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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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Christmas Shopping in the Caribbean

Skip the holiday stress and do your Christmas shopping while having the time of your life on this special Caribbean cruise. We have a 10-day cruise for you that departs on December 9 from Miami and includes stops in San Juan, St. Barts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), among others. And…

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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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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 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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