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Delta Private Jets Just Got Easier to Book

Delta Private Jets is enhancing its Sky Access membership program by making it easier for members to book last-minute “empty leg” flights and by offering a 20 percent discount off select, published Delta Air Lines fares to get you home from your empty leg destination. In January, Delta Private Jets launched the new Sky Access…

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Add Depth to Your Vacation

Dive into the extraordinary at the Playacar Palace, an all-inclusive resort for couples or families that sits beside the glistening turquoise waters and powdery white sands of Playa del Carmen, a destination known for its laid-back charm. This picturesque resort is just steps away from the town center, on the famed Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue),…

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WestJet Unveils New Look, Business Class Service

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet has unveiled its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner livery, logo and cabin interior including the airline’s first-ever business class cabin. WestJet has firm orders of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and options for another 10, all of which will feature the new livery, logo and interior. WestJet Image The reveal is part of…

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The State of the Science: Tracking Bags

Despite dramatic growth to four billion passengers served in 2017, airlines have set a new record with only 5.57 bags mishandled per thousand passengers. Barbara Dalibard, CEO, SITA, says: “Over the last decade, we have seen significant improvements in bag management as airlines have taken advantage of technology. Now with IATA’s drive for 100% bag…

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Blockchain Technology 101

It was nearly impossible to make it through this past winter without having some interaction with news about blockchain technology. In an attempt to get to the forefront of a technology that could change the internet forever, the revolutionary nature of the blockchain has resulted in the development of hundreds of products and currencies. Bitcoin,…

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Hawaii: Open for Business

As news of volcanic activity taking place in Hawaii continues to make headlines around the world, tourism officials have been scrambling to assure travelers that there is absolutely no reason at this time to change or alter your leisure or business plans. Important Note: Despite images of rolling lava and smoke coming out of Hawaii…

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Review Wars in the Sharing Economy

Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott recently posted the following article on USA Today… In a sharing economy, many of the big players, including Airbnb and Uber, allow drivers and hosts to review their guests. A negative rating can affect your ability to hire another car or rent an apartment. “It’s always been a two-way street,” relationship…

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The Best of Northern Europe

Imagine exploring the great cities of Northern Europe from the balcony of a luxury cruise ship. Experience the cosmopolitan charm of London and Amsterdam. Savor the beauty of the exceptional city of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Sail past the Fjords, waterfalls and verdant…

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7 Essential Meetings Negotiation Considerations

Getting the best value for your dollar is job No. 1 for most meeting and event planners, and arming yourself with some basic knowledge about hotel and facility profit centers is key to striking a favorable deal for your organization or client. Following are some factors that influence hotel pricing and availability, as presented by…

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Exciting New Menu Items on United

United Airlines is now offering several new dining, snacking and beverage options in its Choice Menu including egg and chicken chorizo tacos for breakfast and a barbecue chicken sandwich for lunch and dinner. On United’s premium transcontinental flights between Los Angeles and New York/Newark and between San Francisco and Boston and San Francisco and New York/Newark,…

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