Cheap domestic travel in New Zealand

Cheap domestic travel in New Zealand

oh_jojojo Milevalue highlights a great option for cheap domestic flights in New Zealand – Air New Zealands 'grab-a-seat' program. Scott mentions that tickets can only be purchased for some of the last minute fares but it also leads into the regular booking workflow at Air New Zealand which can lead to ever lower priced tickets. […]

Posted on January 16, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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What’s best hotel iPhone app?

What’s best hotel iPhone app?

Having a handy iPhone app can drive bookings as travelers are by definition out and about. Here are my experiences with the iPhone apps of the major chains. Starwood First up is Starwood which has recently gone through a redesign. It's developed by mobile expert Bottle Rocket. It looks rather nice on the start screens […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Island Hopping around Ko Phi Phi

Island Hopping around Ko Phi Phi

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. During my stay at the Sheraton Krabi I also booked a speedboat tour of the nearby islands. The speedboat fleet at Ao Nang pier is impressive and there we at least 20 newish looking, high powered speed […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Westin Phuket Siray Bay Resort & Spa Review

Westin Phuket Siray Bay Resort & Spa Review

This review is part of the 'Siam adventure' trip report – see below for the trip report index. We drove ourselves from Krabi to Phuket with a rental car. Lots of our fellow travelers seemed quite respectful of the road conditions and driving hazards but I found driving very civil in Southern Thailand. Granted there […]

Posted on January 15, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Award availability on LOT and Austrian this summer – get to Europe in style

Award availability on LOT and Austrian this summer – get to Europe in style

Points, Miles and Martinis dissects the current award availability on Star Alliance' new gear to Europe this summer. LOT 787 (Photo by Eisenbahner) Apparently the new Business Class from Austrian (which looks much like Swiss' product) is still showing good availability for many dates to the East Coast from Vienna. LOT shows most availability from […]

Posted on January 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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