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Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece about the US airfares earlier this week that is available on their website here.

WSJ The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Traditionally, the Tuesday has been considered the best day of the week to purchase discounted air fares because that is the day when airlines tend to start their sales. It is not, however, the day of the week when the average sold fare is the lowest. [click to continue...]

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UK’s Advertising Standards Authority made a ruling on October 15, 2014 (access here), that InterContinental Hotels Group’s Best Price Guarantee ads are misleading and must be changed.

IHG Rewards Club Best Price Guarantee ASA UK Ruling

The complainant’s Best Price Guarantee claim was denied because the charged currency of the 3rd party website was different than that at the hotel’s. ASA found that this currency information was not properly included on the ads advertising the guarantee. [click to continue...]

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In April, I was whining about the great firewall of China (read more here) that blocks “very dangerous” websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Whine Wednesdays Blocked Websites

It seems that there is something dangerous happening in Egypt as well because I cannot access Facebook (Twitter works just fine) without having to fire up the VPN from the Ramses Hilton hotel. [click to continue...]