Wednesday, December 30, 2015

World's 10 Most Expensive Cities for New Year's Eve 2015

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Here are the world’s 10 most expensive destinations in which to spend this New Year's Eve. That determination is according to a new survey from which specifically looked at 30 major destinations around the world, establishing the rate for the cheapest available hotel room at each locale.  

 New Year's Eve, Cancun

1.            Cancun $311
2.            Dubai $302
3.            Miami Beach $286
4.            Los Angeles $272
5.            Edinburgh $268
6.            New Orleans $249
7.            Honolulu $246
8.            New York City $245
9.            Punta Cana $239
10.          Rio de Janeiro $232 

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Cynthia Dial!
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NBC/7 TV Interview - Behind-the-Scenes Tours - San Diego

If you've ever wanted to get behind-the-scenes of such well-known attractions as San Diego's Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld, US Olympic Center and the USS Midway, go here for details.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Airline Travel - New Concept - Passenger Seat Swaps

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SAN DIEGO, CA - Crowded flights are the new normal, leaving many air passengers traveling for business or pleasure stuck in seats they do not want. What if, even on sold out flights, passengers had a way to find a better seat?

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Many passengers are willing to pay or be paid to swap seats with other passengers, according to survey results released today. Passengers wanting a better seat (e.g., aisle / window seat) are willing to pay other passengers to swap seats. Also, if paid to do so, many passengers are willing to swap for a less desirable seat (e.g., middle seat).

Of those surveyed, 55% indicated they would be moderately to extremely likely to be willing to pay another passenger to swap for a better seat on a flight of 3.5 hours or longer. Not surprisingly, on shorter flights, the likelihood to pay to swap for a better seat was lower. On the flip side, in return for being paid, 20% indicated they would be willing to swap for a less desirable seat on a flight of 3.5 hours or longer. By contrast, if paid, the likelihood to swap for a less desirable seat was higher on shorter flights.

The survey covered many potential seat swap scenarios across varying flight lengths and included questions about the prices at which seat swaps could occur.

"The survey results suggest that air passengers may be able to solve some of the biggest complaints about air travel, including a limited inventory of comfortable seats, crowded flights, annoying passenger behavior, and high airfare costs," said Brad Pursel, Founder and President of the travel startup Seateroo.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Travel Quote of the Day

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
Yogi Berra
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Travia - Hyatt Hotels - Name

Travia: Though many hotels (i.e. Hilton) carry the name of their founder, Hyatt Hotels is the exception. When Chicago financier Jay Pritzker bought the Hyatt House at LAX in 1957, he kept the original name (for the seller, Hyatt R. von Dehn) saying no one would stay in a hotel named Pritzker's.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Top Ten Holiday Destinations for 2015

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MONTREAL, Canada - FlightHub has released its top ten destinations for the Holiday 2015 season. This data is compiled yearly to inform customers of the season’s top cities, a list which for 2015 is as follows:
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1. London, United Kingdom
2. Manilla, Philippines
3. Bangkok, Thailand
4. Paris, France
5. Mumbai, India
6. Delhi, India
7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
9. Los Angeles, California, US
10. New York City, New York, US

FlightHub's list is highlighted by London, United Kingdom, which routinely heads this list as a top European destination as it is free of any language barrier. Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and New York are the only US destinations on the list. Paris, France, placed in fourth, indicating that the terrorist attacks of November 13th had little to no effect on tourism.