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Hawaii, South Africa Fares Hit Historic Lows

If you’ve checked out of summer travel season to avoid the crowds, and you are wondering where to go this fall, here are two great (and unusually cheap) ideas: South Africa or Hawaii. Fares have plummeted to both destinations from cities all over the US. You must book your tickets now and fly this fall or winter to get the deals. …

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A Guide: 4th of July Travel

Even though Independence Day falls in the middle of the week (Wednesday) this year, that isn’t deterring millions of Americans from traveling during the holiday period. One source says that the weekend before the holiday will be busier than the weekend following. If you’re planning a Fourth of July trip, here’s what you should know: The number of travelers on …

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TSA: Fliers Facing More Scrutiny for Powders

The Transportation Security Administration began scrutinizing containers of powders in fliers’ carry-on bags last summer as part of a broader security push, and will soon ask foreign airports that send flights directly to the U.S. to do the same. The focus is on containers holding at least 350 milliliters of powder, which is about the size of a can of …

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Packing These Meds Could Get You In Trouble

Next time you’re packing everything you need – and maybe even some things you don’t – for your next trip, take a second to figure out whether you can legally bring your medication along. In Japan, something simple like Sudafed could get you into trouble, while over-the-counter medicines such as cold and cough remedies could cause issues in Qatar. With …

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Traveling Solo: The Ultimate Guide

Travelling solo is amazing. Though a bit tiring, tough and exhausting, but absolutely brilliant! Even if you are a single woman, you can travel across the globe and have a great time. But yes, since you are on your own, it is always better to take few precautions. Here are some tips which will serve as a quick and ultimate …

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Common Business Travel Mistakes

With the introduction of new technology, apps and travel habits, business travel has changed to meet the needs and interests of jet setters today. As habits and trends evolve, travelers make mistakes and thus learn how to be more efficient and cost effective. Not buying that business travel has changed? Consider this. A Hipmunk Survey on millennial travel found that …

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Tips for Business Travelers: Ramadan

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, International SOS reminds travel managers and their travelers going on business trips to Muslim countries to be mindful of certain public and business etiquette tips. During Ramadan, Muslims observing the fast refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk each day. The main evening meal for breaking the fast is …

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Alaska Airlines: A Primer for Virgin America Flyers

On Tuesday, the last official Virgin America flights took off into the sunset. Moving forward, it’s going to be all Alaska Airlines, all the time. The spunky Virgin America brand will be gone. Chris McGuiness (TravelSkills) at SFGate has uncovered a few things Virgin America regulars need to know about the change, plus the outlook for the next two years. …

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Considering Travel Insurance

Trip cancellation insurance coverage can be a lifesaver when your trip is cancelled for reasons outside your control, like injury, illness or death. Or when it comes to situations like your property being burnt down, or you don’t have the ability to reach the flight destination due to unexpected conditions or airline workers are on strike. Risks From Paying Deposits …

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Save Your Boarding Pass for Discounts

While you might not think twice about getting rid of your boarding pass after your next flight, keeping that piece of paper can be the key to savings. A few airlines offer savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, airport transfers, and free wine tasting to people who keep their boarding pass. Here are some of the airlines that offer deals to …