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French Customs Agents Shut Down Eurostar

Industrial action by French customs officers over higher pay and better working conditions is causing havoc on the Paris to London Eurostar train line, forcing the railway service to tell its passengers on Sunday “not to travel unless absolutely necessary.” The action by the officers, who are also requesting more staff in preparation for Brexit, began in early March. It …

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British Airways Unveils Club Suites

British Airways said this week it will introduce the next generation of its Club World business class cabin later this year as it receives its first Airbus A350-1000 wide-bodies. Dubbed “Club Suite,” the new cabin will eliminate the awkward alternating forward- and backward-facing seat layout found in Club World cabins on BA’s existing long-haul aircraft. Historical note: BA introduced the …

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Oceania’s Dom Perignon Dinners

One of the dilemmas for Champagne makers is that their product is viewed as something perfect for a special occasion but not for everyday occasions. That’s even more true for the finest brands, including Dom Perignon, the prestige cuvee of Moet & Chandon. Many reserve it for celebrating a lifetime achievement, a milestone birthday or an important family gathering. How …

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Safari, Indian Style!

When you hear the word “safari,” Africa may come first to mind. But India should, too! India’s wild habitats are rich with exotic animals and offer rare treasures for those who are passionate about nature. This comprehensive 12-day safari gets you far away from India’s intense cities and into its natural realm, a landscape of powerful rivers, fabled jungles and …

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Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded

With President Trump issuing an emergency order yesterday grounding the Boeing 737 Max fleet in the United States, Southwest, American and United scrambled to replace Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s on their routes and rebook passengers as quickly as possible. A Southwest flight from Oakland to Newark landed at 7:10 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, the final Max flight by a …

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City Guide – London

Teplis Bleisure Travel City Guides provide busy corporate travelers with a quick reference to the sights, sounds and tastes that await them when doing business in the city. Free time while traveling on business is at a premium and we’re here to help you make the most of it! London is one of the world’s great cities. Full of history …

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American, Hyatt Launch New Loyalty Benefits

A new World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage loyalty partnership lets you earn more rewards points & miles when you travel. You can earn World of Hyatt points on American Airlines purchases and you can earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles on Hyatt purchases. When you have an elite membership status with either loyalty program, you can earn bonus points …

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Second Seattle Airport Opens

The first commercial flights from what’s been dubbed “Seattle’s second airport” began last week from the brand-new passenger terminal at Paine Field (airport code “PAE”) in Everett, Washington. The two-gate, 30,000-square-foot terminal is a private partnership between Propeller Airports and Snohomish County and feels more like a swank airport lounge than a small regional airport. To the delight of many …

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Trip to Ireland!

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day and to help you celebrate we’re offering great deals on air-inclusive travel to the Emerald Isle! Delve into Ireland’s warm and welcoming culture, discovering stately castles, verdant landscapes and charming local people. Erin go bragh! But don’t delay…these specials rates can only be booked from March 11-19, for departures in April, September, October and …

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Edinburgh’s Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) today opens the first Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, as it continues to invest in Scotland as a luxury destination. Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful squares in the Georgian New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. With a view of Edinburgh Castle and historic hotspots …