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The Ultimate Traveler Wearable: Pilot Translating Earpiece

From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Babel fish to Star Trek’s universal translator, science fiction has found ways to break down the intergalactic language barriers, but it’s something those of us in the real world are still struggling with. New York startup Waverly Labs is now claiming it’s ready to make fiction a reality…

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Identifying the Data That Matters

Business Travel News’ JoAnn DeLuna has put together a concise guide to managing travel data for small and mid-size enterprises which have fewer resources to devote to the piles of data available to them. “Small firms face the same [data challenges as larger companies] and sometimes it’s even worse because of the different resources and…

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Announcing Modobag!

A revolutionary new concept in luggage, Modobag is the world’s first motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets savvy travelers to their destination up to three times faster than walking. With a ballistic nylon shell with 2000 cubic inches of internal stowage space (85 percent of the space found in a standard carry-on) Modobag features…

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9 Cool Airports With Some Surprising Ways to Kill Time

Traveling is fun, but hanging out in the airport? Not so much. The delays, layovers, long lines, miles between gates…it just plan stinks. Luckily, our friends at Marriott Traveler have compiled a list of airports that qualify as aviation palaces of amusement! If you’re headed to one of these special airports, you can thank your…

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Eight Reasons for Collecting Delta SkyMiles

For years, Delta’s loyalty program has been heavily criticized by the frequent-flier community, in particular for the value of its points. But as Delta and its airline partners have improved their in-flight product, and other frequent-flier programs continue to devalue their points, it can be argued that the relative value of SkyMiles is increasing. The…

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Paris Goes Modern with the Melia

Melia Hotels International is sporting a new address in Paris’ financial district, La Defense. La Defense sits to the west of the city, rising high above the traditional, white stone architecture with modern skyscrapers and sleek designs. Though not officially part of Paris proper, La Defense is less than a 10-minute Metro ride from some…

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Uber & Lyft Pass Car Rentals in Market Share

Ridesharing services accounted for 46 percent of ground transportation transactions processed by expense management supplier Certify during the first quarter. The services—Uber, primarily—continually have gained ground on taxis in Certify’s quarterly reports over the past two years, gaining 4 percentage points of transaction share since the fourth quarter of 2015. Taxis lost 6 percentage points during…

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Denver’s New Airport Train Service Begins

Some airports, like Denver’s, aren’t known for easy and cheap public transportation to the city center. For years residents have complained about their options to get to the airport, which is actually 23 miles from downtown, and the drive often takes far longer than the usual 35 minutes due to heavy traffic on Interstate 70. All…

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China Passes US as World’s Largest Business Travel Market

While it is pretty much a photo finish, China edged past the United States in total business travel spending at the end of 2015 by a billion U.S. dollars making it the largest business travel market in the world. The two countries finished the year with $291.2 billion in spend compared to $290.2 billion, respectively,…

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JetBlue Now Has Nap Pods at JFK Airport

JetBlue is making it easier for weary travelers to take a quick nap before takeoff. The airline unveiled four JetNap EnergyPods in its terminal at JFK airport in New York City. The pods, which are created by New York-based MetroNaps and look like a futuristic reclining chair, play rhythms designed to help bring relaxation and reduce distractions.…

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