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The Gift of Travel

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Nothing says “I Love You” better than a week at the beach! Or maybe that bucket list trip to Europe, or an African safari? Or how about a cruise for the entire family… The best thing about Teplis Travel Gift Certificates is that you can gift any amount you…

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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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United Expanding Economy Fares

United will begin selling basic economy fares on select transatlantic flights on Dec. 11, joining competitors American and Delta. Like the transatlantic basic economy offering of its U.S. rivals, customers who purchase the new United fare class will be required to pay for their first checked bag. In addition, tickets will be nonrefundable and not…

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US News & World Report Ranks Airline, Hotel Reward Programs

In what is becoming an annual tradition, U.S. News & World Report has released its ranking of airline and hotel reward programs. For airlines, the news mag evaluated nine leading carriers using a methodology that takes into account each program’s earning and redemption values, benefits, network coverage and award flight availability, with an emphasis on the…

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JetBlue Founder Reveals Future Plans

The new U.S. airline being planned by JetBlue founder David Neeleman isn’t expected to start flying until 2021, but it could break new ground in the aviation business. Neeleman didn’t really comment about the venture when news of it first leaked out last spring, but he’s talking now – and he sees bright prospects for…

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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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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 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

An interactive Travel Risk Map for 2019 has been released and it shows the most dangerous countries on earth. The map was launched 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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Post-Thanksgiving Storm: 2,400+ Cancellations Since Sunday

Travelers faced more flight woes on Monday as a winter storm wreaked havoc on flights across the Midwest. The wintry weather compounded problems that began for air travelers on Sunday, when more than 1,285 flights were canceled across the USA. Major airlines were waiving rebooking fees at a number of airports across the region. On…

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