To kick off your Monday with a smile, here is a small collection of some of the best travel pranks for 2015 so far. Some of these were pretty bold for companies to pull off, considering some people do not react well to being pranked.

Denver International Airport (DIA) Leak Confirms Conspiracy
There are a lot of conspiracies surrounding the DIA. The mural that is said to depict and end times scenario, an underground headquarters for the Illuminati, reptilian aliens, or other fringe groups poised to be the new overlords of Earth. In April, DIA decided to have some fun with that and “leaked”a web page to confirm those conspiracies were true. It was found at the official site for Denver International, Fly Denver with a page titled New World Order,
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In-Flight Mag Skymall Bought by theCHIVE
Another prank that went above and beyond was the announcement that theCHIVE had purchase Skymall. The pranksters went as far as to update the Skymall Wikipedia page with the acquisition of the company by CHIVE by purchasing Skymall in their own catalog when they were offered for purchase, and the fact they will no longer sell anything cat-related.
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Virgin Relocates to Branson Missouri
Ahhh Branson, situated in the Ozarks with a population of around 10,000 people, it seemed like the perfect place to move Virgin Corporation. Richard Branson stated the move was purely for historical reasons upon learning his great-great-uncle Reuben S. Branson founded the city back in the 19th century.

Qantas Adding a “U” to Name
Australian airline Qantas got in on the prank action and quietly put up photos of their planes emblazoned with the new “Quantas” pointing out the new name is pronounced exactly as the former name.

STA Travel Debuts STAnder Mobile Dating App
From a travel company that specializes in travel for students and the 18-30 crowd, this was a great prank. Based on the popular app Tinder, STA announced it had released STAnder in a press release. Their fake customer relations director “Una Niteonly” stated, “We’ve been flirting with the idea of an online dating platform for our travelers for some time and we’re overjoyed to launch STAnder onto the global backpacking dating scene! With over 400 STA Travel stores in 85 countries, our customers come from all over the world, with many of them using online dating apps in their home country already.”

Gotcha! From Ecuador Tourism Board
The Ecuador Tourist Board pranked a group of 40 visitors into believing they flew to Costa Rica and were in the port town Golfito.

Those are just a few of the best pranks pulled by travel companies and airlines so far in 2015. Got any good ones we missed? Leave a link in the comments!

U.S. citizens don’t require a travel visa for entry to Hungary, you just need a valid passport, something we can definitely help you with. If history, architecture, great food, and basking in thermal springs are among the things you enjoy on a vacation, Hungary is a destination you should consider!

Here are 5 of the most detailed overviews for Hungarian travel, certain portals are powered by user-based reviews so you can dig deep and see if that hotel is really where you want to stay or maybe explore the world of AirBnB for a room.

Lonely Planet has a great overview of Hungary. Complete with hotels, things to do, and essential information for travels. They also have a  section titled Collections, on the right hand side of the page – explore it – lots to see there.

Rough Guides is another site that offers detailed views of the country. Including a description of the famous Hungarian bull’s blood wine. You’re on vacation, try it. Another article there gives an overview of a tourist attraction we haven’t heard of outside of Hungary. Escape rooms are rooms people pay to get locked up in and attempt to escape from.

Wikitravel has a detailed overview of Hungary. With tips on how to get around, where to eat, where to stay, and more. You can find small details that aren’t covered elsewhere. is a travel portal, you can book a hotel and also see what’s happening around Hungary. This is also a good site to find tours and other adventures to go on during your time in Hungary. Other cities besides Budapest are accessible.

And we saved the best for last. Budapest by Locals is a really cool site where, you guessed it, locals give tips on places to eat, places to go, and things to do that are not the normal tourist traps. If you enjoy doing your vacations a little off the beaten path and enjoying a country more like a local, this is the site for you.

That’s just 5 great places we like to look at travel and tourism information on. If you have a favorite site for Hungary tourism or a travel blog of your own that features Hungary – leave it in the comments!


The good news is that U.S. citizens traveling to Anguilla do not require a visa for either business or tourism purposes. Your nationality may require a visa for entry, if you aren’t sure, just contact our office and one of our agents will be glad to go over your individual circumstances regarding travel to Anguilla.

Anguilla is a jewel in the northern Caribbean and boasts beautiful white beaches with turquoise waters all around. Here are some of the top things to do in Anguilla.

Visit Sandy Ground
This is where the nightlife is. The village is a low-key, relaxing island area during the day and at night wakes up as beach bars, casual dining, dancing, and music abound.

For History and Architecture Buffs The Old Valley is a Must-See
There are a large number of structures to visit to view the architecture of yesteryear on the island. Some popular stops are Ebenezer’s Methodist Church, Miss Marjorie’s House, The Warden’s Place, Rose Cottage, and other beautifully constructed buildings.

The Highest Point on the Island is Crocus Hill
At a whopping 213 feet above sea level, this lookout area on Anguilla has a stunning view and is fantastic for viewing a beautiful sunset. For history buffs there is a great story where over sex hundred French soldiers were repelled by English settlers on the island in less than 15-minutes. in 1745.

Shoal Bay
Love to scuba dive or snorkel? This is the place for you. This is considered one of the best beaches in the world.

Island Harbour
Take some time and spend the day in a fishing town that runs at island speed. There are opportunities for pier and on boat fishing.

Those are just a few of the fun things to take in on Anguilla, make sure your passport is ready to go and get ready to enjoy Anguilla.

The Dominican Republic is a fun destination for tourists, except for the piles of seaweed that are washing on shore currently.

If you’re planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, might want to reconsider a beachside visit and go more inland. TheDominican hoteliers need not fear Sargasso Seaweed - seaweed has been washing ashore yearly since 2011, but never in these large amounts. The rotten seaweed is extremely pungent according to Brian Lapointe, who is an expert on sargassum seaweed at Florida Atlantic University.

The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination with United States citizens as no travel visa is required for entry and only a single blank passport page on a current passport is all that is required for entry.

Looking for some fun things to do in the Dominican Republic that may not include some stinky seaweed? Trip Advisor has a large number of venues reviewed by users. From waterfalls to eco-tours to historical sites. There are a lot of activities to take in. See the top 10 tourist activities for the Dominican Republic here.