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Zip Into Adventure!

Bored with the same old routine? If you’re tired of each day seeming like the last, we’ve got a vacation for you… Imagine six days in Costa Rica, with sunshine, zip lines, a volcano, horseback riding, sailing, snorkeling and more! The sky’s the limit and how much fun you have is totally up to you.…

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Holding Business Conferences on a Cruise Ship

According to the Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) annual report published in June, demand for cruising is at an all-time high and has risen 68 per cent in the past ten years, with passenger numbers globally projected to hit a record 24 million by the end of 2016. This growth has been helped by busi­nesses’…

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Currency Exchange 101

After the U.K. recently voted to leave the European Union, Brexit spurred many Americans into suddenly considering the value of the U.S. dollar. Too often, however, even experienced travelers don’t always contemplate all currency conversion options, or when they do it’s at the last minute. Like many other travel decisions, choosing how to spend money…

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Virgin Galactic Receives License for New Rocket Ship

Virgin Galactic has moved one step closer to offering commercial flights into space. The company secured operator licenses today from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation for its newest space ship, the VSS Unity, and for the companion rocket, WhiteKnightTwo. The license approval comes nearly two years after the fatal crash of…

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The Best Public Transportation Systems

Taking public transportation in an unfamiliar city can be daunting. But if the city you’re in has an effective system, there’s no need to waste money on cab fare or Uber when you could be saving money — and maybe even getting somewhere faster — with public transportation. The folks at Business Insider have created a chart detailing some…

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Uber for Business Partners with Concur

Expense provider Concur and ride-hailing platform Uber have partnered to offer Uber for Business at no charge to Concur clients. Uber for Business offers administrator access to ride and spend dashboards, along with customized permissions and “simple management of unlimited employees. With the new integration, scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter, Concur clients…

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Study: Meeting In Person Most Effective & Productive

Globally, 86 percent of travelers surveyed said a meeting conducted in-person is more effective and productive, a view consistent across every age group. Travelers in Australia, Canada, China, India, UK, and the US made a stronger endorsement, at 90 percent, on average; as did travelers with a title of VP and above (91 percent). In…

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Hotel Industry Hits Plateau In Consumer Satisfaction

The free amenities that were once considered special perks that add value to the customer experience have become the new norm, according to The J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, released this week. The study found that while overall satisfaction with hotels increased by 2 points in 2015, to 806 points…

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Is the Golden Era of Frequent-Flyer Benefits Over?

Thirty-five years after American Airlines launched the world’s first major frequent-flyer rewards scheme – AAd­vantage – it is poised to become the last of the ‘big three’ US legacy carriers to complete a fundamental revamp of its particular loyalty program. Unlike the initial scheme offered back in 1981, allocating reward points to flyers based on the…

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Worst Airports for Customs/Immigration Lines

If you’re traveling abroad this summer, the time you’ll spend waiting in line to get through Customs & Border Protection (CBP) on your return could be torturous – or it could be pleasantly brief. It all depends on the airport you come back through. A new study from MileCards.com warns that the longest CBP lines will…

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