L’estate nera di Roma Perché mancano i turisti
Il dato è di quelli da far impallidire: -20 per cento nei flussi turistici dell’estate. La doccia fredda, peraltro già nell’aria, è arrivata con gli ultimi numeri di Federalberghi Lazio: in un anno d’oro per il turismo italiano, Roma, centro nevralgico e motore anche dei flussi di visitatori della Penisola, è una delle poche destinazioni del Paese che non solo non è cresciuta, ma ha subito una battuta d’arresto senza precedenti.
16 Top Vacation Spots for Retirees
Retirees might be out of the workforce, but that doesn't mean they can't go on vacations. After all, retirement is the perfect time to travel the world and visit the spots you've always wanted to see in person. The only question is: What are the best vacation spots for retirees?
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For most normal folk, an uninterrupted two-week vacation is the highlight of their year. We work hard five days a week just so we can earn some money to go on a modest vacation to a destination that satisfies most of our desires. Key word – most.
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The smell of pine and incense drifts from kiosks filled with colorful handicrafts along tree-lined allées and around a lively skating rink. Appreciative spectators in heavy sweaters take a break from shopping to sip hot cider under heating lamps at an outdoor cafe. all beneath a massive evergreen festooned with lights...
Boomer itineraries mix culture, cash, time
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“No” Doesn’t Have to Be the Final Answer When You’re on the Road
If you’re thinking of taking “no” for an answer from a travel company, let Alan Schroeder talk you out of it.
When a late spring storm forced the cancellation of his return flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to New York on Spirit Airlines, he asked an agent to refund half the $1,455 he’d paid for his ticket — a seemingly reasonable request. Instead, Spirit credited him just $459.
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Stubbornness from customer service? Remember, two can play that game
Every day, customers ask travel companies for everything from discounts to refunds. And every day, travel companies turn their customers down. In the past, most travelers quietly accepted these rejections, believing they had little recourse.