The company says payment information may have been accessed.
It's not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. An NGO recently launched #DoesYourHotelKnow, a new awareness campaign that alerts hotels and travelers on what to do if we think it's happening (key: you don't have to be certain, that's up to the authorities to figure out).
How will Expedia, Priceline and other online travel agencies and meta search sites react? Will we see them pull Lufthansa's fares from their search engines, as has happened in past tussles between, for example, American and Orbitz?
After you've found a cheap flight online and used social media to scoop up some perks, your next method for scoring the best travel deals is to get off the computer and start asking questions.
GOBankingRates rounded up the 12 most popular spring break destinations and asked the biggest names in travel, including Southwest, Travelocity, Orbitz.com and more, for their expert tips on saving money at these popular locales. Following these tips, you can save hundreds while getting some much needed fun in the sun.
Since users are tied to their IP address and booking history on individual sites, travel search engines like Priceline can customize results to show the properties that an individual is more likely to look for, and subsequently book.
In this traveler's eyes, American air carriers generally, and Delta specifically, have slipped from atop the quality and service rankings. They have gone from diamonds to diamonds in the rough. And with a good bit of polishing, we may both one day be Diamonds again.
Facing steep competition from fellow booking websites, online travel agencies have been experimenting with travel rewards as a means of incentivizing consumer loyalty -- at the expense of straining relationships with the hotels with which they partner.