Category: Travel News

New ItsEasy Passport App Makes Renewals a Breeze
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February 17, 2016August 4, 2017

New ItsEasy Passport App Makes Renewals a Breeze

A projected 47 million passports are set to begin expiring in 2016 When renewing or applying for a passport there is one word that generally comes to mind for most Americans. Hassle. One company, however, is aiming to change that.  The ItsEasy Passport Renewal App, an extension of ItsEasy.com, was released on Wednesday, February 17, and...

Orion Travel Tech Wants to Turn Your Luggage into a Billboard
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October 6, 2015August 4, 2017

Orion Travel Tech Wants to Turn Your Luggage into a Billboard

**Update** After receiving a number of emails and questions about the status of this company, I wanted to let everyone know what I know up to this point. As far as I know the company never made it off the ground as many of the advertisers were questioning the actual benefit for the money they...

AAA Projects Gas Prices Under $2
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August 25, 2015August 4, 2017

AAA Projects Gas Prices Under $2

The American Automobile Association, or AAA as you are probably more familiar with, has forecasted that the price of gas will continue to fall as we approach the autumn months. In a recent article on their website, AAA cites that currently, gas prices in the United States are at their lowest point for this time...

TSA Drops the Ball on Security Tests
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June 4, 2015August 4, 2017

TSA Drops the Ball on Security Tests

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is taking some heat this week for a number of failed tests to detect mock explosives and weapons. According to a report from the office of the Inspector General, a group of agents, known as the “Red Team”, conducted random testing at dozens of airports across the country and found...

Crowdfunded Vacation: Travel on Someone Else’s Dime
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April 28, 2015August 4, 2017

Crowdfunded Vacation: Travel on Someone Else’s Dime

Everyone loves vacations.  Of course they do.  It’s a time when you can do the things you love to do, kick back and relax.  There is really only one drawback to vacations, which of course is, having to pay for them. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to take a trip on...

The TSA PreCheck Program
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March 31, 2015August 4, 2017

The TSA PreCheck Program

In its quest to help take the hassle out of travel, Sundance Vacations, a wholesale vacation company headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, has launched several initiatives to achieve this goal. One such initiative is that they are always dedicated to providing travelers with the most up-to-date information and news that can help make their travels easier.  One...

10 Best Travel Apps for 2015
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March 18, 2015August 4, 2017

10 Best Travel Apps for 2015

10 Best Travel Apps for 2015 Let’s face it, the world is turning into a technology-driven place.  With nearly everyone having a smartphone, tablet, laptop or some form of mobile computing, the world has become a playground for the tech savvy.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing.  Technology is supposed...

The Death of the Hotel Minibar
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February 24, 2015August 7, 2017

The Death of the Hotel Minibar

Are the days of the hotel minibar soon to be gone? Although these minibars are known for providing worn down travelers and business people a small snack or a way to wet their whistle, they are also known for their ridiculously high prices. They are one of the few places on the planet where a...

Will Falling Gas Prices Fuel Travel?
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January 21, 2015August 7, 2017

Will Falling Gas Prices Fuel Travel?

Gas prices affect the cost of the goods we buy, how we heat our homes and especially, how often we travel throughout the year.  With prices dropping, quite significantly I might add, the question is, has this decrease helped the travel industry and travelers themselves? Just a little under a year ago the average price...

Are Vacations Becoming a Thing of the Past?
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November 13, 2014August 7, 2017

Are Vacations Becoming a Thing of the Past?

A recent study funded by the U.S. Travel Association shows that over the last decade, Americans are taking less vacation days per year than they formerly did. According to the study, done by Oxford Economics, the average American with paid time off (PTO) has only been using 16 of a possible 20.9 available days.  Between...

Hefty Airline Taxes Prompt Movement for Transparency
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October 27, 2014November 18, 2016

Hefty Airline Taxes Prompt Movement for Transparency

In an effort to help keep airline tickets affordable and enhance the overall travel experience, there is a movement afoot to create a National Airline Policy. A chief proponent of such a policy is Gary Kelly, chairman, president and CEO of Southwest Airlines. Kelly firmly believes there are a number of components that should be...

Scrutiny Puts Pressure On Airport Screening Procedures
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February 10, 2011August 4, 2017

Scrutiny Puts Pressure On Airport Screening Procedures

According to an article posted on the New York Times website this week, tough airport screening procedures may get a face lift. After much scrutiny over security check point screenings at airports many different organizations (U.S. Travel Association and International Air Transport Association were specifically quoted) are proposing new procedures be put in place to...