Hotels offer perks if you book direct. But should you?

Skip your travel agent and those comparison booking sites. That’s what more hotels want you to do, and they’re pulling out all the stops to persuade you to do it.

But should you? Read more “Hotels offer perks if you book direct. But should you?”

These travel agents go above and beyond the call of duty

Travel agents should really stop calling themselves travel agents. Travel advisors is a better word. Or perhaps even travel advocates. Read more “These travel agents go above and beyond the call of duty”

Why you’re the journalist of the year

The American Society of Travel Agents yesterday named me its journalist of the year. I still can’t believe it. It feels like it’s happening to someone else.

Actually, it is.
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