FCC Spanks Marriott for Blocking WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has chastised Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) for its August 2014 petition seeking the FCC’s permission to block guests’ use of outside WiFi networks at Marriott properties. The petition specifically mentions that Wi-Fi blocking at meetings and conventions—where WiFi is rarely offered for free by the hotel chain—would be required to protect…

10 Best Websites To Find Cheap Airfares

I’m thrilled by the outpouring of positive response to yesterday’s post on amazing Etihad fares, and wanted to give you a day-after-Christmas gift in return. I’ll always continue to share great deals as I find them, but I also want you to feel empowered to find great prices on all your flights, so today I offer you a rundown of the Web’s best resources for…

Skip the Customs Line with New Mobile Passport App

A new mobile app allowing passengers to breeze through customs has hit the market, and TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne gives us the scoop. The first mobile app of its kind, Mobile Passport could eventually serve as a customs-only alternative to Global Entry expedited airport security status. Authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and sponsored…

Hyatt To Offer Free WiFi For All Guests Starting February 2015

Free WiFi is fast becoming less of a benefit and more of a given for hotel guests around the world. Whereas even a year ago many of the major chains charged everyone but elites for using WiFi while smaller hotels enticed business travelers with the promise of free internet access, the larger hotel brands finally…

5 Great GoPro Accessories For Every Adventure Traveler

Do you have a hankering for adventure travel? If you’ve got a GoPro camera or you’re considering buying one, TPG Contributor Ryan Gargiulo of Pause The Moment shares the best GoPro accessories to capture those incredible moments on the go. As an avid adventure traveler and self-proclaimed tech geek, deciding which gadgets to take along with me…

Bing’s Most Searched For Vacation Destinations of 2014

Search engine Bing recently released the most searched for destinations of 2014. It turns out, when we’re not searching for tropical beach vacations, it’s major European capitals that are racing through the search engine. Read on for Bing’s list and check out BingTrends for more search trends. Maybe it will inspire a search of your own. 1….

Singapore Airlines Price Glitch Causes Half-Price Business Fares

It’s safe to say Singapore Airlines has had better weeks. The Southeast Asian carrier is presently working to recoup its losses after a computer error in the global distribution system used by travel agencies caused about 900 business-class tickets from Australia to London to be sold at coach prices. Sold between Saturday, November 29 and Monday, December 1 by various online travel agencies in Australia, these…

Book an Orbitz Flight and Get a $100 Hotel Promo Code

From now through November 23, 2014, when you book a round-trip flight through Orbitz using Visa Checkout as your payment method, you’ll receive a promo code for a $100 discount on an Orbitz hotel stay completed between now and June 30, 2015. To participate in this promotion, you’ll have to sign up through Orbitz for Visa Checkout, an encrypted digital wallet service…

Marriott Offers Free Wi-Fi to All Marriott Rewards Members

Marriott Rewards has historically offered Wi-Fi as a complimentary service only to its Gold and Platinum Elites, but starting January 15, 2015, the hotel loyalty program will offer free in-room Wi-Fi to all Marriott Rewards members who book directly through Marriott booking channels. Gold and Platinum Elite members will continue to receive free enhanced Wi-Fi where…

8 Awesome (and Free!) Apps For Your Next Big Road Trip

Intrepid traveler and TPG contributor Ryan Gargiulo of Pause The Moment recently completed an epic cross country road trip. Here, he shares the top apps that made getting from Point A to Point B not only easier, but more fun. Get ready to download a few. Road trips are one of my favorite ways to explore the…