November 8, 2009 |
The trick to Web surfing for a travel deal is often deciding where your mouse can best catch a wave. Here are a few newer websites, along with some old reliables, with a new trick or two to help you surf into savings. Dealbase.com Helps find hotel deals primarily in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Pros: Allows comparison between its deals and those on Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotwire. Its "deal analyzer" sizes up whether a "deal" really saves you money.
June 29, 2008
Staff writer Chris Erskine, on assignment in Alaska, blogged a letter to Santa about reindeer appearing on local menus (latimes.com/reindeer). Here are comments we received: I'm just back from Alaska and noticed that what they're selling as reindeer sausage is made up mostly of beef. Richard Miller -- We're planning a trip to Alaska in July. Is there anything else to eat besides reindeer and salmon? Laura Ridnor -- Yes, some of us eat moose, salmon, caribou, bear.
December 6, 1998 |
Looking for a family vacation deal? Grab your computer mouse and start clicking. Travel planning consistently ranks as a leading reason people turn to the Web, researchers say. Online vacation travel bookings are expected to grow from $3 billion this year to a whopping $29 billion in five years, reports Forrester Research, a leading think tank on Internet-related issues that recently issued a comprehensive report on the subject.
March 29, 2009 |
There's a budding travel giveaway trend on Twitter.com. The micro-blogging tool on which users send messages, or "tweets," of 140 characters at a time to their followers has become a hot networking tool for the Web-savvy travel community. What's hot: Airlines and hotels reach out to their customers and offer personal service and tips, travel bloggers befriend and keep tabs on colleagues -- even convention and visitors bureaus have joined the Twittersphere to stay connected.
October 25, 1998 |
Remember when 60 was considered "old"? Today, 60 can mark the start of a new life of travel. As the first baby boomers near their "golden years" of retirement and create a vast new clientele for trips and packages, the travel industry has responded with deals limited to that age group.
March 30, 2014 |
For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings. Name: Last Minute Travel Deals Available for: Website ( www.lastminutetravel.com ), Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Accesses flights from more than 175 carriers around the world, more than 100,000 hotels in 153 countries, nearly 20,000 vacation homes and about 10,000 activities. Last Minute Travel is able to offer hotel deals at wholesale rates because it buys rooms in bulk and well in advance of your travel.