Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (November 23, 2018): Travel tip: what are the best hotel booking websites? We all want a bargain, but which are the best hotel booking sites online? The ones where you really will get cheaper room rates so that you can book the same hotel for less or with extra benefits such as free breakfasts, room upgrades and so forth? I have selected the eleven best hotel booking websites to ensure you get a great deal on your next trip away. Club1Hotels Club1Hotels are a relatively unknown Luxury Hotel Club based in Chicago. They tend to offer the very cheapest way to book 4, 4.5 and 5-star hotels. You should certainly join Club1Hotels for free and always check rates with them before finally making your booking. Here are some examples of the savings that you can make with Club1Hotels over other travel websites: 6 nights 23-29 Dec at Rafayel On Left Bank London is … [Read more...] about Travel tip: what are the best hotel booking websites?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Missed Connection or Canceled Flight? 6 Tips for Getting What You Want From an Airline Supported by Tips for using social media effectively when you are trying to resolve a travel disaster, from a canceled flight to a missed connection. ByJonathan Wolfe Nov. 20, 2018 Last month, when I was flying from New York to Dallas to report about how airlines use social media for customer care, I was having trouble with the online check-in for my Spirit flight. So I decided to conduct a quick experiment: I would call customer service and tweet at the same time, to see which got a faster response. The tweet read: “@SpiritAirlines I’m having trouble checking in to my flight. Can you help?” @SpiritAirlines I’m having trouble checking in to my flight. Can you help?— Jonathan Wolfe … [Read more...] about Missed Connection or Canceled Flight? 6 Tips for Getting What You Want From an Airline
By Laura Lippman The New York Times Mon., Nov. 12, 2018 On the shortest day of 2017, a day with less than eight hours of daylight available in my corner of the Northern Hemisphere, I squandered any opportunity I had to soak up some vitamin D, choosing instead to sit in planes and airports. I was a woman on a mission. An inane, pathetic mission, but a mission nonetheless. Three weeks earlier, I had decided to fly from Baltimore to Providence, Rhode Island, have lunch with a friend, then return home in time for dinner. Projected time on planes: two hours, 30 minutes. Projected time in airports: three hours. Projected time in cabs to and from airports: 70 minutes. Estimated time in Providence, not counting airport or taxi: two hours, 20 minutes. And that was if nothing went wrong — a big “if” four days before Christmas. No, I was not delivering an organ for transplant, although that should have been my cover story. I was on a quest to earn 297 TQPs … [Read more...] about A scramble, but worth it for the rewards points
I have pulled together for you my 75 best travel tips for discovering Europe on a budget. The post is a summary of my best posts and tips till date on the BudgetTraveller. There are still so many cool new tips and hacks to discover ….so if I missed out anything , I’d welcome your tips and feedback below. Before you arrive in Europe Checkout my brand new guide ‘The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World’ The biggest secret in travel at the moment is the emergence of a new breed of hostels called Luxury Hostels. These are a new breed of designer hostels where the focus is on creating an experience for guests. Besides ensuite rooms or custom built pod beds in dorms you can find amazing facilities in these hostels like a swimming pool, sauna, a cinema , or a gym and swimming pool or dine with fellow guests and enjoy a 3 course meal prepared by inhouse hostel chef with bottle of port wine for as little as €10 This book is also the story of 116 … [Read more...] about My 75 tips to save money when travelling in Europe
When I was a child growing up in a small, rural town in Georgia, I was addicted to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes” series of books in that they opened the door to my love affair with Africa. Even as young as I was, my imagination often carried me away to Africa, to the jungles and creatures of Tarzan’s wild kingdom. On the rare occasion that we would journey from my hometown to the Georgia coast for a day at the beach, I would sit in the sand and stare wistfully across the Atlantic. Africa lay on the other side of that great expanse of ocean, and my heart and soul longed to explore it. Decades would pass before I first journeyed to the continent. For that initial sojourn, I traveled to Kenya. Until then, I had rarely ventured outside of the United States, and then only to the Caribbean and Canada. As a non-seasoned international traveler, I didn’t know what to expect on safari in Kenya. No one had forewarned me about the bazillion bugs I would … [Read more...] about Going on safari for the first time? Here’s what you should know