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Packing These Meds Could Get You In Trouble

Next time you’re packing everything you need – and maybe even some things you don’t – for your next trip, take a second to figure out whether you can legally bring your medication along. In Japan, something simple like Sudafed could get you into trouble, while over-the-counter medicines such as cold and cough remedies could cause issues in Qatar. With …

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Royal Caribbean Buys Major Stake in Silversea

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today that it had purchased a two-thirds (66.7 percent) stake in luxury and expedition cruise line Silversea Cruises for approximately $1 billion. The deal, which is expected to be closed later in the year, gives Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. another avenue to take advantage of the growth in the luxury and expedition cruise markets, according …

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Airport WiFi Ranked

Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network testing and analysis, today released their annual North American airport rankings that reveals the airports with the fastest free Wi-Fi. The results indicate that the Pacific Northwest has taken the top spot on the podium, with Seattle-Tacoma International unseating previous champion, Denver International, as the airport with the fastest, free Wi-Fi …

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Sheraton to Get a Makeover

Marriott International has unveiled a plan to revamp the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts brand, which has been struggling for years to earn high marks among consumers. Marriott acquired Sheraton when it purchased Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016. With 444 hotels in 72 countries, Sheraton is the third largest of Marriott’s 30 brands by room count. It is the largest …

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Add Depth to Your Vacation

Dive into the extraordinary at the Playacar Palace, an all-inclusive resort for couples or families that sits beside the glistening turquoise waters and powdery white sands of Playa del Carmen, a destination known for its laid-back charm. This picturesque resort is just steps away from the town center, on the famed Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), a bustling strip of shops, …

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The Best of Northern Europe

Imagine exploring the great cities of Northern Europe from the balcony of a luxury cruise ship. Experience the cosmopolitan charm of London and Amsterdam. Savor the beauty of the exceptional city of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Sail past the Fjords, waterfalls and verdant cliffs of Norway, while visiting …

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3 New Way to Improve Meal Expense Management

Travel expense management is one of the most important factors in making sure your company is as profitable as possible. You can control and predict costs like travel and lodging with pre-negotiated contracts and allocate budget accordingly, but one of the more difficult aspects to manage is meal expenses. Business Travel News (BTN) conducted a survey that reported food expenses …

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Uber Ends Testing of Self-Driving Cars

Ride-hailing firm Uber has suspended testing of self-driving cars after a woman was killed in an accident this weekend. The Uber test vehicle was in “autonomous mode” – although a human operator was in the front seat – when it struck pedestrian Elaine Herzberg who was crossing the road in Tempe, Arizona. The 49-year-old who had been using a pedestrian …

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Are There Too Many Hotel Brands?

Just before last Christmas, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta capped a record year of growth for the global hotel chain – opening its 5,000th property and welcoming 11.5 million new members to its Hilton Honors loyalty scheme – by launching what he described as an ‘innovation gallery and incubator’ adjacent to a Hilton hotel close to its global headquarters in McLean, …

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Flash Sale…Tours of Ireland!

Travelers can save BIG on these air-inclusive tours to Ireland. But hurry, the low, low rates are only good through March 18 for set departure dates in October and November. Experience all of the rolling green hills, picturesque villages, stately castles, cozy pubs and friendly people that Ireland has to offer. There’s never been a better time than right now. …