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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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Facial Scans of Air Travelers Trigger Controversy

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to expand the use of facial recognition cameras at U.S. airports, and as more airlines test the technology at boarding gates, a new report has cast doubt on the effectiveness and legitimacy of the entire project. DHS is already using biometric facial scanning of some travelers departing the…

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More Transatlantic Service to Midsize U.S. Cities

Boosted by the rise of transatlantic low-cost carriers and spurred on by more fuel-efficient aircraft and the ever-expanding market for international air travel, European carriers have ventured increasingly into midsize U.S. cities in recent years. In early January, when Icelandair announced that this summer it would become the first airline to fly nonstop from Kansas…

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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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Disney’s Danube River Cruise for Families

Adventures by Disney, the Mouse House’s tour division, is dipping a toe into river cruising for the first time this summer, offering family-focused voyages on the Danube river Disney is partnering with AmaWaterways, a seasoned river cruise operator, to offer the sailings. Covering nearly 450 miles of the Danube between Vilshofen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary.…

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Lyft Concierge Opens Up to More Business

Lyft is expanding its Concierge program – the service that allows organizations to schedule rides for other people – to more business travel customers. First announced in 2016, the service was originally designed to help patients get to medical appointments, particularly in areas where they may not have a car of their own, like New…

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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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How Hotel Pricing is Expected to Change in 2018

2018 is predicted to be a year of transformation in the hotel industry. There are a multitude of changes coming down the pipeline, with many coming at a cost. However, these innovations aren’t necessarily bad for your business or traveling employees.  Hotel prices are expected to rise, but visitors are going to receive an enhanced experience in return. Your business travel agency can fill you in on…

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