All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘travel’

Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of all, let’s get the poop thing out of the way. BloombergBusinessWeek ran an interview with Mason about Detour. The first …

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How the Web is Trying to Catch Global Discovery Vacations in the Connection Game

Commissioned News Story (Source: Global Discovery Vacations) Some travel clubs and agencies are trying to better connect with their customers as the explosion of digital technology and social media have removed some of the personal interaction from the travel-planning experience. Even still, popular travel sites are trying to find a way to reproduce the lost person-to-person interaction. Expedia, for example, …

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Man Found with Knife Hidden in Shoe at Airport

On the heels of the Transportation Security Agency’s announcement that uncharged electronic devices will be banned from certain international flights, security agents found a knife concealed inside of a passenger’s shoe Sunday morning. During a standard security check at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, TSA agents found that a man had concealed a knife in the sole of his …

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Phone Dead? It May Not Fly to the US Under New TSA Rules

If you’re planning on flying to the US from Europe, Africa, or the Middle East – it would probably be wise to make sure your iPhone has enough juice to at least power up. The Transportation Security Administration has just announced new security measures that affect travelers on direct flights to the United States from certain overseas airports. In an …

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Travel Deals In July: Take Your Summer Vacation Now

July is a great time for a vacation or weekend getaway and although it is peak vacation season, there are still plenty of travel deals available. Many popular hotels and resorts are offering great rates on rooms and many attractions, museums and amusement parks are even offering specials, coupons and savings for the month. If you are looking to get …

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Pinterest Continues To Make Search Improvements

Pinterest has been focusing a lot of its efforts on search lately, and that continues with the announcement of some improvements to place search. Back in November, Pinterest launched Place Pins for those interested in traveling. The pins provide details like addresses, phone numbers, etc. Just ahead of the weekend, Pinterest announced that it created a faster and smarter place …

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Travel Insurance: Do You Need It?

Traveling can be expensive and most people do not want to add unnecessary expenses to their budget. Travel insurance is one of those things that you know you should buy but aren’t really sure if it’s worth the money. It’s also one of those things that you wish you had when you need it. If you are trying to decide …

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Summer Vacation Deals At Tourist Hot Spots

It’s the time of year when children and adults have only one thing on their minds, summer vacation. With gas prices rising and the economy still recovering, many people think they can’t afford to vacation or travel in the summertime. While it may take some planning and budgeting, it is possible for almost anyone to vacation and these summer vacation …

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Airbnb May Let Hosts Offer to Cook You Dinner

One of the most endearing qualities of Airbnb is that it offers travelers a more unique experience. Instead of booking an expensive hotel room in Barcelona, why not find someone who’s willing to let you crash at their apartment in a really cool part of town? Airbnb has always been about unique experiences, but a new feature they’re testing might …

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Seattle Airport Jetway Collapses As Passengers Try To Exit Aircraft

A jet bridge fell several feet as passengers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight were exiting the plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. According to Perry Cooper, the airport spokesman, the jetway fell about 6 to 8 feet as passengers were inside descending the plane. It was not clear how many passengers were passing through …

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Airline Baggage Fees On The Decrease

Airlines collected less in bag fees than in the last two years, but are charging more for the little extras. Bag fees are down four percent from 2012, but US airlines still made a reported $3.35 billion in bag fees in 2013. Bag fees are down, but the charges for things like getting a better seat, food, and early boarding …

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Top Travel Destinations: Where Will You Visit?

As summer gets closer, more and more people are starting to plan their vacations and summer trips. While some people like to travel to their favorite location or locations every year, others like to go someplace different each summer. There are numerous destinations to choose from and if you need some help deciding on the next place you will visit, …

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