| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:01 AM
(The author is a Reuters editor. The opinions expressed are
By David Gaffen
NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - People may be in the stores a
lot beginning on Friday, but the shares of those companies
selling all the goods tend to go back for...
| Nov 19, 2013
Whether you're an active skier, snowboarder, or skater, or just enjoy the great mountain sightseeing and ski-lodge atmosphere, many of you will be heading for winter sports centers over the coming months. And several online sources are eager to help you...
| Nov 22, 2013
With the holidays approaching, you may be getting ready for some well-earned time off. But many people will end the year with vacation days that go unused.
That's according to a joint study released this month by the Society for Human Resource Management...
| Nov 12, 2013
If you're stuck with a nonrefundable hotel reservation you find you can't use, a new startup, Roomer (roomertravel.com), will let you recover at least some of the money. And if you're looking for a good hotel deal, you can buy the seller's reservation...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:28 PM
The cruise industry packs a big economic punch in South Florida, home to two of the world's busiest cruise ports — PortMiami (No. 1) and Port Everglades (No. 3). And the second-busiest seaport, Port Canaveral, is just a few hours away by car....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by.
But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is rolling out KitKat, the latest version of its popular software for smartphones and tablets with an ambitious goal: to get Android devices all over the world to run the latest version of the software.
During a news conference...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Lobbying groups representing big hotel chains are coming to the defense of Florida counties locked in a bitter lawsuit with online-travel companies over tens of millions of dollars in annual tax payments.
The long-running controversy centers around...
| Oct 15, 2013
You can still find four-star hotel accommodations for less than $100 a night in many big U.S. cities. Opaque buying helps cut costs; fees add to costs. That's the overall take-away from a recent report from Hotwire, the big online travel agency (OTA)...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Visit Orlando and other marketing agencies financed by local hotel taxes are coming to the defense of Florida counties in their war with online-travel companies.
The Florida Supreme Court, which is preparing to rule in the long-running tax battle, on...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Depending on whom you talk to, Travelocity's unexpected announcement last month that it has reached a strategic marketing agreement with longtime rival Expedia will either create a dominant new Internet travel agency, give consumers access to more hotel...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The recent superstorm and series of nor'easters that slammed into the East Coast grounded tens of thousands of travelers, including Neil Weiss.
Fortunately, most travel companies waived their usual rules, offering those delayed by the storms a refund...