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Online Accomodation Services

For a long time, we’ve relied on travel agents and travel websites to book flights, rental cars, and hotels room for our vacations and business trips. But a new online accommodation services trend has emerged recently. People are listing their home and vacation properties on new websites for travelers to rent, usually at a much cheaper rate than standard hotels.…

Airbnb

Airbnb can be a godsend for travelers looking to stick to a tight budget, or for those who want to get a more “real” experience in a new destination. With Airbnb, travelers can book rooms, or couches, or futons, with private citizens who are open to welcoming traveling strangers into their homes for a few dollars. In theory, it makes…

Here at Healthy Travel Blog, you may have noticed that we’re big proponents of having health insurance coverage when you travel internationally. But it’s not just a gentle suggestion. More and more, travel health insurance is a requirement when you travel. The London Telegraph’s Peter Pallot reports on the number of countries that won’t let you through customs if you…

Ten years ago today, a 64-year-old doctor from China’s Guangdong Province checked into a hotel in Hong Kong. He had just treated several patients with “atypical pneumonia.”  The next day he was admitted to a hospital with respiratory failure, and was described as having a “very virulent disease.” It was SARS, and the doctor was a key figure in the…

We all know by heart the admonition to turn off our cell phones when our flight is about to take off. And we all know the symphony of phones turning on when the plane pulls up to the jetway. The message is clear – we can barely stand to be without our phones for the duration of a flight. But…

While much of the U.S.-based media took their nose off the grindstone this week, there was some very interesting news from abroad, particularly for expatriates. One of the big factors most people consider (or should consider) when contemplating a move overseas is the cost of healthcare. And, according to a new study from Towers Watson, the cost of healthcare around…

The big craze in online retail over the last year has been “smart content,” defined as the ability to use Internet cookies to serve up content that, theoretically, is more suited to what specific visitors to websites are interested in. In other words, if I go to Zappos.com and always buy Nikes, it behooves both Zappos and me for them…

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