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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Japan Rail Pass: A Guide

Are you going to Japan? Eligible for the tourist visa? Want to travel all around the country? If your answer is a big ‘Yes’ to all of those questions then you must have heard about getting a Japan Rail Pass (JR Rail Pass). The Japan Rail Pass can save you a lot of money if…

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The Rental Car of the Future

The traditional car rental business is changing at warp speed these days, peddling as fast as it can to compete with new peer-to-peer offerings. One strategy that permeates the response of majors such as Enterprise Holdings, Hertz, Sixt and others is to offer a product line that runs the gamut. Consider the assessment of Alexander…

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Which European Budget Airlines Can You Trust?

Following the collapse of Primera Air earlier this month, travelers may be wondering what the risks are when booking with Europe’s low-cost carriers. Primera Air suddenly ceased flying on October 1, declaring bankruptcy. The budget carrier reportedly left thousands of passengers and dozens of employees stranded across its route map in the process. Passengers were forced…

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The Most Expensed Corporate Brands

Uber and Starbucks are the top vendors business travelers in North America are expensing these days, according to a new study by Certify, which tracks business expenses. In its analysis of more than 10 million receipts and expenses from the third quarter of this year, Certify also found Amazon was the third-most-utilized vendor. It’s the…

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