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  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines quietly introduced new checked bag fees for some first class passengers, a first for any U.S. airline.

  • Sold! Airlines Begin Auctioning Upgrade Seats Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    Many international airlines have started auctioning off upgrades in an attempt to fill empty business and first class seats. But some elite frequent flyers who normally get first dibs on those seats fear their benefits will be diluted.

  • Why Fast, Reliable Hotel Wi-Fi May Cost You More Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    As costs to offer free Wi-Fi increase and demand for bandwidth surges, more hotels are considering adding charges to satisfy guest expectations.

  • Travelers Emotionally Bonded to Mobile Devices: Survey Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Travelers Emotionally Bonded to Mobile Devices: Survey

    A new survey by Intel says half of U.S. travelers feel anxious without their mobile devices. Mike Fard, Intel marketing strategist, and Brian Blair, Wedge Partners senior research analyst, discuss

  • Faster, Better Airport Security May Not Be Far Off Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    High-tech, faster airport security designed to identify travelers via fingerprints and iris scans may not be far off, the airline industry says. Obstacles, though, remain.

  • Kimpton Hotels Offers Guests In-Room 'Guppy Love' Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Goldfish in bowl

    Many Kimpton Hotels offer a soothing and colorful pet companion when checking in. Guests can request a live goldfish to accompany them in their hotel room throughout their stay.

  • Young, Social and Paperless Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:52 PM ET
    Young Employees

    Young travelers are making up more of the business travel market. Their companies and the airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses serving them are finding it necessary to adjust policies and communication practices.

  • How About a Pair of Aviators With That Room? Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:01 PM ET
    Aviator sunglasses

    The summer solstice hits tomorrow and you'll be treated to a free pair of Aviator sunglasses if you're checking in to one hotel brand on Wednesday.

  • United Airlines First Class Cabin

    More airlines are adding lie-flat seats in premium cabins, extra legroom seats in coach and enhancing Wi-Fi to attract higher spending road warriors.

  • An Airbus A318 with the logo of US company Frontier Airlines is seen on the tarmac of Hamburg Finkernwerder airport.

    Frontier Airlines announced more programming with variable pricing for its DirecTV service beginning July 1.

  • Westin Upgrades Business Centers for the Tech Savvy Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
    Long Beach, CA

    Westin is reinventing the traditional hotel business center to include more features for the tech savvy and mobile traveler.

  • Add-On Airline Fees: Good or Bad? Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    Add-on fees for checking bags, priority boarding, roomier seats and onboard snacks are here to stay. Airlines need the money to cover rising costs and one study claims the fees are good for consumer choice.

  • Which Airlines Topped On-Time Rankings? Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    Airplane on runway

    The nation's largest carriers are getting passengers to destinations at a record clip, according to new data from the US Transportation Department. Here's the best — and the worst.

  • Which Airlines Are Matching Southwest's Sale Fares? Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 11:56 AM ET
    Southwest Airlines planes

    Major airlines appear to have selectively matched sale fares that Southwest and subsidiary AirTran unveiled on Tuesday, USA Today reports.

  • Retail’s Hottest Emerging Markets, 2012 Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 1:08 PM ET
    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.  ranks the top 30 emerging countries and grades them on many factors, including an assessment of country risk, population size, wealth as well as the country’s current retail saturation. With anemic growth in the U.S. and Europe, retailers realize that global expansion is more important than ever. This has prompted retailers to search the globe for untapped consumer market

    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion.

  • Power-Hungry Fliers Plead: Socket to Us Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
    Power strip

    Airports and some airlines understand the needs of digital travelers and are making more electrical outlets available.

  • The World's Most Expensive Places to Live 2012 Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 9:05 PM ET
    Europe’s debt crisis, slowing growth in the U.S. and worries about a hard landing in China. Even if you’ve kept your job this past year, you’ve probably had plenty to worry about. But how about the rising cost of living?According to a new report from human resources firm Mercer Consulting, the cost of living in North American, Asian and African cities has been rising this past year, despite the global slowdown.The study looked at 214 cities worldwide and used New York City as the benchmark. Merc

    Living costs in North American, Asian and African cities has been rising this past year, despite the global slowdown. We look at the top 10 countries with the highest cost of living for expatriates.

  • Business Car Rental Rates Declining Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Recent data shows that corporate rental car rates are going down, even while airfares and hotel room rates are on the rise.

  • Have Elite Fliers Been Downgraded? Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    Elite status in an airline loyalty program used to be an exclusive club. But benefits have slowly eroded as more people gain status or purchase the same level of priority access.

  • How to Quickly Rack Up Frequent Flyer Miles Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    Everyday spending can bring you closer to an award trip using frequent flyer miles. Here are my tips on how to quickly rack up the most miles in a short amount of time.