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Flying On The Cheap at Frontier

File this story under the “You’ve Been Warned” category. Frontier Airlines has carved out a place for itself by offering a unique “no frills” product that can come with surprises for the uninitiated. The following review, by Kimberly Grimes, a staffer at the San Francisco Chronicle, first appeared on Chris McGinnis’ TravelSkills blog at the…

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Congress Mandates Airline Seat Regulation in Revised FAA Bill

The Department of Transportation would be required to set minimum standards for seat widths and the space between rows on commercial aircraft as part of the latest version of a five-year FAA funding reauthorization bill agreed upon by bipartisan leadership in House and Senate. The good news? The 1,204-page bill, which still must be win…

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Choice Hotels Launches Clarion Pointe

Choice Hotels International, Inc. unveiled Clarion Pointe, a midscale select-service brand extension of Clarion that brings together the premium elements guests desire and an affordable travel experience. It also meets hotel owners’ strong demand for a new select-service opportunity that is a differentiator in the popular midscale segment. As a brand extension, Clarion Pointe leverages…

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Butterfly Heaven

Witness Mexico’s amazing migration of millions of Monarch butterflies! From a fir-forested mountaintop in Mexico’s Central Highlands, the trunks and branches of the trees appear to be blanketed with rusty autumn leaves. A closer look reveals that they’re quivering. And then, as the sun emerges from behind a cloud, tens of thousands of monarchs take…

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United Overhauls Boarding Process

United has become the latest airline to tweak the way it calls passengers to board its planes. In a change that’s rolling out to United gates nationwide on Tuesday, the carrier says it’s streamlining its boarding process. With that, United joins American and Delta in making changes to the boarding call since early 2017. Gone…

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Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club Reopens

Located in the heart of Miami Beach at 39th Street and Collins Avenue, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, recognized as one of Miami Beach’s original and historic Art Deco properties, has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club now joins Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, a diverse portfolio of more than 150 independent hotels…

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Book Your 2019 Alaskan Cruise and Save!

Always dreamed of taking an Alaskan cruise? Book a Summer 2019 cruise aboard NCL’s Joy and get Complimentary or Highly Reduced Airfare! Live in the Northwest? Take up to $1,000 off your stateroom based on category type instead. But hurry, this is a limited time offer (to qualify for your discount you must book by…

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The Benefits of an Advance Purchase Policy in Air Travel

We all instinctively know advance booking is cheaper, and you probably have some data in your own organization that shows this. But what is the true potential of buying in advance, and how do you take advantage of it to lower the total cost of your travel program? Today we have new insights from a…

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Disney to Build Miami Terminal

Disney Cruise Line has agreed to sail a ship of at least 3,500 passengers from Miami on a year-round basis, starting in 2023. It will be the first time Disney deploys a ship year-round from a homeport other than Port Canaveral, Fla. The agreement, approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Sept. 6, also gives…

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The Importance Of Company Travel Policies

Does your company have a written, cohesive travel policy? Is the policy up to date? Does it address the needs of contemporary corporate travelers? These are key questions to answer if you’re a business owner or manager. Good travel policy makes travel cheaper for your company and easier for you. The Purpose of a Company Travel…

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