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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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Is Amtrak Becoming Like the Airlines?

For millions of travelers who live along the Interstate 95 corridor – Amtrak is the quickest, easiest, least stressful, most productive and often cheapest mode to get from Connecticut to downtown Washington. The same is true in many other communities nationwide. But is “airline creep” working its way into Amtrak’s policies, pricing, fees and service?…

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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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The Classiest Hotel in New York

Located in the heart of Manhattan, The St. Regis New York is a grand and beloved New York landmark with unparalleled service and timeless accommodations. Guestrooms and suites are newly renovated and marry original design elements, such as the crystal Waterford chandeliers and elegant crown moldings, with beautiful, large-format photographic artwork, vibrant-hued fabrics and stunning…

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Urban Hotel Fees Push Up Surcharges

Fees and surcharges at U.S. hotels are expected to increase 8.5% to a record $2.93 billion this year, according to an analysis from Bjorn Hanson, industry consultant and adjunct professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. The forecast follows a record $2.7 billion in…

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TSA Shares Tips for Travelers with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, and who use medical devices should not think of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint as a barrier to travel. It’s okay to bring along a CPAP machine or a breast pump. Yes, passengers can travel with an insulin pump or an ostomy pouch. If an individual has a…

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First Ritz Carlton Yacht, Ready to Book

Excitement is building as the news that the inaugural sailing of the first Ritz Carlton Yacht came one step closer to reality with the launch of the vessel during a ceremony in Vigo, Spain.  The floating was attended by most of the Ritz Carlton team, including CEO Douglas Prothero, as all were thrilled to see the…

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Teplis Ranked #3 Among Top 20 Woman-Owned Firms

The Atlanta Business Chronicle published its annual ranking of woman-owned firms in Atlanta, and once again Teplis Travel is near the top of the list. Consistently appearing each year in this category, and in the Top 10 Travel Agency list, Teplis Travel shows a consistency of service that is reflected by a list of loyal…

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How To Make Travel Spend Work Harder

The technology driving expense management today could redefine the way travel is managed tomorrow. The never-ending puzzle of how to improve compliance and the effectiveness of a travel program, there is a growing feeling that the key to this conundrum may be found in the once humble (and humdrum) area of expense management. While travel…

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The War Brewing Between Car Rental and Car Sharing Companies

There’s a spirited fight coming to a state legislature or an airport near you. It’s between firms like Turo and traditional car rental companies. The new kids on the block claim their established rivals are trying to kill peer-to-peer car sharing companies by regulating them. Christopher Elliott, a consumer advocate waded into the dispute recently with…

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