Avoid the Current Frauds Around Hotels

Avoid the Current Frauds Around HotelsDue to the financial crisis, it is common for people to try to save money. Tourists who are on a budget are likely to search hotel deals, with the hope of finding a nice place where to spend their holidays. However, most of the tourists that go for hotel deals should be aware of some facts to avoid becoming scam victims.

Be extra suspicious if somebody claiming to be a travel agent approaches you in the airport to offer you a special discount on a hotel stay. Most likely, you will find that such discounts do not exist, and you will end up paying the highest rates in the market, if you go for the hotel they offer.

In addition, there is a scam going on at airports currently, which you should be aware of. Many times con persons disguised in uniforms will approach you claiming that there is a bomb threat in the airport, and that you will need to stay in a hotel for that night. If you trust them they will lead you to a fleabag hotel, and steal

Airline Travel

Airline TravelRising fuel prices have impacted airline travel. Be prepared, and adjust your plans accordingly.

Continental Airlines plans to slash 3,000 jobs and reduce domestic flights in an effort to reduce operating costs. The cuts include pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, administrative personnel, and management.

“These actions will help Continental survive the crisis,” wrote Chairman and Chief Executive Larry Kellner, and President Jeff Smisek, in a letter to Continental’s 45,000 employees. In a move to demonstrate a personal response and commitment, the executives also announced that they would forgo incentive pay for the rest of 2008.

It has been estimated that charges for fuel will be $2.3 billion higher in 2008 than in the previous year. Beginning in September, Continental will decrease capacity by 11%, and will remove 67 airplanes from the fleet by the end of 2009.

United Airlines announced 14% reduction of capacity planned for fourth quarter of 2008. United Airlines is cutting 1,600 jobs.

United Airlines said that it will eliminate Ted, the discount arm of the airline launched in 2004. Ted catered to leisure travelers with only coach-class seating, but in

Adventure Travel From Grand Canyon Rafting to Base Jumping

Adventure Travel From Grand Canyon Rafting to Base JumpingSome people believe a break from work should involve more than just a holiday: it should be an adventure! Which is why adventure travel is becoming so popular. It doesn’t have to mean climbing Everest, attempting K2, or crossing a desert on the back of a camel: but it can, though it can just as easily mean a guided rafting trip in the Grand Canyon, seeing the desert from the basket of a balloon, a bungee jump like James Bond (off Switzerland’s Verzasca Dam) or a road trip somewhere literally *off the beaten track*.

Trekking in Nepal or paddling the Grand Canyon are the classic adventure travel options, and for most adventure travellers involve a bit of travel to get to, but there are travel adventure options in every country — you ‘d be surprised to see the list of where all the best paragliding destinations are, and paragliding definitely qualifies as adventure travel if it’s done right. Ice climbing, cave diving, shark diving, paddling between scenic islands, trekking overland, base jumping,