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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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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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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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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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The Care and Nurturing of Road Warriors

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) released a study that challenges the wisdom of emphasizing cost savings when managing business travel. The research finds that management should prioritize trip success rates and retention of their frequent corporate travelers. The study, “Achieving Better Business Travel Results: Insights from U.S. Road Warriors,” conducted by ARC and sponsored by Delta…

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President Signs Bill That Will Regulate Seat Sizes

It’s official: The U.S. government will soon regulate the distance between airline seats. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation passed by Congress that extends FAA policy for another five years. The FAA Reauthorization Bill includes several provisions that will affect air travelers. One provision that’s attracted the most attention is the “Seat Egress in…

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