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Ed Perkins on Travel
A longtime travel expert, Perkins helps consumers get the most from their travel dollar. His feature and Q&A columns give readers up-to-the-minute advice on everything from planning an itinerary for a European rail trip to booking flights, renting cars and buying travel insurance. Perkins also peppers his columns with valuable tips to avoid travel hassles.Targets senior travelers.
Ed Perkins on Travel Samples
The "real" cost of cruising, says a new report from Cruise Critic, could add as much as $300 a day, per person, if you bought into all the available extras. Tips. The one "extra" you really can't avoid is tipping. Specialty Dining. Latte.
The U.S. credit card that gives the highest reward dollar value for travel, says a new report from NextAdvisor, is the Barclay Arrival World MasterCard, followed closely by the Capital One Venture Rewards Card.
Last week's tropical storm "Andrea" reminds us that, once again, the hurricane season is upon us.
Last week, United launched three new "added benefits for the savvy traveler." Baggage Subscription. -- Check one bag each time you travel within the continental 48 states, $349 a year. -- Check two bags in the same area, $399 a year.
If your airline has to bump you because it oversold your flight, government regulations here and in Europe protect you through specific levels of compensation.
At a hotel "Travel Distribution Summit" in Europe last month, industry leaders focused on coping with "disruptive business models" in a fast-changing marketplace.
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