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Recap: The Week’s Biggest Travel Stories and Best Deals

Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

Walking is part of traveling, but some cities are more dangerous than others for pedestrians.

It’s Not Just You – Air Travel Really Has Gotten Worse

A new report confirms what we all suspected: Air travel is getting worse rather than better.

Marriott’s New MegaBonus Offer: Up to 3,000 Points Per Stay

Marriott Rewards members can earn 2,000 bonus points for the second and subsequent stays, plus an extra 1,000 points on weekends.

New Disney Policy Puts Security Over Privacy

Daily room checks at Disney hotels: Should security trump privacy?

Which Airlines Serve the Healthiest (and Unhealthiest) Meals

Wondering which airlines serve the healthiest inflight food? We have answers.

Wallet Watch: Airport Parking Costs How Much?

Airport parking fees can be a budget-buster. Here are the most and least expensive airports.

EU Court Calls Uber a Taxi Company. Will Rates Rise?

Cabbies, who have less business, would be delighted. Uber customers, not so much.

How to Minimize the Stress of Holiday Travel

Stressed out at the prospect of traveling over the holidays? Here are some tips to keep your spirits elevated.

Here’s How to Win a Trip for 2 to Fiji

Prize includes $1,000 toward airfare and accommodations at a beach resort.

Somebody has to win this trip, right? Might as well be you.

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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