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Travel Weekly Honors Travel Industry 2014 Best in Category Awards

Travel Awards - Top in category
Travel Weekly, a publication for the travel industry, recently gave it's "Reader Choice Awards" to the 2014 winners. The winners were selected from 67 travel-related categories. The voters for the awards were travel agents & counselors, and travel CEO & marketing executives. Best in Airlines • Domestic: Delta Air Lines • International: [...]

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Use Your Electrical Device Abroad

International electric plugs
Chances are that if you are going to travel outside the US, you have to consider whether you will need an electrical plug adapter(s) and/or a power converter. Power plug adapters do not change the voltage, they merely provide an adapter that will fit on a US electrical plug so that it can be "plugged" into a foreign electrical receptacle. On the other hand, [...]

Which Day Is Best to Buy an Airline Ticket?

New Report Shows Changes The prevailing wisdom has been that Tuesdays are the best day to purchase airline tickets.  This was based on the fact that most airlines rolled out specials and discounts starting mid-Tuesday, with the discounted seats generally selling out by Thursday. A new study the ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) found that Sundays are [...]

#9 Venice Italy – CCRA Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations

Venice Grand Canal
Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations Outside the US CCRA released their Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations Outside the US this week.  Coming in at #9 was Venice, Italy.  I'm sure it is not surprise to anyone that Venice would make the Top 10 list.  Just the name conjures up picturesque images of canals and gondolas. Arguably one of the most beautiful and [...]

#10 Istanbul Turkey – CCRA Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations

Istanbul Blue Mosque
Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations Outside the US CCRA released their Top 10 Fall Travel Destinations Outside the US this week.  Coming in at #10 was Istanbul, Turkey. It is easy to understand why Istanbul makes it in the top 10.  With its ancient bazaars, Turkish baths and mosques, the city offers American and European visitors a unique peak back into [...]

MobileSuites Makes Managing Your Hotel Stays Easier

MobileSuites app
Now a days, every hotel has created their own app to let your check-in, order room service, make spa reservations, and manage your frequent traveler's number.  But if you are like me, you are getting overrun with too many apps. MobileSuites is a great effort to create a single app to let you manage all of your hotel needs across all brands.  Currently [...]

European Snow Pride 2015 Schedule Announced

European Snow Pride
Europe's Largest Gay Ski Week Announced The dates are set for March 21st through March 28th, 2015, on the interconnected ski areas at Espace Killy in Tignes and Val d'Isere for Europe's largest gay ski event and circuit party. Tignes Ski Area Well, the first thing you would expect from a gay ski week, is the infinite possibilities to ski or snowboard on [...]

Hilton to Launch New Brand “Canopy”

Hilton creates a new brand - Canopy
Canopy to Reflect Local Community Beginning in 2015, Hilton will launch a new brand called "Canopy."  Unlike most large chain hotels, Canopy properties will be unique and reflect the local flavor of each community.  No two Canopy properties will be alike. Each hotel will offer food and beverage, as well as art, from the local area.  All rooms will [...]

International Bear Bash 2015

International Bear Bash Orlando
Plans for 2015 Plans for one of the largest gay bear bashes in 2015 have been announced. Building on the success of the 2014 event, where hundreds of gay bears and their admirers from six countries and thirty five state attended, the schedule and dates have been set for 2015. The International Bear Bash is held yearly in Orlando. For 2015, the event will [...]

Oceania Launches Free WiFi

Oceania offers free WiFi
Just a month after Regent Seven Seas announced it would offer free WiFi services on-board its fleet, Oceania announced it will offer complimentary Internet access across its five ship fleet. The service will begin with its 2015 Winter sailings. The on-board equipment has been upgraded on each ship offering speeds double what was previously offered. [...]
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