Bringing you what’s new in travel for November 17th 2010 through November 18th 2010:
- Study: Travel agents making a comeback – Danielle Lipp recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
With all of the recent advances in online booking (and new travel websites popping up seemingly every day), it wasn't a stretch to speculate that travel agents might eventually become obsolete.
- Jet Lag May Cause Long-Term Memory and Learning Problems [Air Travel] – Lifehacker's Kevin Purdy just posted this article:
Any frequent long-distance flier can tell you about what jet lag does to their energy, sleep, and awareness functions. But scientists who exposed hamsters to frequent jet-lag-like conditions—equivalent to flying from New York to Paris every three days—found that it affected neuron birth in the hippocampus, and likely the related problems hamsters had with finding desirable rooms in a maze and other memory tasks. If you must fly against time, don't do it too often, and when you have to, try a clock-resetting fast and sunglasses to fight the mental warp. [Wired/ScienceNews] More »
Read the rest at Lifehacker
- Traveler's Ski Report: Two Early Birds in Colorado – posted this over on Frommer's : Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin bring ski deals and friendly competition to the slopes.
- What Can You Do About Flawed Airline Codeshares? – Smarter Travel has posted some info about ed perkins: These arrangements are touted as seamless, but not when connections are involved or if you're trying to earn frequent flyer credit. Ed Perkins explains.
Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- TSA Gets Its Very Own Mock Twitter Account – Kashmir Hill – The Not-So Private Parts – Forbes –
The TSA revolt inspires a mock Twitter account
The Internet battle against the Transportation Security Administration has a new warrior: @TSAgov, a mock Twitter account that came into being on Monday. The prankster running the account goes by the moniker Agent Smith and issues travel tips and explanations for the TSA’s new security policies, including the controversial whole-body-imaging scanners and aggressive patdowns.
Sample tweets include:
Airport Travel Tip: If you want to get throug.. show all text