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One Key to a Successful European Vacation Is Planning Several Months Ahead

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 10/10/2017, 12:15 AM

When is it best to begin planning your trip to Europe? Though some of the experts disagree, the majority of them say just after the start of the new year, when airline tickets tend to be priced at their lowest level. The optimum advance period is 120 days (four months), which means that a smart traveler purchases those tickets in January or February for a vacation in May or June. What about a t...

The Travel Industry Steps Up for Hurricane Harvey—And Rewards Those Who Help

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/29/2017, 10:00 AM

As Biblical flood scenes flash across T.V. screens, and the battered residents of Texas brace for a clean-up of massive proportions, help is on its way from the travel industry. We’ve heard about a number major companies that are doing their bit for those affected by the storm and reward travelers who help. Airbnb: To aid those who would give shelter to evacuating Texans, Airbnb is allowing would-...

Airbnb Now Has More Rooms Than the Top 5 Hotel Companies Combined

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/17/2017, 12:00 AM

Airbnb passed a big milestone recently. The San Francisco-based home-sharing service now has more than 4 million listings in 191 countries. That's more inventory than what the world's five biggest hotel companies have combined.  Let that sink in: With all the rooms available from Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Wyndham Worldwide, and Hyatt Hotels Corporat...

Eight Observations About Travel That May Be of Use for Your Next Vacation

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/21/2017, 12:00 AM

Quick thoughts on Airbnb, Disneyland, airlines, Cuba, Washington's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and other recent travel developments...

Do Travelers Lose Something by Using Airbnb's Premium Services?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/11/2017, 2:15 AM

Airbnb wants to snag business travelers with listings that have the latest in luxury fittings and are regularly inspected. Why I (might) object...

A Virtual Avalanche of Websites Renting Short-Term Apartments Has Followed the Much-Publicized Success of Airbnb

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 03/21/2017, 12:00 AM

A host of home-sharing sites, from those offering upscale accommodations to those promising inclusive attitudes, prove that Airbnb isn't the only rental game in town—any town....

NYC Airbnb Hosts Fined for Illegal Rentals

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 02/09/2017, 5:00 AM

Two New York City Airbnb hosts have been slapped with fines for listing illegal short-term rentals—making them the city's first individuals punished under a law signed last fall by New York Governer Andrew Cuomo.   That measure made it illegal to rent a residence for fewer than 30 days. For violating the law, Tatiana Cames and Hank Freid now owe the city a combined $17,000. It's worth ...

Three Major Issues in Travel—Airbnb’s Right to Operate, the Continuation of “Marijuana Tourism,” and Travel to Cuba—Remain Unresolved as We Enter the New Year

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 12/09/2016, 12:00 AM

Before we head into the new year, Arthur Frommer considers some of 2016's unfinished business....

You Can Now Use Airbnb to Book Experiences

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/23/2016, 5:00 AM

Airbnb has launched a new service called Trips, allowing users to book experiences in addition to the company's core short-term vacation rentals. The new feature is a section of the site where you can browse listings for stuff like cooking classes, guided tours, and pub crawls, all offered by locals in whatever destination you're visiting. Additionally, Airbnb users can now recommend s...

An Angry Airbnb, Cattle-Car Airfares, Trump's Impact on Travel, and Colombia's Truce: Four Major New Developments in Travel

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/22/2016, 12:00 AM

Arthur Frommer weighs in on four news developments that could affect travelers....

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