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Delta’s New Mileage Upgrade Option

Delta SkyMiles members who want to move up to a better seat category after they’ve booked their flight can now pay for that upgrade with miles instead of just cash- and do it online. The new post-purchase mileage upgrade option is available only for flights operated by Delta. It can be used for individual segments…

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Charter a Yacht and Save Up to 10%

Those who have experienced it understand—there is simply no better way to reboot, recharge, and reconnect with your surroundings than aboard a yacht charter vacation. There’s just something about the islands, the white-sand beaches, and the serenity of having a world-class yacht all to yourself that no other type of vacation can match. With an…

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Travel Management RFP Tips

Teplis Travel’s own Sarah Buzzinotti, our VP, Marketing has over 15 years’ experience in the travel industry, working with travel management companies (TMCs) and responding to travel RFPs (hours upon hours of experience responding to RFPs). During that time she has seen, up close, how effective the process can be if done properly. In the following article…

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What You Need to Know About Marriott’s Data Breach

Marriott International is dealing with the fallout after revealing a massive data breach affecting hundreds of millions of customers who stayed at Starwood-branded properties between 2014 and September 10, 2018. The scope of the hack is one of the largest in industry history. The security incident involved the Starwood guest reservation database, affecting over 500 million…

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Travel Policy Rogues

Mavericks have been around since travel programs were invented; where there are rules, there are those who will break, ignore or circumvent them. One company describes its mavericks as the good, the bad and the ugly, referring to compliant, deliberately non-compliant and completely ignoring the rules. And there are plenty of ways for travelers to…

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Corporate Travel in 2019

Nick Evered, SVP and General Manager, APAC, at SAP Concur recently shared his thoughts about the trends we’ll see in the travel industry during the coming year. The way professionals travel for business is constantly changing, and 2019 will be no exception. With growing economic interdependence, the rise of the sharing economy and advancements in…

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The Cruise Ship of the Future is Here!

Richard Fain, the chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., is willing to bet $5 billion that he can take everything you know about cruising and flip it upside down. Or at least outside in. On Monday, he and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises—one of three brands in the Royal Caribbean family—announced a…

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The 10 Most Pet Friendly Airports in the US

In its most recent study, Upgraded Points revealed the top 10 most pet friendly airports in the U.S. based on an assigned point system. The results illustrated a growing number of pet friendly airports, each fully equipped with pet-relief stations and pet parks. For those who travel through airports with pets, finding terminals to accommodate…

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Report Names Most Dangerous Countries for Travel in 2019

A Global Travel Risk Map  has been released and it shows the most dangerous countries on earth. The map was produced by medical and security specialists International SOS and Control Risks. It calculates risk according to road safety, security, and medical issues. Each country is given a color based on their risk rating that ranges…

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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…

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