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Survey: Los Angeles dives are the worst in US

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Budget hotels in Los Angeles are the nation's worst according to a new survey.

Will you overspend on your holiday?

NEWPORT, Wales - British holidaymakers run out of cash exactly four days and eight hours into their week-long summer holiday according to a study conducted by Gocompare.com.

Best inexpensive country inns in Italy revealed

From an ancient stone villa in Piedmont to an atelier in Florence, Italy's best affordable country inns are finally revealed.Novecamere Resort, Le Marche

GBTA: Things are looking up for business travel industry

With the economic recovery continuing, things are looking up for the business travel industry, according to a newly released survey of travel buyers by the GBTA Foundation – the education and resear

Destination news: 5 places that offer great value for winter trips

Looking to get away this holiday season? Who better to find the deals than agents catering to notoriously cash-strapped students?

All Nippon Airways to launch budget airline

TOKYO — Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch a low-cost carrier operating both international and domestic short-haul routes, anticipating booming Asian travel demand, the airline said Thursd

Irish airline Aer Arann files for court protection

Aer Arann, one of the Ireland's best known companies, has filed for court protection from its creditors as the company tries to rescue their ailing business.

Bulgarian tourism still struggles to get higher up quality ladder

VARNA, Bulgaria — For decades the beach holiday of choice for students and budget package tours, Bulgaria still struggles to get higher up the quality ladder.

Illinois shuts down 13 out of 15 tourist centers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state government has shut down 13 of its 15 tourist information centers to try to save money.

Thank you for calling the Hertz Dollar Thrifty Avis Budget car...

In 1985, the movie Back to the Future included a scene of a shop that was a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. At the time it was funny and absurd. Of course, these stores actually do exist today.

Canadian Tourism Commission cuts staff by 25 percent

As a result of tourism to Canada tumbling last year, the federal government has scaled back its support for the Canadian Tourism Commission.

WTTC response to announcement of UK emergency budget

Following the announcement of the UK \government’s emergency budget, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) responded:

Austerity budget in Germany makes a new victim in Berlin

BERLIN (eTN) - The announcement of drastic austerity measures will affect one of Berlin’s future attractions: the reconstruction of the baroque castle in the heart of the city has been postponed by

Tourism Uganda asks for 22 billion shilling budget

(eTN) - Ahead of the reading of the annual government budget in mid-June, the

Read Kenya Buzz for vacation answers

This correspondent often receives inquiries about vacations in the region and in particular about budget holidays across East Africa, specifically in Kenya along the beaches.

Uganda tourism ministry facing major budget cuts

It was learned from usually reliable sources that the ministry of finance seems set to inflict a major budget cut of nearly 20 percent on the ministry of tourism, trade, and industry for the next fina

Is Hawaii practicing good marketing?

There seems to be a mismatach regarding where Hawaii’s tourism marketing money is going.

Budget-minded travelers go online for bargains

Innovative online travel companies are finding a market for their services despite - or perhaps because of - the weak economy.

Amid economic downturn Europeans flock to budget airlines

BRUSSELS — Budget airlines in Europe gained 13 million more passengers last year, with cheaper prices pulling in customers amid an overall drop in air travel.

Beach escapes that won’t break the bank

The price of becoming a temporary castaway needn't break the bank. In fact, some of the world's finest beach-lounging locales are pretty darn affordable.

Asia’s budget carriers faring well but wary of fuel costs

Singapore - Asia’s budget airlines will prosper as the region’s economic recovery takes hold and its middle class grows, but rising fuel costs could hurt profits, the industry’s top executives s

Al Khaleej: Abu Dhabi to launch low-cost airline in 2010

A United Arab Emirates-based investment company will start a low-cost airline from Abu Dhabi next year, al Khaleej reported, citing industry sources it didn’t identify.

Singapore Air keeps champagne budget to win first-class fliers

Singapore Airlines Ltd. cut Chief Executive Officer Chew Choon Seng’s salary by 20 percent and parked planes in response to a global travel slump.

Tourists pitch tents in cemetery to save cash

Tight-fisted tourists have been using a cemetery as their campground in a desperate bid to save cash.

$4 million budgeted for Jerusalem tourism

JERUSALEM - Israel's Tourism Ministry has budgeted nearly $4 million for next year to develop tourism in Jerusalem.

Air France replicates low cost competition

Over the last few weeks, rumors and false information on a possible conversion of Air France-KLM short/medium-haul network into a low cost operation abounded so much that the management of the French