| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Orbitz Worldwide has teamed with another Chicago company, Rewards Network, to offer dining rewards for the first time.
Members of the Orbitz.com loyalty program can sign up for free any of their existing credit cards with Rewards Network and earn...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Procrastinating travelers who find it difficult to plan trips in advance could find some spontaneity and even bargains with last-minute travel apps to book flights and hotel rooms.
Whether it's finding a flight, or a same-day hotel room, apps are...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:27 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO RICHMOND, VA.
From LAX, United, American, US Airways, Delta and JetBlue offer connecting service (change of planes) to Richmond. Restricted round-trip fares from $420, including taxes and fees.
WHERE TO STAY
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Satisfaction with hotels has climbed to the highest level since 2006, with fewer guests choosing a hotel primarily on price and more making a choice based on online reviews, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Guest satisfaction rose to 784 on a...
| Jul 24, 2014
A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered...
| Jun 24, 2014
Google has added and improved some features that make it one of the important contenders for a go-to airfare and hotel search engine (google.com/flights). Among its current features:
-- Airfare searches display first-screen indications about availability...
| Jul 1, 2014
What's the current status of the major consumer issues in travel? Here's a quick overview:
Transparent Airfares Act. Although you may not have noticed much recent movement on this noxious proposal, my friends in Washington expect it to come up for a vote...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Conch shell craft or coconut palm weaving?
At the kids club at The Somerset on Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, teacher Kaye-Ann Irving-Rigby runs a complimentary program for kids as young as three -- even if there is just one child in house -- where they'...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The crowd sitting on the stone walls and sprawled on the beach ooh and aah as the July Fourth fireworks go off over the water in Kennebunkport, Maine.
"It's still got old-fashioned charm here," said Bostonian Liz Daily Ortega, vacationing with...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
San Francisco takes the top spot for most expensive summer travel destination, and Las Vegas is the best deal, according to a TripAdvisor report released Thursday.
In San Francisco, travelers can expect to pay $508 for an overnight stay and a night on...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you'd like to know where your kids want to go this summer, just ask them. Sixty-three percent of U.S. parents say their children influenced where the family went on summer vacation, a 2014 Portrait of American Travelers report says. Before anyone...