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Banning Carry-on Bags Could Make Boarding 71% Faster

An op-ed in an issue of this week’s Boston Globe posits the brave thought “What if we did away with carry-on bags on flights entirely?” Devin Liddell, the founder and brand strategist behind Poppi, the conceptual airline, wrote an open letter to the world, essentially telling us “You’re doing it wrong!” According to Liddell, eliminating…

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Upcoming Florida Rail Service Named Brightline

The intercity train that is expected to begin shuttling passengers between Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami in 2017 now has a name: Brightline. The 235-mile line will be the first privately constructed rail service to open in the United States since 1956. All Aboard Florida, which is building the rail service, has a goal of…

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Airport’s Hotel Complexes: Aiming to Become Destinations

As airports become more competitive, vying for tourists and business travelers, they are getting into the hotel business. Within the last 16 months, San Francisco International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Kennedy announced intentions to build on-site airport hotels. The Westin Denver International Airport (pictured above) is scheduled…

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Insider Tips for Exchanging Money Abroad

International business travelers need to know the ins and outs of how to maximize value when exchanging foreign currency. Frivolously exchanging money can mean losing a significant chunk of change. Many outlets have less-than-favorable exchange rates or charge a hefty fee to complete the transaction. USA Today has put together the following useful tips that…

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What Flight Attendants Wish You’d Stop Doing

If you think you’re annoyed by your fellow airplane passengers, then just try being a flight attendant. A group of flight attendants were asked to each name the ONE thing they wish passengers would stop doing on a plane. And we have to say, their responses definitely inspired us to clean up our acts. These…

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This Travel Jacket Features 15 Levels of Awesome

Travel has finally met its match… and it matches your pants. At first, the BauBax travel jacket looks like an average blazer or sweatshirt. But hidden beneath its average silhouette is a mind-blowing lineup of 15 travel-friendly features that expertly handle every need, including ones you didn’t know you had. For example, there are nine creatively-placed pockets…

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Teplis Featured on Travel Weekly’s 2015 Power List

Teplis Travel was a featured supplier on this year’s Power List put together by Travel Weekly, the industry’s premiere publication. The annual compilation which focuses on travel management firms and online travel retailers is limited to companies that sell over $100 million in airline, car rental and hotel reservations each year. Teplis was the only travel management…

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Choice to Debut Quality and Clarion Brands in China

Choice Hotels will debut its Quality Hotel and Clarion Hotel brands in China, it has been announced. The company has signed a development deal with Boli Hotel Management and will open the first property in Hangzhou, with plans to expand across the region. Mark Pearce, senior vice president of Choice Hotels’ international division, said: “With…

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Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Opening March 31

Universal Orlando’s newest resort will welcome its first guests on March 31. The 1,800-room Cabana Bay Beach Resort is Universal’s fourth on-site hotel and offers moderate and value-priced family suites and guestrooms that sleep up to six people. The resort is designed with a retro theme reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s. The resort amenities include a…

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Shangri-La Hotels Offering PressReader Service

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will replace approximately two million complimentary print newspapers distributed annually to guests with environmentally-friendly digital versions beginning 29 March. The Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group has partnered with PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service, to make connecting to Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts’ free Wi-Fi even more edifying. Guests…

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