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Airline Restrictions on Smart Bags

US carriers Delta and American Airlines have announced that they will prohibit passengers from checking in ‘smart bags’ that have non-removable lithium-ion batteries starting on January 15, 2018. Smart bags, made popular by companies such as Bluesmart (pictured) and Modobag, feature integrated technology that allows users to track their luggage, weigh it and lock it…

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Save Time with the Mobile Passport Control App

International Travelers can save time at US Border check points with an easy-to-use app that puts you on the fast track. Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors to use the Mobile Passport app to expedite their entry process into the United States. It is the first app authorized by U.S. Customs…

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Hot New Hiring Tool: Your Corporate Travel Policy

With the national labor market tightening to levels not seen in two decades or more, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that job candidates are comparing companies’ benefits packages before accepting a new job…or that existing corporate employees are leaving, or considering leaving for jobs that offer less costly insurance benefits, more paid time off,…

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Spain, Portugal and France

Discover the delectable cuisines and spirits of Spain and France at their authentic best on this fabulous Windstar cruise. Treat your palate to Europe’s best seafood in Spain’s Galicia region, to sweet port in Porto, cognac in La Rochelle, and world-famous wines in Bordeaux. Spend time absorbing the culture, history, and landscapes that have gone…

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Delta Is BTN’s Winningest Airline

Delta Air Lines claimed a record-setting seventh year atop BTN’s annual airline survey of corporate travel managers and agents, once again steamrolling its competition and earning the top score in every category by a healthy margin. Across the 20 years that BTN has conducted its survey, Delta now stands alone as the winningest carrier. Both…

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Are Shrinking Airplane Seats a Safety Hazard?

Whether you’re booking independently or through a corporate travel agency, traveling for business can be stressful and uncomfortable. Airlines are continuously working to find new ways to get more seats on a plane to make more money.   Their recent tactic is to decrease pitch size, the distance between a row of seats, from 31 to 28 inches. A smaller pitch size means more seats, and thus, more tickets sold. It allows airplanes…

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National Geographic Traveler’s 2018 Best of the World

National Geographic Traveler magazine revealed the 2018 Best of the World, its annual list of the 21 must-see destinations to visit in the year ahead. Traveler editors selected their top picks for places in three key categories- Cities, Culture, and Nature. The results are in the December/January 2018 issue of Traveler magazine, now available on…

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Bali’s Volcano Strands 59,000 Travelers

Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers. Bali’s airport was closed early Monday after ash, which can pose a deadly threat to aircraft, reached its airspace. Flight information boards showed rows of cancellations as tourists…

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Hawaiian Airlines Tightens Its Grip on Interisland Flights

Ever since Aloha Airlines folded back in early 2008, Hawaiian Airlines has dominated Hawaii’s interisland travel market. There have been ebbs and flows over time, but the carrier’s market share has routinely exceeded 80% on all of the major interisland routes. Hawaiian’s dominance was assisted earlier this month as Island Air shut down for good,…

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Top Thanksgiving Destinations

For the third year in a row, New York City and Cancun are this year’s most popular domestic and international destinations for Thanksgiving among Americans, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s “Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Report”. The company reviewed more than 4.5 million plans made by Americans for travel during Thanksgiving (between November 18, 2017 and November…

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