| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Springfield, Mo. -- Twenty eight jobs might seem like a lot until you realize you're just one applicant in a line of 300 others. Job candidates faced multiple rounds of questioning for a chance to work full-time at an Expedia call center in Springfield....
| Apr 20, 2013
The standard for hidden costs must have changed. Shouldn't a business at least make an effort to hide its hidden costs in the tiniest fine print instead of not disclosing them, anywhere, to the consumer.
Good thing Beth Larkins-Strathy of Wallingford...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Lots of ink and pixels have been devoted to the quest for an answer to the question, “When is the best time to buy airline tickets?” My pat answer has always been, “When they’re on sale,” but colleague George Hobica of...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:35 PM
An outside group known only as “Progressives” has begun attacking state Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, who is campaigning for an open Senate seat against Republican personal-injury lawyer Will McBride. The group, which was only formed a week...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 9:33 PM
The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Three Republican lawmakers have filed bills that will refuel a debate about the amount of hotel taxes that online travel companies should pay. Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, and Senate Majority Leader Andy...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Online travel companies, including Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity, have agreed to pay Palm Beach County about $1.9 million for disputed hotel "bed" taxes. County Tax Collector Anne Gannon in 2009 filed a lawsuit arguing that online travel...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich: Romney leads Gingrich in hits to his website from Florida users, but in the U.S. overall, more people are clicking on Newt....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Orange Circuit Judge Fred Lauten Friday ruled in favor of the Orbitz online travel company in a hotel tax fight with Orange County. Lauten said the law is “not sufficiently clear” on how taxes apply to online hotel booking companies. It...
| Mar 13, 2012
Albert Muick books a four-star hotel through Expedia in Prague. Turns out, it's just a three-star property. When he asks for a refund, he's sent a series of form letters. What now?
Q: I recently booked a hotel in Prague through Expedia. While perusing...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:56 PM
The Indiana Hoosiers are heading to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002 and now their faithful followers are looking for the best deals to get down to Atlanta.
The Hoosiers will play in a rematch game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Imagine a man named Jim. He's applying for a job at Google. Jim knows that the odds are stacked against him. Google receives a million job applications a year. It's estimated that only about 1 in 130 applications results in a job. By comparison, about 1...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A hotel executive recently told me that flying Singapore Airlines is so pleasant, losing a bag became a positive experience. Airline staff apologized profusely, delivered the bag within a few hours and gave him a free flight.
It made him want Singapore...