Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 July 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 July 2016

Good morning I hope you were able to take advantage of some of Amazon’s Prime deals earlier this week.  Their ‘Prime Day’ ended up as their busiest sales day ever, and had some system glitches due to overloading their servers.  Amazon says that in the US alone they sold over 215,000 seven-in-one pressure […]

New Higher-Capacity Micro SD Cards Are Great for Travelers

New Higher-Capacity Micro SD Cards Are Great for Travelers

It is a truism that no matter how much data storage capacity one has, in any context, one always fills it and wishes for more.  There is a continual leapfrogging as between new applications and the new larger amounts of data they need; and the more or less balancing effects via increasing capacity […]

Today Only :  Amazon's Prime Day Bargains

Today Only : Amazon’s Prime Day Bargains

As you may already know if you are currently an Amazon Prime member (and it seems more and more people are signing up for this), today is their ‘Prime Day‘ – an attempt to create a new special online shopping day with a one-day range of crazy bargains akin to Black Friday. Now, here’s […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 July 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 July 2016

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful July 4th, with plenty of fireworks, food, and fellowship.  It seems the nation’s transportation systems generally coped with the stresses, about as well as could be hoped. Still on the good news front, I’ve just had our key hotel for the NZ tour give me […]

Travel Insider Readers Totally Contradict AHLA Claims

Travel Insider Readers Totally Contradict AHLA Claims

In our last newsletter, we asked you to share your thoughts and preferences about hotel resort fees.  The results were interesting, and in total conflict to the claims of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The AHLA says they surveyed guests and discovered that more than half want a mandatory resort fee […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 June 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 June 2016

Good morning The last week has seen Britain’s referendum on staying in or leaving the EU reach its culmination with the vote yesterday and decision in favor of leaving the EU, although by the slimmest of margins (51.9%/48.1%). Britain’s relationship with the EU has always been ambiguous (and, going further back into history, […]

Why You'll Never Fly in an Electric Plane

Why You’ll Never Fly in an Electric Plane

We all love hybrid and electric vehicles, right?  Those alluring claims of 100 miles per ‘gallon equivalent of petrol’ (whatever that actually means), the extraordinary sportiness of the Tesla S, or the sturdy economy of a Toyota Prius and its 50+ mpg (of real gasoline, not ‘equivalent’ gas).  No-one can deny, with the […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 June 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 June 2016

Good morning A shortish newsletter today.  The main purpose of it is to convey the following article, which makes for dismaying reading. Congress – ever sensitive to the varying gusts of the political wind – decided, unanimously, to hop on the bandwagon of blaming the TSA for the long delays going through airport […]

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