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Blockchain & Travel: A Primer

Blockchain might well be a revolutionary technology that could shape the future of travel — especially payment settlement and fraud prevention — but it is also “the most overhyped technology right now,” according to Norm Rose, senior technology and corporate market analyst at Phocuswright. Blockchain, which was created to communicate and secure bitcoin transactions, has…

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Christmas in Austria

Cruise the Danube River during Christmas, one of the most festive seasons of all. Enjoy special concerts and dinners aboard your riverboat as you travel to Munich, Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, and more. Join optional tours and visit museums, cathedrals, and old towns. Plus, best of all stroll down festively lit streets and check out the…

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Has Airbnb Peaked?

Has Airbnb peaked in the U.S. and Europe? A new report from Morgan Stanley seems to suggest as much. In the company’s third annual AlphaWise survey of more than 4,000 adult consumers in the U.S., UK, France, and Germany, it found that Airbnb adoption in the U.S. and Europe is slowing. The percentage of travelers…

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A Guide to Airline Legroom

Wondering what’s the airline with the most legroom? Seat pitch, the distance from any point on an airline seat to the corresponding point of the seat in the next row, is the most reliable measure of total front-to-rear seat space, and therefore legroom. These days, the average economy seat pitch is 30 to 31 inches…

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A Taste of Scotland

Sample all that Scotland has to offer…Stand in the shadow of history on 18th century battlefields, climb to the turrets of an ancient castle, try your hand at a classic golf course, enjoy the friendly patrons of a Glasgow pub, or search for Nessie on Loch Ness. If you’re looking for adventure, then Scotland’s for…

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Singapore Airlines Unveils A380 Makeover

Four years ago, Singapore Airlines’ design team started working on new interiors for its fleet of Airbus A380s, and their updated products have just been revealed, bringing additional elements of comfort to bolster the carrier’s reputation as one of the world’s best for passengers. While many global airlines are eliminating first class from their long-haul…

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International Business Trip Tips: South America

Traveling overseas gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultural customs and traditions. If your travels bring you to South America, you’re in for an exciting experience. No matter which of its countries you visit, you’ll encounter diverse, rich cultures.   As with any business trip, start by ensuring you’ve made copies of your airline tickets and…

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Airline Consolidation in Europe

Insolvency filings by three long-standing European airlines since early May are part of a slow and ongoing consolidation of the European aviation market, analysts say. Yet, they are quick to add, Europe’s market shows no signs of consolidating to near the extent of the U.S. airline industry, which saw 11 major carriers merge into four…

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Teplis Named in Top 40 Business Travel Blog List

Last week, Feedspot, an online content service provider, announced its 2017 listing of the “Top 40 Business Travel Blogs for Business Travelers” and Teplis Travel earned a place on their respected worldwide list, ranking at number 22. Teplis leapt over scores of other mega-agencies and professional news services to achieve this honorable recognition. With daily posts…

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Adventure at the Top of the World

Since it was “rediscovered” by historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu has been the destination of choice for travelers looking for natural beauty, spiritual enlightenment and awe-inspiring vistas. Built in 1450, “The Lost City of the Incas” sits 7,970 ft above sea level, and towers over the Sacred Valley, which is 50 miles northwest of Cuzco…

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