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Southwest will be first to fly newest Boeing 737

– Updated 1:02 p.m. ET. Southwest announced a blockbuster aircraft order this morning that’s being called the biggest in Boeing’s history. The order also will make Southwest the launch customer for Boeing’s newest version of its 737, known as the “737 MAX.” The Associated Press writes “the Dallas airline, which operates an all-Boeing fleet, placed […]

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T Magazine: Now Booking | The Yeatman, Portugal

The indoor pool at the Yeatman Hotel overlooks Porto, Portugal, from across the river.The bed frame in the Yeatman Hotel’s Fladgate master suite was repurposed from a giant wine barrel. Proud residents of Porto, Portugal, will tell you that the only good thing about Vila Nova de Gaia, the town across the Douro River, is […]

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Credit card travel insurance AOK: Choice

Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer 7, 8 9 Open the Internet Browser Click Tools Internet OptionsPrivacyAdvanced Check Override automatic cookie handling For First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies click Accept Click OK and OK Enabling Cookies in Firefox Open the Firefox browser Click ToolsOptionsPrivacyUse custom settings for history Check Accept cookies from sites Check Accept third […]

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10 Delicious Ideas for Holiday Decorations

Easy ideas for homemade holiday decorations that look great and taste good, too ‘; } else { extracss = imageCaption; } document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ”+extracss; } function hide_it(){ document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ‘ ‘; } Dec 13, 2011 @ 11:43 AM Posted by Lauren Gordon, Special Contributor Let’s face it — you’re that person every holiday season: The one up […]

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NCL heading back to Mexican Riviera

Norwegian Cruise Line will resume regular cruises to the Mexican Riviera in late 2013, ending a two-year absence from the region. The 11-ship operator today announced plans to offer seven-night sailings to the Mexican Riviera out of Los Angeles between December 2013 and April 2014. The trips will take place on the 2,348-passenger Norwegian Star, […]

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Which U.S. cities have the best budget hotels?

Which U.S. city has the best budget hotels? Washington D.C., according to a new analysis of customer satisfaction ratings for budget hotels in 25 large metro areas. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollisALSO ONLINE:  Help Hilton’s Doubletree chain pick pillow positionALSO ONLINE:  Orbitz launches “Mobile Steals” deals Expedia unit CheapHotels.org compiled the ranking based on its […]

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Some major U.S. hotels moving into Iraq

Best Western recently broke ground on two hotels in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan in the northern part of the country. Hilton Worldwide is set to open DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Erbil at the end of 2013. And Marriott International will open two properties there in 2014. Hotel executives say they see an […]

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Frugal Traveler Blog: Can It Be Done? Midtown on a Budget

The best way to save money in Midtown is to spend more time downtown — advice many a New Yorker has foisted upon visiting friends. But I spend enough time in other people’s cities to know that certain zones get tagged as tourist traps for a reason: they have attractions worth seeing. Such is the […]

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Chartis Offers Homeowners Holiday Guidelines for Protecting Assets, Family and Property This Season

NEW YORK , Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The holidays are a time for family gatherings, entertaining friends, gift-giving and travel. They also are a time when homeowners and their guests have increased exposure to accidents, property damage and theft. Chartis has identified prevalent holiday-related risks along with easy-to-follow guidelines from its Private Client Group […]

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Early checkout: Travel startup Topguest acquired by ezRez

Topguest, a San Francisco-based startup focused on loyalty programs and travel, has been acquired by ezRez Software, Inc. As exits go, this one was pretty speedy: The startup was giving sneak peeks of its still-in-beta software just 18 months ago. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquiring company, ezRez, provides SaaS products […]

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