Archive for October, 2009

iPhone App for Priceline

What do you get when you shake your iPhone? Sometimes you can find a cheap hotel near where you are standing. How? What does shaking your phone do? This is one of the most baffling of all technologies to me. I simply can’t comprehend how a signal is transmitted and an app is engaged by […]

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Travelocity Hotel Rate Guarantee

Travelocity is going one better than their original guarantee of making everything right with your trip. They are now willing to refund the difference between your booked rate and any lower rate on the internet for that property/those dates. Currently they are trying to move your business to their site by offering a $50 refund […]

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jetBlue Credits Airfare Reductions

What a happy note in today’s airline customers-are-dirt-under-our-feet attitude! Airfares reductions after you book on jetBlue can be credited to your TrueBlue account. If you book a flight on jetBlue, make sure you have signed up for a TrueBlue account. Sign up for airfare alerts on Yapta and AirfareWatchDog for your flights. You will be […]

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The Dreaded Travelers Diarrhea

TD is only a laughing matter on the written page. When you are faced with missing your visit to Familia Sagrada or The Louvre, there is nothing funny about TD. How do you get it? How do you stay clear of it? How do you get better? Everyone knows street food can be a great […]

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FTC Blogger Ruling on Reviews Payments

Product Reviews and Ethics Some bloggers have been making cold hard cash or accumulating products for their glowing reviews on anything and everything with no disclaimer of that payback. Up to this point it has been reader beware or be wary of what a blogger is touting. The FTC has now declared that the blogosphere […]

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