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The State of the Science: Tracking Bags

Despite dramatic growth to four billion passengers served in 2017, airlines have set a new record with only 5.57 bags mishandled per thousand passengers. Barbara Dalibard, CEO, SITA, says: “Over the last decade, we have seen significant improvements in bag management as airlines have taken advantage of technology. Now with IATA’s drive for 100% bag…

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Blockchain Technology 101

It was nearly impossible to make it through this past winter without having some interaction with news about blockchain technology. In an attempt to get to the forefront of a technology that could change the internet forever, the revolutionary nature of the blockchain has resulted in the development of hundreds of products and currencies. Bitcoin,…

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Review Wars in the Sharing Economy

Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott recently posted the following article on USA Today… In a sharing economy, many of the big players, including Airbnb and Uber, allow drivers and hosts to review their guests. A negative rating can affect your ability to hire another car or rent an apartment. “It’s always been a two-way street,” relationship…

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The Best of Northern Europe

Imagine exploring the great cities of Northern Europe from the balcony of a luxury cruise ship. Experience the cosmopolitan charm of London and Amsterdam. Savor the beauty of the exceptional city of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Sail past the Fjords, waterfalls and verdant…

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7 Essential Meetings Negotiation Considerations

Getting the best value for your dollar is job No. 1 for most meeting and event planners, and arming yourself with some basic knowledge about hotel and facility profit centers is key to striking a favorable deal for your organization or client. Following are some factors that influence hotel pricing and availability, as presented by…

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Special Report: Premium Air Travel

Premium cabins are undergoing a transformation as new types of long-haul aircraft enter service The early weeks of 2018 were dominated (at least in aviation circles) by talk about the questionable future of one of the industry’s most heralded – and still relatively young – aircraft, the Airbus A380, colloquially known as the superjumbo. After…

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Halloween in Transylvania!

Transylvania. The name itself is enough to send an icy chill down the spine of even the most fearless adventurer. Now imagine being there, in person, when the clock clangs midnight… on Halloween! At odds with its spooky reputation, Romania ranks as one of Europe’s most charming and under-explored regions, beguiling visitors with its stunning…

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Education is Key

Teplis Travel is excited to participate as a sponsorship partner of this year’s ACTE Global Summit in NYC. In an ever-changing industry, we know that skills and knowledge are the backbone of what makes a great travel partner, and we expect to gain valuable insights for our clients next week at this educational event. Topics…

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Alaska Airlines: A Primer for Virgin America Flyers

On Tuesday, the last official Virgin America flights took off into the sunset. Moving forward, it’s going to be all Alaska Airlines, all the time. The spunky Virgin America brand will be gone. Chris McGuiness (TravelSkills) at SFGate has uncovered a few things Virgin America regulars need to know about the change, plus the outlook…

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Margaritaville Resort Coming to NYC

Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, today announced it’s building a new Margaritaville Resort in New York City. Located in Times Square at 560 Seventh Avenue, blocks away from the bright lights of the entertainment district and New York’s most popular attractions, the 234-room, 29-story property is expected to open…

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