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New TSA Screening Rules for US Inbound Passengers

Passengers on inbound flights to the U.S. will be subject to new security screening procedures, beginning today, that will see both citizens and non-citizens questioned about their trip and their luggage. The new rules, which will impact all of the 2,000-plus international flights to the U.S. each day, come as the 120-day window for enforced…

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Is Your Travel Expense Compliance Rate Costing You Money? | Teplis Travel

When it gets to the end of the month, do you dread travel and expense management? Gathering data and reports can quickly eat up your time, especially if travelers aren’t being compliant.  The more travelers not following company policy, the more money out the door. Though they might find it trivial, the cumulative effect of everyone’s misbehavior…

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Italy: The Grand Tour

Of all our favorite spots in Europe, Italy stands alone for its richness of culture and natural beauty. This amazing two-week holiday hits all the high spots. And best of all it’s a premiere experience. Great First-Class and Deluxe hotels, state-of-the-art motor coaches with EXTRA legroom and complimentary wifi; a hearty breakfast buffet each day…

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Save $85 on Your TSA Pre✓ Membership

You’re probably already aware that TSA Pre✓ can save your VIP travelers time and trouble at the airport. But did you know there are numerous credit card companies and loyalty programs that cover the TSA Pre✓ application fee as a member benefit? Some provide a statement credit towards the application fee, while others allow members to use…

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Millennial Cruising in Paris

The first of U by Uniworld’s millennial-focused river cruise ships, The B, debuted in Paris over the weekend for a preview cruise along France’s Seine River aimed at giving agents and social media influencers a sneak peek at the product. U by Uniworld was developed by Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection as the first river…

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What You Really Need to Know About International Business Travel

International business travel is more complicated than a domestic flight across the country. Overseas trips require special attention to planning, packing, and flying.    By working with a business travel agency, you’ll feel fully prepared for the trip and its unique nuances. Here are a few factors to keep in mind before, during, and after an international flight.  Planning Before the Flight  With terrorism on the rise, entry into another country is stricter…

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Introducing: The Largest Cruise Ship in the World

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Symphony of the Seas, which is set to debut in April 2018 with its inaugural season in Europe, will come into service as the largest cruise ship in the world. With 16 guest decks, the ship will be able to carry 5,500 guests at double occupancy in 2,774 staterooms. When it enters service, Symphony…

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Simplification the Way Forward for Travel Industry

According to research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by HRS, travel managers are struggling in the face of changing technology and business travellers’ needs and expectations. Respondents recognise the challenge and understand that simplifying their programmes could yield benefits, but simplification initiatives face competing priorities. Titled Simplifying Managed Travel, the study…

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A Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Planning business travel to Japan? If you spend much time with Japanese colleagues there may come a time when you are invited to an onsen, a traditional natural-spring bathhouse. While Switzerland has its “terme baden”, Hungary its “furdo”, and Iceland its “hotpots”, Japan is home to the omnipresent onsen, soothing hot spring baths scattered across…

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Calculating the True Cost of Business Travel | Teplis Travel

Costs associated with business travel don’t end with what can be recorded on receipts. Rental vehicles, flights, hotels, and per diem are a large portion of your travel and expense management, but there are hidden costs to consider. Taking it one step further, not every “cost” is monetary in nature.   In addition to actual money spent, you’ll need to account for what’s known as…

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