Discussion Guidelines

By , Monday, Mar 8, 2010, 7:00 PM

We welcome your participation in article and blog comment threads, Live Discussions and other discussion forums, where we encourage you to analyze, comment on and even challenge the articles, blogs, reviews, and multimedia features of BudgetTravelOnline.com/BudgetTravel.com. It is our hope that you'll take the opportunity to interact with leaders in our community, with the journalists, editors and management of Budget Travel LLC and with other budgettravelonline.com and budgettravel.com users.

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