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Travel Insight: Millennials

Millennials are now the largest demographic group. It’d be hard to miss that news, unless you’ve spent the past couple years in a cave, disconnected. Countless articles and research papers have been written about this massive group — 79 million in the US and nearly 14 million in the UK. Representing 25% of US business…

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Scheduled to Fly Qatar Airways? Here’s What You Need to Know

As of June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. They quickly implemented a land, sea, and air blockade against the country. At the crux of the dispute is Qatar’s sovereignty and independence, to which the country is clutching tightly.   Flights to Doha from these countries have been cancelled, and the…

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Harvey Cancellations Top 7,500 Flights

More travel chaos loomed for fliers in Texas as Harvey’s remnants wreaked havoc on flight schedules for a fourth day in a row Tuesday. Even before midnight on Monday, airlines had preemptively grounded more than 1,400 flights for Tuesday, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. Nearly all of those were a direct result of Harvey and its continuing impact…

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Houston Struggling to Recover

A long-duration, catastrophic flood event is underway in the Greater Houston area in Texas. As of the morning of Aug. 28, some areas had received more than 76 cm (30 inches) since the storm began, and another 51-76 cm (20-30) inches of precipitation is possible by the time the storm passes. Some waterways have risen…

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Hurricane Harvey Flight Changes

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has been flight delays and cancellations at regional airports, including those serving Austin (AUS), Dallas (DFW, DAL), Corpus Christi (CRP), Houston (HOU, IAH), New Orleans (MSY), and San Antonio (SAT). Several major airlines have waived change fees and are offering flexible rebooking policies for regional flights. As of Aug. 25, policies…

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Holiday Shopping in NYC!

Whether it’s Cartier’s and Tiffany’s — or Fifth Avenue designer boutiques — or even Canal Street open air markets, you’re sure to find everything on your holiday shopping list in New York City. We’ll give you valuable discount coupons, too, for NYC’s most famous department stores – Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s! Don’t forget to look at…

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Airline Vouchers: A Primer

Unless you’re really lucky, sometime during your travels you will find yourself in a situation where an airline owes you something. Maybe it’s because of a delay, lost baggage, a rescheduled flight, whatever. When that day comes, the airline will almost surely try to settle by issuing you airline vouchers for future travel rather than…

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Smooth Sailing for River Cruising in Europe

Europe’s river cruise industry continues its growth path, with 1.36 million cruise passengers sailing on Europe’s rivers in 2016, up 2.7 percent from the previous year. Almost 39 percent of last year’s guests came from the US and Canada: “North America turns into an ever more important source market for Europe’s river cruise operators, as…

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A Comeback for Midwest Express?

While it’s not much more than a rumor and a website, chances look good for a return of Midwest Express. The website www.flymidwestexpress.com, which was registered Feb. 15 but apparently didn’t have much content until this week, says two business partners are seeking investors as well as potential employees in an effort to bring back…

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Hotels: The Cost of Loyalty Schemes

Hotel loyalty schemes are a crucial element of the branded chains’ strategies, but they can come at a cost. This time next summer Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson will be hoping that a crucial element of last autumn’s $13 billion acquisition of rival Starwood Hotels – creating the world’s biggest hotelier in the process –…

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