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Airbus About to Shock the Long-Haul Marketplace

A pair of new long-haul jets are coming which will further extend the sweep of budget flights and look likely to cause a ripple effect throughout the transatlantic and transpacific markets. The first, the A321neo (or New Engine Option), is fitted with a premium economy cabin and can carry around 200 passengers at a cost…

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Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

Japan is pretty at any time of year, but it’s somehow even more beautiful at springtime. That’s when the world-famous sakura (cherry blossom) burst forth, transforming the country into a fantasyland of soft-pink blooms. This postcard-perfect itinerary connects travelers with Japan’s rich cultural history at its most picturesque time of year. After settling in, the…

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Small Luxury Hotels Joins Hyatt’s Loyalty Program

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a new loyalty alliance with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), a collection of more than 500 independent luxury hotels. The agreement will allow World of Hyatt members to earn and redeem benefits across a wider selection of hotels. The launch is targeted for the end of this year. “For…

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Sixt Focuses on Luxury Market in US

Rather than attempt to take on the major players in the US corporate travel arena, German car rental company Sixt has targeted luxury vehicles as the niche it will focus on in the States. The company is in more than 100 countries, and seven years ago it planted a stake in Miami. Since then, Sixt has…

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The Ultimate African Safari For Photographers

Botswana is an epic safari destination for nature photographers. Boasting an extraordinary amount and diversity of wildlife, Botswana’s celebrated reserves offer an experience of genuine African wilderness far from crowds. More than 45 percent of the country is protected within national parks and game reserves. Visitor numbers are limited, ensuring the best wildlife-to-traveler ratio in…

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Homesharing Hiccups for Hyatt, Accor

The big hotel corporations seem to be having some difficulty making homesharing work. Nearly a year after Hyatt Hotels announced it was investing in Oasis, a private accommodations provider, the company revealed Wednesday it had to take a $22 million impairment charge related to its investment. “That impairment relates to Oasis, which is the alternative…

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National On Top, Again

Vehicle selection, customer service and overall value were just a few of the categories for which National Car Rental received praise, taking the top spot for the fifth year in a row in Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards. National received the award at a special celebration in New York City on Tuesday honoring…

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Ritz-Carlton Ranked Top Luxury Brand by J.D. Power

Travelers are happier than ever with their hotel accommodations, as overall satisfaction for the industry has increased, according to the annual J.D. Power hotel satisfaction study. The J.D. Power 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index showed that overall satisfaction for the industry increased 8 points to 825 (on a 1,000-point scale), driven by increased…

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Sky Princess: 700 Square Foot Balconies

If you picture yourself ensconced in a penthouse suite with king-of-the-world views, Princess Cruises has new Sky Suites to tell you about. The cruise line released details Monday about its new ship, the Sky Princess, which is scheduled to debut in fall 2019 in the Mediterranean. The 700 square foot verandas will give suite guests…

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Yuletide Yachting!

Celebrate the holidays in style in the Caribbean aboard the mega-yacht, SeaDream II. Discover the Caribbean’s most secluded destinations. SeaDream Yacht Club invites you to relax and unwind, and let their highly-trained crew take care of all the holiday details. Make this a holiday season to remember. Recently Reduced Pricing on This Voyage Now starting…

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