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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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Hertz to Provide Cars for Uber Drivers

Car rental firm Hertz has completed separate deals with taxi technology operators Uber and Lyft to provide cars for their drivers. Hertz’s contract with Uber will initially start in Los Angeles before expanding across the US as part of a national deal. It will allow Uber drivers to hire Hertz cars under specified rental agreements from…

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The Atlanta Marriott Marquis Transformed

Atlanta Marriott Marquis recently revealed its extensive transformation, featuring redesigned guest rooms and suites that represent the new innovative guest experience that Marriott Hotels is rolling out across North America. The hotel offers more suites than any other hotel in the Atlanta market, providing ample multi-functional space for meetings, interviews, receptions or VIP accommodations with stunning…

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Global Entry vs TSA PreCheck: Which Is Better?

With TSA wait times on the rise and no easy solution in sight, TSA PreCheck—the paid program that gives passengers a fast track through security—looks like an increasingly wise investment. But don’t get your wallet out just yet. Is throwing money at the problem institution really the answer? Or is there a better alternative for speeding…

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Common Taxi Scams, and How to Avoid Them

Taxi drivers are a diverse lot. From the white-gloved drivers of Japan to the proud professionals of the United Kingdom and Ireland that must pass rigorous local geography tests before taking to the wheel, most are out to make an honest living. In other places, regulations are patchwork (or nonexistent) and drivers and operators may…

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