Category: From the Show

Travel Benefits Cut by Citi Credit Card and Answering Listener Questions

On the Sunday, August 4th edition of The Travel Guys…. * In the Travel News, Universal Studios is opening a new theme park, SFO is getting rid of plastic water bottles very soon and Cathay Pacific IS watching you with those seat back cameras. * In our Smarter Traveler segment, Mark talks about Citi Bank making drastic cuts to some of the travel related benefits on its credit cards, and we share some basic “idiot”...

How to Avoid Hotel Reservation Cancellations Fees

On the Sunday, July 28th edition of The Travel Guys: *    In the Travel News, the Attorney General for Nebraska has joined his counterpart in the District of Columbia by filing suit to stop resort fees.  Nebraska filed against Hilton, DC had gone after Marriott.  Watch this space for updates.  A new Grand Hyatt is opening at SFO and is now taking reservations.  Amtrak has announced the first non-stop Acela train, connecting New York...

Hotel Reservation Mishaps with Gwen Duncan

On the Sunday, July 21st edition of The Travel Guys: *    In the Travel News, a lawsuit with a former concessionaire has been settled, allowing the National Park Service to call the Ahwahnee Hotel by its actual name again.  Confused?  We have all the details.  And by now, you’ve probably heard the story about the early closing of Daffodil Hill this spring, pointing out how social media is exasperating the “over-tourism” problem…. *  ...

10 Great Hotel/Resort Etiquette Tips

On the Sunday, July 14th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, the battle against Marriott Hotels, and the way they have charged their resort fees for years, has stepped up this week.  The District of Columbia A.G. is seeking a court order to require Marriott to change the way they price their product immediately.  Perhaps these hated fees may soon have to be rolled directly into the room rate, which would...