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Currency Exchange 101

After the U.K. recently voted to leave the European Union, Brexit spurred many Americans into suddenly considering the value of the U.S. dollar. Too often, however, even experienced travelers don’t always contemplate all currency conversion options, or when they do it’s at the last minute. Like many other travel decisions, choosing how to spend money overseas…

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Virgin Galactic Receives License for New Rocket Ship

After a tough setback in 2014, Virgin Galactic has moved one step closer to offering commercial flights into space. The company secured operator licenses today from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation for its newest space ship, the VSS Unity, and for the companion rocket, WhiteKnightTwo. The license approval comes nearly two…

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How Online Travel Sites Manipulate Your Search Results

Think you’re getting an unbiased search for the lowest hotel rate online? Think again. Travel author Christopher Elliott recently revealed the truth about booking hotels through online travel sites at the Huffington Post. Turns out sites like Expedia intentionally delete the images of some hotels in an effort to persuade (the visitor) to book a different hotel. The…

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It’s Beach Time!

Aruba is “One Happy Island” and offers visitors an unparalleled experience. This unique slice of Caribbean paradise is one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, with something for beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation seekers and everyone in between. The year-round 82-degree temperature, refreshing trade winds, cultural attractions and flavorful cuisine make it the perfect location…

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The Best Public Transportation Systems

Taking public transportation in an unfamiliar city can be daunting. But if the city you’re in has an effective system, there’s no need to waste money on cab fare or Uber when you could be saving money — and maybe even getting somewhere faster — with public transportation. The folks at Business Insider have created a chart detailing some of…

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Taste The Caribbean!

Celebrity Equinox is moving to the Caribbean in 2017 for year round, family fun, romantic getaways or family and friend reunions. Their “Taste the Caribbean” series is just being introduced featuring new culinary experiences from rum to reggae parties at the Lawn Club, guest chefs and demos. Offering the biggest wine tasting with Celebrity Cruises…

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Uber for Business Partners with Concur

Expense provider Concur and ride-hailing platform Uber have partnered to offer Uber for Business at no charge to Concur clients. Uber for Business offers administrator access to ride and spend dashboards, along with customized permissions and “simple management of unlimited employees. With the new integration, scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter, Concur clients…

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Study: Meeting In Person Most Effective & Productive

Globally, 86 percent of travelers surveyed said a meeting conducted in-person is more effective and productive, a view consistent across every age group. Travelers in Australia, Canada, China, India, UK, and the US made a stronger endorsement, at 90 percent, on average; as did travelers with a title of VP and above (91 percent). In…

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Hotel Industry Hits Plateau In Consumer Satisfaction

The free amenities that were once considered special perks that add value to the customer experience have become the new norm, according to The J.D. Power 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, released this week. The study found that while overall satisfaction with hotels increased by 2 points in 2015, to 806 points out…

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Is the Golden Era of Frequent-Flyer Benefits Over?

Thirty-five years after American Airlines launched the world’s first major frequent-flyer rewards scheme – AAd­vantage – it is poised to become the last of the ‘big three’ US legacy carriers to complete a fundamental revamp of its particular loyalty program. Unlike the initial scheme offered back in 1981, allocating reward points to flyers based on the…

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