September 2012

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1 year, 1 million points – traveling with friends

Everyone one has friends – of one kind or another. We have family friends, work friends, regular old friends, facebook friends, imaginary friends, animals who are our friends and some of us even have non-human friends. When you’re traveling with…


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Celebrating 1 year with 1 million points – get ready to win!

It’s been a great first year on Boarding Area and so I’m celebrating by giving away 1 million points in October! Keep reading to find out how you can enter. VeryGoodPoints has actually been around for 2 years now, but…


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Technology Meets Travel: Part 1 – Airports

I’ve decided to start a multi-part series focusing on how technology impacts travel. I’ll be looking at all kinds of technology related travel initiatives, travel tech companies and more. In this edition, I’m taking a look at some ways airports…


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Enter to Win $25k Hilton Dream Vacation and more!

Have you entered to win Hilton’s little things project? Hilton’s “bringing back the little things that make travel better…and want to bring them home to you” also. You can enter to instantly win DoubleTree Cookie Tins, Hilton Honors Points, CITRON…


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@ThomasCook Travel receives injunction against Tweeter

The High Court of London granted an injunction to stop an anonymous tweeter posting negative comments about Thomas Cook UK. The travel company believed that the source is a disgruntled employee because the tweeter using the handle @TCXrated, was posting…


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The Hottest New Business Travel App – eDict (free 4 my readers!) & WIN a $50 iTunes gift card

There are a million travel apps out there for the business traveler – apps that track your points/miles, apps that track your flights, apps that track your time, apps that do conversions, etc… if you have a need, you can…


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Why Do I Own A Car? Find out and enter to win Executive Status with National Car Rental

Contest now closed – winner announced below  Why do I own a car? A question I ask myself at least a few times a year – when I get the car serviced, when I get gas, etc… Now I’m asking…


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The more @USAirways partners you fly, the more miles you’ll earn- I’m going for 25k!

Have you registered for this US Airways promotion? The more US Airways partners you fly, the more miles you can earn. You can register here. Through December 15, 2012, USAir is going to reward you for your international travel on…


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Hilton London Green Park vs. Hilton London Hyde Park: Night & Day

Over the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to stay in both the Hilton London Green Park and the Hilton London Hyde Park. The two are sister properties and the differences are likenight and day. The following is my…