Travel Media, Part 3 – Travel-Related Movies You Must See
Nothing inspires travel more than sitting down and watching a feature length movie set in an exotic location. With dozens of crew members paid to make the place look as beautiful, or as atrocious, as possible, movies never fail to evoke emotions. In part 3 of our series of travel related media, I’ve listed my […]
Airlines Instate “Peak Travel” Surcharge
If you’ve been reading this blog you’ll know I’m not a big fan of airline fees. The act of reducing prices only to increase the number of fees attached to it is (I feel) simply criminal. So with this in mind you can understand my position about the new $10 “peak travel” surcharge several airlines […]
Best of the Blogs: Articles to Hold in High Regard
The world wide web is a big place, pretty much as big as the “real world” if you think about it. Even when you narrow down your subject matter to a travel theme there’s still copious material, some good, some not so much. If you’re looking for good reading material why not turn to the blogosphere? […]
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The Nonstop vs Connecting Flight
If there’s anything working in this industry has taught me is that there’s a lot of ways to get from one place to another. And that everyone who travels from point A to point B has an idea about the best way to do it. When our travel consultants assemble trips they bear in mind […]
Know Before You Go – A Pre-Departure Checklist
Getting ready for a departure, especially for a long trip, can be a stressful time. We here at AirTreks understand. To help take the hand-wringing and nail-biting from your last few days at home we’ve put together a nice checklist to remind you of some important and necessary to-do’s.
Going to the World Cup? Better start getting your tickets!
One of the world’s greatest sporting events will be held at various locations in South Africa next year. The FIFA World Cup will be taking place between June 11th and July 11th of 2010 and is arguably the largest travel draw anywhere. But you’ve made up your mind. No matter the distance between you and […]
Good Deals Still Available for Summer Travel
It’s mid-August. The summer travel season in full swing or (if your glass is half-empty) coming to a close, and you’re thinking time has pretty much run out for booking that late summer trip. The horror stories are echoing in your head about what waiting till the last minute does to fares for complicated trips […]
The Gap Year – traveling for a year or more on an Airtreks ticket
After much deliberation and hand-wringing you’ve finally made the decision to do it, to rent out your house, give the dog to Mom and not only see the world, but see it for longer than ever before. Fantastic, it’s an excellent idea! However, now that you’ve started planning this undertaking you’re realizing that getting a […]
Taking the plunge: The best time to purchase airline tickets.
Airfares can be a complicated business. Even industry veterans have little insight into the algebra behind them. Meaning, you’re bound to have more success betting on the horses than picking the single best day to purchase a series of plane tickets. That said, finalizing your itinerary may cause fear and trepidation in even the most […]
Navigating Israeli Stamp Stigma
Israel, with its luscious beaches, deep, complicated history and evocative landscapes has always been an alluring destination for international travelers. But if you’ve ever picked up a newspaper you’ll also know they have a fairly charged political relationship with their neighbors. This usually comes as a bane to multi-stop travelers who are looking simply to […]
From time to time AirTreks is asked travel questions via email. Here is the first in a series of Q&A’s revealed: Hello, How much spending money should I bring with me on an around the world trip? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much, Jerod