Tagged: hotels

Is Southwest Airlines the best or the worst in the sky?

Listen Now On the Sunday, May 15th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, the small national hotel chain Kimpton, has added dog walking services for guests nationwide. Southwest Airlines is either the best or the worst in the sky, depending on which survey you listen to. In our Smarter Traveler segment, we talk about the importance of “timing” during the busy summer travel season. Airports, hotels, attractions, and especially restaurants are going...

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...

Disney, Broadway and Hawaii are stepping up vaccination requirements

Listen Now On the Sunday, January 16th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Disney, Broadway and Hawaii are among those stepping up their vaccination requirements; and we offer a warning to travelers about “pop-up” COVID testing centers. Clayton Whitehead joins us for our Smarter Traveler segment. Clayton took a group to the theater in San Francisco last week to see the critically acclaimed The Band’s Visit. We’ll get his observations on what...

Amtrak gets good news from new Infrastructure Bill

Listen Now On the Sunday, November 14th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Canadian and Mexican travelers pour across the borders, Amtrak gets good news from the new Infrastructure Bill and our own Sacramento Airport has a top ten on time record! In our Smarter Traveler segment, we give you five holiday travel tips. You can thank us later! Chris Elliott, noted author and consumer advocate, joins us to discuss the 80...