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  • More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money

    More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money
    In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery. The Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel is removing draping ivy plants from the balconies of all 361 rooms, replacing them with drought-tolerant succulents. The...
  • "Non-disparagement" clauses: the latest fine print outrage

    "Non-disparagement" clauses: the latest fine print outrage
    If you posted a bad review of the Bates Motel on TripAdvisor because you found a dismembered corpse in the bathtub, wouldn't you be outraged to find a letter from a lawyer demanding that you either retract the review or pay $3500? That prospect arises out...
  • Seniors on the Go: Make your complaint work for you

    Seniors on the Go: Make your complaint work for you
    Overcharged? Misinformed? Didn't get what you paid for? Travelers with a gripe against an airline, hotel, online travel agency, credit card issuer, or some other travel seller often copy me on their complaints. And I never cease to be surprised at how...
  • War rooms: Europe's military museums

    War rooms: Europe's military museums
    In honor of Veterans Day, I've been thinking back to my recent stay in the Rhineland. A monument below my hotel window remembering Germany's war dead still had an unused panel. My hunch is that it'll never be used. Germany, mighty today without the help...
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday works for travel deals too

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday works for travel deals too
    It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. And, it's not just retail stores — mortar-and-brick or online — that have the deals. Various lodgings around the globe are serving up specials,...
  • Will Apple Pay change your travel?

    Will Apple Pay change your travel?
    The definitive answer to that question is "not right now, but maybe later." Apple's widely heralded move will certainly shake up the world of payment, but it's by no means a game-changer. First, the basics. Apple Pay is an application that lets you use...
  • Execs in Asian luxury hotels fall prey to cyber espionage: study

    Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated industrial espionage campaign that targets business executives in luxury hotels across Asia once they sign on to computers using in-room wireless connections they consider private and secure. The...
  • Where's everyone going in 2015? Orlando is top pick, Priceline says

    Where's everyone going in 2015? Orlando is top pick, Priceline says
    Orlando, Fla., home to Walt Disney World and other theme parks, will be the most popular U.S. travel destination for 2015, according to hotel bookings made on Priceline. Los Angeles comes in at No. 11, and ranks No. 15 as a top New Year's destination too....
  • If pregnant travelers do their research, there's no need to eclipse a babymoon

    If pregnant travelers do their research, there's no need to eclipse a babymoon
    Of the many trends invented by the travel industry to pry dollars from our wallets — hello, staycation! — one of the most popular in recent years has been the "babymoon." Unlike a honeymoon, which, of course, happens just after the wedding,...
  • Seniors on the Go: New hotel booking options

    Seniors on the Go: New hotel booking options
    Looking for the best hotel deals? Every few months some new online hotel booking agency claims it has the best system. Unfortunately, some are "me, too," rather than genuinely innovative, but truly new ideas crop up from time to time. One genuinely...
  • Black Forest food superstars

    Black Forest food superstars
    Serious foodies would never stoop to scarfing down a schnitzel, but they might be tempted by a seven-day culinary adventure from Zicasso that focuses on Germany's Black Forest area. It promises five-course dinners every night at Michelin-star-studded...