TripAdvisor’s new flight search offering is likely to win it significant business in Australia. The site’s clever flight search model, which allows travellers to factor in fees and other matters Continue reading
On a recent holiday I was talked into signing up to the hotel group’s loyalty program, to collect points for my stay. I now receive all-too-frequent email updates about my Continue reading
“We don’t charge flight booking fees,” the website trumpets. “See what you can do with $50 in the world’s biggest cities.” But do you really have an extra $50 in Continue reading
Now that pesky volcano has pretty much finished stuffing up everyone’s travel plans, it seems to be a great time to go to Europe. Not only are flights still a Continue reading
There’s been a lot of argy-bargy of late over which travel websites charge booking fees and which don’t – Zuji and Expedia have made a big song and dance about scrapping theirs while others have held their ground – but it’s all a load of rubbish.
I personally don’t understand why these agencies need to charge booking fees when they’re getting a commission from the hotel or airline – it’s a bit of an insult to be asked to pay a fee when you’re booking hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of travel, isn’t it? – but if you’re a savvy online shopper, it actually doesn’t matter either way.