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Frequent Flyers Disenchanted With Program Changes

Travel loyalty program experts George Hobica, founder of Airfare Watchdog, and Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, suggested that recent changes to the airline loyalty game have caused many flyers to become disenchanted, leading to attrition and defection within program ranks. Speaking at the Skift Global Forum 2016 at Lincoln Center in Manhattan Tuesday, the…

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Fall In Love With Puerto Rico

With all Puerto Rico has to offer you’re sure to find something perfect just for you and that special someone. No passports are needed by US citizens. Plus airfares to Puerto Rico are 30% to 50% less than other Caribbean destinations! Book now and get a 4th night free. To plan your romantic getaway call…

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Delta Opens 2nd Largest Sky Club at Hartsfield

Delta recently opened its second-largest Sky Club at the world’s busiest airport. The 25,000-square-foot Sky Club sits on Concourse B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offering views of the runway and the Atlanta skyline. Delta expects the new Sky Club to be its busiest, with room for 500 people. Among its features are a wine wall curated…

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Emirates Revamping Its Skywards Program

Emirates is introducing a ‘Guest Traveller’ function to its Skywards corporate loyalty program allowing buyers to book non-company travelers such as consultants and still earn Business Rewards Points. The move is part of the airline’s revamped loyalty program, which it claims will allow for “easier redemptions and upgrades” including last minute bookings. Emirates said one of the…

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Discover Secrets for Unlimited Luxury

Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an extra measure of romance and sensuality in exquisite luxury beachfront settings. Guests immerse themselves in Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included. This plus elegantly appointed rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet restaurants and lounges serving top-shelf spirits, elegant amenities and endless day and evening…

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Americans Are Vacation Deprived

Another summer in the United States, another summer where half the country only dreamed of a real vacation. As in summers past, a vast swath of Americans did not take time off to hit the beach, take a road trip, visit a national park, or explore countries beyond their borders. The lack of vacation time taken by…

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Priceline Quietly Kills Off “Name Your Own Price”

For those paying attention, it’s not news that Priceline killed off it’s “Name Your Own Price” feature for airline tickets last week, without fanfare. Unlike the promotional hoopla that surrounded the sacking of William Shatner’s Priceline negotiator this announcement was made quietly and without explanation. (They’ve actually sacked Shatner three times, first in 2006 when…

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A Family Summer Fun Fest!

The Dominican Republic is renowned for having fantastic all-inclusive vacations on some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Punta Cana in particular has an excess of awesome resorts for families of every size and budget. We found Punta Cana all-inclusive properties with the biggest rooms, best deals, and outstanding amenities that are causing quite…

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Amtrak’s New Acela Trains

The hassle of long airport security lines and frustrating delays is making train travel around the world look increasingly more appealing. But much to the exasperation of business travelers and vacationers alike, our national rail service Amtrak has lagged behind countries in Asia and Europe in terms of cutting-edge service. On Friday, the US government…

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The State of Airline Upgrades

Until recently, if you had even mid-tier elite status with an airline, you could bet on getting upgraded from economy to business or first class on many, if not most, of your flights. Not anymore. These days, scoring a free upgrade has become the exception rather than the rule of frequent flying. Here’s why—and what…

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