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Oceania’s Dom Perignon Dinners

One of the dilemmas for Champagne makers is that their product is viewed as something perfect for a special occasion but not for everyday occasions. That’s even more true for the finest brands, including Dom Perignon, the prestige cuvee of Moet & Chandon. Many reserve it for celebrating a lifetime achievement, a milestone birthday or…

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Safari, Indian Style!

When you hear the word “safari,” Africa may come first to mind. But India should, too! India’s wild habitats are rich with exotic animals and offer rare treasures for those who are passionate about nature. This comprehensive 12-day safari gets you far away from India’s intense cities and into its natural realm, a landscape of…

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Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded

With President Trump issuing an emergency order yesterday grounding the Boeing 737 Max fleet in the United States, Southwest, American and United scrambled to replace Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s on their routes and rebook passengers as quickly as possible. A Southwest flight from Oakland to Newark landed at 7:10 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, the…

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City Guide – London

Teplis Bleisure Travel City Guides provide busy corporate travelers with a quick reference to the sights, sounds and tastes that await them when doing business in the city. Free time while traveling on business is at a premium and we’re here to help you make the most of it! London is one of the world’s…

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American, Hyatt Launch New Loyalty Benefits

A new World of Hyatt and American Airlines AAdvantage loyalty partnership lets you earn more rewards points & miles when you travel. You can earn World of Hyatt points on American Airlines purchases and you can earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles on Hyatt purchases. When you have an elite membership status with either loyalty program,…

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Second Seattle Airport Opens

The first commercial flights from what’s been dubbed “Seattle’s second airport” began last week from the brand-new passenger terminal at Paine Field (airport code “PAE”) in Everett, Washington. The two-gate, 30,000-square-foot terminal is a private partnership between Propeller Airports and Snohomish County and feels more like a swank airport lounge than a small regional airport.…

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Continuous Sourcing: Shaking Up Procurement

The way in which corporations select their travel partners is changing. Sourcing air, hotel and car rental travel, traditionally undertaken through an annual RFP, can take three months and cost thousands in lost productivity. No wonder travel managers are looking at alternatives. Contemporary sourcing is quicker, using real-time and predictive data for decision-making in partnerships…

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Back Taxes Can Jeopardize Your Passport

The IRS has reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew their passports or get a new one if they owe $52,000 or more in federal taxes. In January of last year, the IRS began implementing new procedures for individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” The change in the law came in…

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Morocco: The Sahara and Beyond

The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day adventure into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fez, spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara, enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family,…

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Hilton Announces New Upscale Meeting Brand

Hilton has launched Signia Hilton, an upper-upscale hotel brand targeting meetings and events. Signia’s ballrooms, restaurants, bars, lobbies and guestrooms will be designed “so groups of any size can optimize work time and collaboration time and spark their most innovative thinking,” Hilton said. The brand will focus on urban and resort markets worldwide. At an…

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