| 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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 12:52 PM
If you're booking a flight today, airfares may appear higher than yesterday but they're really not.
That's because the Department of Transportation's new rules on advertised airfares goes into effect today. The new rules require that airlines published...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:07 PM
My wife, 13-year-old stepson and 5-year-old daughter are taking our first big family vacation together to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
We booked the trip through Expedia a few months ago, but last week, when we reviewed our itinerary, we discovered that...
| Jun 26, 2011
To make sure your road trip doesn't hit the skids, check out these apps:
Subscription app SmartFuel can help you find cheap gas nearby or along your route — including at Costco — using Oil Price Information Service data to...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:07 PM
My wife and I planned a trip to Antigua this summer and purchased round-trip flights, hotel room and a kayak excursion through Expedia in December.
Everything was a "go" until we received a call one day in early April from an Expedia representative...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Groupon, the Chicago-based daily deal giant, has partnered with Expedia to offer a travel component called Groupon Getaways.
The new venture launched its first travel offers today, featuring deals at a Las Vegas hotel, a Costa Rican restort and North...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 5:46 PM
In a hunt for more revenue, Maryland officials are weighing ways to pressure hotel-booking websites such as Expedia and Orbitz to pay more taxes — a tactic that has netted some cities, counties and states tens of millions of dollars, but left others...