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Lyft Concierge Opens Up to More Business

Lyft is expanding its Concierge program – the service that allows organizations to schedule rides for other people – to more business travel customers. First announced in 2016, the service was originally designed to help patients get to medical appointments, particularly in areas where they may not have a car of their own, like New…

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What’s Wrong with U.S. Airlines’ Economy Class?

The annual World Airline Awards conferred by the U.K.’s Skytrax – based on input this year from almost 20 million participating global travelers – have something notably missing from their list of the world’s best economy class. The list of the Top 20 economy class airlines doesn’t include a single U.S. carrier. The reasons why…

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How Hotel Pricing is Expected to Change in 2018

2018 is predicted to be a year of transformation in the hotel industry. There are a multitude of changes coming down the pipeline, with many coming at a cost. However, these innovations aren’t necessarily bad for your business or traveling employees.  Hotel prices are expected to rise, but visitors are going to receive an enhanced experience in return. Your business travel agency can fill you in on…

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American Adds 50+ Flights, Plus NY/Chicago Shuttle

American Airlines rolled out a new schedule for 2018, including 52 new nonstop flights to domestic and international points, and an expansion of its northeast shuttle operation to the Chicago market. On the international side, American said it is adding a number of cities to its route map, including nonstop flights to Budapest, Prague and…

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Travel Management RFPs: How To Improve The Process

Given that the average RFP (request for proposal) for a corporate travel management company runs to hundreds of questions and the answers can read like War and Peace, it is not surprising that both suppliers and buyers are fatigued with the entire process. And worse, according to research undertaken by consultancy Festive Road, when asked…

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Wellness on the Beach in Aruba

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, the Caribbean’s #1 Hotel for Romance is cranking up their wellness score! Now you can skip Happy Hour on the beach and check out its wellness-focused counterpart, Healthy Hour, featuring complimentary wholesome snacks and half-priced nutrient-packed smoothies and Bucuti craft mocktails from 3 to 4 p.m. daily. New daily complimentary…

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New Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Whether you’re a corporate traveler looking for a perfect base for a business meeting, or a luxury traveler looking for a new favorite vacation spot, there is something for everyone with this month’s new Small Luxury Hotels of the World members. The Adelphi Hotel: Saratoga Springs, New York State (Pictured above.) Victorian splendour meets cool elegance…

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Twelve Tips for Zooming Through Airport Security

Let’s assume you have already enrolled in TSA Precheck. You know the basics, like not getting in line behind a large family with young children and an infant in a stroller. What else should you do? Arrive early: You will need to find parking, unless you’ve taken Uber or a black car. Security lines can…

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Tuesday Storm: Flight Cancellations Top 1,200

Airlines were canceling flights and waiving change fees as wintry weather threatened airports across a large swath of the United States on Tuesday. Nearly 1,200 flights had been canceled and another 1,900 delayed as of 1:20 p.m. ET, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. Of the cancellations, nearly 700 were made preemptive in anticipation of the…

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New Travel Advisory Format at State Dept

The Department of State of the United States introduced an improved travel advisory system of sharing information with travelers who are citizens of the United States last week.  The system was redesigned to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. The new travel advisories for each country replace previous travel warnings and travel alerts. Every country…

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