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 Suggested Budget Destination for Every Month of 2018
Here are 12 suggested destinations – one for every month of the year – where your travel dollar will go further.
And the World’s Leading Airline Brand Is … Aeroflot?
The World Travel Awards has some predictable “best of” picks. But Aeroflot as the world’s best airline brand … ?
Wallet Watch: The Latest Nasty Fee for Basic Economy Fares
A new fee shows that basic economy fares can get even less consumer-friendly.
2017 Was the Safest-Ever Year to Fly
Last year was the safest ever for air travel. The new normal, or just lucky?
Wallet Watch: The 20 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel
When it comes to business travel, you go where the business is. Here’s how much it will cost you.
Wallet Watch: Award-Price Increases at 10% of InterContinental Hotels
InterContinental will raise prices for award stays at around 10% of its properties. Ouch!
The 10 Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians
Walking is part of traveling, but some cities are more dangerous than others for pedestrians.
It’s Not Just You – Air Travel Really Has Gotten Worse
A new report confirms what we all suspected: Air travel is getting worse rather than better.
Here’s How to Win a Trip for 2 to Fiji
Prize includes $1,000 toward airfare and accommodations at a beach resort.
Somebody has to win this trip, 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.
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