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TSA’s New Electronics Rule

Those more stringent security inspection standards that the Department of Homeland Security recently started requiring for overseas airports are being implemented for domestic travel as well. The Transportation Security Administration said this week that persons who use the standard (non-PreCheck) screening lanes will be required to remove all electronic devices larger than a cell phone…

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Bridging the Communication Gap Between Travelers and Employers

The numbers are in, and they don’t look great. The Global Business Travel Association recently released a new study that indicates a gap in communication when it comes to travel policies. Travelers want to do the right thing, but they often don’t know or completely understand what the rules are. When travelers and employers aren’t…

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The British Airways Strike – What You Need To Know

British Airways staff are on strike again, and the crew’s union Unite has announced 14 days more in August. While only about one fifth of the airline’s cabin crew, all members of the Mixed Fleet, are striking, there is the potential for flight disruptions. The 14-day walk-out, which was originally planned through August 1, has now…

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Boutique Chains Target Smaller Cities

With the world’s largest hotel companies battling to increase their upscale hotel presence throughout the country’s gateway cities, three smaller operators — 21c, Graduate Hotels and Aparium Hotel Group — are taking their chainlets inland and to smaller cities, attracting predominantly domestic travelers. The newest of the trio is Graduate, which debuted in 2014 with…

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Christmas in July

Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start making your holiday vacation plans! Especially if your favorite resort is one that sells out far in advance. And when it comes to Christmas, nobody does it better than Gaylord. From the indoor snow, to the fantastic stage shows. From ice skating and snow tubing, to visits with…

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Frontier Announces Major Expansion

Low-cost specialist Frontier Airlines has unveiled plans for a huge network expansion, adding 21 cities to its route map by next spring. The carrier will also add service on dozens of new routes between cities it already serves. Introductory fares are as low as $39 each way but keep in mind that Frontier fares are…

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Disney Reveals Star Wars Resort Hotel

Disney World’s Star Wars-inspired theme park will be accompanied by a themed resort hotel, and the company revealed some details at the D23 Expo over the weekend. Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, described it as completely immersive, where each guest will get a storyline that will “touch every single minute of…

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New Homeland Security Screening Measures

Effective July 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require additional screening measures for Travelers flying on international flights bound for the U.S. These screening measures pertain to any departure point where a passport is required to reenter the U.S. Travelers flying to the U.S. from an international airport are encouraged to arrive to…

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Marriott & Hilton Eye Cancellation Revenue

In recent years, the airline industry has generated billions in revenue by charging a multitude of fees on top of base fares. Now the hotel industry seems to be focusing on the same idea. Two worldwide hotel companies, Marriott and Hilton, recently announced that they would increase their fee revenue by tightening rules on last-minute…

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