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Delta Cuts Medallion Members Some Slack

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Members can now take advantage of “Reclaim My Status” after a change, event or important life moment has temporarily affected their travel patterns. Built from the ground up based on Member feedback, this is the latest thoughtful addition to Delta’s Medallion program. “Getting back into travel after a big change can be…

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Hyatt, Hilton Turn Away From Homesharing

Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian told investors Thursday that Hyatt is unlikely to make any new plays in homesharing, a day after Hilton’s CEO said the same. Homesharing has been top of mind following Marriott International’s launch of a large-scale vacation rental platform earlier this week. Hyatt had been active in the homesharing space, investing in…

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2/3 of Travel Programs Have Had Data Breaches

Nearly 70 per cent of travel buyers say their travelers have been affected by a payment-related data breach from an outside vendor such as an airline, hotel or retailer in the past year, according to research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with AirPlus International. The survey of 144 US corporate travel…

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Disneyland’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” Set to Open

Disneyland began accepting reservations yesterday for folks who want to be the first park visitors to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park’s newest expansion. Set to open May 31, the $1-billion attraction is expected to draw a huge crowd of fans. The Star Wars land is being replicated at Walt Disney World in…

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Real ID Requirements: What You Need to Know

Take a look at your driver’s license. Go ahead, we’ll wait while you fish it out of your wallet. If your driver’s license doesn’t have a star in the upper corner of the card, then your license is not Real ID compliant. And if you’re planning to take a domestic commercial flight any time after…

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JetSuiteX Adds Seattle Flights

JetSuiteX, the company offering almost-private flights on the U.S. West Coast, will fly  between Oakland and Seattle’s Boeing Field/ King County Airport staring on July 1, the company has announced. Flights will operate three times a day, with the exception of Saturday, when there will only be two flights a day on the new route.…

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Gamification Comes of Age

For the last decade experts in the Travel industry have been telling us that gamification was the key to boosting policy and program compliance among travelers, yet no one could seem to come up with the “game” which had the secret sauce that could change employee behavior. Like many business concepts, gamification is much older…

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Certify Report: Uber, Lyft Top Ride Hailing in U.S.

Uber and Lyft collected 94% of all car-related ride hailing receipts and expenses in Q1 2019, while Bird and Lime accounted for 88% of all scooter-related transactions. Certify has released its Q1 2019 SpendSmart™ Report, which aggregates receipts and expenses submitted by Certify users and highlights the most popular airline, meal, lodging, and transportation services…

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Himalayan Jewels: Bhutan & Nepal

Geographically diverse Nepal contains the world’s highest mountains, subtropical forests and rich wildlife…sloth bears, leopards, rhinos and expertly camouflaged Bengal tigers roam its jungle lowlands. In the nearby Kingdom of Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” remains in splendid isolation, dedicated to preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. This amazing journey takes…

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First Look: United’s New Livery

United Airlines is getting a facelift with a new, modernized aircraft livery set to be rolled out starting this year. The first new livery from United since it merged with Continental Airlines in 2012 ditches most of the gold from the old color scheme and instead highlights blue, the color United said is “most connected…

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