Beachfront on a budget – bbhouse Jomtien, Thailand

Updated 2019: Jomtien is my favorite beach in the Pattaya area and if you are looking for a budget hotel right on the beach, the bbhouse is a great option. You get a modern and clean room, with a/c, fridge and a good shower with friendly service just steps from the beach and lots of restaurants, bars and shops. There … Continue reading

Germania – another European airline is bankrupt. Competitors offer discounted flights to bring stranded passengers home

It has been a tough time for European airlines – after the bankruptcies of Air Berlin and Alitalia and the collapse of Monarch and Primera, another low-cost carrier has abruptly stopped operations, stranding thousands of passengers. German leisure airline Germania declared bankruptcy on Monday, halting all operations. Passengers who are booked on a flight as part of a tour package … Continue reading

Booking Site HotelQuickly folds – the dangers of hotel meta-search!

The last-minute hotel booking site HotelQuickly has gone under, leaving hundreds of travelers stranded without hotel rooms and with worthless vouchers instead of refunds. The company based in Singapore was a copy cat of successful hoteltonight, offering last minute hotel stays at low prices. Meta-search sites that compare hotel and flight bookings across hundreds of sites and focus only on … Continue reading

Iceland Air buys local competitor low-cost carrier WOW Air

WOW Air was one of the low-cost carriers that sparked the fare wars over the North Atlantic, with one-way fares as low as $69 one-way, forcing competitors to respond. From their base in Iceland, they were able to fly across the Atlantic with narrow-body planes, which made for cheap, if uncomfortable flights. Now, their local competitor Iceland Air responded and bought … Continue reading