Travel Guys Radio Show

Spring breakers head to Florida in record numbers

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 20th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, spring breakers are headed to Florida in record numbers as leisure travel rebounds to pre-COVID levels. Business travel, however, continues to lag. This is a problem for hotels in particular, because business travelers pay higher rates, and spend more in the hotel on food and beverage than leisure travelers. In our Smarter Traveler segment, we talked about the importance...

Stats show 1/3 of European travelers have canceled their plans

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 13th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Rick Steves, who escorts trips around the planet, has canceled his tours which include stops in Russia for 2022. In fact new statistics show 1/3 of people who were planning to travel to Europe have canceled those plans for now and another 1/3 are reconsidering travel to the continent, all because of the war in Ukraine. Also, the Queen...

Airplane mechanic shortage could become a factor in the busy summer season

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 6th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, TSA says if you can’t behave on the plane, there’s no reason for your Pre-Check status to remain valid…hint, hint. There is a shortage of airplane mechanics within the industry right now, and it could become a factor in the busy summer season. We remind you to check any travel vouchers you have been issued in the last two...

Police show up at the doors of an alarming number of Hertz renters

Listen Now On the Sunday, February 27th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, TSA adds its first international destination – The Bahamas – to the Pre-Check Program, a Sesame Street Theme Park is opening in San Diego, and an alarming number of Hertz renters are having the police show up at their door. In our Smarter Traveler block, we discuss tipping at home vs. tipping abroad. How is it different? Travel Writer...