How Boom Plans to Make Supersonic Travel the New Business Class

Since the retirement of the Concorde in 2003, airline passengers have had to settle for trips at well below the speed of sound. And while companies are hoping to build supersonic business jets, progress on supersonic commercial passenger aircraft has been a bit slower. Boom Technology is hoping to change that, however. Last night, the…

Millennials Consider Travel a Top Priority for Spending

According to a new study, millennials love to travel more than they’re willing to dedicate funds to other commitments. The new Airbnb study in conjunction with market research institute GfK looked at the priorities of millennials and found that more people in the generation said that they place a higher priority on travel than buying a home or…

5 Ways the Airline Industry Could Improve — According to Teens

Most aspects of air travel are out of our hands, at times leading to stressful situations for even the most seasoned travelers — for younger flyers, especially those traveling on their own, that level of stress is only amplified. Lucky for the airline industry, this 17-year-old globetrotter has a few suggestions that would make it easier and more enjoyable for everyone — especially…

A New Study Reveals Airbnb Isn’t Killing Off Hotels After All

In the ongoing battle between hotels and vacation rental site Airbnb, it makes a grabby headline to suggest that the once-scrappy start-up is beating the traditional hotel industry at its own game. Now it seems that reports of the hotel industry’s so-called demise at the hands of Airbnb have been greatly exaggerated. As Skift recently reported, new…

DOT Issues Emergency Ban on All Galaxy Note 7 Phones From Planes

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Back in September, several Australian airlines banned the smartphone in response to reports of the phone’s battery exploding, and earlier this month a Note 7 actually caught fire on board a Southwest flight. Understandably this has both passengers and airlines…

The TSA Will Soon Bring Automated Screening Lines to Five More US Airports

In May, the world’s busiest airport, Georgia’s Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), made headlines when — in the midst of #IHateTheWait mania — it unveiled an automated TSA screening line intended to increase efficiency by up to 35% per lane. The joint collaboration between the TSA and Delta was deemed a success, with NPR reporting last month that…

12 Rooftop Hotel Pools to Cool Off in This Summer

TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the coolest rooftop hotel pools in the world so you can beat the heat this summer in style. (All images are courtesy of each respective hotel). Summer has officially arrived and I’ll bet I’m not the only one secretly longing for a refreshing dip in a pool followed by a delicious cocktail….

Expedia CEO Predicts that Facebook Will Enter Travel Booking

Ask anyone to name their favorite travel booking site and you’ll likely hear Booking.com, Kayak, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Priceline. But if Expedia, Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is right, Facebook may soon be joining that list. Yes, the same site that reconnected you with your best friend from kindergarten might very well become your first stop…

6 Experiences That Should Be On Every New Travel Blogger’s Bucket List

Being a travel blogger nowadays means staying on top of the latest trends and always being ahead of the curve. Here, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares six travel industry experiences that belong on every new travel blogger’s bucket list. (All photos are by the author.) Over the years, I’ve learned that there are some truly fantastic…

Read TPG in Travel + Leisure Starting This Week!

So many readers have had success traveling and exploring the world with the tips and tricks we post here every day on The Points Guy. Today, I’m proud and very excited to announce that beginning this week I’ll begin contributing to Travel + Leisure, bringing the world of points and miles to a whole new audience. I’ve…