When it comes to the cost of a vacation, the price is not right on TV game shows.
Posted on 06/28/2018, 12:00 AM
About a dozen years ago, a tour operator called China Spree, headed by a Chinese-American expert, astonished the travel world by charging only $999 for a one-week stay in Beijing including air fare from America (or $100 more for one week in Beijing and Shanghai) and quality accommodations.
Then, the founder of China Spree was able to accomplish those travel wonders by negotiating rock-bottom pr...
Posted on 03/01/2018, 3:30 PM
Planning for vacation is generally done in two ways today. There’s the O.C.D. version, in which the traveler spends weeks poring over the internet, reading guidebooks, putting down deposits, and prepping. And there’s the laissez-faire way, in which the vacationer picks a tour company—and then leaves the rest for others to plan. With the first option, the traveler gets a customized vacation, but ...
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...
Posted on 10/05/2017, 10:00 PM
Norwegian Cruise Line has raised the price of its Ultimate Beverage package, covering all alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks that a passenger consumes while on board the ship (except drinks priced higher than $15, which have to be purchased separately). Up from a previous fee of $79 per day—and, as recently as 2014, $54 per day—the package now costs $89 per passenger, per day. But with a "serv...
There are hundreds of tour operators offering up thousands of vacations to every corner of the globe. So how do you pick the perfect one for you?
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Swim with dolphins in the Bahamas, rent an apartment like a local in Rome, jet off to Paris, or save on hotels in Atlantic City and Norfolk, Virginia.
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How to avoid Disney's 'deal' traps by just saying 'no' to package add-ons during your next Orlando vacation.
Prices to most everywhere hit rock bottom in the period just before and just after the mad rush of the holiday travel season. It's an ideal time to vacation; you not only get the best rates of the year, but you'll also be able to enjoy even the most popular of tourist destinations in relative peace, without the crowds that usually jam these places. Here's a quick round up of what I consider to be this season's best deals.
This resort village offers a weekend of seminars, scenery and camaraderie exclusively for cancer patients and their families, with lodging and some transportation provided free.
The latest item gaining popularity on bridal registries is the honeymoon.
Cendant has merged its multiple loyalty programs into one efficient über-reward system.