- I’m sure that you’ve all heard- Nelson Mandela has passed away at 95 years old. Kim and I visited Robben Island a few years back and saw the cell that Mandela was locked up in for many years. We also saw his home and other Mandela sites during a visit to Cape Town. Check out this CNN article: Nelson Mandela, anti -apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies.
- Jetblue started service on Thursday, December 5 to Port au Prince, Haiti from New York (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL).
- Check out Trip Advisor’s 2013 list of winners for Destinations on the Rise.
- NBC News reports that Southwest and Virgin America were approved to buy slots at LaGuardia Airport that AA & US Air agreed to sell due to the merger.
- Find out the 20 Most Annoying Things People Do On Planes.
- Find your destination by budget related search on KLM.
- How did everyone make out on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. I found the Radisson Cyber Monday Steal, A Theft Of People’s Time.
- Check out the 2014 list for Lonely Planet’s for Best Value Destinations
- With Hanukkah already over and Christmas fast approaching, take a moment to watch Delta’s Awesome Happy Holidays Video.
- Lonely Planet has an article mentioning Sights to make you feel small.
Travel Deals & Offers:
- The Points Guy is giving away two $500 Club Carlson gift cards & Concierge Status. Enter by December 9.
- Hipmunk is giving a $1000 prize to one lucky winner. Enter by December 15.
- National Geographic has a 2 for 1 Holiday Offer. Give two gifts of Nat Geo with digital access for $19.99.
- Win 5 nights in the French Alps plus airfare, spa products and more. Enter by December 15.
- Win a Luxury Ski Vacation (& Shopping Spree) to Tahoe from Sherman’s Travel. Enter by December 15.
- Win a trip to Russia or the USAA Grand Prix in Park City from The North Face. Enter by December 15.
- Lonely Planet is running the World Eats Instagram Competition with the prize being $250 worth of LP books. The competition ends December 16.
- 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
- 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.
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