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Frommer Watch: He’s Baaack

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It’s been a while since I did my last Frommer Watch, but it wasn’t without reason. It mostly had to to with the fact that for a while there it appeared there wouldn’t even be a Frommer’s anymore, at least not in the way we think of it today. You see, former owner, publisher John […]

Frommer Watch: Travel In India Is Really Cheap Right Now

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

India has always been a cheap country to travel through, but it’s now cheaper than ever. As the galavanting guru Arthur Frommer points out in a recent blog post, the exchange rate of the Indian Rupee is at a historical low as compared to the U.S. dollar, with each greenback returning about 53 rupees. As […]

Frommer Watch: Arthur v. PETA?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh man, this is one group you do not want to pick a fight with. It all started innocently enough, last month, when the emperor of excursion himself, Arthur Frommer, offhandedly mentioned in a post that families should visit SeaWorld over competing theme parks due to its “educational value for a young audience.” Well, this […]

Frommer Watch: Cheap Bus Edition

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If you’re traveling anywhere in the Northeast this summer, this one’s for you. In his most recent posting, Art’s blogging about the proliferation of dirt-cheap bus lines operating in the Northeast, including Megabus, Boltbus, Fung Wah, DC2NY, and Vamoosebus. And to help you out finding the best deals, a Kayak for bus sitess has launched […]

2010 New York Times Travesl Show Blog (Day 2: Special Frommer Watch Edition)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day two of the Travel Show kicked off Saturday morning with none other than the emperor of excursion, the maharajah of movement, the tycoon of travel himself, Arthur Frommer, and his spawn of sightseeing, Pauline Frommer, who presented their top budget destinations for 2010. Arthur’s number one destination this year is Las Vegas where, he […]

Frommer Watch: Death To The Cruise

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In anticipation of the maiden voyages of the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, two of the largest cruiseships ever built, Frommer’s setting the record straight on his view of cruises: they blow. Especially these two behemoths, whose seven-day “trips” spend half their time at sea, and the other half dumping […]

Frommer Watch: Stop Screwing Me

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Arthur’s more than little peeved this week, and it’s east to see why. In an apparent kickback arrangement between British mega-retailer W.H. Smith and Penguin books, the store will soon be selling Penguin-only travel guides (read: no Frommers) in their ubiquitous outlets found in nearly every airport and train station in Great Britain. As Arthur […]

Frommer Watch: Boycott Burma?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In this week’s installment of one of’s most popular and closely followed recurring columns, “Frommer Watch,” we find the godfather of globe-trotting in his daily blog calling for a boycott of travel to Burma in the wake of that country’s ruling military junta’s recent trial of pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Frommer […]

Frommer Watch: Down With Corrupt User-Generated Travel Sites

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In our latest (and first) installment of Frommer Watchâ„¢, Arthur Frommer is throwing the gauntlet down on user-generated travel review sites. Citing his own ill-advised foray into user-generated advice during the pre-internet days of yore, Frommer recounts how his own guides once contained a “Readers’ Selections” section. That was, until he began to realize that […]

Fly To Europe For Under $300? Thanks Arthur

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The web’s been abuzz this week with news that flights to Europe have been cropping up for under $300 as a result of — as Mr. Frommer postulates — the huge decline in trans-Atlantic flyers. Which, if true, means it’s only a matter of time before the airlines stop slashing fares and start slashing flights, […]

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