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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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Do London In Style!

Have afternoon tea at The Dorchester, where the award-winning restaurants and bars are run by London’s most attentive and welcoming teams. Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea at The Promenade, accompanied by a resident pianist. Indulge in the splendour of 1930s glamour and experience the best of modern British favourites at The Grill, or discover the finest three…

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Delta Now Selling Single Leg Upgrades

Airlines haven’t been offering great news about upgrades recently—at least not free ones. Having lowered upfront fares, carriers are now selling more seats for actual money, thus offering fewer upgrades for points. That makes airlines more money, but doesn’t make travelers with status happy. The silver lining here, of course, has been surprisingly low-cost business…

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Visiting China

Don’t let China’s vast size and foreignness intimidate you. Thanks to an efficient public transportation system, friendly locals, and affordable hotels and taxis, visiting this Asian destination can be easier than you think. You can fly non-stop from one or more big U.S. and Canadian cities to Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and…

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Waiting at Immigration?

We are in the midst of an international travel boom this summer. And that means one thing is certain: much longer lines at airport customs and immigration on both ends of your trip. Are you prepared? Have you built the possibility of immigration delays into your schedule? By now, every frequent international traveler should have Global…

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