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The Ultimate Russian Cruise!

The Volga River connects Moscow and St Petersburg to five separate seas. Cruising this river gives you a view into Russia’s past, as you float through idyllic forested countryside with monasteries on the riverbank, and ancient small towns shrouded in mystery. Contrast that with the rich heritage in Russia’s two greatest cities as you view the amazing art collections,…

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Delta Cuts Medallion Members Some Slack

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Members can now take advantage of “Reclaim My Status” after a change, event or important life moment has temporarily affected their travel patterns. Built from the ground up based on Member feedback, this is the latest thoughtful addition to Delta’s Medallion program. “Getting back into travel after a big change can be…

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2/3 of Travel Programs Have Had Data Breaches

Nearly 70 per cent of travel buyers say their travelers have been affected by a payment-related data breach from an outside vendor such as an airline, hotel or retailer in the past year, according to research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with AirPlus International. The survey of 144 US corporate travel…

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Disneyland’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” Set to Open

Disneyland began accepting reservations yesterday for folks who want to be the first park visitors to experience Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park’s newest expansion. Set to open May 31, the $1-billion attraction is expected to draw a huge crowd of fans. The Star Wars land is being replicated at Walt Disney World in…

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Real ID Requirements: What You Need to Know

Take a look at your driver’s license. Go ahead, we’ll wait while you fish it out of your wallet. If your driver’s license doesn’t have a star in the upper corner of the card, then your license is not Real ID compliant. And if you’re planning to take a domestic commercial flight any time after…

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Gamification Comes of Age

For the last decade experts in the Travel industry have been telling us that gamification was the key to boosting policy and program compliance among travelers, yet no one could seem to come up with the “game” which had the secret sauce that could change employee behavior. Like many business concepts, gamification is much older…

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Himalayan Jewels: Bhutan and Nepal

Geographically diverse Nepal contains the world’s highest mountains, subtropical forests and rich wildlife…sloth bears, leopards, rhinos and expertly camouflaged Bengal tigers roam its jungle lowlands. In the nearby Kingdom of Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” remains in splendid isolation, dedicated to preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. This amazing journey takes…

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NYC Named Most Expensive Business Destination

The study analyzing the cost of hotel rooms and business expenses across global destinations found Swiss city Geneva is the second most expensive place to do business, while London was ranked tenth. The USA had four locations in the survey’s ten priciest places, while Switzerland also had four cities – Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Bern…

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5 Must-Have Travel Gadgets for 2019

When traveling, having your needs met is of the utmost importance. Certain gizmos and gadgets can be the difference-maker when these moments arise. From portable wifi and water filtration to knowing where your keys and wallet are, this list has what you need. Check out five of our top choices for traveling tech in 2019.…

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Hilton Looks Back on 100 Years

As Hilton approaches its 100th anniversary on May 31, the company is reflecting on how far it has come since Conrad Hilton opened the brand’s first hotel, The Mobley, in Cisco, Texas, a century ago. Hilton now operates more than 5,600 hotels across the globe. Hilton executives gathered Thursday at the Hilton 100th Anniversary and…

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