| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:01 PM
When planning a trip, I often wind up on the website of at least one of the major online travel agencies: Orbitz, Travelocity or Expedia.
But after deciding which airline I want to use and my preferred dates and times of travel, I always go to the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:35 PM
By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments that counties have been shortchanged, a state appeals court Thursday sided with the online-travel industry in a major legal battle about payment of hotel bed taxes. The...
| 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 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...
| Mar 4, 2013
When Ronald Watts applied for a job as a dishwasher at the historic Hotel Bethlehem, he knew no one in the swank inn, where uniformed bellhops greet guests seeking a room or meal.
More than a year later, the 43-year-old not only makes the china shine...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Winter Holiday Travel: How to get the best deals
PayPal Shopping Specialist Claudia Lombana gives us her tips on how to score the best holiday travel deals, when to purchase and when to fly.
Click here for the exclusive discount from PayPal merchant,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Yes, fares on many routes are more expensive this year than last, but airfares are not static and there are (relative) deals to be had any time of year. Here's my best advice for making your airfare dollars go farther no matter what the time of year you...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:13 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - As we walked across the broad, brick-paved plaza, a burst of music swelled, the strings rising to cinematic heights amid a pounding of kettle drums. A man in a crisp white shirt waved and beamed. Perfectly manicured flowers swayed in the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:10 AM
CURAÇAO - There is absolutely nothing wrong with Cozumel or the Bahamas.
But once you've seen them, it's time to branch out.
Cruise lines are experimenting with all kinds of interesting Caribbean itineraries that expose travelers to a broader swath of...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:37 PM
"Who would go to Hawaii in June?" a friend asked when I talked about a trip I took to Maui last year.
A travel writer on a budget, for one.
I, too, was skeptical about the timing, but the weather was a perfect 70-80 degrees, with low humidity and...
| 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...
| 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...