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Singapore Airlines Unveils A380 Makeover

Four years ago, Singapore Airlines’ design team started working on new interiors for its fleet of Airbus A380s, and their updated products have just been revealed, bringing additional elements of comfort to bolster the carrier’s reputation as one of the world’s best for passengers. While many global airlines are eliminating first class from their long-haul…

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International Business Trip Tips: South America

Traveling overseas gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultural customs and traditions. If your travels bring you to South America, you’re in for an exciting experience. No matter which of its countries you visit, you’ll encounter diverse, rich cultures.   As with any business trip, start by ensuring you’ve made copies of your airline tickets and…

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Airline Consolidation in Europe

Insolvency filings by three long-standing European airlines since early May are part of a slow and ongoing consolidation of the European aviation market, analysts say. Yet, they are quick to add, Europe’s market shows no signs of consolidating to near the extent of the U.S. airline industry, which saw 11 major carriers merge into four…

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Teplis Named in Top 40 Business Travel Blog List

Last week, Feedspot, an online content service provider, announced its 2017 listing of the “Top 40 Business Travel Blogs for Business Travelers” and Teplis Travel earned a place on their respected worldwide list, ranking at number 22. Teplis leapt over scores of other mega-agencies and professional news services to achieve this honorable recognition. With daily posts…

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Adventure at the Top of the World

Since it was “rediscovered” by historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu has been the destination of choice for travelers looking for natural beauty, spiritual enlightenment and awe-inspiring vistas. Built in 1450, “The Lost City of the Incas” sits 7,970 ft above sea level, and towers over the Sacred Valley, which is 50 miles northwest of Cuzco…

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Improving Travel Spend Visibility

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often lack visibility into how their traveling employees are making payments and spending company money, finds a new survey from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, which was released on Tuesday (Oct. 31). Highlighting some of the key findings of its 2017 Business Travel Payments Study, which was conducted…

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The Pilot Shortage

The pilot shortage is here. According to Dan Akins, a transportation economist and founder of the consulting firm Flightpath Economics, the U.S. commercial airline industry is short approximately 500 pilots this year. But that number will balloon to 2,000 next year and 4,000 by 2022, as some 13,000 to 15,000 pilots at Delta, United, American…

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Can You Find These 10 Carry-On Mistakes?

There’s a total of 10 errors in the way this carry-on bag has been packed. Test your packing prowess by finding as many mistakes as you can, in terms of both TSA rules and packing strategy. Then scroll down to see the answers. Wrapped Gift Air travelers should never pack wrapped gifts in their carry-on…

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How Business Travel Affects Families | Teplis Travel

Many people grow with envy when they see their friends or family traveling all over the world for their job. However, this work requirement is taking a significant toll on families. Frequent trips impact travelers and their loved ones in numerous ways.   You’ll notice changes physically, plus, trips can reduce your time at home, hinder parenting, and isolate the traveler away from family. Whether you’re contemplating a new job requiring travel, or you’re already working…

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The Wonders of Thailand

Thailand, Southeast Asia’s tropical kingdom of endless smiles, is divided into 76 provinces and three distinct states of mind… The first: “bustling,” epitomized by always-buzzing Bangkok, the vibrant southern capital seemingly held together by its steamy food carts, dazzling street life, and bewildering contrasts… The second: “stately,” embodied by Chiang Mai, the northern capital, where ancient temples…

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