I don’t like to focus on the negative aspects of business & travel, etc., however I found this to be a credible experience by Tony & Cheri of Luna Blue Hotel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Certainly, booking direct is always a better option. I have experienced problems when using online travel services, such as the rooms not being as described, etc. When you book your own hotel, cars, flights, etc.. you are dealing direct with the staff and get your information from the “horses mouth”.
Happy travels & of course, look me up if you ever come to Cape Cod!

Tony & Cheri's PlayaZone

There is a lot of talk in the news these days about the difficulties facing small business owners around the world. Nowhere are these difficulties felt as deeply as in the travel industry. The rapid growth of the control of travel by big business with its multi-billion-dollar internet and advertising power has caused many small travel business owners to be pushed aside. As a result the consumer ends up with limited access to travel choices while the Mom and Pop hotel or tour or shop ends up on the brink of extinction. We know this firsthand, as we are one of those small businesses being unfairly crushed under the weight of travel industry giant Expedia. In fact we think Expedia is trying to put us, and small independent businesses like ours, out of business. And here’s why:

Expedia and its many affiliates, including Hotels.com and Venere.com, invite people to come…

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