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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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Vacation on Middle Earth!

Explore Middle Earth with this 15-day/12-night vacation on the bucket list of every “Lord of the Rings” fan! Start your journey in the harbor city of Auckland and spend two days exploring here before moving onto the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. Take a guided tour of this remarkable film set, get lost among the…

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Save $$$ on a 5 Star Bora Bora Vacation!

Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages, surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Don’t just dream about paradise, come and enjoy it for yourself!  Now you can go and get a fabulous deal… Stay at…

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Bridging the Communication Gap Between Travelers and Employers

The numbers are in, and they don’t look great. The Global Business Travel Association recently released a new study that indicates a gap in communication when it comes to travel policies. Travelers want to do the right thing, but they often don’t know or completely understand what the rules are. When travelers and employers aren’t…

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On Top of the World

As you travel through the stunning Canadian Rockies, experience towering mountain peaks, hanging glaciers, and cascading waterfalls on the Columbia lcefields Parkway. Explore the incredible scenery of Jasper with overnight stays in Lake Louise and Banff. Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola for the ultimate mountaintop experience, with an awe-inspiring ridgetop boardwalk 2900…

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Airbnb Listings Will Appear in Concur Searches

Airbnb listings soon will appear alongside traditional hotel properties in accommodation search results on the Concur desktop platform, but only for travelers from companies that have chosen to work with Airbnb. A hotel search in Chicago, for instance, will bring up not only branded properties from hoteliers like Hilton and Marriott International but also Airbnb…

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Are Last Room Availability Rates Overvalued?

Last Room Availability rates (LRA) can often be “over-valued” and could be costing some companies up to $1 million each year in their hotel program. Research from Hotel Solutions (a CWT consulting arm) has shown a 5 per cent gap between the perceived and actual value of LRA – for a company that spends $20m…

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Hotels Call Out OTAs for Deceptive Practices

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has launched a new Search Smarter consumer awareness campaign aimed to put a halt to what it describes as misleading marketing strategies by online travel agencies and travel search sites, as well as to fight rampant bookings fraud. The group particularly focuses on Expedia and Priceline’s dominant control…

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