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How Cost Effective Is Your Travel Program?

Are your travelers getting the lowest airfares, hotel room rates and car rental rates available? What about overall cost effectiveness? Have you maximized your potential for cost reduction? There could be thousands of dollars in savings just waiting to be realized. Below is a quick checklist to see where you might find additional savings: Small and Medium Size Accounts: For …

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Lufthansa Sports New Design

Lufthansa is getting a makeover. At an event in Frankfurt earlier this month, at the Lufthansa Flight Center, the German flag carrier unveiled its new branding. The most striking and head-turning part of the change is the airline’s new livery, which has been simplified to really include just two colors, blue and white. Gone is the classic yellow that defined …

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12 Life-Saving Travel Hacks

Some travel tricks can make your trip better. Others will save you money. But these travel hacks can get you out of a true jam—or even save your life. The following life-saving travel hacks can help you avoid or escape many risks of the road. Display Vital Health Information on Your Phone Certain smartphone apps let you display essential health …

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Florida Keys and the Caribbean on the Rebound

Last September, popular tourist destinations, from South Florida to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were devastated by Mother Nature, with record-breaking Hurricanes Irma and Maria forcing them to halt business as communities worked tirelessly to repair the damage that occurred. Now, five months later, the destinations are moving forward, full steam ahead, welcoming tourists back to their favorite …

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Airbnb to Officially Add Hotels

Airbnb has announced it will allow hotels and other accommodation providers to list on the site for the first time through an official third party distribution network. Hotels and B&Bs have listed on Airbnb in the past but have done so independently and not through a large third party distribution service. SiteMinder will be the first platform to act as …

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Marriott Rolls the Dice on the Vegas Strip

The unfinished Fontainebleau hotel on the Las Vegas Strip will be transformed into a resort and casino complex, helmed by Marriott International and New York-based global real estate firm Witkoff. The Drew Las Vegas will house Marriott’s boutique EDITION brand, making its debut in Vegas, and the strip’s first JW Marriott. The luxury resort will have a total of 4,000 …

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Eurostar Launches London-Amsterdam Service

Eurostar has announced a new direct route from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will launch on April 4. Tickets will go on sale from February 20, with the inaugural service taking place on the same day. The route travels direct from St Pancras station to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in around three hours. There will be two trains per day …

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Sixt Wants to be the Uber-Uber

The European German car rental giant Sixt is considering bundling various mobility services after breaking up with BMW’s DriveNow. The Hertz rival would combine rental, ride-hailing and car-sharing, a board member told Handelsblatt. An executive at the company revealed plans to create an “integrated product” that would combine several mobility services. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Alexander Sixt said the …

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For Lovers Only

Luxuriously romantic, stretching along a secluded beach, El Dorado Maroma, a spa resort by Karisma, is Mexico’s premier adults-only resort. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the resort’s Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows, a cluster of exclusive, private bungalows sitting right over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach, are the only overwater bungalows in the region. Watch the sun rise and …

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift

Nothing says “I Love You” like a luxurious, romantic beach vacation!  Teplis can help you find just the right destination for a getaway for two.  Whether it be an anniversary, a much-deserved vacation, or even a first date, surprise your Valentine with a Teplis Travel Gift Certificate among the candy and flowers. Add an engagement ring and we’ll help you …