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Travel Etiquette

The waiting game: A survey of Americans' airport security experiences

Cheapflights | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel

If you've been to an airport recently, you're probably all too familiar with the longer-than-usual wait times. The security line struggle is real for ...

5 Things to Avoid Being One of THOSE Travellers

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

If you've travelled enough, chances are that you've encountered at least one of them: the traveller that leaves you embarrassed to be a traveller. An...

How Messy Should You Leave a Hotel Room?

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.12.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Jim Corwin / Alamy Stock PhotoLizzie Post, the great-great granddaughter of Emily Post, author, and co-host of The Awesome Etiquette Podcast, h...

8 Travel Etiquette Tips To Get You Off The Ground

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.30.2017 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Traveling for business can be complicated when you have limited room in your suitcase and multiple days scheduled in another city. Here is a quick list to help you decide what and how to pack for your next business trip.

Cultural Smarts & International Etiquette: India's Hindu Holi Festival!

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 03.15.2017 | Business
Sharon Schweitzer

One of the most exotic holiday celebrations I've experienced is India's Hindu festival Holi. We were in Rajasthan and were delighted to receive an inv...

The Rules for Swapping Seats on a Plane

Map Happy | Posted 03.10.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

The first rule of trading seats is you don't talk about trading seats. This post originally appeared on Map Happy. The second rule of trading seats ...

How Not To Be An Idiot On Your Flight

Cheapflights | Posted 11.20.2016 | Travel

Tis the season for crowded airports and full airplanes. It's all too easy to let the stress of flying during this hectic time take the joy out of the holidays, but not if we all work together to make the collective journey as smooth as possible.

A Quick Guide To Japanese Etiquette

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Despite the array of social rules, for the Japanese, the most important thing is that you try; with the right attitude, all mistakes will be forgiven.

5 Travel Etiquette Tips Every Airbnb Guest Should Practice

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

As am Airbnb guest, you'll have a host that is committed to a pleasant experience, making your stay comfortable, and filling you in on what the local scene has to offer. Here are some basic guest etiquette suggestions to ensure a smooth and relaxing visit.

Travel Etiquette: 12 Stress Reduction Tips

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

A few simple gestures have the power to enhance your trip and brighten the mood of those you encounter. Demonstrate polite behavior and create goodwill by remembering these small but significant travel etiquette tips.

Travel Etiquette: How to Use a Flight Delay to Your Advantage

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

No one wants to spend any more time in an airport than necessary. But, if you find yourself waiting for a delayed flight, there are ways to maximize your unscheduled downtime.

In-flight Etiquette: How to Be a Better Passenger

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Flying can be tense, and shrinking seat sizes don't help. In fact, research suggests that crowded flights can lead to a breakdown of normal social functioning among passengers. But flying doesn't need to bring out the worst in you.

Airline Courtesy: Shrinking Seat Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

As airplanes become increasingly cramped and uncomfortable, good etiquette is more important than ever. Here are the new rules for air travel.

Ask The Etiquette Expert: How Should I Prepare For My First International Business Trip?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Taking care of details before you depart can make the difference between a smooth trip and a traveling nightmare. Here are a few first steps to get you started on the right foot.

Summer Travel Tips

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Even a person with a great memory has multiple things to remember when planning for a trip. It's always best to be safe and refer to a list rather than running the risk of leaving something important behind.

Business Etiquette: Traveling with Your Boss

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Before you lean your seat back and pop in your ear buds on your next business flight, think again, especially if your boss is sitting next to you.

Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.

Minding Your Ps And Qs | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

With National Etiquette Week just around the corner (May 12-16), now seems like a good time to take a cue from past news stories and look at the dos and don'ts of how to behave when traveling abroad.

10 Innocent Hand Gestures You Should Never Use Abroad

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

Certain gestures that are innocent in the United States mean something completely different (and offensive) overseas.

10 New Rules for Traveling Without Being a Jerk

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

Don't expect everyone on the planet to speak English. Leave a tip. Know that things will go wrong, and when they do go wrong, try not to yell at whoever appears responsible. These are hard-and-fast guidelines that travelers should know and follow -- and that we've probably all heard before. Is there anything new to say on this matter? I think so.

The 42 Biggest Travel Don'ts

Posted 01.30.2014 | Travel

In our never-ending quest to not be that traveler when we go abroad, we're always looking for hacks to make sure we're tipping right, ordering right a...

Technology Etiquette -- Are You Ready for In-Flight Cell Phone Use?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Many frequent flyers are holding their breath as the challenge of air travel may soon get even more invasive.

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

Budget Travel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing U.S. traveler abroad.

Travel Etiquette: How to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Whether your fall travel plans include business meetings, leaf peeping in New England or a seasonal trip to visit family, a few easy packing tips will get your trip started off on the right foot.

Are You a Bad Traveler?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Deadbeats. Gate lice. Entitleds. Pull back the curtain on the service industry and you can hear them talking about us -- often in unflattering terms.