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American Adds 50+ Flights, Plus NY/Chicago Shuttle

American Airlines rolled out a new schedule for 2018, including 52 new nonstop flights to domestic and international points, and an expansion of its northeast shuttle operation to the Chicago market. On the international side, American said it is adding a number of cities to its route map, including nonstop flights to Budapest, Prague and…

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Travel Management RFPs: Improving The Process

Given that the average RFP (request for proposal) for a corporate travel management company runs to hundreds of questions and the answers can read like War and Peace, it is not surprising that both suppliers and buyers are fatigued with the entire process. And worse, according to research undertaken by consultancy Festive Road, when asked…

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New Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Whether you’re a corporate traveler looking for a perfect base for a business meeting, or a luxury traveler looking for a new favorite vacation spot, there is something for everyone with this month’s new Small Luxury Hotels of the World members. The Adelphi Hotel: Saratoga Springs, New York State (Pictured above.) Victorian splendour meets cool elegance…

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Twelve Tips for Zooming Through Airport Security

Let’s assume you have already enrolled in TSA Precheck. You know the basics, like not getting in line behind a large family with young children and an infant in a stroller. What else should you do? Arrive early: You will need to find parking, unless you’ve taken Uber or a black car. Security lines can…

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New Travel Advisory Format at State Dept

The Department of State of the United States introduced an improved travel advisory system of sharing information with travelers who are citizens of the United States last week.  The system was redesigned to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. The new travel advisories for each country replace previous travel warnings and travel alerts. Every country…

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Horseback Riding in Ecuador

This nine-day adventure leads you through valleys surrounded by mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks, ancient pre-Inca structures, and dramatic views of waterfalls above the clouds. Begin in Ecuador’s capital and second largest city, Quito, where the intimate and luxurious boutique amenities of Casa Gangotena provide endless comfort as you acclimate to the area’s higher elevation. Your…

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International Business Trip Tips: India

Expanding into the international marketplace can be one of the quickest and most effective ways to grow your business. Setting up travel and lodging for all your employees used to be a complicated process, but it has been made simpler than ever by corporate travel agencies.  India is one of the top options for corporate expansion due to its massive population that is second only to China. However, delving into a new market…

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Travel Guide: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will begin on February 9, 2018, with the closing ceremonies happening on February 25, 2018. In between there will be 102 events in seven different sports with the sports being divided between 15 different disciplines. Pyeongchang is located some 80 miles east of the country’s capital, Seoul, and about 60 miles…

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More Airlines to Ban Smart Bags

Even though smart bags — suitcases outfitted with USB charging stations, GPS tracking, built-in hot spots, and an array of other high-tech features — continue to flood the market, a growing number of airlines are prohibiting them from aircraft. Most recently, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Allegiant Airlines announced restrictions on smart luggage. Delta Air…

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Your Passport: Not Expired, But Useless?

If you love to travel, a passport is one of the most important documents you’ll ever possess, as it allows you to visit almost any country in the world without a visa. But what if we told you that your passport could be not expired, but invalid nonetheless? We all know that if your passport…

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