Washington State’s Puget Sound area is famous for its moderate climate and postcard-perfect views of the Olympic mountain range. You’ve probably seen those gorgeous images of kayaks in the bay, a whale splashing in the distance, and, behind it all, snow-capped mountains.
Karen Coy-Romano books a nonrefundable hotel reservation using the travel website Amoma.com. A day after she receives her reservation confirmation, she notices it’s incorrect.
Not every case can have a storybook ending. Rod Mirchev’s is one of them.
Mirchev had booked a room at the Hotel RL in Washington, D.C., for Inauguration Day weekend. He got a great rate, too. Until, that is, his online travel agency, Booking.com, pulled the rug out from under him.
What has Washington done for airline passengers lately?
The government shutdown was supposed to be a non-event for travelers, but it didn’t quite turn out that way.
Here’s a complaint you don’t see every day. It comes to us by way of Alex Johnston, who was flying
Faith James likes to think of herself as a “pretty savvy traveler” but when she planned to attend the presidential
Usually, when multiple parties tell you that you don’t have a case, there’s something to it. So when Mary Kay Kachikis wrote to me about a Quality Inn in Washington that she claims “negligently” misrepresented itself, I have to admit — I was a little skeptical.
Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts and across the country, the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken hold as a grassroots consumer movement. Of course, there’s also Ralph Nader, who has made two unsuccessful presidential bids.
It’s not your imagination. Congress seems to be paying closer attention to travelers’ welfare.
I’m always on the lookout for new fees, so when Katherine Walton emailed me about her recent stay at the Chateau Timberline, a hotel in Packwood, Wash., she had my attention.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington is a popular tourist destination, but on this Memorial Day weekend, it was also
When Marko Grdesic tries to make a change to his itinerary, a Travelocity representative tells him it will cost another $300. It doesn’t. The online agency bills him $4,000, and despite promises to refund the money, it won’t. What now?
Anyone who thinks the government isn’t for sale in 2010 should take a look at the amount of money credit card companies have spent on lobbying. It hit a record last year, with nearly $36 million being spent, according to the site Opensecrets.org. If the trend continues, they’ll fork over even more this year.
Can you name the three branches of government?
Don’t look now, but the lobbyists appear to be giving up on Washington — at least when it comes to travel.
If you have a hotel reservation in Washington during the presidential inauguration, call your property now. Some hotels have been canceling rooms or changing their rules in an apparent effort to pump up their profits.