The Travel Guys 010922
The Travel Guys
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In the Travel News, the CDC announced on Wednesday that every single ship sailing in US waters, 92 in total, had passengers with COVID on board; the Sex and the City tour is back in The Big Apple, and partying Canadians are stuck in Mexico after their charter airline refuses to fly them home…details next in the news ..read more
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The Travel Guys with Mark Hoffman 01/02/22
The Travel Guys
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1y ago
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The Travel Guys with Mark Hoffman 121921
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, COVID has caused the shutdown of the famous Rockettes Show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The show normally runs until just after New Year’s. The CDC is reporting they are handing out free COVID tests at three major airports (Chicago O’Hare, Miami and Minneapolis). Our Smarter Traveler segment features tips to make your holiday travel a little easier. Things like asking TSA personnel which security line is shorter at major airports, and packing a fold up extra bag in your suitcase to bring home gifts. There are 20 in all and you can find the list here. We’ll take you ..read more
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The Travel Guys with Mark Hoffmann 121221
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, Disneyland is ramping up the return of special shows and attractions; and Delta Airlines takes away miles earning from Basic Economy tickets. If you are traveling internationally, do your homework on COVID tests, otherwise they could end up costing you more than your airfare. Our Smarter Traveler update features tips on connecting flights, including beware of “minimum connecting times,” weather in your connecting city, any issues in that “in between” airport and the danger of “hacker” fares involving more than one airline in the same direction. This is our annual Christmas ..read more
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The Travel Guys
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, Hawaii and New Zealand are among destinations peeling back layers of COVID restrictions this week. The only questions is, will the discovery of the new variant stop everything in its “travel tracks?” Our Smarter Traveler segment reminds you to take a look at the contract. Did you know that if you are going on a cruise, the captain doesn’t really have to follow the printed itinerary and the cruise doesn’t owe you a thing if he or she doesn’t stop in the designated ports of call? We’ll make you a smarter cruiser in only ten minutes! Gwen Duncan of Cordially Yours Travel joins ..read more
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Travel Guys with Mark Hoffman
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, a lawsuit reveals just how much Marriott is making on “resort/destination” fees. Hint: It’s in the tens of millions annually. American Airlines is the latest melt down, canceling over a thousand flights this weekend alone; and passport wait times are starting to get shorter. Theater in Sacramento has been on hiatus due to COVID issues, but now it’s back. Hamilton had a successful run, and An Officer and A Gentleman premiers next week. Richard Lewis of Broadway Sacramento joins us to talk about his new digs, how Hamilton went and what’s on tap. As our city becomes more notic ..read more
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Travel Guy with Mark Hoffman
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, hotel occupancy in the US hits a post-COVID high over Columbus Day weekend, and the White House says the vaccine mandate won’t get in the way of holiday travel. Hotel taxes are climbing in Hawaii, Lyft finally shares a report on sexual assaults. Maybe we should have seen these numbers earlier. Our Smarter Traveler segment takes a look at on board airline etiquette. Perhaps we could agree to treat EACH OTHER in a more upbeat fashion when we fly. Mark and Tom have some suggestions. Tipping is sort of a personal thing. There are lots of different opinions. We have a “Tipping T ..read more
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Travel Guys Radio with Mark Hoffman
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, the DOT is investigating a number of airlines who didn’t provide refunds in a timely manner, or misled travelers into thinking they couldn’t get a refund for their ticket. Southwest announces no booze on their planes until at least next year, and we talk about the last term changes brought to travel by the events of September 11, 2001. In our Smarter Traveler segment, we remind you of some of the resources available to help you prepare for your next COVID-era trip. Canada opened its borders to US travelers a month ago. Road Reporter Chris Galloway has been in Canada with a ..read more
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The Travel Guys with Mark Hoffman
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
In the Travel News, The mayor of Maui, Hawaii asks the airlines to cut the number of seats on flights to his home island. Too many tourists, the mayor says. Canada updates its travel policy, but it doesn’t help Americans; and Hilton becomes the first major chain to eliminate daily housekeeping at most of its hotels. In our Smarter Traveler segment, with summer flight delays and cancellations on the increase, we give you some tips on things you can do BEFORE you travel to help lower the possibility of getting stuck somewhere on the road, and if you are stuck, our tips might make it a little les ..read more
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The Travel Guys with Mark Hoffman, February 28th
The Travel Guys
by News 93.1 KFBK
1y ago
Today, on The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, not too surprising that formal complaints against the airlines jumped by over 500% last year, considering the refund vs voucher fiasco; and tourism destinations around our state hope for limited spring openings…details next in the news… A few weeks ago, it looked like the cruise season in Alaska might be doomed, but now lots of people are trying to avoid a shutdown. An update on work north and south of the border in our Smarter Traveler segment. Chris Elliott used to have a weekly column in the Travel Section of the Sacramento Bee. The travel sect ..read more
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