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Twelve Nights in Australia

Get to know three of Australia’s east coast cities as you travel from Melbourne in the south, to Cairns in the north, before ending in the spectacular harbor city of Sydney. This twelve-night air-inclusive (with Virgin Australia) getaway offers you four nights in each city, with plenty of time to explore and fill your days…

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Companies Say No to Basic Economy Fares

When companies set policy guidelines for their business travelers, many of them have traditionally required employees to book “the lowest available air fare.” But now that is changing. Why? Because major airlines have deployed highly restrictive Basic Economy fares on many domestic routes in recent months, and are now spreading them to international routes as…

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Study: Lowest Domestic Fares Found 70 Days Out

On average, the best deals on domestic flights can be found 70 days in advance, according to CheapAir.com’s annual Airfare Study. The study analyzed 917 million airfares in 8,000 markets to reveal the best and worst times to purchase tickets. The 70-day window is a significant change from last year, when CheapAir found that the best…

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3 New Way to Improve Meal Expense Management

Travel expense management is one of the most important factors in making sure your company is as profitable as possible. You can control and predict costs like travel and lodging with pre-negotiated contracts and allocate budget accordingly, but one of the more difficult aspects to manage is meal expenses. Business Travel News (BTN) conducted a…

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RCCL Announces Private Island Collection

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) will develop private islands around the world that will be marketed in a new “Perfect Day Island Collection.” The program will start with the upcoming relaunch of Bahamian private island CocoCay in September. Few other details of the initiative were released, other than RCCL expects to include islands in Asia,…

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Things Travelers Do That Get Them Into Trouble

Since he started a consumer advocacy website in 1997, author and travel writer Christopher Elliott has fielded tens of thousands of complaints from travelers who have encountered problems they want him to fix. During that time, Elliott and his volunteer contributors have bucketed those complaints into general categories that offer consumers a roadmap to not…

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Schumer/ASTA Concerned About Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic airfare pricing, an emerging methodology in which airlines tailor ticket offers based upon who is making the inquiry, has sparked concern from Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as well as ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents). Schumer is calling for a federal investigation into airlines mining personal data in order to charge…

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How Meetings are Changing Due to Attendee Engagement

Meeting organizers and business travel agencies alike are having to adjust the way they help customers plan corporate events. The days of large auditoriums, set meal times, and rigged scheduling are coming to an end. The past couple of decades, technology has enabled easy access to instant information. The result of these innovations is a…

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Are There Too Many Hotel Brands?

Just before last Christmas, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta capped a record year of growth for the global hotel chain – opening its 5,000th property and welcoming 11.5 million new members to its Hilton Honors loyalty scheme – by launching what he described as an ‘innovation gallery and incubator’ adjacent to a Hilton hotel close to…

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Happy International Women’s Day!

We’re celebrating incredible women who made incredible achievements across the world! Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for…

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