The Travel Trip

Travel News, Destinations, and Dining

Subsidies keep flights at small airports in the air

By: mandy | Date: December 31, 2007 | Categories: Business Travel News

Each day, about 3,000 passengers enjoy mostly empty, heavily subsidized flights, financed by a 30-year-old program that requires the government to guarantee commercial air service to scores of small communities that can’t support it themselves. Read More at USA Today…

State staffers’ trip to China draws ire

By: mandy | Date: December 30, 2007 | Categories: Business Travel News

Critics question ethics of corporate-sponsored travel for governor’s entourage on visits not related to California. A charity controlled by corporate interests paid more than $25,000 for an entourage of state aides to accompany Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on a trip to China, where he was honored at an event closely connected to first lady Maria Shriver’s […]

Travel trips, tips and deals

By: mandy | Date: | Categories: Business Travel News

As its name suggests, the new seven-night Romantic Ireland trip from CIE Tours International is geared toward sweethearts. With frequent departures between March 17 and Nov. 29, the trip is priced at $1,298-$1,798 without airfare and $1,744-$2,588 with air travel from New York. Read More at Detroit Free Press…

Dennis and Stacie Woods, a married couple from Seattle, choose their vacation destinations based on what they fear is fated to destruction. This month it was a camping and kayaking trip around the Galapagos Islands. Last year, it was a stay at a remote lodge… Read More at San Francisco Chronicle…

Today’s travelers are sophisticated and knowledgeable. Thanks to the Internet and the news media, leisure travelers know about many exotic destinations and now have the financial means to experience many of them. Read More at Tri-County Times…

Sure, traveling alone can be an extremely freeing experience, with no one else to slow you down or bicker with over which sights to see along the way. But it can also be a drag. When you’re hauling your bags around on your own or after your third sunset dinner on the hotel’s veranda?alone?traveling by […]

Rule No. 1: Travel is no fun. Really. If you think it’s all about smiling stewardesses attending to your every whim, friendly hotels offering fawning service, and romantic sunsets on the beach, it’s time for a reality check. Read More at The Philadelphia Inquirer…

Strikes threat to travel plans

By: mandy | Date: December 29, 2007 | Categories: Business Travel News

ISLANDERS looking forward to New Year skiing and shopping trips still face the prospect of major disruption to travel plans as the threat of strikes at Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports drew closer yesterday. Read More at Jersey Evening Post…

WHERE IN THE WORLD TO GO? Argentina is the place to go in South America, according to South American Experience which says the country is ?excellent value?. There are now six pesos to the pound; the rate was about 1.4 pesos in 2002. Read More at Times Online…

Travel funding may dog Daley

By: rachel | Date: December 28, 2007 | Categories: Business Travel News

Corporate sponsors of frequent trips a concern, group says The sniffles and a persistent hack prevented Mayor Richard Daley from planned visits to Paris, Madrid, London and Berlin earlier this month, but they didn’t keep him from boarding a plane for Milan, the last destination on what was to have been a whirlwind European trip. […]