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Mind Your Business Manners: 4 Key International Etiquette Rules

From start to finish, traveling internationally is far different than a domestic trip. Your packing list and even the time you arrive at the airport are impacted when you travel overseas. Whether you’ve booked independently or through a business travel agency, your international business etiquette is just as important as your suitcase. Here are four…

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Demand Surging for London’s Hotels

Strong demand for London hotels has boosted revenues at both Marriott International and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). Marriott International made an operating profit of more than US$1.16 billion in the first half of 2017 as it reaped the benefits of its takeover of Starwood. The hotel giant recorded a 53 per cent rise in profits…

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Waiting at Immigration?

We are in the midst of an international travel boom this summer. And that means one thing is certain: much longer lines at airport customs and immigration on both ends of your trip. Are you prepared? Have you built the possibility of immigration delays into your schedule? By now, every frequent international traveler should have Global…

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Vacation on Middle Earth!

Explore Middle Earth with this 15-day/12-night vacation on the bucket list of every “Lord of the Rings” fan! Start your journey in the harbor city of Auckland and spend two days exploring here before moving onto the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. Take a guided tour of this remarkable film set, get lost among the…

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Airline Industry Launches Baggage Tracking Campaign

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with…

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Pilot Shortage Causes Cancellations

Even as Alaska Airlines announced last week it will launch in 30 more markets in the next six months, we’re hearing that Horizon, the regional leg of Alaska Air Group, was forced to cancel more than 318 flights in June because it didn’t have enough pilots to fly all its planes. The shortage became a…

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3 Expensive Travel Expenses You May Be Ignoring

Keeping up with thousands of transactions across any company, large or small, is a daunting task. However, all those small-dollar transactions make up your travel and expense management. If you’re looking to better manage T&E, the culprits to losing cash could be more obvious than you think. Here are three travel expenses and mistakes that…

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FAA Will Consider Legroom Minimum for Coach Seats

The history of coach-class seating is a story of loss: the gradual loss of legroom, and comfort, as the airlines have shoehorned evermore seats into the same floor space, in their relentless pursuit of more: more revenue, and more profit. Travelers of a certain age will recall when coach seat pitch — the industry measure…

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Mega Deal: Delta, Air France, KLM & Virgin Atlantic

Delta Air Lines and partners Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic announced a bold business deal Thursday that the carriers hope will strengthen their position in the lucrative trans-Atlantic market. Delta will buy a 10% stake in Air France-KLM for €375 million ($438 million), deepening an already entrenched partnership between the companies. Meanwhile, Air France-KLM is…

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Save $$$ on a 5 Star Bora Bora Vacation!

Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages, surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Don’t just dream about paradise, come and enjoy it for yourself!  Now you can go and get a fabulous deal…Stay at the…

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