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Spirit Becomes Third Carrier To Drop Cuba

Spirit Airlines will fly to Cuba for the last time on May 31. And until then, it will reduce its capacity to once a day. “We really wanted it to work…but the costs of serving Havana continue to outweigh the demand for service,” Spirit CEO Bob Forano said in a statement. Passengers with flights booked…

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Luxor Adding Esports Flagship Arena

Allied Esports, the world’s leading network of esports venues, and Esports Arena announced plans for a new dedicated esports venue to be developed at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The new Esports Arena Las Vegas, scheduled to open in early 2018, will become the first permanent esports venue on The Strip and will be the center…

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Internet Travel Site Prices Unreliable

“Consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services and these services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints, according to the European Consumer Centres,” says a study published last week by the European Commission. Online sites “need to respect the European consumer rules, just like a travel agent would,” the…

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Delta Issuing Bonus Points and Vouchers to Travelers

As additional compensation to travelers affected by the events that hampered the airline’s Atlanta operations last week, Delta will provide 20,000 bonus miles to impacted SkyMiles Members and a travel voucher in the amount of $200 will be issued to impacted non-SkyMiles Members. Impacted travelers will be contacted via email by Delta with more information…

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The Mexican Riviera is On Sale!

The Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is a favorite for lovers of sun and fun, and best of all it’s just a short flight away! Step up to a resort dedicated to a natural paradise of warm waters, soothing breezes, and rare tropical plants bursting with color. Leave time for fascinating Mayan cultural…

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Uber Faces Shut-down in Italy & Denmark

New regulatory and legal developments in Denmark and Italy are posing fresh challenges for ride-sharing giant Uber across the Atlantic even as it waits for a potentially game-changing decision from the European Court of Justice. In Denmark, Uber is expected to halt operations on April 18 due to the imposition of new taxi rules that…

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Hidden Travel Fees and How to Avoid Them

Baggage fees, late check-out fees, extra legroom. Everywhere you look, ancillary fees from airlines to hotels are nibbling into travel budgets. The days are gone when buying a flight or a hotel stay meant you’d purchased the full experience. Having been lured in by that attractive basic fare, you can be stung for everything from…

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IATA: International Air Travel Booming

International air traffic demand grew at a “robust rate” in February, said IATA, despite the controversy that swirled over the travel ban that the Trump administration has attempted to put in place. “Although we remain concerned over the impact of any travel restrictions or closing of borders, we have not seen the attempted U.S. ban…

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Journey Through The Clouds!

Flower-dotted meadows, majestic waterfalls and wildlife-packed mountains await discovery on this jaunt through Canada’s National Parks aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, North America’s most exciting train. Imagine being able to scale the sides of mountains or weave alongside steep canyons — all without having to worry if you brought the right shoes. Glimpse a bear as you…

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New EU Rules Would Affect Corporate Cards

Proposed European Union rules for beefing up card security could make booking and paying for travel with corporate cards unworkable, AirPlus International has warned. The second Payment Services Directive is scheduled to take effect in January 2018. AirPlus managing director Patrick Diemer described the relevant section as “not feasible,” telling BTN, “At the moment, it…

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