It’s That Time Of The Year Again… Begging Emails From Travel Providers To Vote For Awards Arrive En Masse


Whenever there is a vote casting for an upcoming travel award the email of airlines and hotel companies come flooding in just like this week when travel providers are once again lobbying for votes.

This time around it’s for the upcoming Freddie Awards, an annual travel industry award given to travel providers and loyalty programs in different categories. 

British Lawmakers Consider Ending 24 Hour Alcohol Serving Exemption At UK Airports


Travelers who are used to having a quick drink or two during morning departures from the U.K. might soon have to go dry as lawmakers are putting the current 24h alcohol serving permit for airports to the test.

It’s possible that in the near future both restaurants, bars and possibly even lounges won’t be able to serve alcohol anymore during certain hours of the day.

State Of Emergency In Jamaica: Check Your Travel Insurance Or Contact Your Travel Provider For Cancellation Options


Popular holiday destination Jamaica has declared a state of emergency due to a rise of violence crime in various parts of the country, especially the area of Montego Bay.

Various countries have since issued travel alerts to warn their citizens about possible danger and travelers might want to consider cancellations for already purchased travel.

If You Own ‘Smart Baggage’ Powered By Lithium Batteries Your Airline Might Now Refuse To Accept It For Check-In

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A range of airlines has started to impose restrictions on so called ‘smart baggage’ and will from now on refuse to transport all luggage equipped with lithium batteries to support it’s ‘smart’ capabilities.

The airlines that already announced the ban and updated their Conditions of Carriage include American Airlines, Delta, United and Hawaiian Airlines as well as Korean Air (possibly more).

Seoul Incheon Airport Terminal 2 Now Open For All Flights Operated By Korean Air/Air France/Delta Airlines/KLM

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The new Terminal 2 at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has opened on January 18th and will from now on handle all flights operated by Korean Air, Air France, Delta Airlines and KLM.

Codeshare flights not actually operated by the listed airlines as well as all other carriers continue to operate from Terminal 1 and passengers are advised to double check their flight information.b

U.S. State Department Introduces New Travel Guidance System, Ranks Countries By Threat Level

Yesterday the U.S. Department of State launched improvements to how they share information with U.S. travelers which sees countries ranked by threat level.

The system has already been announced last month and ranks countries into four security tiers based on a number of factors, including the risk of crime, terrorism, natural disaster, and civil unrest.

No More Passport Stamps For Arrivals & Departures Into South Korea (Arrivals Slip Only)


South Korea has gradually reduced the practice to stamp passports of foreigners arriving or departing the country and how now moved entirely to stamp-less processing for both arrival and departure.

Reducing stamps makes life easier for frequent travelers as a large amount of stamps mean to renew the passport more quickly but it also takes away another novelty factor of traveling.

Brace Yourself: Bangkok Airport Officials Warn That Wait Time For Visa On Arrival Could Exceed FOUR HOURS During New Year Period

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As Thai Authorities have put new security screening mechanisms in place that affect Visa On Arrival applicants visiting the country, Immigration officials warned that waiting periods could exceed 4 hours.

Citizens of 19 countries including China, India, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan ROC are required to get a visa prior to visiting Thailand but can do so through the Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility.

New Alternative For Affordable Asia-/Worldwide Roaming (incl Generous Data Package) With Travel SIM From TRUE Thailand


Traveling can be challenging or expensive without an adequate mobile roaming option in order to stay connecting when traveling, especially in China where social media, messengers and Skype are blocked.

We have covered prepaid data roaming options several times before and now found a new product from TRUE Mobile Thailand that includes not only different countries but also a generous amount of data.

Egypt Now Offers E-Visa To Travelers Seeking To Circumvent Visa On Arrival Process


Visitors to Egypt are used to purchasing a visa label at the currency exchange booths upon each arrival as part of the visa on arrival process but now Egypt has finally rolled out their e-Visa system.

Those who wish to circumvent the visa on arrival process can now process and pay for their visa online ahead of their trip at the same cost.

Paljon Onnea Satavuotiaalle Suomelle! Finland’s Centennial Celebrations!


Finland is celebrating its 100th anniversary of independence today December 6, 2017. I spent the last weekend in Helsinki with friends from the US and Europe taking part of the celebrations.

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Finland was under the Swedish and Russian rules for several hundred years and gained its independence during the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport Remains Closed At Least Until 7AM On Wednesday November 29, 2017


The Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali remains closed at least until 7AM on Wednesday November 29, 2017, due to volcanic ash cloud from the Mount Agung that erupted earlier.

Passengers that are stranded in Bali should stay put or find their way to Surabaya where there are air links to Singapore and Jakarta. Even if the airport opens for traffic at 7AM on Wednesday it will take some time for the airlines to get their operations rolling and passenger backlog resolved.

Bali Volcano Mt. Agung Erupts For The Second Time, Highest Aviation Warning Issued


Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Centre has issued the highest aviation warning this morning by upgrading the flight alert level from orange to red for flights above and around Bali Island.

This comes following the second eruption of the Mount Agung volcano on the Island of Bali where volcanoes have caused disruptions in air traffic and evacuations on the ground in the past.

Our Guide to Black Friday 2017 Travel Offers and Sales on OTAs/Airlines/Hotels


It’s Black Friday, and after the food coma, there’s some shopping to be done! Airlines, hotel chains and online travel agencies are all jumping in the discounts and limited offers wagon much to the delight of us travelers.

So far we have covered some of the deals out there: Marriot Rewards 5-day cyber sale (access here), British Airways business class sale to North America (access here), SPG 5-day cyber sale (access here), Le Club AccorHotels black friday offers (access here, here and here), Choice Privilege 20% off sale (access here) and Fairmont e-gift card bonus sale (access here). Let’s take a look at some other deals available out there!

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