Link Roundup: Consolidation of websites, airfare deals, best travel rewards cards

Lots of interesting stories out there pertaining to travel trends today. Here are some of the best ones:

Budget-Minded Travelers Have to Look Harder for Deals: The heyday of travel deal websites might be coming to an end with the recent merger of Orbitz and Expedia and other consolidations. What does this mean for consumers?

7 Travel Rewards Cards to Deliver You From this Frozen Hellscape: The moral of the story, according to the article’s author? Travel cards are best for frequent fliers AND those near hubs.

6 New Travel Startups Receiving Funding: New weekly feature outlining travel startups that have received funding for expansion. List included B2B and consumer-centric apps and websites.

Weekly Southwest deals: About $200 RT from Indy to Dallas, less than $175 Indy to DC (nonstop), $146 from Indy to ATL. Deals from to/from other cities also on website.

Travelzoo Weekly Top 20 Travel & Entertainment Deals: From airfare, to hotels and attractions, this list changes each Wednesday and has loads of deals throughout the U.S. and world.

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2 Comments on “Link Roundup: Consolidation of websites, airfare deals, best travel rewards cards

  1. Hi Kris,

    I always enjoy your blog and thought of you when my son chose Indy to place his dinner theater franchise. It’s called Dinner Detective, an interactive theater experience that he’s been involved in for several years in Chicago. He and his business partner are bringing it to Indy beginning March 21. I’d be happy to arrange tickets for you and Kaitlyn if you think it might be of interest to your Rover and Recluse readers. Let me know which Saturday in March or April you’d like to go. Here is the Dinner Detective site: http://www.thedinnerdetective.com

    People may be interested to know there is a groupon http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-the-dinner-detective-2-8

    Anne Harpe (Former Kiwanis Club Howell!)

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Hey, sorry for just getting back with you! Things have been CRAZY around here lately (seems like we’re always doing some project). Thanks for the offer, but I think we’re going to have to pass — in addition to being in the middle of rehabbing our laundry room, we’re getting chickens and building a garden here and will be in northern Michigan for 10 days soon to work on our “summer home!” The list of projects never ends …

      I hope the show is a success, though — let me know how it goes!

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