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Just Because You Can Book A Ticket Through An Online Travel Agency……

Sites like Expedia and Orbitz make it so easy to search for travel, don’t they? But, they’re not a replacement for a real travel agent. Nor are they a replacement for common sense. A recent situation yields some tips for how to protect yourself from issues booking with an online travel agency.


Preview The First Two Weeks Of Daily Getaways (Vacations For Real People)

Daily Getaways are travel discounts for normal people. Some deals represent a modest savings while others can save you significant amounts of money on your next vacation. Truly awesome deals are harder to find than they used to be, so plan ahead and research the packages you’re considering.

How Marriott’s Partnership With TripAdvisor May Deliver Them Higher Ratings (And Profit)

The Marriott partnership with TripAdvisor is an interesting one. Marriott is the only major top-tier chain to negotiate a direct booking deal with TripAdvisor (Best Western has one as well). What does this mean for the accuracy of TripAdvisor’s rankings? How about the future of companies like Expedia and Orbitz?

35% Discount On Expedia Hotel Gift Card Today

The final Daily Getaway is new for this year and a good one, a $1,000 Expedia gift card for $650. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, […]

Breaking Down The Final Week of 2015 Daily Getaways

I like all the deals Daily Getaways is offering this week, although there are only 3 of them, including Fairmont getaways, Las Vegas deals and a huge discount from Expedia. There are still some deals left, and you can find my write-ups of the previous weeks here: Week 1 breakdown Week 2 breakdown Week 3 breakdown Week 4 breakdown In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take […]

35% Discount On Expedia Hotel Booking, 20% Discount On Marriott Gift Cards: Remaining Daily Getaways Announced

Daily Getaways announced their first 3 weeks of offers recently, but they held off on announcing weeks 4 and 5.  It looks like both of those are announced now. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 […]

$200 GIVEAWAY: Test Driving A New Hotel Booking Engine

I’ve been testing a new hotel booking engine that I really like and I wanted to share it with you.  There’s a lot to cover, including how it works, a first-time booking discount and a pretty cool giveaway. Full disclosure, I don’t make a lot of my bookings through online travel agencies (OTAs).  I use them to search for what I need and ultimately book at the hotel chain’s website for virtually 100% of my bookings.  I don’t stack some of the small rebates out there, though I know plenty that […]