14 Dec 2018

Famous Amsterdam Sculpture Disappears

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“I Amsterdam,” a red-and-white lettered sculpture that once sat prominently outside the Rijksmuseum, has been removed.

Mass-tourism is the reason behind the decision. The letters “were removed at the request of the City of Amsterdam because they were [Read More…]
 


10 Dec 2018

500 Million Exposed in Marriott Data Breach

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A data breach of Marriott’s Starwood Guest reservation database exposed the personal information of 500 million people. (To put this number into perspective, the infamous Equifax breach exposed only 150 million people.)

What was exposed?

According to Marriott, the hackers [Read More…]
 


4 Dec 2018

Can Uber Compete with a Gold Lamborghini?

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Miwhip (pronounced “my whip”, whip being slang for car) is a brand new ridesharing app, and it is changing the roads of London in a surprising—and sparkly—way. In addition to their fleet of standard vehicles, Miwhip has [Read More…]
 


30 Nov 2018

How to Afford Travel in Retirement

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95 percent of retirees would prefer to have enjoyable experiences over buying things. This demographic is also seeing an increase in international travel each year.

If you’re part of this 95 percent, or you’re not yet retired but [Read More…]
 


20 Nov 2018

Today is Black Friday for Business Class Flyers

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Black Friday is a once a year opportunity to buy at a discount.

“…last year  48% of the deals on Cyber Monday were for hotels and vacation packages and 20% for  disairfare. Consumers saved up to 50% in [Read More…]
 


12 Nov 2018

Why Does First Class Board First?

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Why does first class board first?

We’ll always choose a short flight over a long one. So why do those with the most expensive seats on the plane board first, resulting in more time spent sitting on the [Read More…]
 


8 Nov 2018

How to Save Money Flying Business Class

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Halloween may be over, but Cook Travel knows that flying coach is still the scariest thing you can do. This is why we want to share with you an article published in Consumer Reports last week: How [Read More…]
 


8 Nov 2018

Was your data stolen from Cathay Pacific?

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9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers have been affected by a data breach that was noticed by the airlines last month.

The stolen information includes “names, nationalities; birth dates, phone numbers, addresses, passport and identity card numbers and expired credit [Read More…]
 


29 Oct 2018

Paranoia over Brexit, Pound Plunges to Lowest Level

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If you live in the U.S., now might be the perfect time for a trip to London. The pound is at a seven-week low against the US dollar. On Oct. 26 the pound was at 1.2777 dollars, its [Read More…]
 


19 Oct 2018

You need to stop sharing your #boardingpass

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You should never post your boarding pass on social media, no matter how badly you want to brag about #firstclass.

Let’s start with the obvious: your boarding pass tells people you’re going on vacation, and when. Someone could see this and [Read More…]