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

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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.

Wallet Watch: Southwest Raises Fees for Priority Boarding

$50 to jump to the head of the Southwest boarding queue? Hmmm.

Airbnb’s 10-Year Plan to Rock the Travel World

Airbnb wants your lodging dollar. The hotels will have something to say about that.

United Discounts Award Travel to 4 Hot Spots

Here’s how to save 20% on United award flights to four popular destinations.

Top 10 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations

Do you want to immerse yourself in spring break, or avoid it? Either way, these list of the most popular destinations will be helpful.

Coming to Caesars Palace: Daily Room Checks

When does “Do Not Disturb” not mean do not disturb? At a growing number of hotels, it turns out.

United Is Now Selling Wi-Fi Subscriptions – Deal or No Deal?

United is now selling monthly inflight Wi-Fi subscriptions. Should you buy?

New Hyatt Promotion Features 1,000 Bonus Points Per Night

Hyatt’s latest promotion is among the company’s more generous offers.

Wallet Watch: Price Hikes at Disney Parks

A visit to the happiest place on earth just got more expensive—by as much as 9 percent.

Here’s How You Can Win a 5-Night Trip to Cartagena, Colombia

Win a five-night trip for two to Cartagena, Colombia, including a $1,000 airfare credit, hotel, tours, Colombian cuisine cooking class.

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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