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Victoria Falls Adventure

While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width of 5,604 ft and height of 354 ft, resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Named Mosi-oa-Tunya or “The Smoke That Thunders” by the indigenous Logi tribe, the modern name was given to this wonder …

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NYC/LA Post Record Growth in International Visitors

New York and Los Angeles set visitor records in 2018, and despite concerns about the slowing growth in inbound visitation, both saw increases in international travelers. A record 65.2 million visitors went to the Big Apple in 2018, 13.5 million that were international. Of Los Angeles’ record 50 million visitors, 7.5 million were international, up 3.6%. Apparently, the trade war …

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Staying Fit While Traveling

It’s a new year and if you made any new year’s resolutions that likely means getting back to the gym. But finding time can be tough, between work, travel and making time for friends and family. Don’t sweat it!  Teplis Travel has some helpful tips and resources that can keep you on the right track regardless of your hectic schedule. …

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Hartsfield Hit by Longer Wait Times on Monday

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, early Monday morning, reported more than an hour wait for all three domestic terminal checkpoints. By 11:30 a.m., wait times had decreased to 30-to-45 minutes at the North and South checkpoints, while wait times at the Main checkpoint remained at more than one hour. By Tuesday morning the wait times at all security checkpoints, including International, …

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Air France Retiring Joon Brand

The first airline marketed as a “millennial” carrier, aimed at attracting a younger generation of passengers, has crashed after just 13 months in the air. Announcing its intentions to retire the brand, Air France said: “Despite the many positive impacts of Joon, in particular the invaluable contribution of the teams at Joon who launched the company and worked with passion …

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The Best of the Mediterranean

Seabourn’s Signature Spring Savings event has great deals on bucket-list cruises to all your favorite destinations! Book by February 19 and take advantage of special discounts, upgrades, shipboard credit or complimentary wi-fi! 7-Day Mediterranean Spring SEABOURN ODYSSEYMAY 27 – JUN 3, 2019Monte Carlo – Barcelona This week-long spring cruise takes you on a leisurely tour of the most-beloved destinations in …

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United & ARC Test Blockchain Technology

ARC said it completed a proof of concept for the use of blockchain technology to report and settle airline tickets. ARC worked with United Airlines and Blockskye, a blockchain solutions provider, to report and settle tickets on ARC’s private blockchain. Blockchains can be private or public (private blockchains restrict who can access the network). ARC vice president and chief information …

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How to Create Successful Events

“How to create successful events?” – this was the core question of the second research phase of the “Future Meeting Space” innovation alliance. The answer, in a nutshell: to satisfy attendees, event planners should focus on knowledge transfer as well as surprising or disruptive elements that bring about a change, plus individually respond to the requirements of different attendee types. …

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Airport Wait Times Not Increasing During Shutdown

Airports said they were seeing little to no impact on security lines Monday despite reports of a higher than normal number of TSA agents calling in sick as the partial federal government shutdown moves through its third week. “Operations at ATL are still moving well, with little backlog,” wrote Atlanta airport spokeswoman Elise Durham in an email. The airport’s website …

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What Exactly is Bleisure Travel and Why is it Booming?

What is Bleisure travel? Bleisure travel is taking the world and the industry by storm. By definition, bleisure travel is “the act of combining business travel with leisure time.” This blend of business and pleasure with a traveler-centric attitude is giving what’s best for employees when booking travel plans new importance. The lines between business and leisure travel are becoming increasingly …