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Inside the “Super Bowl of the Travel Industry” the New York Times Travel Show

More than 30,000 people braved the cold and the Midtown Manhattan madness to attend the Super Bowl of travel trade shows in North America.

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TravelCon 2018 was Summer Camp for Travel Bloggers

I left the event feeling united with a tribe of genuine go-getters who were welcoming, strategic, resolute and empowering.

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Travelers Be Warned! Don’t Let This Travel Scam Happen To You

Last month AirTreks’ Customer Service team was dismayed to receive a report about a check-in counter travel scam that resulted in one of our clients having an unexpected and quite substantial financial loss. Since we’re of the mindset that knowledge equals power, I’d like to inform our blog readers so that they can feel empowered […]

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Munich Airport Installs a Sleeping Pod

To sleep peacefully in an airport terminal is a comfort not many of us know. Most of us are relegated to the misery of cold tiled floors and iron armrests sticking into our backs. Fortunately a few airports have taken pity on those long-connection unforntunates stumbling around in the early morning. Munich Airport is the […]

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Welcome to TripPlanner version 6.0

Over the past several months, we here at AirTreks have released a series of new and exciting developments to our average visitor’s user experience. At the beginning of the year there was a total homepage redesign, which we love, then we launched the super cool and insanely useful Travelbase. Now we’re pleased to introduce our […]

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AirTreks Announces Travelbase – A Place to Ask & Answer Travel Questions

Here at AirTreks we’re always working to improve our community’s ability to get the best trip they possibly can. Earlier this year we launched Ready Set Go, three sections on our home page where we placed our best tips for planning and taking a great international trip. We’ve now added a new resource to further […]

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Samoa Bends the Date Line

In a decision that may mystify many, Samoa (the South Pacific island nation, not the cookie) will go from being among the last to see the light of day, to one of the first. This week the government announced that at the end of this year the nation will be redrawing the International Date line […]

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Lufthansa’s A380 Arrives in SFO

Yesterday was a big day for a certain international airport in San Francisco as it made the leap from boy to man, receiving its first daily Airbus A380 flight. At 11:51am, and decked out in Lufthansa’s traditional white, yellow and royal blue livery, the plane touched down after a picture perfect approach to SFO’s 28R […]

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US State Department Launches STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)

A new service has been rolled out by the U.S. Government designed to help travelers should they run into passport problems on the road. It’s called STEP or Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. According to the State Department website when you enroll you’ll “automatically receive the most current information…about the country where you will be traveling […]

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Egyptian Travel Warning Downgraded

While the US Government is still warning its citizens to take precautions when traveling to Egypt, they’ve recently taken the first step in getting things back to normal for the country’s battered tourism industry: they’ve downgraded their travel warning from banning it completely to urging travelers to consider the risks before going. Even though the […]

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Passport Day in the USA is April 9th

UPDATE – As of 4/8/11 Passport day has been CANCELED.   It’s that time again! On April 9th, 2011, the State Department is hosting its third annual Passport Day in the USA party. Perhaps because of the heightened awareness, or the convenient Saturday positioning, last year’s Passport Day was a success, and once again they’re […]

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The Middle East and Your Round-the-World Itinerary

If you’ve been paying any attention to any world news recently you’ve probably seen a list of Middle East and North African countries appearing next to words like violence, tear-gas and “security forces intervened”. There’s a political moment of truth going on and while it’s exciting to see in our time, it may be throwing […]