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Sip’n’Sail With Princess Cruises!

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard a Princess ship, you are setting sail to a world of wonderful experiences. We have always been fond of this cruise line, due to their economical fares and rock-solid reputation. But now, Princess has gone and upped the ante…they’re…

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Open Travel Policy

Controversy is not beneath the travel industry and there isn’t a more divisive issue than the concept of open booking. Some professionals dedicated to the world of corporate travel believe open booking serves as a threat to policy compliance, a misguided approach to travel management that’s ignorant of the demands of large organizations. Other industry…

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Ritz-Carlton Goes Cruising

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is making waves as it unveils its newest brand extension. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is the first foray by a luxury hotel operator into the cruise industry. The first of three Ritz-Carlton cruising yachts is scheduled to take to the seas in 2019, with two others coming on board in 2021…

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Delta and Korean Air Create New Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have reached an agreement to create a leading trans-Pacific joint venture in both scope and service, offering an enhanced and expanded network, industry-leading products and service and a seamless customer experience between the U.S. and Asia. The agreement, signed today, deepens their historic partnership, which spans nearly two decades.…

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The Best of South Africa

South African safaris are a great value! They have the same animal experiences as the inland safaris, but also feature great sightseeing along the coast, winery tours and a fabulous luxury hotel to rest up in after your transatlantic flight! This package includes 4 nights in Cape Town at the Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel close…

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Are You Leaving Airline Points on the Table?

No matter the size of your travel program, there’s a chance your company is missing out on thousands of dollars in benefits by neglecting to maximize savings through corporate airline loyalty programs. Even if you have enough volume to score multiple discount rates with different carriers, it’s still possible you could be leaving airline points…

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Top 6 Hotel Trends for 2017

When the American Hotel & Lodging Association asked its members about the most prevalent trends in the industry, 8,000 hotels responded. The results of their annual Lodging Survey, conducted by industry data provider STR, were revealing. Here’s what they see as the top six trends: 1. Ubiquitous in-room technology You just can’t do without in-room technologies—especially…

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Risk Management: Plan to be Prepared

The landscape of today’s competitive marketplace depends on executives, assistants, and travelers being able to conduct business throughout the United States and the world alike. As political climates shift within the U.S. and abroad, corporate travelers are subjected to emerging policies that affect the ability to increase their presence across geographical and economic borders. Working…

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Cruising to Cuba Continues Under Ban

President Trump’s rollback of Obama-era policies toward Cuba mainly affects individual travelers visiting the country on their own as tourists and will have little effect on commercial cruise lines sailing there. Trump re-imposed the requirement that “people-to-people” travelers can only come to Cuba with heavily regulated tour groups. The policy will also ban most American…

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Marriott Cancels its 24-hour Cancellation Policy

The world’s largest hotel chain announced on Thursday that customers must give at least 48-hours notice if they plan to cancel a reservation — or cough up a fee equivalent to one night’s stay. Up until Thursday, guests were generally allowed to cancel reservations without a penalty up until the day before their visit. “Guests…

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