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Review Wars in the Sharing Economy

Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott recently posted the following article on USA Today… In a sharing economy, many of the big players, including Airbnb and Uber, allow drivers and hosts to review their guests. A negative rating can affect your ability to hire another car or rent an apartment. “It’s always been a two-way street,” relationship…

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7 Essential Meetings Negotiation Considerations

Getting the best value for your dollar is job No. 1 for most meeting and event planners, and arming yourself with some basic knowledge about hotel and facility profit centers is key to striking a favorable deal for your organization or client. Following are some factors that influence hotel pricing and availability, as presented by…

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The Best of Northern Europe

Imagine exploring the great cities of Northern Europe from the balcony of a luxury cruise ship. Experience the cosmopolitan charm of London and Amsterdam. Savor the beauty of the exceptional city of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Sail past the Fjords, waterfalls and verdant…

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Special Report: Premium Air Travel

Premium cabins are undergoing a transformation as new types of long-haul aircraft enter service There has been much talk (at least in aviation circles) about the questionable future of one of the industry’s most heralded – and still relatively young – aircraft, the Airbus A380, colloquially known as the superjumbo. After several years of dwindling…

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Halloween in Transylvania!

Transylvania. The name itself is enough to send an icy chill down the spine of even the most fearless adventurer. Now imagine being there, in person, when the clock clangs midnight… on Halloween! At odds with its spooky reputation, Romania ranks as one of Europe’s most charming and under-explored regions, beguiling visitors with its stunning…

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Considering Travel Insurance

Trip cancellation insurance coverage can be a lifesaver when your trip is cancelled for reasons outside your control, like injury, illness or death. Or when it comes to situations like your property being burnt down, or you don’t have the ability to reach the flight destination due to unexpected conditions or airline workers are on…

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Travel Guide: The Kentucky Derby

It’s not often you find tradition, sports, Southern charm and a really tasty bourbon drink in one place, but every year the Kentucky Derby meshes together all that and more for an unforgettable event that draws spectators from all over the world and transforms Louisville, Kentucky into a one huge party. The sound of thundering…

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Bermuda’s British Charm

Fairmont Southampton sits atop the highest point in Bermuda offering stunning panoramic views upon the aquamarine waters of the South Shore Atlantic Ocean, The Great Sound and pristine whitewashed roofs of Bermuda homes. Fairmont Southampton blends old world British charm with the new spirit of Bermuda and is designed for relaxation and memorable experiences. The…

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How Cost Effective Is Your Corporate Travel Program?

Are your travelers getting the lowest airfares, hotel room rates and car rental rates available? What about overall cost effectiveness? Have you maximized your potential for cost reduction? There could be thousands of dollars in savings just waiting to be realized. Below is a quick checklist to see where you might find additional savings: Small…

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Family, Go West!

We had a great response to our Vacation Spotlight featuring “Horseback Riding in Ecuador” two weeks ago, but readers kept asking for an equestrian vacation closer to home…So, saddle up!… An authentic horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1946. Rated among…

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