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Off The Beaten Track: The Best Way To See New Zealand

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty -- from snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, sweeping forest skylines, lush-green rainforests, glorious whit...

Where To Go On Honeymoon And When

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Your honeymoon is probably the most important holiday you will take in your life -- and it is the perfect excuse to splash out and go somewhere really...

Queenstown: New Zealand's Town For All Seasons

Nicola Barnard | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

Well-known for its adventure activities and snow sports Queenstown is often overlooked in other seasons but has a lot to offer all-year round.

5 Things A Travel Agent Learned At Her Own Destination Wedding

Ashley Swymeler Morris | Posted 05.26.2016 | Weddings
Ashley Swymeler Morris

Truthfully, a Destination Wedding isn't right for everyone! It is a huge undertaking, one that I honestly underestimated. In the end, it was worth every bit of time, energy and dollar spent.

How to Get Fixed Up

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I love independently exploring the world because of all the unique, authentic, and awesome experiences and adventures I'm able to privately enjoy whenever I do.

Understanding Distribution Can Save Your Company From Peril

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.21.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Many people go into business thinking that if you can eliminate the middleman, you can make a lot more money. As a result, when the Internet came into...

Five Ways to Travel for Free in 2016

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Travel can be cheap, but it is never free. Couch-surfing is cheap -- but not free. Joining the Peace Corps will allow you to travel, but you have to give up years of your life. House-sitting at Aunt Jennifer's in Boca is cheap, but not free -- think of all those cats.

Technology and Travel

Sara Ahmadian | Posted 08.26.2016 | Technology
Sara Ahmadian

Traveling is really all about connecting. Connecting with people, connecting with places, connecting with memories and connecting with experiences. And if there's one thing technology does well, it's connect the dots.

Barriers to Access in Aviation Show Steep Decline

Eric Lipp | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Eric Lipp

The Open Doors Organization (ODO) is happy to report that as more American adults with disabilities than ever take to the skies, far fewer encounter major obstacles at airports and with airlines.

How to Prepare Your Guests for a Destination Wedding in 5 Easy Steps

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.07.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Congratulations on your engagement and your decision to host a destination wedding for all your friends and family someplace fabulous, tropical, and remote. You have a responsibility to make your guests' trip -- both planning and execution -- as smooth as possible for each and every one of them.

Debunking Myths About Travel Agents

MiniTime | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

When planning a family vacation, there are many things to take into account. You'll need to search for kid-friendly hotels and attractions, flights, restaurants, deals, etc; and that's not always an easy feat on your own

The Agency Vince Built: Chicago Entrepeneur and Family's Five Decades in Travel Industry

Steve Karras | Posted 04.23.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Conenna's son John, now the President of Venus Travel recalls the hardworking father who tirelessly kept long hours.

Will European Terrorism Skew Previous 2015 Travel Predictions?

Lea Lane | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

A new year brings predictions by travel experts based on last year's stats. But how much will the January terrorist incidents in Paris, the unresolved air crashes in Southeast Asia, and other health and safety issues at home and abroad influence these newly released trends?

6 Essential Reasons To Book A Trip With A Travel Agent

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel

When booking a vacation, we're obviously always trying to get the lowest prices possible on airline tickets, hotels and rental cars. But aside from th...

Chicago Travel Agent Cheated Muslim Pilgrims Over Hajj Trips, Feds Say

The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating more than 50 Muslim pilgrims by selling them package trips to Mecca without the require...

An Apology & Travel Tips... From Professionals!

Kait Hanson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Kait Hanson

What kind of writer would I be if I didn't listen to my readers? Not one that is willing to grow and learn. After I wrote my piece on planning a honey...

10 Reasons Travel Agents Are Better Than the Internet

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel

Turns out that -- even in a world where everybody coordinates their own vacation plans -- travel agents account for about one-third of the travel industry's revenue. Seriously, in 2014. Who knew.

The One Thing The Internet Has Made A Whole Lot Worse

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Lots of professions have fallen to the sword of technology. I, for one, would vote to restore travel agents to their former place in the food chain. Travel agents may stand alone in things the Internet didn't improve.

Are Travel Agents Useful Anymore?

Grace McClure | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

I decided to construct a mock trip to compare the price and experience when using a travel agent against the high-and-mighty internet -- a multi-city itinerary that could use some human manipulation.

Is Booking A Trip With A Travel Agent Really A Better Option?

Elevate Destinations | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Hello there, fellow young, adventurous travelers. I know you. You probably stumbled onto this post in the midst of reading hundreds of reviews and b...

Travel Agents, Thanks to Boomers, Re-Inventing Themselves

Doris Gallan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

Even though many baby boomers are independent travelers who do their own bookings, they still look to experts for complex voyages where advice and financial savings might be offered.

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

Four Colorado Travel Agents Named Tops In Nation By Travel + Leisure

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four Coloradans are featured in Travel + Leisure magazine's upcoming list of the top travel agents in America....

Travelzoo's Business Model: Travel Agents Pay For Listing | Justin Rohrlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It isn't pure marketing double-speak: Travelzoo's "Deal Experts" do vet the travel deals they blast out to customers. But what isn't widely publici...