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6 Must-Have Apps for Travel

If you travel for work or for pleasure, there are certain apps that you really need to take with you, whether you have an Android device or an iOS one. Here are 6 must-have apps for travel, and they are all free: 1. Google Translate If you travel overseas, you may find yourself in a…

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Gordon Appears Off Gulf Coast

In what’s becoming a hurricane season for the record books, Tropical Storm Gordon formed near the Florida Keys early Monday, lashing the southern part of the state with heavy rains and high winds before moving into the Gulf of Mexico. The “instant storm” is expected to grow throughout today and is on a path to hit the…

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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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US Inbound Travel on Upswing

After peaking in 2015 and then tapering off through 2017, data indicates that the number of inbound travelers to the US is on the upswing and is expected to increase by 19% over the next five years. That equates to six million additional visitors in 2021 as compared to 2015. According to data from the…

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JetBlue Hikes Checked Bag Fee to $30

JetBlue has begun charging $30 for a first checked bag, making it the first U.S. carrier that is not an ultralow-cost carrier to alter the fee from the industry standard of $25. The increase went into effect Monday for all new bookings. JetBlue has also increased its fee for a second checked bag from $35…

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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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Holiday Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a festive spirit larger than life. Experience the best of the antebellum South during a magical time of year, and get acquainted with classic traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures. NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS December 16, 2018 – December 23, 2018 Fares from…

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GenX More Likely to Overspend on Vacation than Boomers & Millennials

With its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10 percent of Americans admit to going over budget while on vacation last year, and those who did, on average, overspent by 27 percent ($534). Breaking down by age group, 92 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) and 91 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 55+)…

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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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Americans Leaving Vacation Time on the Table

According to research from Project: Time Off, Americans left 705 million vacation days unused last year. In fact, 24 percent of Americans report not taking a vacation in a year or more. The Project: Time Off Coalition, an alliance formed by the U.S. Travel Association in 2013, is the organization that has uncovered this alarming…

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