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Small Luxury Hotels of the World Relaunches Loyalty Program

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched an evolved loyalty program – INVITED. The free-to-join program replaces The Club of SLH and offers all members access to exclusive rates, guaranteed benefits and ‘Small Luxuries’ right from their first stay at any of its 500 small, independently minded hotels worldwide. INVITED is the result of…

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W Hotels at 20: Focusing on Brand Identity

As W Hotels approaches its 20th year, the luxury-lifestyle brand may be going through something akin to a midlife crisis. Acquired by Marriott International last September along with the rest of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the W brand continues to add a handful of hotels a year, but it has fallen in guest-satisfaction polls, highlighting…

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Ultimate Hawaii

Experience ALL of Hawaii’s beautiful charms, from the deck of a Norwegian Cruise Line ship! Discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature on the 7 day voyage.voted “Best Hawaiian Itinerary” ten years in a row. Only Norwegian visits four Hawaiian islands in seven days, giving you…

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8 Smart Business Travel Hacks

Corporate travel can be hectic will all its moving parts. From booking to planning meetings, and ensuring all your work gets done, it can be a stressful time. However, many of these mental burdens can be alleviated with simple, time-saving tricks.   Although the itinerary supplied by your business travel agency will help, here are some travel hacks that will free up your time while…

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Travel Insight: Millennials

Millennials are now the largest demographic group. It’d be hard to miss that news, unless you’ve spent the past couple years in a cave, disconnected. Countless articles and research papers have been written about this massive group — 79 million in the US and nearly 14 million in the UK. Representing 25% of US business…

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Airline Vouchers: A Primer

Unless you’re really lucky, sometime during your travels you will find yourself in a situation where an airline owes you something. Maybe it’s because of a delay, lost baggage, a rescheduled flight, whatever. When that day comes, the airline will almost surely try to settle by issuing you airline vouchers for future travel rather than…

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A Comeback for Midwest Express?

While it’s not much more than a rumor and a website, chances look good for a return of Midwest Express. The website www.flymidwestexpress.com, which was registered Feb. 15 but apparently didn’t have much content until this week, says two business partners are seeking investors as well as potential employees in an effort to bring back…

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Hotels: The Cost of Loyalty Schemes

Hotel loyalty schemes are a crucial element of the branded chains’ strategies, but they can come at a cost. This time next summer Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson will be hoping that a crucial element of last autumn’s $13 billion acquisition of rival Starwood Hotels – creating the world’s biggest hotelier in the process –…

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United: Are You Sure You Want These Low Fares?

An airline industry first took place this week. An airline, United, sent out a communique asking travelers if they really wanted to buy their lowest fare. The email began with “Basic Economy fares, which were created for our customers who may be more price-sensitive and come with some important restrictions, may not be for everyone…”.…

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Insider Tips: Coping With Airline Delays

Chronic overbooking and other controversies may have rocked the airline industry this year, but that doesn’t mean that flight attendants or desk agents deserve to bear the brunt of your travel frustrations. As we all know, flights get delayed, delayed again, stuck on the runway or straight-up canceled. There are only so many things you…

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