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Premium Economy Class is Here to Stay

First seen in the early 90’s on Eva Air and Virgin, premium economy sections can be found on 28 airlines, including major carriers such as British Airways and Air France. But the December announcement by American Airlines that it will become the first U.S. carrier to offer an international premium economy product has some proclaiming that this least-established…

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Business Etiquette Around the World

With the rise of international relations, it’s become extremely important to acknowledge cultural differences and abide by cultural norms when doing business in foreign countries. When meeting with your counterparts, there are many things to consider. How should you greet them? Should you make strong eye contact? When dining out, what kind of etiquette is…

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21 Essential Travel Tips for Your Road Warriors

Knowledge is useful where ever you find it, and today the source is from across the pond. Our friends at Buying Business Travel, a UK based industry publication have posted an invaluable guide for international travelers (or “travellers” as they spell it in Merry Olde England). Whether you’re a multi-national company with a multi-million dollar travel budget…

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San Diego International Airport Gets New Car Rental Center

Last week saw the opening of the new $316 million Consolidated Rental Car Center on the northeast side of the airport grounds, just off Pacific Highway — a location that will give renters easy access to Interstate 5. The facility will serve as the base of operations for the 14 rental operators serving the airport, including big…

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New LondonHouse Chicago Features TriLevel Terrace

The highly anticipated LondonHouse Chicago is a chic and ultra-lavish vertical resort primed to make a splash when it opens this spring in downtown Chicago. Named after the one of the country’s most renowned jazz clubs, the contemporary hotel synchronizes a new 22-story modernist glass tower with the 92yr old “London Guarantee & Accident Building”…

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Banning Carry-on Bags Could Make Boarding 71% Faster

An op-ed in an issue of this week’s Boston Globe posits the brave thought “What if we did away with carry-on bags on flights entirely?” Devin Liddell, the founder and brand strategist behind Poppi, the conceptual airline, wrote an open letter to the world, essentially telling us “You’re doing it wrong!” According to Liddell, eliminating…

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Upcoming Florida Rail Service Named Brightline

The intercity train that is expected to begin shuttling passengers between Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami in 2017 now has a name: Brightline. The 235-mile line will be the first privately constructed rail service to open in the United States since 1956. All Aboard Florida, which is building the rail service, has a goal of…

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Airport’s Hotel Complexes: Aiming to Become Destinations

As airports become more competitive, vying for tourists and business travelers, they are getting into the hotel business. Within the last 16 months, San Francisco International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Kennedy announced intentions to build on-site airport hotels. The Westin Denver International Airport (pictured above) is scheduled…

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Insider Tips for Exchanging Money Abroad

International business travelers need to know the ins and outs of how to maximize value when exchanging foreign currency. Frivolously exchanging money can mean losing a significant chunk of change. Many outlets have less-than-favorable exchange rates or charge a hefty fee to complete the transaction. USA Today has put together the following useful tips that…

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What Flight Attendants Wish You’d Stop Doing

If you think you’re annoyed by your fellow airplane passengers, then just try being a flight attendant. A group of flight attendants were asked to each name the ONE thing they wish passengers would stop doing on a plane. And we have to say, their responses definitely inspired us to clean up our acts. These…

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