With airlines removing once-included services like baggage and in-flight meals, airfare costs decreased. But while this price drop is popular among travelers, airlines must look for new ways to cut costs in order to maintain a profit.
To stay competitive, low-cost airlines trimmed included amenities. Rather than forking over extra dough to choose a seat with extra legroom (typically more expensive to reserve than a standard seat), guests will have to take a chance and receive a randomly assigned seat, which may be the dreaded middle seat or in the back of the plane.
Before this major dip in airfare, passengers could expect a meal of at least two courses (one shortly after take-off and one before landing), but now meals are no longer a given. Passengers can either pay extra and pre-order in-flight meals or bring their own snacks/meals on board, which may add extra bulk to carry-on bags.
Another negative side effect of insanely low airfare is a more crowded flying experience.
Airlines may need to adjust schedules and remove a few routes to save costs, leaving a higher likelihood all the seats on your next flight will be full. What’s more, these enticing prices may encourage people to travel more and fill airplanes more quickly than they used to.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
There are many different ways to consume the news in today’s world. Traditional newspapers have become a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to get news from digital outlets. In the age of technology, the issue that arises is there are so many different websites and news outlets to gather information. It’s difficult at times for consumers to figure out which app or website gives them the information most important or relevant to them.
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Shrimp is a summer staple. Seafood in general is consumed more during the summer because many travelers make their way to coastal destinations, but shrimp is king. Shrimp is added to many dishes and served in different forms. All summer, people purchase pounds of shrimp and cook them however they desire to go along with their meal. Several different ways to prepare shrimp are highlighted here to expose travelers to the world of shrimp.