How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals
from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental Agencies
Peter Greenberg's New York Times best-selling book,
The Travel Detective, is back. Updated and revised, with
new chapters on safety, security, terrorism as well as a new
look at airfares, the internet and passenger rights, The Travel
Detective gives you insider tips on how to get the best service
and deals from airlines, hotels, cruise ships and car rental
In his characteristic friendly and conversational tone, Greenberg
- How to find the secret walk-up fares that can save air
travelers hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on last
- Which coach seats on which planes are better than first
- The secret rule to know to avoid being bumped from a
flight, which cruise ship brochures lie.
- Which credit card companies are fastest and slowest
to come to your aid in a foreign land, or worse,
in the U.S.
- Which hotels have the best and the worst
fire and crime safety records, and how you can protect
- How to negotiate the best hotel room deal.
- Which hotels have the worst water pressure in their
showers (and better yet, how you can get great water pressure,
even at those hotels).
- And much, much more. Accessible and entertaining,
The Travel Detective gives you the information and
tools you need to make every trip an affordable pleasure.
Insider Tips on Getting the Best Value, Service, and Security
in Accommodations from Bed-and-Breakfasts to Five-Star Resorts
Indispensable information for away-from-home lodging,
from the author of the New York Times bestseller
The Travel Detective.
In Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective, America's
best-known and most trusted travel authority reveals the
insider knowledge that can make every hotel stay as comfortable
as (and sometimes even more cost-efficient than) home. With
his incomparable access and nose for news, Peter Greenberg
shares the secrets that people who know hotelsmanagers,
maids, reservation clerks, bellhops, chefs, and maintenance
guysdon't want you to know about value, service, safety,
security, and cleanliness. Tips include:
- How to tell if your room is really clean
- What never to order from room service
- The real way to prevent hotel crime
- How to beat excessive hotel phone charges
- The exact rooms where headline-making events took place
Drawn from the author’s experiences as both an investigative
reporter and a constant traveler, Hotel Secrets from
the Travel Detective is an essential guide to everything
from luxury resorts to motels, from airport hotels and bed-and-breakfasts
to outrageous (and often secret) alternatives to hotels.
People Who Fly for a Living Reveal
Insider Secrets and Hidden Values in Cities and Airports
Around the World
The author of the New York Times bestseller The
Travel Detective brings you insider travel secrets only
pilots and flight attendants know.
Pilots are notoriously frugal, and flight attendants are
underpaid and on a budget. They may hit one city four to
six times a month, but they are there for only twenty-four
hours (or even less) each time, so they always know where
to go to get the best value for their money. In The Travel
Detective Flight Crew Confidential you will find:
- Great shopping (furniture in Atlanta, silk in Bangkok,
leather in São Paolo).
- Great services (medical care in Paris and inexpensive
manicures in Tokyo).
- Great food and drink (hidden ethnic restaurants in London,
and the bars with the best attitude and cheapest drinks
in Key West).
- Secrets to navigating the world's airports during layovers.
- What to do and what never to do, what to seek and what
You get tips in crew members' own wordsgood, bad,
or uglythat you won't find anywhere else. Opinionated,
often controversial, but always helpful, The Travel Detective
Flight Crew Confidential is a resource no one who flies
can afford to be without.
If you've never flown alone, navigated your way through
a European train station, or figured out what to pack for
2 weeks in Mexico…if you have no idea how to get
from O'Hare airport to downtown Chicago, or what to do if
your wallet is stolen when you're 600 miles from home…don't
panic. Just stick this guide in your backpack and hit the
With more than a million miles under his belt as a travel
pro, Peter Greenberg has all the tricks and travel secrets
to help first-time travelers get where they're going safely
and with a maximum amount of fun/style/adventure/cool. Tips
- Special air and train ticket deals for students
- What to pack for 1 week, 2 weeks, and 4-8 weeks
- How to decode train stations in any language
- How to get around in most major U.S. cities
- Cost comparison of air, bus, car, and train travel
- All about youth hostels and other cheap sleeps
- How to cope if a friend abandons you in the middle of
Whether you're making your first trips to visit out-of-state
colleges, hitting the road for Spring Break, or just visiting
relatives, the Real U Guide to Traveling on Your Own
is your ticket to an excellent adventure.
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Peter Greenberg Enterprises™
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