Tagged: smarter traveler

Alaska Airlines announces four new winter destinations from Sacramento

On the Saturday, July 13th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Alaska Airlines announces four new winter destinations from Sacramento, including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Tucson and Orlando; plus have you heard about locals shooting tourists with water pistols in Barcelona, telling the visitors to get out of town? Last week, we talked about how to recognize fake reviews online. This week, we give you some tips on how to best...

Suddenly there are more pilots to fly commercial aircraft than we need

Listen Now On the Saturday, July 6th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, suddenly there are more pilots to fly commercial aircraft than we need; and our governor signed a last minute exception to the new junk fees law….benefiting restaurants in a big way. Reviews are an important part of the decision for many when buying hotel rooms, cruises, attractions and almost every aspect of travel. But reviews aren’t always for real,...

Barcelona is joining the growing list of destinations placing limitations on tourists

Listen Now On the Saturday, June 29th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Southwest shakes up its on board service by changing…….the brand of pretzels it serves; and Barcelona is joining the growing list of destinations placing limitations on tourists. Our Smarter Traveler segment addresses the dangers of heat waves to travelers, and a new report says Hwy 99 is the most dangerous road to drive on in the entire state. We...

Airfares over the 4th of July are lower than last year

Listen Now On the Saturday, June 22nd edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, World Cup Soccer is coming to Northern California, and airfares over the 4th of July are actually lower than last year, international and domestic. In our Smarter Traveler segment, we talk about how to share/gift/give your hotel points to get a room for someone else. Each major chain has different policies, and we’ll discuss the majors and post a...