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Hot New Hiring Tool: Your Corporate Travel Policy

With the national labor market tightening to levels not seen in two decades or more, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that job candidates are comparing companies’ benefits packages before accepting a new job…or that existing corporate employees are leaving, or considering leaving for jobs that offer less costly insurance benefits, more paid time off,…

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Spain, Portugal and France

Discover the delectable cuisines and spirits of Spain and France at their authentic best on this fabulous Windstar cruise. Treat your palate to Europe’s best seafood in Spain’s Galicia region, to sweet port in Porto, cognac in La Rochelle, and world-famous wines in Bordeaux. Spend time absorbing the culture, history, and landscapes that have gone…

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Are Shrinking Airplane Seats a Safety Hazard?

Whether you’re booking independently or through a corporate travel agency, traveling for business can be stressful and uncomfortable. Airlines are continuously working to find new ways to get more seats on a plane to make more money.   Their recent tactic is to decrease pitch size, the distance between a row of seats, from 31 to 28 inches. A smaller pitch size means more seats, and thus, more tickets sold. It allows airplanes…

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Hawaiian Airlines Tightens Its Grip on Interisland Flights

Ever since Aloha Airlines folded back in early 2008, Hawaiian Airlines has dominated Hawaii’s interisland travel market. There have been ebbs and flows over time, but the carrier’s market share has routinely exceeded 80% on all of the major interisland routes. Hawaiian’s dominance was assisted earlier this month as Island Air shut down for good,…

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Passenger Bumping Plummets

Remember all that horribly negative publicity that the airlines endured earlier this year after a United passenger, Dr. David Dao, was forcibly pulled from his seat and dragged off the aircraft, sustaining serious injuries? Apparently the ensuing public debate and the reforms adopted by major carriers after that incident are having a big impact: New government…

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Blockchain & Travel: A Primer

Blockchain might well be a revolutionary technology that could shape the future of travel — especially payment settlement and fraud prevention — but it is also “the most overhyped technology right now,” according to Norm Rose, senior technology and corporate market analyst at Phocuswright. Blockchain, which was created to communicate and secure bitcoin transactions, has…

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Christmas in Austria

Cruise the Danube River during Christmas, one of the most festive seasons of all. Enjoy special concerts and dinners aboard your riverboat as you travel to Munich, Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, and more. Join optional tours and visit museums, cathedrals, and old towns. Plus, best of all stroll down festively lit streets and check out the…

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Has Airbnb Peaked?

Has Airbnb peaked in the U.S. and Europe? A new report from Morgan Stanley seems to suggest as much. In the company’s third annual AlphaWise survey of more than 4,000 adult consumers in the U.S., UK, France, and Germany, it found that Airbnb adoption in the U.S. and Europe is slowing. The percentage of travelers…

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A Guide to Airline Legroom

Wondering what’s the airline with the most legroom? Seat pitch, the distance from any point on an airline seat to the corresponding point of the seat in the next row, is the most reliable measure of total front-to-rear seat space, and therefore legroom. These days, the average economy seat pitch is 30 to 31 inches…

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A Taste of Scotland

Sample all that Scotland has to offer…Stand in the shadow of history on 18th century battlefields, climb to the turrets of an ancient castle, try your hand at a classic golf course, enjoy the friendly patrons of a Glasgow pub, or search for Nessie on Loch Ness. If you’re looking for adventure, then Scotland’s for…

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