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Farewell and Happy Travels

Dear faithful readers of The Window Seat,

My time at Travelocity, and therefore The Window Seat, has come to an end. While I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead, I’m sad to go. The last four-plus years have been some of the happiest of my life. Travelocity is an outstanding place to work.

Over the next few months, you may see some changes on the blog. There will more guest writers and perhaps more from our dear friend the Roaming Gnome. You may see more company news and perhaps you’ll read more from our resident destination experts, the Travelocity market managers. Soon my replacement will be named and I know he or she will have some big ideas to make The Window Seat better than it’s ever been.

Thanks for reading all these years. It has been a trip!

Happy Travels,

Genevieve

 

And the Winner of Fairmont’s Cutest Canine Contest Is . . .

Turns out I’m not the only traveler who loves both dogs and Fairmont hotels. More than 8,000 votes were cast to decide the winner of Fairmont’s Cutest Canine contest on The Window Seat. Although there’s no disputing the fact that each and every one of Fairmont’s canine employees are absolutely adorable, one emerged as the clear winner, coming away with 35 percent of the vote.  And the winner is:

TRAVELOCITY FINDS HOTEL PRICES DROP FOR THANKSGIVING WHILE AIRFARE RISES

With Thanksgiving – one of the busiest domestic travel periods of the year – less than two months away, Travelocity travel experts analyzed airfare and hotel booking data to offer consumers an early glimpse into travel prices for the Thanksgiving holiday. The news is mixed: While consumers will enjoy hotel deals over Thanksgiving weekend, cheap flights will be harder to find.

Average domestic airfare over Thanksgiving is $376 (inclusive of tax), about four percent higher compared to Thanksgiving 2010. Domestic hotel rates average $114 per night (inclusive of tax), a four percent decrease year-over-year.