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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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Merging Travel Programs

One of the more challenging situations for travel buyers is when their organization is growing through a merger or acquisition, which means that suddenly there can be a multitude of different travel policies, programs and suppliers for a buyer to try to consolidate. “Just because your company has taken over another firm, that doesn’t mean…

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Wellness Travel Comes of Age

When 600+ wellness experts from 40+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, a uniquely insightful and global view of trends unfolds. That’s what transpired at the recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which brought together leaders from the travel, spa, beauty, fitness, nutrition, technology, medical and architecture worlds. Now, the organization released their top wellness trends for…

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What’s Wrong with U.S. Airlines’ Economy Class?

The annual World Airline Awards conferred by the U.K.’s Skytrax – based on input this year from almost 20 million participating global travelers – have something notably missing from their list of the world’s best economy class. The list of the Top 20 economy class airlines doesn’t include a single U.S. carrier. The reasons why…

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Travel Management RFPs: Improving The Process

Given that the average RFP (request for proposal) for a corporate travel management company runs to hundreds of questions and the answers can read like War and Peace, it is not surprising that both suppliers and buyers are fatigued with the entire process. And worse, according to research undertaken by consultancy Festive Road, when asked…

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