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The Wonders of Thailand

Thailand, Southeast Asia’s tropical kingdom of endless smiles, is divided into 76 provinces and three distinct states of mind… The first: “bustling,” epitomized by always-buzzing Bangkok, the vibrant southern capital seemingly held together by its steamy food carts, dazzling street life, and bewildering contrasts… The second: “stately,” embodied by Chiang Mai, the northern capital, where ancient temples…

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Italy: The Grand Tour

Of all our favorite spots in Europe, Italy stands alone for its richness of culture and natural beauty. This amazing two-week holiday hits all the high spots. And best of all it’s a premiere experience. Great First-Class and Deluxe hotels, state-of-the-art motor coaches with EXTRA legroom and complimentary wifi; a hearty breakfast buffet each day…

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Introducing: The Largest Cruise Ship in the World

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Symphony of the Seas, which is set to debut in April 2018 with its inaugural season in Europe, will come into service as the largest cruise ship in the world. With 16 guest decks, the ship will be able to carry 5,500 guests at double occupancy in 2,774 staterooms. When it enters service, Symphony…

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Simplification the Way Forward for Travel Industry

According to research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by HRS, travel managers are struggling in the face of changing technology and business travellers’ needs and expectations. Respondents recognise the challenge and understand that simplifying their programmes could yield benefits, but simplification initiatives face competing priorities. Titled Simplifying Managed Travel, the study…

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A Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Planning business travel to Japan? If you spend much time with Japanese colleagues there may come a time when you are invited to an onsen, a traditional natural-spring bathhouse. While Switzerland has its “terme baden”, Hungary its “furdo”, and Iceland its “hotpots”, Japan is home to the omnipresent onsen, soothing hot spring baths scattered across…

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Calculating the True Cost of Business Travel

Costs associated with business travel don’t end with what can be recorded on receipts. Rental vehicles, flights, hotels, and per diem are a large portion of your travel and expense management, but there are hidden costs to consider. Taking it one step further, not every “cost” is monetary in nature.   In addition to actual money spent, you’ll need to account for what’s known as…

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Flyer’s Rights: A Primer

What recourse do you have when a flight is canceled or delayed, or the airline changes its schedule, or loses or delays a checked bag or bumps you from a flight? Even though the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and European regulators promulgate and enforce consumer protections, there are probably fewer rights than you think,…

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Pittsburgh’s New $1 Billion Terminal

Twenty-five years after its midfield terminal opened, Pittsburgh International Airport is primed for a $1.1 billion transformation, one that includes a new building for ticketing and security, a new parking garage and a streamlined boarding facility. The plan includes a new “landside” terminal where passengers would arrive to the airport and proceed to a modern…

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Affordable Hawaii

Explore the most beautiful State in the Union, without spending a small fortune. Affordable Hawaii is in your future and what better place to start than Maui, the land of white sand beaches, lush tropical gardens and endless opportunities for fun!  Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the summit of Maui’s dormant Haleakalā volcano,…

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Yes, Airplane Seats Have Gotten Smaller, But There’s Hope

Did you know that over 70,000 flights cross the United States daily? Add to that the thousands of flights taking off on the other side of the world, putting millions of planes in the air each day.   For a corporate travel agency, their travelers’ comfort and experience in flight are top priorities. To keep passengers safe and comfortable, there is a trend needing to be remedied: reduced seat size on airplanes.  With seat width and depth decreasing…

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