Posts Tagged ‘Port-au-Prince’

Where exactly is Haiti again?

February 17, 2009

Paris Confused Over Her Namesake
September 28, 2006 at 8:12 AM
Paris Hilton’s back–to reassert her idiocy as a world traveler. Popsugar reports the Ms. Hilton signed up to shill for a line of new “eco-friendly” bags. For every bag purchased, the company plants a tree in a needy area.
The company turned to Paris, in hopes she would accompany them on a trip to Port-Au-Prince to plant 40,000 trees next month. Apparently, when Paris was told about the trip, “she had no idea where Haiti was.” Well, of course, there are poor people there (gasp!). When told the country is primarily French speakers, Paris replied with, “I wouldn’t mind spending a few days there and a weekend in Paris.”
No word on whether our favorite clueless heiress is still hawking for the line or not.


Strategies for Finding Cheap Airfares in 2009

January 19, 2009


Sign Up for Deal Newsletters and Price Alerts

by Molly Feltner, Staff – January 19, 2009
You can find great deals the same way we at Smarter Travel do: by signing up to receive airfare sale emails from the airlines and other providers. “These days, good deals are gobbled up quickly. By signing up for newsletters and alerts, consumers can make sure that they are the first to know about the latest and greatest travel deals,” says Clem Bason, vice president of merchandizing for Hotwire.

Not only will you find out about general sales, you may also gain access to exclusive subscriber-only sales. “Sign up for every airline’s newsletters and frequent flyer programs, and reap the rewards of promo code fares,” says George Hobica, founder of Smarter Travel’s sister-site “These are the real bargains now as airlines attempt to drive traffic to their websites.”

Besides sale and promo code emails, you can also register for customized emails from sites that monitor prices on specific routes and alert you to pricing trends. These sites may help you decide the best time to buy fares. In my opinion, Farecast’s alert service is the most reliable such tool out there, although it doesn’t work for some smaller airports.