| Aug 9, 2011
Now that high-speed trains have taken over so much of European short-haul travel, adding rail options to an airfare search system seems like a no-brainer. Ditto allowing for a preference for "premium economy" in a fare search. Surprisingly, only a few...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April.
"Now we are just waiting,"...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Whether they're planning to travel to Italy, Tibet or Argentina, Larry and Bonnie Ohler call Lynda Maxwell first.
Maxwell, the owner of Destinations Inc. travel agency, has been helping the Ellicott City couple plan vacations for years — booking...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:41 PM
If friends or relatives tell you they have snagged a five-star Orlando hotel for their visit to Central Florida, a little skepticism is in order.
Orlando doesn't have any five-star or five-diamond hotels — at least not according to Forbes Travel...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Bob Hope Airport will soon be known as Burbank Bob Hope Airport as part of a new summer ad campaign to drive more passengers to the regional airfield during its peak travel time of the year.
The temporary name change comes as officials respond to airline...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:39 AM
If you’re thinking about taking a trip, maybe you’ve seen some offers that sound great. Not so fast. When you try to snag a great airfare online, sometimes it can vanish into thin air. That’s what Consumer Reports’ shopping expert,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:24 PM
(CONSUMER REPORTS) -- If you're thinking about taking a trip, maybe you've seen some offers that sound great. Not so fast. When you try to snag a great airfare online, sometimes it can vanish into thin air.
That's what Consumer Reports shopping expert,...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:15 AM
While I certainly am not one to ask my government for additional taxes, I do like to see people and corporations paying their fair share under the current system. The online sales tax collection issue you referenced recently ("Franchot's mistake," Nov....
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
The Shakti Sikkim Village Walk offers travelers the chance to journey through the Northern Himalayas on private, guided, customizable...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight.
It made him want Singapore...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Florida's case against tax dodgers Expedia, Orbitz and other online-travel companies just got a lot easier.
Recently released documents from a court case in Georgia help Florida make its case by showing that the companies knew as far back as 2003 that...