Airlines, tour operators, cruise companies, hotels, and even destinations are offering free or discounted airfare with vacation bookings....read more»

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Priceline announced new price-protection offers for airfare and vacation packages, ratcheting up the competition with Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity....read more»

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In a recent poll, SmarterTravel readers voiced their disapproval of the TSA's new body-imaging scanners. So why did so many say they'd still choose to go through them?...read more»

Ireland Small Farm Houses By the Sea (Photo: iStockPhoto/clu)

Ireland is more affordable than it's been in years, and we've got a bunch of recommendations for where to go and what to do to make your trip memorable one....read more»

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Travelocity has debuted a limited-time new price-guarantee program for vacation packages, similar to Orbitz' Price Assurance airfare policy....read more»

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JetBlue extends its Promise Program, which offers a full refund if you're laid off, to include vacation packages as well as flights. But why is JetBlue hogging all the good karma?...read more»

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The carrier may begin selling meals on longer flights by May, pending results of its test. Is this the end for those blue chips everyone loves?...read more»

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Desperate to find new ways of making money, Southwest is apparently "intrigued" by the idea of selling food. But doesn't that fly in the face of everything the "no-fee" airline is about?...read more»

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An increasing number of travel providers are unveiling recession, layoff, and other rough-economy deals....read more»

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Let's recap the past year: Numerous bankruptcies, countless fees, jet fuel at $180 a barrel followed by jet fuel at $50 a barrel, and now, a recession. Where do we go from here?...read more»

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