The United States Tour Operators Association has recently released an online quiz to help dispel travel myths and educate travelers about the benefits of vacation packages. The 10 questions are an easy way to learn about Internet travel agencies, legitimate vacation operators, and much more....read more»

Recent reports suggest United is poised to join the fray over a Delta merger. American, Continental, and Northwest could join in, too....read more»

We've seen movie marketing for travel destinations in abundance lately: Go to New Zealand to see "The Lord of the Rings," England for "Harry Potter," or even Wyoming for "Brokeback Mountain." But go to Antarctica to see the real "Happy Feet"? That's what Quark Expeditions has to say....read more»

In the technology race here in Belize, the Internet is beating ATMs by a long shot. I've been keeping my eye out, but I have yet to see a cash machine here, though I did catch a glimpse of a bank from the window of a taxi. However, signs advertising Internet access dot towns....read more»

The Apple iPod explosion is creeping into the airline industry. Starting in 2007, travelers will be able to use in-seat connections to view videos and listen to music stored on their iPods....read more»

A merger would create the biggest carrier to Europe, and the second-biggest to the Caribbean. However, is Delta receptive to the offer?...read more»

Our writer suffered through the idiocy of the TSA while traveling this week....read more»

If you listen very carefully as the clock strikes midnight on November 16, you may hear the triumphant sound of people uncorking wine bottles. This noise announces the arrival of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau, and with festivals taking place all over the world in its honor, it's time to party....read more»

Low-cost carriers AirTran and Frontier have formed a new marketing alliance that is the first of its kind between low-fare airlines. The partnership will double their route maps, and offer new options for frequent flyers....read more»

Yesterday, HomeAway, Inc., announced that it had acquired its largest competitor, VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner), one of the biggest vacation rental sites on the Web, and certainly our favorite here at SmarterTravel.com....read more»

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