Travel Guys Radio Show

Live from New York Times Travel Show: New Travel Gadgets, Experiences and More!

On the Sunday, January 26th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, a new bill in Congress might mean another step towards the end of resort/destination fees at hotels; and Chinese travelers have stopped coming. What does that mean for the businesses who catered to them? * Once a year we dedicate a program to interviews gathered at the New York Times Travel Show. With an attendance of over 30,000 in three...

Accuracy of complaints given to consumer advocates and “The Last Ship” is coming to SF

On the Sunday, January 19th edition of The Travel Guys… *In The Travel News, Harrah’s Reno, the original downtown club (started as a bingo parlor in 1937) was sold by Caesar’s for $50 million dollars.  Jet Blue has raised the price of baggage fees by $5 to $35 bucks for your first bag.  Now it’s probably just a matter of a few days until the other carriers join them at that level. https://ia601502.us.archive.org/24/items/travelsguys011920full/travels%20guys%20011920%20full.mp3Podcast: Play in...

REAL ID Update from the director of the California DMV

The wreaths on the graves of fallen heroes at the Sacramento Valley Cemetery in 2019 On the Sunday, January 12th edition of The Travel Guys: * In the Travel News, the Ahwahnee Hotel’s latest problem in Yosemite Park is food-related, Leonardo DeCaprio plays a hand in saving a man overboard from a cruise ship and Alaska Airlines announces the last of their Sacramento – Hawaii service will end in June. * Tom interviews Steve Gordon,...

How has travel changed over the years?

Old photo of Tom Romano (on the right) On the Sunday, January 5th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, Delta employees say their new Lands End uniforms are making them sick, a study of facial recognition sends up some alarms (Asian and African American travelers are misidentified far more often) and the organizers of Burning Man are suing the government for jacking up their permit prices for the annual event in the desert. * In our Smarter Traveler...