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Marriott Rolls the Dice on the Vegas Strip

The unfinished Fontainebleau hotel on the Las Vegas Strip will be transformed into a resort and casino complex, helmed by Marriott International and New York-based global real estate firm Witkoff. The Drew Las Vegas will house Marriott’s boutique EDITION brand, making its debut in Vegas, and the strip’s first JW Marriott. The luxury resort will…

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Eurostar Launches London-Amsterdam Service

Eurostar has announced a new direct route from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will launch on April 4. Tickets will go on sale from February 20, with the inaugural service taking place on the same day. The route travels direct from St Pancras station to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in around three hours. There will…

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When to Book a Cruise to Save the Most Money

A study by Cruisewatch, has found that booking the respective cruise destination at the right time can realistically save you up to 71% off your cruise. The site’s massive study examined 18,983 sailings by region with departures in 2017, and found a surprising trend: as the date of departure approaches, cruise prices fluctuate to a…

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The New Golden Age of Luxury Rail

The golden age of rail travel might be well behind us, but across the globe, luxury trains are experiencing a renaissance. Some transport visitors to iconic destinations aboard storied trains that heave centuries of history along the rails. Others offer modern decor and experiential itineraries that cater to the contemporary traveler. Either way, industry insiders…

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Korean Air Flying High with New Terminal

With a new terminal for its operations in Seoul and final approval nearing for its joint venture with Delta, Korean Air hopes to win a significant new chunk of U.S. corporate business travel share this year. In January, South Korea’s Incheon International Airport began service out of its new 7.4 million square-foot Terminal 2, which…

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Family, Go West!

We had a great response to our Vacation Spotlight featuring “Horseback Riding in Ecuador” two weeks ago, but readers kept asking for an equestrian vacation closer to home…So, saddle up!… An authentic horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1946. Rated among…

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Merging Travel Programs

One of the more challenging situations for travel buyers is when their organization is growing through a merger or acquisition, which means that suddenly there can be a multitude of different travel policies, programs and suppliers for a buyer to try to consolidate. “Just because your company has taken over another firm, that doesn’t mean…

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Wellness Travel Comes of Age

When 600+ wellness experts from 40+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, a uniquely insightful and global view of trends unfolds. That’s what transpired at the recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which brought together leaders from the travel, spa, beauty, fitness, nutrition, technology, medical and architecture worlds. Now, the organization released their top wellness trends for…

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What’s Wrong with U.S. Airlines’ Economy Class?

The annual World Airline Awards conferred by the U.K.’s Skytrax – based on input this year from almost 20 million participating global travelers – have something notably missing from their list of the world’s best economy class. The list of the Top 20 economy class airlines doesn’t include a single U.S. carrier. The reasons why…

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Travel Management RFPs: Improving The Process

Given that the average RFP (request for proposal) for a corporate travel management company runs to hundreds of questions and the answers can read like War and Peace, it is not surprising that both suppliers and buyers are fatigued with the entire process. And worse, according to research undertaken by consultancy Festive Road, when asked…

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