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Localfit: A New Fitness Option for Travelers

Now travelers have an easy and economical option for working out while on the road. Localfit is a revolutionary health club membership which allows for access to more than 5,000 premier health clubs nationwide while travelling away from home. Using proprietary mobile, GPS and financial technologies, Localfit partnered with FinTech titans Mastercard and Marqeta for…

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Hyatt Acquires Two Roads Hospitality

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel management company with a unique collection of distinctive brands, properties and a robust development pipeline around the globe. Through the addition of Two Roads, Hyatt will expand its brand presence into 23 new markets while enhancing its offerings in…

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Duty of Care: Solo Female Business Travelers

For women, the fastest-growing group of business travelers, the usual fatigue and frustrating logistics of visiting a foreign country may be the least of their problems. There’s personal safety to be considered as well. And how companies are dealing with this Duty of Care issue is a mixed bag, at best. Sixty-nine per cent of…

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Hurricane Michael Headed to Florida, Atlanta

In a disturbing new trend of “instant” hurricanes forming just days before landfall, Hurricane Michael formed Monday morning in the Caribbean Sea and is heading for a landfall as a major hurricane with 120-mph winds along the Gulf Coast by midweek. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts, the National…

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Hertz Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Specialty Cars

Hertz, one of the most iconic car rental brands in the world, is celebrating its centennial anniversary by teaming up with Chevrolet and Maserati to offer specialty cars for rental in the US and Europe. Stateside, one hundred high-performance Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06s (pictured above) will be available to rent exclusively at select…

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Luxurious South Africa

Enjoy the best of South Africa, from Cape Town’s famed waterfront and world-renowned winelands, to the ultimate African safari at the Greater Kruger National Park in this 10-day excursion that puts luxury first. Spend 4 nights at the Taj Cape Town, a palace of comfort within walking distance to some of South Africa’s foremost landmarks…

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FAA Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk

Travel industry reaction was mixed to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday and the House last week. It now awaits President Trump’s signature. The bill requires the Department of Transportation to set minimum standards for seat widths and space between rows on commercial aircraft, despite objections from…

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Viking River Cruises Orders 7 New Ships

It’s expansion time again at Viking River Cruises. The California-based line on Tuesday officially announced it had placed an order for seven new river ships to arrive in 2019. Viking said six of the vessels will sail on Europe’s Rhine, Main and Danube river system. The seventh ship will debut on Portugal’s Douro River. With…

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How Much Should You Tip Your Uber Driver?

When it launched in 2012, Uber’s original stance on tipping drivers was that it would make using the app more of a hassle for drivers and passengers. “In the end, we decided against including one because we felt it would be better for riders and drivers to know for sure what they would pay or…

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Marriott Plans Big Expansion Across Africa

Marriott International plans to grow its footprint across Africa, increasing its portfolio by 50 percent with more than 200 new hotels by 2023. The announcement follows five new hotel signings across the continent, in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa, and marking the company’s entry into Mozambique. Marriott estimates the five new projects will drive…

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