Friday, July 18, 2014

Flight MH17

We are deeply saddened by the news of Malaysian flight MH17. Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those on board.

What happened? Click HERE to find out..

Monday, July 7, 2014

Charge Your Phone Before Flying! TSA Will Now Block Dead Devices At Some Airports

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We’ve all been there: you’re standing in the security line at the airport. The TSA agent is mad at you about a water bottle, or a pair of scissors, or some other thing you forgot was even in your bag. Get rid of it, or you’re not flying.

What if that thing keeping you off your flight was your dead iPhone?

This afternoon, the TSA published an announcement stating that passengers boarding flights to the US from “certain overseas airports” (the specific airports go unnamed) will first need to prove that “all electronic devices” they’ve packed can be powered up. No power? No flight — at least not while you’re carrying that dead device.

The full text of the TSA’s announcement:

Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed TSA to implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.
As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening.
TSA will continue to adjust security measures to ensure that travelers are guaranteed the highest levels of aviation security conducted as conveniently as possible.

The TSA is being deliberately light on details, but NBCNews posits that the new rules are in response to a specific threat which has the TSA worried about “a cellphone, tablet, or other electronic device” being used to hide an explosive device.

Questions left unanswered: Will the TSA have back-up chargers to test the most popular devices? How dead is dead; does getting it to flash the “Your phone is too damned dead to turn on” icon count?

Forgetting your charger at home just became a lot more annoying.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Top 10 Luxury Destinations

Luxury travelers want morespend more, and expect more. More attention, more comfort, more memorable meals, more exciting experiences. These classy global destinations, both old and new, know what luxury travelers seek, and deliver it. Click HERE for Top 10 Luxury Destinations. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top 10 Budget Holiday Destinations

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Looking for holiday destinations that won't burn a hole in your wallet? Look no further, click HERE to get the most bang for your buck.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Social networking changing the way we travel

Social Media Posting on Facebook intending to travel to a certain destination and you will receive tips, advice and recommendations. With friends of friends in the same neighborhood, you might even already have friends awaiting your arrival.


Social media is changing the way people travel. It's replacing recommendations from experts and strangers with a targeted selection of information from acquaintances and their networks.


Content, whether that's a blog post about your favorite restaurant or the story from your latest trip to Greece and photos of that trip, is a form of social currency that you share with other people who frequent your social media space.


As opposed to travel websites, a recommendation from Facebook or Twitter will serve as more trustworthy and less random than something you stumble across on a Web site — even when the tweet or Facebook message is from someone you don't know.


Twitter has become a medium for travel-related businesses to provide quick messages about upcoming events, promotions, even weather conditions. It's also a way for these entities to identify regular customers and reward them with discounts. Other travel businesses use Twitter to build relationships with customers and promote visitor satisfaction by answering individual queries through Twitter with on-the-spot advice.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Delta Air, United Say Slump in Business Travel Eases

business-man-6281 Delta Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines said business travel is improving and that the worst of the demand slump has ended.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In-flight WiFi on long haul flights? Yes, it’s coming..

in-flight_wifi_feature-thumb-550x380-21828 Three big long haul international airlines namely Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates have jumped on the bandwagon of having in-flight wifi on their long haul flights.


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