Pick, Click, Gift: E-Gifting for the Traveler

Taking a cue from the wedding and baby industries, e-gifting and online registries have started heating up the travel market just in time for the holidays. Airlines, tour operators and other travel-oriented companies have made giving the gift of travel as simple as a few mouse clicks.

By offering e-gift cards, e-mail friendly gift certificates and online registries for money, miles and even specific trips, E-gift options are a quick, convenient solution to the annual dilemma of what to buy and, considering the $30 billion in gift cards that goes unused every year, according to some estimates -- theyre far more likely to be used by the recipients because theyre tailored to their spec