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Recap: The Week’s Biggest Travel Stories and Best Deals

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.

The 10 Most and Least Expensive Cities in the World

Some cities will cost you more than other cities. Here are the most and least expensive.

Delta Discounts Award Flights to Asia

An award sale is a great way to get more from your Delta frequent flyer miles.

Wallet Watch: Daily Resort Fees Reach $45 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas resort fees just keep getting higher and higher.

The World’s 10 Happiest and 5 Unhappiest Countries, Ranked

Do you consider a country’s happiness when planning trips? Maybe you should.

In Another United Fiasco, Family’s Dog Dies During Flight

A dog dies on a United flight. What went wrong?

Earn Up to 120,000 Bonus Points for Radisson Stays

Radisson has launched its first-of-the-year global promotion, and it’s a good one.

What Matters Most to Travelers on Hotel-Review Sites

When you visit a hotel-user review site, what do you focus on?

Are Uber and Lyft Making City Congestion Even Worse?

Is Uber going to save us, or strangle us?

These Are America’s 10 Most Sinful States

A new study purports to rank the 50 U.S. states by their sinfulness. See if you agree with the findings.

Enter to Win a 7-Day Trip to Dublin, Ireland

Here’s how to win a 7-day trip to Dublin, including air, hotel, and rental car.

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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