Why your favorite travel agency may be a rip-off

Travel agency Portland is not a safe place to travel, according to a new study.The Portland-based travel agency was one of more than 70 surveyed by The Travel Industry for a study published Tuesday.The study found that while Portland is a great place to visit, it is a terrible place to spend your money.Travel agents …

Travel agency that charges $15 for first visit to Italy

The first time an Italian tourist walks through the doors of a new Italian-themed travel agency and is greeted by a smiling, bearded woman, the man will have a very different reaction than the first time.Italian tourism company Axiom Travel Agency has launched a new business model that charges the tourist $15 (€14.50) for the …