Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) August 1, 2007
As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, Frommer's announces a new online blog from travel industry veteran Arthur Frommer (http://www.frommers.com/blog).
In his signature witty style, Arthur writes about his favorite travel resources, travel scams to steer clear of, one-of-a-kind bargains, current events, last-minute deals, and more. He also reports from trips in progress, including his most recent visit to Sicily.
Some recent posts to Arthur's blog include:
- Europe and the sinking dollar: What do we do now?
"I'm not sure that the full impact of recent exchange rates -- $2 for a British pound, $1.35 for a single Euro -- has yet sunk into the psyche of Americans planning a European trip."
- Carnival's China fiasco means big cruise bargains for the rest of us
"A subsidiary of Carnival, Costa Cruises, had expected the newly-emergent Chinese middle class to flock onto the cruises of Asia offered aboard their shiny, new Costa Allegra, sailing from Shanghai and Hong Kong throughout 2007. They haven't."
- Let's spend a moment on medical tourism
"I've learned from my weekly radio call-in show that the surest way to set off a barrage of hate mail is to suggest that Americans travel overseas for low-cost medical or dental treatment."
- In travel journalism, what's reality, what's fantasy?
"No one can write intelligently about travel without knowing something about the incomes enjoyed by most Americans."
- Tired of those tense family get-togethers? Spend Thanksgiving in Europe.
"... an increasing number [of Americans] are seizing on cut-rate trans-Atlantic airfares and low-season hotel packages to European capitals."
Arthur's blog posts are linked directly into Frommers.com's 'Travel Talk Message Boards,' where they often lead to heated discussion among the board's active community of users.
Arthur Frommer is generally acknowledged to be the nation's foremost travel authority. He writes a twice-weekly column on travel which is syndicated to major newspapers all over the country by King Features. He also presents a weekly nationwide radio program on travel on the WOR radio network, which syndicates it to more than a hundred large stations in major cities. A graduate of the Yale University Law School, his travel career began in 1957 with publication of the best-selling Europe on $5 a Day, which is widely credited with having launched a massive movement by American tourists to Europe. His daughter, Pauline, carries on the family tradition with her own series of Pauline Frommer Travel Guides.
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