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Things Travelers Do That Get Them Into Trouble

Since he started a consumer advocacy website in 1997, author and travel writer Christopher Elliott has fielded tens of thousands of complaints from travelers who have encountered problems they want him to fix. During that time, Elliott and his volunteer contributors have bucketed those complaints into general categories that offer consumers a roadmap to not…

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Schumer/ASTA Concerned About Dynamic Pricing

Dynamic airfare pricing, an emerging methodology in which airlines tailor ticket offers based upon who is making the inquiry, has sparked concern from Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as well as ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents). Schumer is calling for a federal investigation into airlines mining personal data in order to charge…

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How Meetings are Changing Due to Attendee Engagement

Meeting organizers and business travel agencies alike are having to adjust the way they help customers plan corporate events. The days of large auditoriums, set meal times, and rigged scheduling are coming to an end. The past couple of decades, technology has enabled easy access to instant information. The result of these innovations is a…

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BP and United Announce Miles Program

BP and United Airlines will offer BP Driver Rewards and United MileagePlus members the option of earning and using miles on fuel purchases at participating BP U.S. retail locations. This is the only program in the U.S. that allows customers the ability to earn and use U.S. airline miles at the pump for gasoline purchases.…

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Are There Too Many Hotel Brands?

Just before last Christmas, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta capped a record year of growth for the global hotel chain – opening its 5,000th property and welcoming 11.5 million new members to its Hilton Honors loyalty scheme – by launching what he described as an ‘innovation gallery and incubator’ adjacent to a Hilton hotel close to…

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Happy International Women’s Day!

We’re celebrating incredible women who made incredible achievements across the world! Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for…

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Travel Safety Tips From the CIA

Mathew Bradley spent more than 14 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, and now this former CIA agent is the Regional Security Director, Americas, for International SOS (a medical and travel security assistance company). He recently shared the travel safety tips the CIA gives to its employees… Maintain a low profile. CIA employees don’t want to…

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Crowne Plaza’s New Approach to Flexible Meeting Spaces

Finding what hotel best suits your company’s business needs is a tough endeavor. There is an excess of deceptive marketing trying to convince viewers that the advertiser’s hotel is the best. Even if you’re using a business travel agency, there are hundreds of options to choose from. One of the best ways to find a…

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Over 2,000 Flights Cancelled Ahead of Storm

More than 2,000 flights are canceled at New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia airports as the region braces for a powerful nor’easter that is expected to worsen throughout the day. It comes just days after another major storm hit the Northeast, forcing large-scale flight disruptions. Winter Storm Quinn could drop up to a foot of…

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Airfares Based on Who You Are?

Traveler: How much to fly to New York next week? Airline: It depends on who you are. Hmmmm. Decades ago, the price of an airline seat was simple: Economy class had one price and first class had another, and they didn’t change until the flight sold out. Everyone paid the same fare. But after the airlines were…

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