All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘travel’

Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’

Pinterest is positioning itself as more than just a place to pin cool pictures. It also wants to help you find ideas for things. It’s not as though people haven’t already been using it for that purpose (especially for recipes), but now the company trying to make it easier. Pinterest announced the launch of Guided Search to help people find …

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All-Inclusive Resorts Making A Comeback

All-inclusive resorts are making a big comeback from the days of simple accommodations, mediocre food, and long buffet lines. Today’s all-inclusive can be anything from an adult-only spa themed resort to a family-centered playland with waterparks and babysitters. And luxury is not hard to find. Back in the 1950s, when all-inclusives had their start with Club Med, the focus of …

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Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft just announced the launch of three new Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel. Bing Food & Drink includes 600,000 recipes, a wine guide to 1.5 million different bottles, and a one-click “add to shopping list” feature, which roams between mobile and Windows 8.1. The Health & Fitness app …

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Romantic Getaways- 3 Destinations To Consider

Are you looking for something special and fun to do with your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Forget about flowers, chocolates and cards, why not take your lover on a romantic getaway? The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing your destination, but some places are more suited for couples than others. Here are a few romantic getaway destinations …

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The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns in Carry-Ons Last Year

Most government agencies are controversial. Chances are good that if you just start throwing out letters – EPA! IRS! DHS! – you’ll touch on something that could easily cause a Thanksgiving dinner argument. Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is no exception. After 9/11, the TSA was created to “strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the …

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Groupon Expands ‘Getaways’ With 20,000 New Hotels

Groupon announced a major expansion of its Groupon Getaways offering today with the addition of 20 thousand new hotels around the world. Groupon Getaways first launched in 2011 as a partnership with Expedia, but recently launched this expansion in pilot. Availability has now come to all of the U.S. and Canada. Groupon Getaaways includes up-to-60% off flash deals for travelers, …

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Delta Stock Up After Strong Holiday, New Seats

Today Delta Air Lines announced that it will spend over $770 million through 2016 to refurbish 225 of its domestic narrowbody planes, including the Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, bolstering its stock price after seeing a strong 2013 holiday. Planned upgrades will include the addition of slim-line seats with adjustable headrests, power at every seat, restroom overhauls …

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Delta New Seats: Airline Says Passengers Will Have More Comfort. Really?

Delta Airlines is expected to spend $770 million over the next 3 years on a major interior overhaul to most of its planes. The airline announced Wednesday that it will install new seats and bigger bins on 225 of its planes within the U.S. Delta said Wednesday that each of the new seats on the 225 planes will have electrical power to improve passenger comfort. …

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All-Inclusive Resorts Are the Best Black Friday Deal

If you’ve been daydreaming about getting away, this weekend will be the best time to book your plans. Club Med announced its Black Friday sale this week, which offers 45% off its four most popular all-inclusive resorts when you book by December 4th. The sale, which starts the morning of the 29th, includes resorts recently named by TripAdvisor’s Top Ten …

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Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in South Carolina

A northbound Amtrak passenger train derailed early Monday morning in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, while en route to New York City from New Orleans. Four of the 218 passengers suffered minor injuries, and none of the seven of nine cars of Train 20 rolled over after derailment. The incident occurred shortly after midnight, near Cedar Crest and Falling Creek roads, …

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Google Adds Street View Imagery From Airports, Transit Stations

Google announced that it has added some new transit locations to Street View to make it easier to see where you’re going while you’re traveling. Specifically, they’ve added 16 international airports, ovder 50 train and subway stations and a cable car station in Hong Kong. “Now you can visit the check-in counter of your airline in Madrid, map out the …

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Thanksgiving Storm Threatens Travelers

The holidays are in full swing and, like every other year, travelers will be heading all across the United States to visit families. This year, however, a major storm will be a threat to those travelers, both driving and flying. The day before Thanksgiving is always the busiest travel day of the year, and coincidently, it is also the day …

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