About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Jan182018

Numbeo.com for price of travel estimates

Numbeo.com is a cost of living website where you can enter a city and check current average reported prices for public transportation tickets, restaurant meals and drinks, and common food items in stores. Finding the price of airline tickets to your travel destination and hotel rates for places you will visit is the easy part…

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Jan172018

International visitors to USA decline in 2017

Visit USA Coalition was launched this week as a travel industry trade groups partnership to work with the Trump administration to reverse the decline over the past two years in trips by international visitors to the USA. U.S. Travel Association industry data was used to create some charts to highlight the issue of declining tourism…

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Jan172018

Icelandair to SFO advantages over WOW and good deal for consumers

Icelandair is starting service to San Francisco SFO, Baltimore BWI and Kansas City MCO in May/June 2018. Icelandair operates 35 routes to Europe from Iceland. Several other airlines, including low cost carriers like Wizz, easyjet, Eurowings, Norwegian and Wow also offer direct flights between Keflavik, Iceland and destinations across Europe. Baltimore BWI – Keflavik, Iceland…

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Jan172018

SFO/SJC to Paris and Rome $414-$454

American, Delta and United all have low fares to Paris and/or Rome from San Francisco and San Jose at $414 to $488 through their own websites and some partner airline sites for departures February into early June 2018. San Francisco SFO – Rome FCO American $451 Delta (KLM) $450 United $408 San Jose – Rome…

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