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New Zealand Nature Trek

Among travelers who covet spectacular natural scenery, New Zealand is legendary. It’s no wonder this mythical-looking land of pointed peaks and sheer rock walls, high waterfalls and drifting mists was chosen as one of the primary settings for the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring”. This adventure focuses on the South Island, whose rugged coastline encompasses …

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Uber 3rd Qtr Losses: $1 Billion

Ride-hailing firm Uber has reported a loss of US$1.07 billion in the third quarter of 2018 – a 20 per cent increase on the previous quarter. The news comes as the privately-held company plans to offer public stocks in 2019, according to the BBC. Uber has recently been valued at $72 billion. Revenues for the three months rose by 38 …

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Virgin Voyages’ First Ship Will Feature 20+ Eateries

The highly anticipated cruise brand from Richard Branson, Virgin Voyages, will offer travelers more than 20 food choices onboard its first ship, Scarlet Lady, with no surcharges for dining at the specialty restaurants onboard. The adults-only cruise line said this week that all restaurant food will be included in the cruise fare when it debuts in 2020. It is also …

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Airlines Offer Waivers for CA Wildfires

After a series of deadly wildfires in northern California that has led to a death toll of 42 people and about 200 people unaccounted for, airlines are issuing travel warnings and waivers for those with plans to visit California. Those who are traveling to, through, or from Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, or San Francisco with Delta on November 12-13 can rebook from now until November 18, …

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What’s Up with United’s Polaris Brand?

United’s once high-flying, heavily promoted and flashy Polaris business class seat broke out in 2016 as a bold upgrade in business class flying. But since then, the carrier has implemented several changes and cutbacks. For those flying United on upgrades or points, the nice new seat is the big attraction. But for business travelers forking over $5,000 round trip, these …

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Save Big on Princess Cruises!

Princess brings the world closer with voyages to over 360 destinations spanning nearly every continent. Explore tranquil beaches, visit historic temples, glimpse incredible wildlife and more with award-winning ships and shore excursions. Princess has 18 spectacular ships to choose from. Each Princess ship is a destination in itself with a wide range of wonderful amenities and delightful diversions. For a limited time only you can …

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U.S. Ski Industry Keeps Growing

Skiers from New York to Montana and from Colorado to Washington state will find major chairlift and gondola enhancements during the upcoming 2018-19 season. Among the most noteworthy upgrades will be North America’s first high-speed, eight-seat lift, which is set to debut at Montana’s Big Sky Resort in December. At Colorado’s Winter Park, skiers will enjoy a new 10-seat gondola. …

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Tips for Thanksgiving Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expecting another record Thanksgiving holiday travel season this year, with more than 25 million people forecasted to travel between Nov. 16-26, a nearly seven percent increase over 2017. “The busiest travel days will still be the Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is projected …

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First Look: Delta Takes Delivery of Airbus 220

Following the delivery of its first Airbus A220-100 last week, Delta Air Lines shared a sneak peek of the new aircraft’s spacious (for a regional jet) interior- including an unusual lavatory with a window. The carrier says that the new A220 “will bring elements of the international travel experience that customers have enjoyed on widebody aircraft to domestic routes for …

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Christmas Shopping in the Caribbean

Skip the holiday stress and do your Christmas shopping while having the time of your life on this special Caribbean cruise. We have a 10-day cruise for you that departs on December 9 from Miami and includes stops in San Juan, St. Barts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), among others. And since you’ll be traveling with …