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President Signs Bill That Will Regulate Seat Sizes

It’s official: The U.S. government will soon regulate the distance between airline seats. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation passed by Congress that extends FAA policy for another five years. The FAA Reauthorization Bill includes several provisions that will affect air travelers. One provision that’s attracted the most attention is the “Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act,” which …

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Patagonia and Beyond!

Explore the remote, spectacular landscape of Patagonia, a nature lover’s paradise shared by Chile and Argentina at the southern tip of the Americas. Centuries ago, this was the end of the known world. You’ll never forget the sights here; jaw-droppingly beautiful mountains, calving glaciers, turquoise lakes and abundant wildlife. This 12 day adventure in the wild is bookended by stays …

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Airlines Issue Travel Waivers for Michael

As Florida’s panhandle braces for the “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Michael to make landfall late Wednesday, the storm is having an impact on travel across the southeastern U.S. Now an intense Category 4 hurricane, the storm has maximum sustained wind speeds of 145 miles per hour, forcing airlines to ground flights and airports to temporarily cease operations. Florida airports in Tallahassee, …

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Localfit: A New Fitness Option for Travelers

Now travelers have an easy and economical option for working out while on the road. Localfit is a revolutionary health club membership which allows for access to more than 5,000 premier health clubs nationwide while travelling away from home. Using proprietary mobile, GPS and financial technologies, Localfit partnered with FinTech titans Mastercard and Marqeta for unlimited, rapid scalability. Members can …

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Hyatt Acquires Two Roads Hospitality

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel management company with a unique collection of distinctive brands, properties and a robust development pipeline around the globe. Through the addition of Two Roads, Hyatt will expand its brand presence into 23 new markets while enhancing its offerings in lifestyle hotel experiences and wellbeing. …

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Duty of Care: Solo Female Business Travelers

For women, the fastest-growing group of business travelers, the usual fatigue and frustrating logistics of visiting a foreign country may be the least of their problems. There’s personal safety to be considered as well. And how companies are dealing with this Duty of Care issue is a mixed bag, at best. Sixty-nine per cent of U.S. travel buyers (who are …

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Hurricane Michael Headed to Florida, Atlanta

In a disturbing new trend of “instant” hurricanes forming just days before landfall, Hurricane Michael formed Monday morning in the Caribbean Sea and is heading for a landfall as a major hurricane with 120-mph winds along the Gulf Coast by midweek. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said. Steady to …

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Hertz Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Specialty Cars

Hertz, one of the most iconic car rental brands in the world, is celebrating its centennial anniversary by teaming up with Chevrolet and Maserati to offer specialty cars for rental in the US and Europe. Stateside, one hundred high-performance Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06s (pictured above) will be available to rent exclusively at select U.S. Hertz locations. “Hertz is …

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Luxurious South Africa

Enjoy the best of South Africa, from Cape Town’s famed waterfront and world-renowned winelands, to the ultimate African safari at the Greater Kruger National Park in this 10-day excursion that puts luxury first. Spend 4 nights at the Taj Cape Town, a palace of comfort within walking distance to some of South Africa’s foremost landmarks and attractions. Spread across two …

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FAA Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk

Travel industry reaction was mixed to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday and the House last week. It now awaits President Trump’s signature. The bill requires the Department of Transportation to set minimum standards for seat widths and space between rows on commercial aircraft, despite objections from the airline industry. Consumer travel …