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Re: Spain, Portugal gain tourists in Greek crisis

Travel Rob ·
I think people are exchanging visiting GREECE now for a lot of other European countries too besides Spain and Portugal. Avoiding uncertainty in travel is very hard to do though when you travel no matter where you go as i've found out with a lost passport and ferry strikes
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Clashing Views: Who's responsible for fees and misery?

PHeymont ·
Tim Wu, in a recent New Yorker  article makes a strong case that most of the things we complain about in travel, and especially air travel—cramped seats, fees for everything, etc.—are due to Wall Street pressure on carriers to...
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TripAdvisor up for sale? Priceline, Expedia might be interested...

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor, the travel info source you either love or hate, is clearly a giant of the industry...and it might be available for the right price. It's controlled by cable-and-more giant Liberty Media and John Malone, its head.   Malone separated...
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Google vs. Uber? With no one in driver's seat?

PHeymont ·
Wait for it...Google is on the verge, apparently, of offering a ride-share app that would compete with Uber (a company it previously invested in). In the long run, Google hopes to pair it up with its longstanding driverless car research, which company...
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That cute little Airbnb? Worth $20 Billion!

PHeymont ·
Despite picturing itself as the cozy heart of a "sharing economy," Airbnb is really serious Big Business. Right now, it's in the capital markets raising an additional $1 billion in funding—and according to BloombergBusiness, that means its...
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New technologies for de-icing are in the wings

PHeymont ·
OK, I apologize for the double pun...but it's true in both ways.   The ritual of de-icing planes before winter take-offs is costly, time-consuming, and known to be effective, so while many companies are working on ways to do it faster, cheaper or...
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Hackers make biggest attack so far on the travel industry

Travel Rob ·
Sabre Corp, a huge company that processes reservations for airlines and hotels,  confirmed that its systems were hit recently by hackers. Bloomberg reports that those familiar with the investigation say the hackers are linked...
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Spain, Portugal gain tourists in Greek crisis

PHeymont ·
Lisbon—a winner as the Greek crisis cuts into Greek vacation bookings   One man's famine is turning into another man's feast. As tourist bookings for Greece stumble in the midst of the Euro crisis and uncertainty about supplies of money,...
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AT&T aims to compete with GoGo for inflight

PHeymont ·
GoGo has sewn up most of the installed inflight WiFi in the U.S. and has aims on the rest of the world, but AT&T Wireless has now announced it will go into the market next year with a different technology. GoGo uses plane-based antennas to communicate with satellites for WiFi service; AT&T, which owns a dense ground-based cellphone network, plans to use ground-based antennas and to use 4G LTE rather than WiFi. DETAILS from Bloomberg News. TG note : AT&T...
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Re: Clashing Views: Who's responsible for fees and misery?

Travel Rob ·
I have to disagree with Megan McArdle on this.US Domestic fares and fees have been going up because of less competition in airline fares because of the mergers. The public has few reasonable alternatives.
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