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Comparing Basic Economy Fares

United Airlines and American Airlines began selling basic economy fares this week on select routes. Initially, United will offer the fare—which limits carry-ons to personal items that fit under the seat and does not allow advance seat selection—for travel between Minneapolis/St. Paul and any of United’s seven U.S. hubs (Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Los…

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Three Reasons More Companies are Turning to Corporate Travel Agencies

For many companies, corporate travel arrangements are made either by someone’s personal assistant, a dedicated travel manager or even by appointing someone in the office to search online for the best deal. Managing corporate travel is no small task, because travel is often one of a business’s largest expense, and it’s fraught with paper trails, records,…

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Hyatt Focusing on Wellness

In a lodging industry where larger competitors continue to expand their hotel numbers at a record pace, Hyatt Hotels is staking its own growth on the assumption that guests are looking for a little tender, loving care. Long known for full-service brands such as Hyatt Regency and Park Hyatt, the company is boosting its investments…

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Adventure Awaits!

If it’s time to add some adventure to your life then we suggest you consider this incredible 7-day excursion that takes you to exciting Singapore, one of modern Asia’s most amazing stops…then whisks you away to Bali, with incredible beaches, water sports galore and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Watch the sunrise from Bali’s Mount Batur, relax on…

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Atlanta and Tokyo Top Rankings of Airport Transit Links

With a fare of $2.50 and a journey of just 17 minutes from airport to city centre, Atlanta’s MARTA light-rail system provides the best airport transit service in the U.S., according to a new report from milecards.com. Other top-ranked airport transit links in the U.S. included the Chicago Transit Authority’s “El” trains from Midway and…

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How Technology is Revolutionizing Travel and Expense Management

Technology has transformed the way businesses handle travel and expense management by streamlining data, policies, and reports in an easily accessible location, as opposed to sifting through mountains of receipts and paperwork to reconcile expenses. The use of interactive dashboards and reports creates business travel transparency, giving you a real-time look at who’s spending money…

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Big Changes for Hilton’s Honors Program

Nope, that’s not a misspelling in the headline. Hilton no longer has an HHonors program; it’s now called Hilton Honors after the company axed the extra H. Also, the hotel giant’s name is now just “Hilton” instead of “Hilton Worldwide.” And with that new name, the company unveiled the following enhancements to its loyalty program:…

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It’s All Downhill From Here!

The snow is waiting on the slopes. What are you waiting for? Get away from the January blues by breaking out your ski gear and heading to one of the top mountain destinations in the U.S. and Canada. Teplis Travel can set you up with a fabulous vacation at well-known properties like the five-star St.…

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Will New Planes Eliminate Jet Lag?

Even though air travel is safer than ever and in many cases cheaper than 10 or 20 years ago, travelers love to complain about its agonies. Cramped and narrow seats, crying babies, chatty seat mates and armrest wars are common gripes. But other factors contribute much more to feelings of distress, especially on longer flights.…

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Big Jets Fall Out of Favor

United Airlines will retire its final Boeing 747-400 by year-end — roughly a year sooner than planned — because the iconic aircraft is no longer cost effective to operate, the carrier said on Wednesday. United currently operates 20 of the hump-backed jets, using them on routes from San Francisco to Europe and Asia. As recently…

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