When one cruise ship experiences problems at sea, it’s categorized as an isolated incident. What happens when several ships operated by the same company run into high-profile trouble?
Welcome to North Korea! Inside the Growing Business of Geopolitical Adventure Tourism
Dylan Harris runs Lupine Travel, a U.K.-based travel agency offering tours of geopolitical hot spots like Iran, Chernobyl and Dennis Rodman’s new favorite vacation destination, North Korea
Marriott & IKEA Launch a Hotel Brand for Millennials: What Does That Even Mean?
Most hotels are marketed to a specific group: travelers. Not Baby Boomer travelers or Gen X travelers or millennial travelers—but all travelers. But a new hotel brand called Moxy has been specifically “designed to capture the …
Has the Carnival Triumph Episode Hurt Cruise Sales?
Cruise industry insiders say that in the weeks after the Carnival Triumph debacle made news, cruise sales have remained strong, prices have remained steady, and overall, travelers today are just as likely to book a cruise as they ever were. The results of a new poll suggest otherwise.
The Disturbingly Hot Tourist Activity in Hawaii, Vegas: Shooting Guns
From bungee jumping to surfing lessons to hours at the craps table, tourists have been known to spend good money on a wide range of thrilling, only-on-vacation activities. Target practice with an assault weapon can now be added to the list.
Flight Prices to Get Personal? Airfares Could Vary Depending on Who Is Traveling
Travelers are annoyed by the very real possibility that they’ll sit down on a plane next to someone who paid much less for the same flight. Potential changes to how flights are priced in the future could be even more annoying.
Why Some Restaurants Hate Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week deals promise increased foot traffic during what’s normally a slow time of year, as well as ample exposure to new customers. Could Restaurant Week promotions also be bad for business?
Loan Out Your Car at the Airport for Free Parking, Free Car Wash & Bonus Gas Money
Parking at the airport can easily run $20 per day. That’s in the “cheap” long-term lot, requiring a long shuttle ride to the terminal. Valet service can cost way more. But what if you could get airport parking valet service totally for free—with a car wash and free gas to boot?
What Can Consumers Expect from the American-US Air Merger? Nothing Good
American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge, and it looks like the result will be a mega-carrier that’s the world’s largest airline in terms of passenger traffic. Consumers groups say this is one marriage travelers …