Why do people abandon online travel bookings? According to a recent survey, 81% of people abandon online travel bookings, with 'just looking' the biggest reason for this. 53% abandon when they see the full price, though 87% said they would consider returning to the booking. So what, if anything, can travel websites do about this? Why do people abandon? SaleCycle used a mixture of abandonment data from its clients in 2014 and a survey of 1,000 consumers asking why they abandoned travel purchases.
How to Fly from the U.S. to Europe for Under $200 [Budget Travel Secrets] – North to South I used to expect to pay over $1000 for round-trip tickets to Europe. Now I’d never pay over $500. And one-way tickets for $200 or less are more common than you’d think. When we started traveling full time, our frugal beginner’s travel budget forced us to find the cheapest method to fly to Europe. And now I’m sharing it with you. Breather is like an Airbnb by the hour If you are in New York or Montreal and need a place to work, chill-out, or engage in an activity you'd like to perform behind closed doors, check out Breather. For $15 - $25 per hour, you can rent a comfortable commercial space and take care of business. David Pescovitz at 9:40 am Wed, Apr 9, 2014 On Saturday (April 12), the excellent Pravic science fiction 'zine will hold its second live extravaganza in San Francisco. I'm honored that I've been added to the amazing bill featuring talks by two of my own big influences -- SF legend Rudy Rucker and Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis and co-host of the Expanding Mind podcast.
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Europe by train: Five great one-week rail trip routes – On the Luce travel blog Train travel is one of the best ways to see Europe – the continent’s fairly compact so it’s easy to get around, and you can sit back and soak up the stunning views with a picnic. But if you’re planning a rail trip, most of the suggested itineraries seem to be geared up for Interailers on month-long trips. It doesn’t have to be this way though – you can have a mini European rail adventure too. Pick a region and a few destinations and get planning (the Seat 61 and Deutsche Bahn websites are great for routes and timetables). Or if that sounds too much work, here are five of Europe’s best one-week rail trip ideas to get you started. All of the routes are possible in a week, but if you’ve got more time then you can take things slower and spend more time in each place.
Chicken Recipes Close Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores. lastminute.com.au's Secret Hotels App AUSTRALIA’S lastminute.com.au has just released their first iPhone app, bringing to the mobile market their popular Secret Hotels® product in an enhanced format. The concept is pretty simple: your access to 5 star hotel stays in selected cities across Australia at 3 star prices… or, put another, no-less-tantalising way, a chance to save up to 40% on last minute accommodation. The catch – you don’t know the name or exact location of your hotel until after the transaction is done, and your card has been charged. Download Secret Hotels® Here’s how it works…
Planning a Round The World Trip So there is a secret to planning a RTW (round the world) trip that is pretty bold: the only thing holding you back is time. I want to help you make the idea of a round the world trip into a reality. Time is by far the most ‘expensive’ part of a RTW trip. The year or so leading up to planning, and the year of travel. It is not money. Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Is Probably the Best Chicken Recipe of All Time — Recipe Review A few years ago, I came across a chicken recipe that was so good, so notable, that I considered shoving the rest of the classic chicken dishes I love aside in favor of this poultry paragon. Was I guilty of gushing overstatement? Probably, but humor me for a moment. Four years on, I still think this is pretty much the best chicken recipe of all time. Let's take a closer look, shall we?