Travel News for October 7th 2010 through October 9th 2010

Bringing you what’s new in travel for October 7th 2010 through October 9th 2010:

  • Top Five Secret Hotel Bargains in New York CitySmarter Travel has posted some info about new york hotel deals: Notorious for having some of the most expensive (and smallest) hotels in the world, New York hotel deals traditionally are hard to find. But good values do exist, especially if you're willing to try independent properties and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods.

    Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.

  • The French are going on strike (again). What will happen to travelers? – Meg Zimbeck recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    French railway workers are gearing up for a major, open-ended strike, one that will have significant implications for anyone traveling to France in mid-October. The reason: President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to raise the retirement age from age 60 to 62. The country's largest transport union CGT has pledged to defend this retirement age (the earliest among European nations) by stopping work at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11 for an indefinite period of time.

  • Beautiful covered bridges around the world – HeidiS recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:

    When you hear the words ”covered bridge,” what comes to mind? For many of us, it’s the bridges of Madison County, Iowa — thanks to the movie of the same name. These romantic wooden structures like the one in the movie add a historic charm to the rural roads of the Midwest, the Northeast and even the West. This time of year, the fall leaves paint an even more beautiful backdrop, much to the delight of leaf-peepers and shutterbugs! You can almost hear the clip-clop of horse hooves on the wood and stone …

  • Travel Troubleshooter: Help! They Upgraded My Hotel Bill – posted this over on Frommer's : A traveler is moved to another hotel in Spain, which triples the cost of his original reservation. Who should reimburse the extra fees: the hotel, travel agent, or reservations company?

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  • Save Your Money or Your Trip?Smarter Travel has posted some info about losses: Sometimes when you book a hotel you are greeted with less-than-acceptable accommodations upon arrival. Do you tough it out and save your money or cut your losses and save your trip?

    Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.

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