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What You Need to Know About the (Likely) Cost of Travel in 2019

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/25/2018, 4:45 PM

Will it be a happy new year for vacationers in 2019? Experts are predicting some price shifts.  A number of factors should impact the cost of trips next year and beyond. If you’re planning on vacationing next year—and I hope you are!—here’s what to look out for. Airfares: “Up, up and away” is the price forecast from most industry watchers. Airfares, particularly from North America to Asia and Eu...

The Return of AutoSlash Means Deep Savings on Rental Cars Once Again

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/28/2017, 10:00 AM

An old favorite re-emerges, stronger than ever...

San Francisco-LA Sleeper "Bus" Debuts

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/13/2016, 10:15 PM

This week, there's been a lot of press about the "Hyperloop" companies that are racing to create magnet-powered trains that will shuttle passengers at the speed of sound inside vacuum tubes. Despite small-scale tests that were loudly turned into into public relations moments, they're still concepts unproven on a large scale that are at least a half-decade away from completion, if they eve...

Record Low Exchange Rates Suddenly Make These Five Places Record Super-Bargains

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/13/2016, 10:30 PM

Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa Going where the bargains are can feel a bit like surfing, metaphorically speaking. You hang out nowhere in particular for a while, keeping an eye out for ripples, and when you spot an ideal change in the swell, you ride it for as far as you can.  Kowabunga: Surf's up! In the past few months, these currencies have taken a dive, so if you ever wanted...

What Motel 6's Fancy New Rooms Look Like

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/02/2015, 6:30 PM

You're about to hear a lot more about Motel 6 in the coming weeks. By the end of this year, it hopes to have renovated 75% of its 1,200-plus properties. The motel chain knows it has an image problem, so to promote the things it's doing to revitalize its brand, it's launching a big media blitz that includes a 30-second TV commercial featuring some fancy camera work that fully shows off what...

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