Increased Travel expected Memorial Day Weekend

Travel this Memorial Day Weekend is expected to be the highest in three years. Growth of more than 5% is forecast by AAA thanks to the improved economy. “While the economy continues to be rocked by waves of occasional uncertainty, improved economic performance from one year ago should cause more Americans to take vacations this Memorial Day holiday weekend,” said Glen MacDonell, director of AAA Travel Services. This...

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World’s Most Dangerous Destinations

The Los Angeles Times recently listed some of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world. The list mostly omits destinations made unfriendly due to political strife and instead focuses on actual tourist destinations where travelers might encounter a little more than they expected. Here are a few examples: Care to go surfing in the waters of Gansbaai, South Africa, you’d better watch out for great white sharks. This...

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Calling all travel-loving trivia masters: here are this week’s new Play to Play destination clues!

It’s that time again! We’re announcing the next Play to Play city (check out the original blog post for more information). Hopefully you figured out last week’s anagrams to save big on activities in New York City. If not, don’t worry. Your next chance at savings is just one paragraph away! How about some travel trivia? Read the trivia clues below to figure out this week’s featured city. And, if you’re up for a real tough challenge,...

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Behind the Magic – By The Numbers

Wondering who the people are behind LastMinuteTravel.com? We are a swiftly growing division of Travel Holdings, Inc. Travel Holdings – By The Numbers. 16 years in operation 32 locations serving 97 source countries across 6 continents 400 employees providing support in 23 languages $40 million invested in proprietary technology since 2002 17,000 direct hotel contracts $2.5 million in sales per day 3.5 million passengers/year...

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2010 International Pow Wow Kicks off in Orlando

Mickey and Minnie welcome International Pow Wow participants to the Magic Kingdom The International Pow Wow is a trade show for travel professionals from around the world. Generally deals are made between buyers and suppliers, and everyone gets a chance to see what’s coming over the next year with a special emphasis on the host city. Disney rolled out the Royalty for the event. Cinderella and her coach made an appearance. This...

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