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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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The Importance Of Corporate 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 Corporate…

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Iceland: Land of Amazing Sights

There’s never been a better time to fly to Iceland! Take advantage of new low-cost Transatlantic service to see this breathtaking country. Plus, since we’re booking off season itineraries (Nov-Mar) smaller crowds mean the already stunning Icelandic landscape will look even more pristine. Visit Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest city and the world’s northernmost capital. Stroll down…

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U.S. Airlines Cut China Flights

American Airlines is dropping money-losing flights between Chicago and Shanghai, and Hawaiian Airlines will suspend its only route to China because of low demand. The airlines announced those and other route changes this week. The decisions reflect growing competition from Chinese carriers and rising fuel prices that have made once-marginal routes unprofitable. American, the world’s…

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United Debuts Corporate Preferred at GBTA

United Airlines debuted the industry’s newest corporate travel program yesterday at the Global Business Traveler Association (GBTA) Convention in San Diego. United Corporate Preferred is a new benefits program that provides added perks for the airline’s top corporate customers. A multi-level program, United Corporate Preferred offers escalating benefits at three levels, including United Corporate Preferred,…

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Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

Japan is pretty at any time of year, but it’s somehow even more beautiful at springtime. That’s when the world-famous sakura (cherry blossom) burst forth, transforming the country into a fantasyland of soft-pink blooms. This postcard-perfect itinerary connects travelers with Japan’s rich cultural history at its most picturesque time of year. After settling in, the…

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Small Luxury Hotels Joins Hyatt’s Loyalty Program

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a new loyalty alliance with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), a collection of more than 500 independent luxury hotels. The agreement will allow World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem benefits across a wider selection of hotels. The launch is targeted for the end of this year. “For…

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Sixt Focuses on Luxury Market in US

Rather than attempt to take on the major players in the US corporate travel arena, German car rental company Sixt has targeted luxury vehicles as the niche it will focus on in the States. The company is in more than 100 countries, and seven years ago it planted a stake in Miami. Since then, Sixt has…

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The Ultimate African Safari For Photographers

Botswana is an epic safari destination for nature photographers. Boasting an extraordinary amount and diversity of wildlife, Botswana’s celebrated reserves offer an experience of genuine African wilderness far from crowds. More than 45 percent of the country is protected within national parks and game reserves. Visitor numbers are limited, ensuring the best wildlife-to-traveler ratio in…

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Ritz-Carlton Ranked Top Luxury Brand by J.D. Power

Travelers are happier than ever with their hotel accommodations, as overall satisfaction for the industry has increased, according to the annual J.D. Power hotel satisfaction study. The J.D. Power 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index showed that overall satisfaction for the industry increased 8 points to 825 (on a 1,000-point scale), driven by increased…

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