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Mum reveals genius hacks she uses to help families HALVE the cost of their trip – here’s how you can do the same

A CRUISE connoisseur has revealed her top tips for booking a cruise for next to nothing. The expert, dubbed Cruise Mummy, who has been in the industry for almost two decades has six hacks to stop you from stretching your budget unnecessarily. 3A cruise expert has shared her top tips for saving money when booking a cruiseCredit: Getty Book through a travel agent Cruise Mummy knows that the wealth of options available when choosing a cruise can be overwhelming. Comparing booking online, directly with the cruise line and using a travel agent, she says it's always better to go with…

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Tips and hacks when booking flights to the Philippines

Philstar.comSeptember 25, 2023 | 5:30pm MANILA, Philippines — When booking flights, we all want to save a buck while traveling in comfort. With this in mind, here are top tips and hacks for booking the cheapest flights to the Philippines from the US. Book a non-stop flight Flights to the Philippines are long. Each stopover increases your travel time and can leave you even more jetlagged. For a more pleasant experience, consider booking direct flights with Philippine Airlines or United Airlines. Non-stop flights to the Philippines depart from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Honolulu. In fact, the top…

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Skyscanner rolls out ‘The Ultimate Travel Hack’ campaign

Thursday 17-08-2023 10:00 Skyscanner has launched its first global 360-marketing campaign. It parodies quirky power-users who harness ‘The Ultimate Travel Hack’ to find amazing travel deals. These include a Travel Magician, an Analog Travel Agent, a quirky Deal Collecting Couple and a Private Travel Hacker for the wealthy and well-travelled. The Travel Magician is a failed magician who now uses Skyscanner to astound his audiences with his stage presence, sleight of hand and outrageous travel deals. The Analog Travel Agent is surrounded by dusty fax machines and floppy disks, but is still able to find his baffled clients unbelievable deals…

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‘Do not travel’ warning issued by U.S. government for parts of Mexico ahead of winter break travel

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — If you plan on heading to Mexico anytime soon, you may want to think twice. The U.S. Department of State has issued a “Do Not Travel” warning for parts of Mexico. Many people will be heading to the airport next week to catch a flight to somewhere warmer than Central New York. One of those destinations is Mexico. “I actually have four couples in Mexico right now and about four different parties going next week,” said Deanna Taylor, senior travel advisor for AAA Western and Central New York. But traveling to certain parts of Mexico right…

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Will ChatGPT Replace Travel Agents?

ChatGPT is the most popular new technology of 2023 so far. There have been stories where the artificial intelligence platform passed an MBA exam, can write research papers for high schoolers and many other tasks that human professionals can accomplish. So, can ChatGPT help you plan a trip and serve as a free travel agent? SUQIAN, CHINA - JANUARY 30, 2023 - Illustration: ChatGPT, Suqian, Jiangsu, China, 30 January 2023. ... ChatGPT has been banned in New York schools. Google, Meta and others are under pressure to speed up AI development and deployment. (Photo credit should read CFOTO/Future Publishing via…

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Frequent Fliers Are Sharing Their Favorite Travel Hacks That They Swear By, And These Are So Smart

Even if you're someone who already considers yourself an expert traveler — there is still always so much to learn when it comes to saving money on airfare, how to actually pack efficiently, and so on. Virojt Changyencham / Getty Images1."Try searching for flights in the airline’s original language. I once saved $700 when booking tickets for a trip to Peru by using Spanish rather than English."2."Let your family back home know your travel itinerary."—u/DuckFlat"To piggyback, always register with the smart traveler enrollment program, if you’re in the US."—u/quemaspuess3."If you're asking for an opinion, don't ask the opinion of someone…

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Continental Travel Singapore suspended from conducting travel agent activities

SINGAPORE: Continental Travel Singapore has been suspended from conducting travel agent activities for five months from Tuesday (Jul 19), said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). This follows Continental Travel's appeal against the notice of intent to suspend its travel agent licence for its suspected involvement in fraudulent SingapoRediscovers voucher redemptions, said STB in a media advisory. "Continental Travel Singapore allegedly engaged in cashback arrangements by partially refunding, in cash, the value of the SingapoRediscovers voucher bookings made by some members of the public," the tourism board added.  In September last year, the police arrested three people linked to the travel agency for…

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National travel agents day

HOLIDAY-makers from Moray are being urged to celebrate National Travel Agent Day today.Holiday-makers are back in action.Launched during the pandemic by adventure travel company Intrepid, the day of recognition was conceived as a way of gaining support for the industry during a turbulent period of trading and restrictions. Today, with the onset of the cost-of-living crisis and the continuing ‘travel chaos’ headlines, the day continues to mark the service travel agents deliver to UK consumers as more and more people recognise the many benefits of booking with their local agent.A recent survey conducted by The Advantage Travel Partnership showed of…

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