The U.S. Frequent Flyer Program with the Highest Customer Satisfaction Is...

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 11/17/2017, 12:00 AM

Measuring loyalty programs separately from overall airline satisfaction for the first time, the market research company J.D. Power devised a 1,000-point scale rating the six largest U.S. carriers on four factors: earning/redeeming rewards, program benefits, account management, and member communication. JetBlue's TrueBlue program came in first with a score of 800, narrowly beating out Alaska Ai...

The Changing Situation of Married vs. Unmarried Folk Is Affecting Tours

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 11/06/2017, 6:00 PM

In a surprising announcement, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that fully 50 percent of America’s adult population now consists of unmarried single people. And because another smaller percentage of the population is married people who nonetheless prefer to travel alone, the result is that more than half of our adult population are persons who travel without a spouse. That interesting f...

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...

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Hot Tips on Hotel Stays from Top Travel CEOs

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/28/2017, 12:00 AM

So what do the masters of the travel universe have in store for us vacationers? I attended the Skift Global Forum, an industry conference, and in between the speeches on marketing and client acquisition by CEOs of many major travel brands, I gleaned a few tidbits that will be helpful for hotel-goers. Real loyalty: After listening to a lot of talk about points programs, it was clear to me tha...

We Attended a Sitcom Taping in Hollywood: Here's What to Expect and How to Get Tickets

By Jason Cochran

We attended a TV sitcom taping—and we actually had fun! Here's what the experience is like, and here's how to get tickets for your next vacation.

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Atlantic Are Now Major Players in Travel

By Arthur Frommer

Low-cost airlines offering cheap flights to Europe are still going strong—and giving their bigger competitors a run for your money.

Searching OTAs and aggregators

The 10 Best (and Worst) Airfare Search Sites

Frommer's put OTAs and aggregators to the test—which websites find cheap flights with the best user interface?

Everything You Need to Know About 'Basic Economy' Fares

By Zac Thompson

Delta, United, and American have all introduced low, no-frills airfares. But they come with so many fees and restrictions, customers need to know what they're in for.

A hotel sign in Denmark

Save on Hotel Rooms: How to Use Loyalty Rates

Hotels now say they offer the lowest rates when you book directly with them. Is that true and what does it mean for you?
Hub by Premier Inn

The Affordable European Hotel Brands That Will Save Your Trip

Reliable, cheap hotel brands are flourishing across Europe. Europeans love them. Now you should use the same modern and affordable hotels that they do.
Monorail at Epcot. Disney rarely discounts.

12 Ways to Find Discounts for Disney

Disney doesn't grant many discounts. It doesn't need to—it's packed year-round. But if you know some tricks, you can still nibble away at the overall price of a Disney vacation and make a Walt Disney World or Disneyland resort vacation more affordable.
London's free museums

25 Incredible Free Museums in London

Thanks to a strong social policy, London has some of the best free museums on the planet. You can spend a full vacation seeing the world's treasures without spending a penny. We introduce you to 25 of the best ones.

Europe's Big Three Tourist Websites Dense with Info and Deals

By Robert Haru Fisher