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All-Inclusive Vacations: Rewarding or Really Awful?

The travel industry has rebounded nicely from the 2008 recession, but some things never change: Vacation travel and frustration go hand-in-hand from the time we leave the airport. In the most recent data released by the U.S. Travel Association, direct spending on leisure and travel by domestic and international travelers totaled $564 billion in 2011. The economic impact of adults who have cancelled vacations, or grew tired with the hassles of air travel and got turned off from taking off, is just as staggering.  A June 2008 study by the USTA noted that "a deep frustration among air travelers caused them to...

The Today Show Announces “The Travel Season Is Upon Us”

Consumer Complaint Site PissedConsumer.com Offers Tips to Keep Your Air Travel Expectations in Check and Enjoy Your Flight More than 800 passengers complained about U.S. airlines in the last six months on PissedConsumer.com, operated by market research firm Opinion Corp.  Flyers are most often up in arms about refunds they don’t receive, hidden fees, lost and damaged luggage, pricey in-flight food (which isn’t very tasty either), seats being double booked and tickets snafus. Vladimir Nardin, Executive Director of PissedConsumer.com, offers the following tips to consumers planning to travel. 1.  SHOW UP EXTRA EARLY FOR FLIGHTS – buy a day pass for the airport lounge, you will be comfortable...