a sale on flights to the West Coast and Alaska. For example, fly from BWI Marshall to Seattle from $258 round trip, including taxes; typical fare is about $335. The flight to Portland, Ore. starts at $323. Deal also applies to departures from Reagan National (to L.A. and Portland). Book 14 days in advance by Nov. 10; travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Dec. 2 to March 4. Blackout dates apply. Info: www.alaskaair.com.

Package

Apple Vacations is offering discounts on Hawaii packages. For example, a vacation in mid-January that includes round-trip air from BWI Marshall to Honolulu, seven nights at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki and an orientation breakfast now starts at $1,424 per person double, including taxes. Priced separately, the package would cost $1,581. Stay Jan. 4-March 31. Bookings of at least four nights also include a gift box valued at $25. Book by Nov. 20. Info: 800-517-2000, www.applevacations.com/hawaii-super-sale .

— Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs





22/07/2017

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Five New Travel Websites: A CBS This Morning Report #cheapest #international

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Five New Travel Websites: A CBS This Morning Report

Posted by PeterGreenberg.com on July 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

This spring, Peter and Gayle King held a Google+ hangout to discuss their favorite websites (click here to join Peter s circle). The conversation grew and now Peter and Gayle join the whole team at CBS This Morning to share a few new online travel tools.

Watch as Peter and Erica debate the free vs. the pro-editions of the popular app TripIt. See why DogVacay is becoming a popular resource for pet owners. Find out how AirBnB is becoming the go-to resource, not just for budget travelers but for those looking for a creative change from the standard hotel room think treehouses, castles and more. And if you really want to see what your hotel looks like, Peter recommends the photo fakeouts reports on Oyster .

Peter also focuses on voluntourism and  PackforaPurpose.org invites travelers to pack necessary supplies for specific projects in their destination. Just 5 pounds in your luggage can equal 400 pencils or five soccer balls and a pump to be donated to a school or orphanage.

Follow along at the team from CBS This Morning examine these sites and their features:

What website do you use to book travel? Share your favorites in the comments.

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07/07/2017

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Mexico canadian travel advisory this real? Cancun Forum #china #travel #agency

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Mexico canadian travel advisory. is this real ?

I believe Cancun was in Mexico

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Last Updated: April 4, 2012 8:57 EDT

Still Valid: April 13, 2012 23:50 EDT

4. ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS

It is the sole prerogative of each country or region to determine who is allowed to enter. All countries or regions have special requirements for persons intending to reside for extended periods (usually more than 90 days) or who plan to work, study, or engage in non-tourist activities. To obtain information on specific entry requirements, contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination(s) to be visited. Violations of entry and exit requirements may result in serious penalties.

The following information on entry and exit requirements has been obtained from the Mexican authorities. However, these requirements are subject to change at any time. It is the traveller’s responsibility to check with the Embassy of the United Mexican States or its consulates for up-to-date information.

Canadian citizens, including those with dual citizenship, are required to present a valid passport in order to enter and exit Mexico. Canadians without a valid passport will be refused entry and returned to Canada.

Canadians with a criminal record might be refused entry and returned to Canada on the next available flight. Canadians in this situation should contact the Embassy of Mexico in Ottawa prior to making travel arrangements.

Permanent residents and landed immigrants of Canada should check for specific entry requirements with Mexico’s immigration authorities (Instituto Nacional de Migración, or INAMI).

Persons seeking to enter Mexico for purposes other than tourism are required to have a proper visa. Foreigners involved in unauthorized activities will be expelled. Special and diplomatic passport holders require a visa to visit Mexico. Consult the Embassy of Mexico in Canada or its consulates for more information.





25/06/2017

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Ride the dollar: This is the summer to travel to Europe

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The new two-day Barcelona Card Express includes free metro and bus rides and discounts on popular attractions such as Antoni Gaudi s Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. (Photo: David Ramos, Getty Images)

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BARCELONA—Cathie Golden takes a European vacation each year with her sister Barbara Needham and their children.

This year they chose Barcelona and Madrid. For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Spain and other European cities more affordable to Americans than even some domestic destinations.

“We’ve been shopping up a storm because of it,” Golden says, showing off a new pair of sneakers. “Here you’re just throwing money around.”

The family stop into the Hotel Colon in the Gothic Quarter for drinks. They are surprised when two glasses of white wine and a beer cost as much as one drink in a New York City hotel. Their train tickets to Madrid are less than seats on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, D.C. A 15-minute cab ride to the beach is 10 euros.

Golden, who lives in the New York area, has good reason to throw money around. TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Europe, released last week, found that travel expenses for popular European destinations have dropped an average of 11% year-over-year. Travelers will be able to save as much as 25% on their summer trips.





27/05/2017

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Want To Work While Traveling The World For A Year? This

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Want To Work While Traveling The World For A Year? This Startup Might Be Able To Help

Remote Year says it will find you a job that lets you travel the world for a year. Is it too good to be true?

When 25-year-old Greg Caplan left his job at Groupon recently, he really wanted to spend some time traveling and working remotely, but ran into a few problems.

“I was able to find remote work, but it’s difficult to find friends to travel with,” he says. “The biggest issue is traveling alone. I thought it’d be lonely. I wanna go travel but I wanna do it with a community and in a more structured way.”

This predicament prompted him to launch Remote Year. which offers 100 remote workers an opportunity to travel together to 18 different locations over the course of a year.

Remote Year handles logistics like itinerary, lodging, and activities. And if participants don’t already have a job that allows them to work outside the office, Remote Year will help them find one. “People really, really want to do this type of program,” Caplan says. Indeed, just three days after the site went live earlier this month, Remote Year already had more than 3,000 inquiries from potential applicants, and 15 companies expressed interest in hiring workers that they may never actually meet in person.

In the past, taking a year to travel around the world might have also meant taking a year off work. But as digital tools make long-distance communication and coordination easier, location becomes less important. And many companies already encourage remote work, like Sawhorse Media. the technology company behind MuckRack and the Shorty Awards .

Of its staff of roughly 20, just half of those work in the New York headquarters. “We have people working for us from anywhere from LA to North Carolina to Canada and even Poland,” says CEO Greg Galant. “Some of them we never see. It’s an increasingly large trend because of the challenge of both finding the right talent and also the nature of work becoming easier to distribute. Half the tools we’re using didn’t exist just five or 10 years ago.”

Remote Year says it will help participants find a job “in virtually any field and for any level of experience.” By working with companies to find openings for people with specialized skill sets as well as entry-level employees, Caplan says he “will help ensure there is an opportunity that fits any background and skill set.” Caplan says Remote Year will organize local adventures in each country on the trip, as well as a designated work space at each location.

In return for serving as a de facto travel agent / employment agency, Remote Year takes a cut of its participants’ paychecks twice a month to cover the travel costs. It keeps some for itself, too, but Caplan is coy about just how much. “Remote Year will earn a small profit on the program, but the dollar / percentage is not set,” he says. “The fees will be stable for participants but costs might fluctuate.” In other words, participants will pay the same amount each month, but Remote Year’s cut of that amount will vary depending on travel costs.

Some people will have to switch jobs for this, but that’s totally fine. That could be a great fruitful experience anyway.

While it seems like a cool idea, there are a lot of gaps that need to filling, and the Remote Year website contains almost no information about what is a hugely ambitious project. Indeed, some of the most important details for potential applicants are unclear and it seems that Caplan doesn’t have the answers.

For example, how much will the trip cost? Caplan won’t say, but claims the minimum salary a traveler might need in order to pay Remote Year and have some leftover cash hovers around $35,000. “There’s gonna be people who go way outside that range,” he says. “People on Remote Year are not working for Remote Year. They’re a direct employee of a company.” Therefore, one’s pay will vary based on experience and type of work.

Also not clear yet are which 18 locations Remote Year members will travel to. And Caplan is tight-lipped about how he’s choosing “the most interesting 100 people” out of thousands of applicants for this inaugural trip. But he does insist diversity is a high priority. “I want first of all, most importantly, diversity on the program. People from different countries, backgrounds, education, skill sets, marital status. I have a married couple that said ‘Is it possible to come if you’re married?’ I think that sounds awesome.”

Of course, many married couples won’t be able to travel the world for a year, even if their bosses are cool with it. And while teleworking is indeed becoming more commonplace, it isn’t feasible in some industries. “Some people will have to switch jobs for this, but that’s totally fine,” Caplan says. “That could be a great fruitful experience anyway.”

What if people don’t get along? Putting 100 strangers in close proximity (Caplan says sometimes they’ll have to share rooms) is a recipe for disagreements. The hope is that sheer size of the group will ensure everyone has a friend. And if they don’t want to participate in planned activities, they won’t have to. “They are totally free to go do whatever they want whenever they want,” Caplan says.

Galant, from Sawhorse Media, says he’d certainly consider letting employees enroll in Remote Year, so long as they kept producing good work. “You just wanna work with really talented people,” he says. “It doesn’t really matter where they are.”

But since Caplan won’t say what requirements applicants will have to meet, it’s not clear from an employer’s perspective just how talented Remote Year members will be. Caplan says he is “strongly curating” group members, but simply being chosen from a large group of applicants doesn’t carry much weight, it’s why you were chosen that’s important.

Are Remote Year workers special because they have a sense of adventure? Will they boast particularly unique skill sets? Can Remote Year vouch for their work ethic? On this, Caplan says only that “the first inaugural batch is gonna be highly filtered, so it’s gonna be people that really want it.”

For a company whose livelihood depends on its limited number of annual members getting consistent paychecks, Caplan seems surprisingly unconcerned with making sure the jobs are secure and the workers are reliable. “We don’t have the specific terms of the program set around canceling and situations such as losing their job, and we will handle those type of situations on a case-by-case basis,” he says.

So far it’s just Caplan and his big idea, but his goal is to have five full-time employees dedicated to the logistics of looking after 100 people and ensuring each pitstop provides a suitable workspace.

He’ll have to straighten out all of this ambiguity soon, the inaugural trip leaves in just nine months on June 1, 2015. The program will open to applicants over the next few months, and it sounds like a lot of people will be waiting to sign up.





20/05/2017

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Five New Travel Websites: A CBS This Morning Report #cheap #flights

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Five New Travel Websites: A CBS This Morning Report

Posted by PeterGreenberg.com on July 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

This spring, Peter and Gayle King held a Google+ hangout to discuss their favorite websites (click here to join Peter s circle). The conversation grew and now Peter and Gayle join the whole team at CBS This Morning to share a few new online travel tools.

Watch as Peter and Erica debate the free vs. the pro-editions of the popular app TripIt. See why DogVacay is becoming a popular resource for pet owners. Find out how AirBnB is becoming the go-to resource, not just for budget travelers but for those looking for a creative change from the standard hotel room think treehouses, castles and more. And if you really want to see what your hotel looks like, Peter recommends the photo fakeouts reports on Oyster .

Peter also focuses on voluntourism and  PackforaPurpose.org invites travelers to pack necessary supplies for specific projects in their destination. Just 5 pounds in your luggage can equal 400 pencils or five soccer balls and a pump to be donated to a school or orphanage.

Follow along at the team from CBS This Morning examine these sites and their features:

What website do you use to book travel? Share your favorites in the comments.

For more travel website reviews, check out:





17/05/2017

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This site is Tucan travel website. #new #york #travel

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TucanTravel.com This site is Tucan travel website.

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Tucan Travel, South and Central America Travel Specialists

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We began exploring the depths of South America back in the early 80 s, and have been leading travellers throughout Latin America ever since.

Having pioneered many of the popular routes you will see throughout our website, we have earned our excellent reputation by continuously improving our itineraries and services. This has made us the world s leading operator in Latin America, with the widest range of travel styles. Our professional team have unrivalled experience on the ground locally, as well as full back-up around the world from our local Cuzco office, two head offices and many agents.

Tucan travellers come from a wide variety of cultures, nations and backgrounds. They share a spirit of adventure, a strong sense of fun, and the desire to go on a holiday that offers a more fulfiling experience than simply lying on a beach somewhere.

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16/05/2017

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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice) #hotels #and

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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice)

When I put out the first edition of The World s Cheapest Destinations at the end of 2002, Argentina was one of the best travel values in the world and it stayed that way for quite a while. Reeling for a huge banking collapse and currency crisis, the local peso went from parity to the dollar to a rate of three to the dollar when the dust settled, without any change in prices.

After a while though, even though the exchange rate kept widening, inflation galloped even faster. As tourism picked up and hotels were able to fill their rooms, rates for those went up as well. With an inefficient and pricey airline system, combined with very long distances for buses, eventually Argentina drifted out of budget travel territory and I had to drop it from the book when doing updates.

This is a country that can t get out of its own way though and you can almost bet money that every 10 years they re going to be in trouble again. That time is now. They have defaulted on debt. robbed the public pensions, strangled international business, and practically outlawed a whole range of imported goods. It keeps getting messier and nothing is working as intended though.

Another Collapse, but When?

The prevailing wisdom from people who live there is that one of two things will happen before the next election at the end of 2015.

1) The government and economy will collapse, the opposition will come in and make rescue moves, and in a few years they ll get all the credit for the turnaround. The current government won t regain power.

2) The current government will somehow keep limping along and will stay in power long enough to hand the whole mess off to the opposition, then the old guard can blame the whole mess on the opposition since it will take a while to turn things around. Then eventually the pendulum will swing and they ll be back in power.

Either way, few are predicting good news on the horizon anytime soon. There are so many red flags right now that it s hard to see anything positive to point to.

There s one big red flag though that s really a gold one for travelers: a dual exchange rate for those with dollars.

Official Rate vs. Blue Rate

Nobody wants to call the real exchange rate a black market rate, so they re calling it a blue rate to make it sound prettier. The official rate is a little more than 8 to the dollar. The real rate you ll get on the street is more than 15. This rate is so open that it s printed in the newspaper and you can look it up online each day.

What this means for you the traveler is this: cash is king. Forget the ATM, forget using your credit card. For both of those you re going to get the lousy official rate. You can almost double your spending power by bringing cash.

Your Argentina-bound carry-on bag

Yes, I know this goes against everything you ve learned about safety, theft prevention, debit card back-ups, and the like. But really, you are better off acting like a mobster and coming in with rolls of $50 and $100 bills (clean and recent of course) than you are trying to use plastic. Then you simply exchange these dollars for pesos and use those pesos to pay for your now-much-cheaper hotel rooms, restaurant meals, and bus tickets. Use those pesos to shop for now-cheap leather goods and to buy good wine for cheap.

If you do this, you ll be copying what the wealthy Argentines are doing now. The country has slapped a 35% international travel tax on anyone leaving the country to try to stem the outward flow of money, but it s not keeping the rich from traveling. That s because they can easily justify it as a business expense: they ve stowed their money in Montevideo, Panama, or Miami. So it s a banking trip. It s also the only way they can shop for items not made in Argentina: the import restrictions have gotten so tough that most of the best-known international brands have pulled out of Argentina. The ones who stayed are having to buy buildings to have something to do with their profits since they can t get them out of the country.

In short, its a big mess. But when there s upheaval, that s often the best time to visit. You have a hard currency in a land where that hard currency is extra valuable.

Just be advised there s one big expense you can t get around: the hefty reciprocity fee to enter the country. Chile dropped it recently, but not Argentina (or Brazil). You need to apply in advance and pay $160 per person if you re American, $92 if you re Canadian, and $100 if you re Australian. Stay a while to make up for this tax on tourists.





30/04/2017

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Great travel deals available this week (August 14, 2011) #cruise #travel

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Great travel deals available this week (August 14, 2011)

So many great travel deals this week, so few weeks of vacation! Take a look at some of the most eye-catching deals (all for less than $200/night!) through some of the best travel websites :

On SniqueAway this week:

  • For a private island experience without the 11-hour flight. Ludlow’s Island Resort. a 70-year-old, family-run resort on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota, is just the thing. Guests stay in unique hand-made cabins, ranging from one to five bedrooms. With tall pine trees providing privacy from neighbors all around, each cabin feels like it’s all alone on the island. If there’s a northern chill in the air, cozy up to the fireplace in the fluffy robes provided. SniqueAway is offering some of the 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom cabins starting at$175/night .
  • Ojai, California is a small but vibrant community located 90 minutes northeast of Los Angeles, making it a popular getaway for celebrities. Travel like a rockstar on a beans-and-rice budget with a stay at the romantic Su Nido Inn. Located in the heart of downtown Ojai with easy access to lovely boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants, Su Nido’s goal is to provide guests with an oasis of relaxation. With only 12 Mission-style bird-themed suites, service is always impeccable. Reserve a room on SniqueAway for $149/night .
  • Viva Las Vegas in the Vdara Hotel and Spa. nestled in between big-name properties Bellagio and ARIA. Vdara delivers a different side of Vegas; it’s non-gaming, smoke-free, and manages to feel peaceful right in the middle of the strip. Each suite is beautifully-designed with soothing colors and modern amenities. One of the big draws of Vdara is the holistic spa, featuring treatments from an herbal enzyme facial to a French lavender massage. Jetsetter’s rates this week start at just $93/night .
  • Laissez les bons temps rouler in New Orleans at the luxurious AAA Four Diamond Windsor Court Hotel. Not a hotel for Mardi Gras revelers, Windsor Court’s elegance ensures it stands out from the crowd. Rooms are quite spacious and decorated in a classic and sophisticated style. Take in the views while enjoying a cocktail by the rooftop pool or put on your finest and head to high tea in the hotel’s Le Salon. Stays begin at $105/night thanks to Jetsetter.

So where are you heading?





22/04/2017

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Ride the dollar: This is the summer to travel to Europe

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The new two-day Barcelona Card Express includes free metro and bus rides and discounts on popular attractions such as Antoni Gaudi s Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. (Photo: David Ramos, Getty Images)

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BARCELONA—Cathie Golden takes a European vacation each year with her sister Barbara Needham and their children.

This year they chose Barcelona and Madrid. For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Spain and other European cities more affordable to Americans than even some domestic destinations.

“We’ve been shopping up a storm because of it,” Golden says, showing off a new pair of sneakers. “Here you’re just throwing money around.”

The family stop into the Hotel Colon in the Gothic Quarter for drinks. They are surprised when two glasses of white wine and a beer cost as much as one drink in a New York City hotel. Their train tickets to Madrid are less than seats on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, D.C. A 15-minute cab ride to the beach is 10 euros.

Golden, who lives in the New York area, has good reason to throw money around. TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Europe, released last week, found that travel expenses for popular European destinations have dropped an average of 11% year-over-year. Travelers will be able to save as much as 25% on their summer trips.





15/04/2017

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Priceline.com Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This Thanksgiving And Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans not staying home for the holidays are gladly giving up their traditional seat by the fire for sun and sand, according to the latest data analysis from priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN]. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season.

The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida. with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Americans will be flying to visit friends and family, or to escape to a tropical resort for the holidays, said Brigit Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages at priceline.com. Priceline.com has airfare deals on last-minute flights to get travelers where they need to be and at savings up to 40% off retail rates.

Here is an overview of where travelers are flying out-of-state for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Thanksgiving : Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Nov. 20 th and Nov. 27 th. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 19 states.
  • Travelers on the East Coast from New York. Vermont. Maine and Massachusetts will be heading down south to Florida .
  • Travelers on the West and Midwest from Washington. Colorado. Arizona and Nebraska will be heading further west to California .

Christmas: Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Dec. 19 th and Dec. 31 st. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 25 states.
  • New York is the most popular destination for residents in only 4 states, including Arizona. Florida. Louisiana and South Carolina. which means that they will be trading in their sandals for snow boots this holiday.
  • New Yorkers are the most international travelers as four of their top destinations include Asia. South America. the Caribbean. and Europe .

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About Priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals , where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.





10/02/2017

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