Arthur Frommer

By charging extra fees, hotel industry has crossed a line

In a state of weary resignation, most of us have become used to the extra charges that airlines now routinely add to their airfares. We think nothing ill of the fee for making a phone call to an airline reservationist, the charge for checking luggage onto a flight or for occupying an economy seat with two inches of extra legroom.

Arthur Frommer

Acadia National Park a highlight of visiting Maine

If asked to name the two most important attractions of the state of Maine, most visitors would answer – in my recent experience – that they were (1) Acadia National Park, and (2) L.L. Bean. The famous discount shopping outlet had its birth in Freeport, where its original store is a vast, multi-floor structure with every conceivable product, as opposed to the several, smaller, ground-floor outlets in other Maine cities, where clothing – outdoor clothing – is almost the only stock in trade.

Arthur Frommer

Travel developments may affect your next vacation

Though the travel industry nowadays is almost totally absorbed in following events in the Middle East, which have a direct impact on travel and tourism, nevertheless people continue to travel to most other areas of the world, and new travel institutions arise to serve their needs.

Editor's Choice Videos

Wichita Deals

Today's Circulars

Events Calendar


Compete head to head picking winners in every NFL game all season long for a Flat Screen TV from Hephner TV and Pizza for a Year sponsored by Papa John's. Click here to enter now!

View All Contests

Search Jobs

Enter Keyword(s)

Enter a City

Enter a State