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Want Cheap Flights? Here’s Where To Travel Every Month In 2020

Cheap flights. There are no two sweeter words to budget travelers out there. And luckily for them, Kayak’s travel hacking guide is here. From wallet-friendly destinations to under-the-radar destinations, the travel search engine offers the go-to-guide for finding travel discounts in 2020. As all travel hackers out there know: staying location agnostic is the best strategy for snagging cheap flights. And in that spirit, […]

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Travelport: “Travel should be an exciting, stress-free and dignified”

Requests for assistance for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities have seen a nearly eight-fold increase in Asia, following a 10-month long campaign to raise awareness of a dedicated Special Service Request (SSR) booking code by travel technology company, Travelport. SSR codes are used in the airline industry to communicate traveller preferences or needs to airlines. They […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s new travel book to be released in October

Bourdain’s first posthumous book, ‘World Travel: An Irreverent Guide,’ will be published on Oct. 13. The late chef and television host was working on “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” at the time of his death by suicide in June 2018. Bourdain’s longtime assistant and “Appetites” co-author Laurie Woolever finished the travel guide, which compiles “essential advice […]

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I took a 9 month sabbatical from work to travel. Here’s how I did it – and 4 reasons I recommend it to everyone.

My partner Cooper and I are Aussie expats living in England. Our time in London has been amazing. But big city opportunities come with big pressures. I don’t remember jumping on the hamster wheel, but sure knew when we were caught on it! We’d lost sight of our goals, and the situation was taking a […]

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The future of travel and all you need to be prepared for

New Delhi: International carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines did a recent survey to figure our how travellers are changing the way they search, book and travel. From booking with the aid of voice technology and sustainable alternatives such as rail services, to facial recognition technology at security its an ever changing world of travel out […]

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Kazakhstan’s passport ranks 67th for visa-free travel

The rating is based on a point system, giving one point for each country to which a passport provides access. Kazakhstan has 76 points, meaning its residents can freely visit 76 countries, and shares its ranking, the same as last year, with Namibia. In 2019, Kazakhstan gained visa-free access to Saudi Arabia and Senegal, while […]

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French strikes throw holiday travel into chaos

France’s transport network remained disrupted in Paris and across the country over the weekend, complicating travel for those returning from Christmas breaks or leaving for holidays for the New Year. The rolling strike action over pension reforms entered its 25th day on Sunday, with local and long-distance public transport workers insisting they will keep pressure on the […]

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These five mistakes could blow your holiday travel budget

You may have the perfect plan for holiday season travel. Yet one wrong move and your carefully crafted budget could fly out the window. “The holidays are a really busy time and there are already so many things to do – from checking off wish lists to holiday functions,” said Expedia spokesperson Alexis Tiacoh. “That […]

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Digital Travel Firm Webjet Has Launched Its Booking Verification Blockchain

Digital travel agent Webjet has launched its long-in-development blockchain-based platform in a bid to remove disparities in hotel booking data. Working in conjunction with Microsoft through the firm’s Azure blockchain-as-a-service sandbox since 2016, Webjet said Thursday the new Rezchain application will address hotel reservation snafus and overcharges by looking for data mismatches in real-time between customers, hotels and […]

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Hotels, travel aggregators start refunding GST

For bookings made till September 30 for stay in October onwards Sridhar (name changed) got a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he got a message from an online travel aggregator regarding a booking for Varanasi hotel made in September for stay in November. “This is an important update regarding your upcoming hotel stay at […]