Sightseeing News & Views
September 2nd, 2015

Sightseeing News & Views - September 2nd, 2015

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Travel groups seek to ground airlines third party-ticket surcharge Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Hill
Travel groups are seeking to ground a proposal from Lufthansa Airlines to charge passengers an extra fee for booking flights through third-party resources like websites Orbitz and Travelocity. READ MORE


Have tofu, will travel: Best cruises for vegans Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
When it comes to feeding those who have given up all animal products in favor of a vegan lifestyle, cruise lines are surprisingly well prepared to take on the task. READ MORE

Even if tragedy strikes — travel refund still tough to get Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
Cruise lines are notoriously inflexible with regards to their cancellation policies. Last-minute cancellations typically incur a 100 percent penalty, with no exceptions, no matter how valid, serious or heartrending the reason behind the change in plans.
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Protecting your wallet on the road Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Security Intelligence
You're traveling, on the road again. You've listened to the travel security briefs and — unless you are on a trek to the Arctic with all your supplies in hand — you will be engaging in commerce for goods and services. It is at this time during travel that individuals are most vulnerable, being far from their personal and professional support system. READ MORE

Kompas Tour Program 2016 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Kompas Holidays International will be offering a wide range of exciting Escorted and Small Group tours in 2016 with the most comprehensive range of tours in Central, Eastern and Mediterranean Europe. With over 60 years of experience, professional staff and Kompas-owned offices in all major European countries. Download the 2016 Brochure.


   TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS


Time travel: Top medieval castles for fantasy stays Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel-Intel Newsletter
Before heading out on that "Game of Thrones" fantasy trip, consider these top 10 castle hotels, based on reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Old world elegance and rustic royal arrangements can be found for rates starting at less than $200 a night during the remaining months of 2015, according to this curation. READ MORE




5 myths about adventure travel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
USA Today
What is adventure travel? Depending upon whom you ask, the answer might be surfing off the coast of Peru, biking in the South of France or taking a hike with the kids in Acadia National Park. What's clear is that it means something different for every traveler. Here's a rundown of five myths about adventure. READ MORE

The list: Virtuoso's fall favorites for travel 2015 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel-Intel Newsletter
While summer is winding down, those needing to fulfill their wanderlust should not fret. Virtuoso, a North American network of luxury travel sellers, says fall is actually a great time to travel. With summer vacation travel over, corporate/business travel softens right after Labor Day, making fall "low season" for domestic and some international air carriers. So where to go next? While tried and true favorites still attract the bulk of business, Virtuoso is seeing the rise of more unique locales as it compares destinations with the most year-over-year demand. READ MORE

Check out 8 of the world's most adventurous diving spots Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
Cliff Diving is one of the most extreme adventure sports out there in the world! Contiki, the world leader of youth travel for 18 to 35's just teamed up with legendary YouTube star Devin Supertramp to make a traveler's dream come true by capturing and jumping off some pretty epic cliff spots in Italy! READ MORE


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