What you need to know before your next trip to Cuba

cuba tourism

Traveling to Cuba has been a hot topic ever since restrictions were eased for Americans, thanks to Obama. Over 50 thousand Americans have visited the country in the first half of 2016, a 36 percent increase since last year in that same time period. So many flock to this island, which is full of beautiful beaches, good rum, salsa dancing, nightlife festivities, friendly people and of course, the mouth-watering food.

But before you embark on your next adventure to the sizzling island with its 1950s vintage American cars, there are a few things you need to know before you get there. (more…)

Out with the new, in with the old: human travel agents

human travel agent

Online booking has been an extremely popular means to purchase tickets and hotels for many, many years. Sites such as Expedia, Priceline, CheapOAir, among others, have replaced real, living, breathing people. Why? Because us humans are not perfect. As such, we have been replaced by algorithmic machines.

However, the popularity of human travel agents are coming back—the old ways are becoming new again!

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New air travel law and what it means for travelers

New Air Travel law kids on plane

Congress recently passed a new law “to transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a separate not-for-profit corporate entity, and to reauthorize and streamline programs” of the FAA.

For passengers, this means that the bill will require airlines to seat families with children together, without any added fees. Sounds like a no brainier—airlines should have been doing this from the start.

The legislation will also help speed up the security line, and issue refunds quicker for baggage fees when your luggage is lost for 12 hours or more.

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Welcome to Virgin Australia’s new business class, “The Business”

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Sleek, chic and quite stunning—check! Virgin Australia’s new business class, named “The Business”, now flies daily from Sydney to Los Angeles, and every other day from Brisbane to Los Angeles.

The UK designer, Tangerine, wanted to make a seat that was “outside the box”, while keeping in mind the space available and airline regulations.

Tangerine’s Creative Director, Matt Round, said that “the aim was to give the passenger experience a sense of flow, from walking through the aircraft door to the detailing at the end of their fingertips.”

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Is Pokémon Go your next travel app?

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If you haven’t heard of Pokémon Go (at least the name), then you may be living under a rock ;). This app is the most successful mobile app of all time, generating $2 million a day in revenue in the US market! And 40 percent of its users are adults over the age of 25. Now I know what you may be thinking, “this is just a game,” but that’s not all it can be. It can also be your next travel app. How, you may ask?

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What’s hot in travel gadgets for fall 2016

travel gadgets fall 2016

Travel gadgets are sprouting up like weeds in a field. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what’s new and cool, so we’ve searched high and low for what’s trending for travel in the fall. From smart padlocks, panoramic pods, to smart suitcases and travel antennas, you’ll end up feeling a bit less worried and stressed once you get your hands on these fun toys.

Which one of these would you take with you?

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A husband in business class and a wife in economy

man in business class

Usually if you’re traveling with your partner you travel together wherever you go, right? From airplane seats to sharing a ride at your destination, you should always be together. But this doesn’t seem to be the case with some couples. Let me introduce you to three married couples who travel together, but don’t sit together. The husbands enjoy their luxurious seat in business or first class, while their wives and children sit in the uncomfortable seats in economy class.

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Space X business class seat: a new way of traveling

space x business class seat

Business class continues to be reinvented, redefined, and pushed towards extraordinary—with some designs outshining others. The one we’re referring to is the new Space X business class seat, designed by Jamco and Satoshi Wada, a Japanese designer. The two have created a conceptual business class seat called ‘Space X’ that can be converted into a lounge, a meeting room, a dining room and a double bed. Nope, this is definitely not an apartment.

Perfect for couples traveling together, the Space X business class seat is designed to be a flexible and unique space where you can work, eat, sleep and relax. So you can have a business meeting and take a power nap at the same time!

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