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Best Business Class Lounge Announced

The United Polaris Lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Airport has been voted Best Business Class Lounge in the United States by the 2018 World Airline Awards from Skytrax. The highly-coveted award, referred to as the Passenger’s Choice Awards, was voted on by more than 20 million airline customers across the globe. “What is especially exciting…

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Expedition: Antarctica!

Explorers throughout the centuries have been captivated by the radiant beauty of Antarctica, with its floating castles of ice framed against a brilliant sky…Today, you are that Antarctic explorer. Few experiences can compare to the feeling you’ll have as you head off on a 13-day expedition to a magical wonderland where the locals, from penguins…

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Uber & Lyft Have a New Competitor

ReachNow can’t be described as just a car-sharing service anymore. The BMW-owned division is now a ride-hailing service too, putting it in direct competition with Uber and Lyft. The company launched a new app this week that combines car sharing and ride hailing using a single shared fleet of cars. The service is live in…

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Caesars Forum Coming to Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment company, broke ground on their newest development – Caesars Forum, a $375 million, 550,000 square-foot conference center in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment is an undisputed leader in the meetings industry having hosted more than 1.9 million meeting participants, 1.6 million room nights with 17,300 meetings…

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Russia’s Hotel Room Boom

“In the period from January to June, 2,800 new branded rooms appeared in Russia, and almost 90% of them (2,300 rooms) were added in the cities hosting World Cup competitions” comments Tatiana Veller, Head of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, Russia & CIS. “In general, approx. 3,800 branded hotel rooms were opened in the analyzed…

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You Could Be Denied a Passport if You Have Unpaid Taxes

More than 360,000 Americans won’t be able to renew or obtain a new passport if they have “seriously delinquent” tax debts of more than $51,000. Here’s how the new law works… Thousands of Americans won’t be able to get a new passport or renew their existing one until they pay off their tax debts now…

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Hilton Ups Its Fitness Game

Hilton has taken the innovative step of installing gym equipment in individual hotel rooms so guests can workout in privacy. The new room category, which will be rolled out across existing properties, is called Five Feet to Fitness. The concept launched in May at Parc 55 in San Francisco and Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, near…

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JetBlue Crew Saves Dog with Oxygen Mask

A family is extremely grateful to JetBlue crew members who acted quickly to provide an oxygen mask for a dog that was having trouble breathing. According to ABC11.com, Michele Burt was on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Massachusetts Thursday when her three-year-old French bulldog named Darcy’s tongue turned blue and her breathing became laborious.…

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W Nashville Set to Debut

How do you make Music City USA even more exciting? Set up a new stage for people to play. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announces the anticipated 2020 opening of W Nashville. Owned by Twelfth Avenue Realty Holdings, the new-build hotel is the latest North American development in the brand’s packed line-up…

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Travel Warning: Haiti, Nicaragua

As Haiti entered its fourth day of civil unrest, the U.S. and Canadian State Departments are advising citizens in the country to shelter in place, as demonstrations and riots escalated over the weekend, impacting telecommunications, and even Haiti’s airport. They also are advising against travel to the island nation. “Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and…

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