Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.
If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.
A new report paints a disturbing picture of the airline industry’s successful efforts to push the government to approve the American-US Airways merger.
A new study shows which hotel loyalty programs give members the highest value in awards for every dollar spent. The results might surprise you.
Four-time Grammy winner Bruno Mars will be funking it up in Las Vegas this New Year’s eve at the 5,300-seat Park Theater. Tickets go on sale this week.
Beginning this week, entry-level Delta elites are eligible for upgrades when traveling on award tickets. Nice, but meaningful?
It’s hard enough maintaining a healthy lifestyle at home; staying fit on the road is exponentially more challenging. Here are 8 tips to stay on track.
A Colorado startup is developing a new supersonic plane that’s faster than the Concorde and, critically, much more economical to operate.
Reality-check your own onboard habits against this list of flight attendant gripes. Are you a travel good guy, or a travel bad guy?
In a first by a major travel site, TripAdvisor will stop selling tickets to attractions “where travelers come into physical contact with captive wild animals…”
Enter this sweepstakes to win the grand prize: a four-night Disney Cruise Line cruise for four to the Bahamas, including air, onboard meals, and gratuities.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.