Author Archives: Bethany Nosal

Hello from Berlin, Germany –

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I am writing you today as I just arrived for a short 72-hour stay in Berlin to attend the giant ITB European travel market. We network with dozens of companies throughout Europe to make sure our customers have the highest level of service and support. This trip is all work and no play, however, I […]


Here is one big reason to fly on the BIG 3 airlines for business –

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Sunday night I was scheduled to fly on United Airlines from Omaha to Chicago for a business meeting. As luck would have it, just before we were about to load the plane we heard the announcement that the plane had a flat tire and one would need to be flown in so the flight was […]


Steve’s 11 great ways to use your smartphone camera when traveling –

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My iPhone camera is my best travel resource. I use my iPhone to take pictures of almost everything when I travel. For example, instead of keeping all those receipts for meals I simply pull out my iPhone and click a picture and send it to the accounting department rather than stick the receipt in my […]


Marriott starts the annual process to devalue their Marriott Rewards points –

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SFGate recently reported that the travel blog “Frequent Miler” says big changes are coming in the annual hotel evaluations by Marriott Hotels that will result in it costing a lot more Marriott Rewards Points to redeem for free rooms. Basically, your Marriott Rewards points are worth a lot less starting March 6th than if you […]


Unlimited Economy Plus annual subscriptions may be the best deal of the year for United flyers –

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The United Airlines subscription program has a great feature that allows an annual subscription for you to receive upgrades to Economy Plus seating. Economy Plus provides up to 5 inches of extra seating and can be a lifesaver on long flights and especially international flights. The best deal is for an annual global subscription for […]


American and Delta agree to kiss and make up – New pact offers great protection for travelers –

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A little over two years ago the two giant airlines had a fight and decided they would no longer agree to help each other out when they had stranded travelers (from weather cancellations, etc). This last week the two airlines decided to kiss and make-up and announced a new ticketing and baggage agreement that allows […]


Here it comes….part 4 of my travel industry predictions for 2018.

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For the last three weeks, I provided you with 45 of my top predictions. Today here comes 15 more (plus 5 bonus predictions!). During the past fourteen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s the rest of what I think will happen in 2018 (part 4 of 4). CLICK HERE to see my previous 45 […]


Here it comes….part 3 of my travel industry predictions for 2018.

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For the last two weeks, I provided you with 30 of my top predictions. Today here comes 15 more. During the past thirteen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s the rest of what I think will happen in 2018 (part 3 of 4).  # 31- People will start sending their luggage by […]


Here it comes….part 2 of my travel industry predictions for 2018.

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#16 – Airfares will go down in 2018 but you will actually pay more for traveling. How can it be? – Travelers in 2016 and 2017 actually saw airfares decline during the year and airfares will actually slowly continue to decline again in 2018. However, airfares today make up only about 75% of the cost […]


Here it comes… the much-anticipated travel industry predictions for 2018.

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During the past fifteen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Over the next four weeks, I will provide you with 60 of my travel industry crystal ball predictions. Here is week 1 of what I think will happen in 2018. Part 2 of 4 will arrive in your inbox next week. #1 – […]


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