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  • Ultraviolet Light Wand

    In a welcome relief to germaphobes everywhere, the Best Western hotel chain housekeepers are using black lights to detect biological matter, and ultraviolet light wands to zap away germs.

  • Delta Expands Enhanced Legroom 'Economy Comfort' Seating Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta will offer enhanced legroom seating in economy class on all domestic and international flights beginning June 7. The seats are located in the first few rows of coach and are available for purchase, or free to elite frequent flyers.

  • Hotel room keycard on table

    If you like the comfort of booking your stay on a hotel-owned website and dealing directly with the property, consider a new option, RoomKey.com, which is designed to compete with online travel agencies.

  • More Airlines Increasing Carry-on Bag Space Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    Airlines and airplane manufacturers are retrofitting older planes with bins that can hold roll-aboard bags, or purchasing aircrafts with bigger bins.

  • How NOT to Act When Flying Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    News stories about disruptive passengers seem to pop up just about every week. You'd think most people would know how to have a little decorum when traveling, but many don't. Here's how NOT to behave when flying.

  • Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is offering extra-wide coach seats to airlines ordering their Airbus A320 jets. But is the move simply a way for airlines to accomodate larger passengers, and charge extra for more space?

  • American Announces New Aircraft Routes, Cabin Upgrades Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
    American Airlines business class seats

    American Airlines announced routes for its new Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft will feature multiple cabin upgrades, and is part of American's strategy to refresh its international travel experience.

  • Alaska Air Debuts 'Do It Yourself' Bag Tagging Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 12:03 PM ET
    Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines debuted a DIY checked-bagging system at its largest hub on Tuesday. Travelers flying out of Seattle-Tacoma can apply bag tags themselves during the check-in process. Alaska will introduce the feature at more U.S. airports this summer.

  • Southwest Airlines planes

    Southwest, which dominates domestic air travel, is expanding internationally. A new reservations system and international terminal are part of the carrier's emerging, global presence.

  • A passenger checks in at a United Continental Holdings Inc. kiosk.

    United Airlines on Tuesday announced the launch of a daily nonstop flight from Denver International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo. The airline will fly the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route.

  • Airfare Strategies for Bereavement and Emergency Travel Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    It's the type of airline reservation no one likes to make. A family member or loved one is seriously ill or has passed away and you need to travel immediately. Some airlines offer discounts, though policies vary widely.

  • Pack the Frugality Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    Business travel is rebounding to pre-recession levels. But with rising travel prices, companies still look to control spending and some require the use of mandated travel programs. Others encourage a network of preferred airlines, hotels and rental car companies.

  • US Airways Jet Diverted Due to 'Security Issue' Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 1:55 PM ET
    US Airways planes

    A US Airways jetliner flying from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., diverted to Bangor, Maine Tuesday because of what an airline spokesman described as a "security issue."

  • Helping Families Avoid Seat Assignment Roulette Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Allegiant Air

    Airlines reserve a growing number of seats to passengers willing to pay for premium locations or hold them back for their best customers. But this often separates families. Road warriors can help out families this busy summer travel period.

  • More Products Make Travel Rules a Breeze Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Suitcase on bed in hotel room.

    From checkpoint-friendly laptop bags to solid shampoo bars, there's a host of products available to take the pain out of restrictions imposed by airport security and airlines alike.

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines may have charged some frequent flyers higher airfares than other customers for almost three weeks because of a website glitch. The problem was fixed, but could it happen again?

  • Bumped Off a Flight? Know Your Travel Rights Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the busy summer travel period. Airports and flights will be packed. But what do you do if you're bumped off your flight? It's important to know your rights.

  • Comfort Hotels Get a Major Makeover Friday, 18 May 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
    Comfort Suites

    Comfort Inn is on a mission to improve customer satisfaction and be more competitive. Upgrades to furniture, fixtures, equipment and check-in areas are underway.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    A new $1.4 billion international terminal, featuring airy windows and eye-popping artwork, opened Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city and Delta Air Lines hope to attract globe-trotters with new features and services.

  • Is the ‘Staycation’ Making a Comeback? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    Suitcase on bed in hotel room.

    Americans are still cautious about summer travel plans, according to three surveys released this week, USA Today reports. Especially hard hit are early baby boomers.

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  • Passengers hanging out at Munich Airport in Germany can now hang 10 as well. Free surfing, with complimentary loaner surfboards and wetsuits, NBC.

  • Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, July 20, 2014.

    Countries hit by the deadly virus have few resources to deal with treatment, and outside help is limited. NBC News reports.

  • Arne Sorenson, Marriott president & CEO, breaks down Marriott's second quarter results and weighs in on current travel trends, including trips to Russia.

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