- Lonely Planet has a fun winter-related article featuring some crazy events- Walking in a wacky wonderland… nine remarkable winter celebrations of the world.
- CNBC tells us the Best and Worst US Cities for travelers taxes.
- National Geographic put together a slide show of Best Winter Trips.
- The Feds shut 52 unsafe bus companies. Find out more from the Washington Post.
- Check out this article from Skift- Global Airline Industry on Track to earn record profits of $19.7 billion in 2014.
- Angelina Jolie was banned from flying her personal plane.
- Southwest is offering iMessage on flights for $2 per day.
- Weird news: Find out how you can book a package trip for your stuffed animal to Japan.
- USA Today writes that Air India is back on track to join the Star Alliance.
- How would you like to own an airport? CNN Travel reports that a $1.5 billion, little used Spanish airport is up for sale.
- Another from CNN: A local man planned a suicide attack at Wichita Mid-Continet Airport.
Travel Deals & Offers:
- Before shopping online, stop by TopCashBack to earn money back for most online purchases. Sign up for an account here. (If you sign up through my link I will receive a referral bonus.)
- Earn some free La Quinta points and up to 10 free nights in the LQ Stay & Play game. If you sign up through my link, I’ll earn some more play tokens.
- Johnny Jett and Gogo are giving away a Macbook Air, iPad & Apple TV. Enter by December 17 by commenting about the craziest product you’ve seen for sale in an in-flight catalog.
- Lonely Planet is running the World Eats Instagram Competition with the prize being $250 worth of LP books. The competition ends December 16.
- Get a free external battery by making a mobile booking with KLM by December 23.
- Win a trip to Switzerland in the 12 Days of Swissness Contest. Enter by 11:59 PM on December 24.
- Win a share of 500,000 Sky Miles in a contest Delta is running through Facebook: Stop Dreaming & Start Living. Enter every day until December 27.
- Get 30% off of your first month of Gogo inflight internet. Sign up by December 31.
- AAdvantageGeek has a post about an American Airlines instant win sweepstakes where the grand prize is 250,000 miles. You can enter every day until December 31.
- Win the Ultimate Christmas Present from KLM. 4 worldwide flight tickets, a €2,000 pre-paid card and a Nikon camera. Enter by January 5.
A few contests from Southwest: (Enter by 12/31/13)
- Win a trip to New Orleans or Austin. (Two winners- each will win one of the trips.)
- Win a two nights stay in Las Vegas including tickets to Cirque du Soleil, dinner & more. (Airline tickets are not included.)
- Enter for a chance to win the Greater Fort Lauderdale Two-Beach Getaway. Prize includes airfare, stays at 2 hotels and more.
If you have any Travel News, Deals or Offers that you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.