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January 15, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Living in luxury right on Waikiki Beach can be yours for less than you might expect. How does $799 a night sound for a penthouse with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean? The newly remodeled Royal Kai Lani Suite at the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel on Oahu can accommodate up to six people. Its 2,900 square feet contain three bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. The suite occupies the 11thfloor of the hotel and includes an expansive master suite that features two bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers.
July 4, 2004 | James Gilden, Special to The Times
Despite high gasoline prices, Americans are likely to hit the roads in near-record numbers this summer, according to the Travel Industry Assn. of America, which predicts a 3% increase in driving vacations this year over 2003. "The summer travel season will start off with a bang, and we expect it to stay strong through August," said Suzanne Cook, senior vice president of research for the association. "But there are some causes for concern, including rising gas prices and higher inflation."
May 9, 2004 | James Gilden, Special to The Times
Web shoppers soon may no longer see Holiday Inns or Crowne Plaza Hotels on such sites as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and InterContinental Hotels Group, or IHG, the nation's third-largest public hotel company, has said it will remove its properties from the sites unless those sites meet new standards, including clearly labeling fees and taxes. It's widely known that many third-party travel sites collect fees on hotel bookings.
May 23, 2004 | James Gilden, Special to The Times
If you think you need a vacation from workaday stresses, think how those in the armed services must feel. Although they are often eligible for special deals, finding those bargains can be a challenge. That's where specialized military travel websites come in. "If there is a discount, we're like a hen on a June bug," said Ann Crawford, a former journalist who reported for Copley News Service from Vietnam in 1966. She and her husband, retired Army Col. William R. Crawford Sr.
March 28, 2010 | By Jen Leo
Staying in an Italian monastery may sound divine, but how do you find one? helps you find your inner monk, whether you are planning a pilgrimage or simply taking a vacation. What's hot: There are hundreds of Italian monastery and convent accommodations to choose from. Click on "accommodations" and start building a travel plan. Browse by region, popular destinations, such as Florence and Rome, or jump right to the featured monasteries. Art and history aficionados will feel as though they've gone to heaven, and solo travelers will appreciate the single versus double pricing.
March 27, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
If you are feeling like you are being shortchanged on your annual vacation time, in a global sense, you are. On average, Americans fall near the bottom of a ranking of workers from around the globe, based on the number of vacation days and holidays offered. Workers in the U.S. get an average of 10 days of paid vacation, plus another 10 days to celebrate national holidays, according to a survey of 30 nations by the the hotel booking website ( Several studies have also shown that most Americans don't use all the vacation days they've got coming to them.)
December 22, 2004 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Barry Diller, who created an Internet conglomerate by melding online ventures in businesses as diverse as travel, dating and party planning, has decided there's value in specialization after all. Diller said Tuesday that he planned to divide his IAC/InterActiveCorp into two companies: one that would combine travel firms, including Expedia and, and one for everything else.
September 26, 2004 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
Travel news -- industry disputes, general trends, new companies and travel services -- sometimes has as much bearing on your next vacation as a special airfare or hotel bargain. Here are some recent travel stories that may affect your plans: * The only cruise ship allowed to visit Hawaii's major islands without stopping at Fanning Island, hundreds of miles away, or without originating from a Mexican port, thousands of miles away, is Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of Aloha.
October 25, 2002 | Reuters
Media mogul Barry Diller's USA Interactive Inc. said that third-quarter cash earnings rose sharply from strength in its online units, including Expedia Inc. and, which offset weakness at its Home Shopping Network. Quarterly cash earnings, which adjusts for one-time charges and noncash items, rose to $65.7 million, or 14 cents a share, compared with $6 million, or 1 cent a share, last year. USA says this is the best gauge of the company's performance. Revenue rose to $1.
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