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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 …

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Continuous Sourcing: Shaking Up Procurement

The way in which corporations select their travel partners is changing. Sourcing air, hotel and car rental travel, traditionally undertaken through an annual RFP, can take three months and cost thousands in lost productivity. No wonder travel managers are looking at alternatives. Contemporary sourcing is quicker, using real-time and predictive data for decision-making in partnerships between buyers and sellers, based …

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10 Best Family Spring Break Destinations

Families looking for the perfect spring break destination would be well advised to first avoid a conflict with the beachbound college crowd. Here’s a list of the most-likely college spring break destinations for 2019, all of which should be avoided until after things cool off in April. Puerto Rico Atlantic City, New Jersey Napa Valley, California Myrtle Beach, South Carolina …

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Back Taxes Can Jeopardize Your Passport

The IRS has reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew their passports or get a new one if they owe $52,000 or more in federal taxes. In January of last year, the IRS began implementing new procedures for individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” The change in the law came in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation …

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Morocco: The Sahara and Beyond

The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day adventure into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fez, spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara, enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family, and unwind amid the coastal …

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Win Free JetBlue Flights for a Year

JetBlue’s “All You Can Jet” Sweepstakes began yesterday with the promise of Three (3) Grand Prizes, each consisting of one (1) JetBlue All You Can Jet Pass valid for unlimited air travel (subject to availability) for one (1) year for winner and one (1) Travel Companion per flight on any JetBlue-operated flights. The instructions on how to enter are complicated, …

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Airlines Reroute Flights Over Pakistan

Thai Airways has resumed flights bound for Europe after it was forced to cancel many due to Pakistan closing its airspace over rising tensions with India, with other airlines rerouting services. According to the BBC, Pakistan has claimed that it shot down two Indian military jets after they crossed the border that divides Kashmir. India said on Wednesday that it …

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Hotels: Clearing the Air

Forget free wine hours and on-demand workout videos. An increasing number of hotels around the world are now providing guests the option to book rooms with filtration and purification systems that minimize threats of air pollution and offer cleaner air. “Interior air quality can be abysmal,” said Beth McGroarty, research director for The Global Wellness Institute, a nonprofit organization for …