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Currency Rates | Teplis Travel

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…

Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship | Teplis Travel

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…

Man on the Phone | Teplis Travel

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…

Couple on the Beach | Teplis Travel

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…

London Underground Station | Teplis Travel

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…

Frankfurt Airport Terminal | Teplis Travel

Frankfurt Airport Calls for Curfew Relaxation

After 7,000 passengers spent last Friday night sleeping inside Frankfurt’s terminals, the airport authority has called for a relaxation of its strict curfew. Frankfurt, like a number of other European cities, has had a strict curfew for night-time flights for many years, but to avoid disturbing nearby residents the curfew was made even stricter back in…

People at Dinner | Teplis Travel

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…

Uber and Concur | Teplis Travel

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…

People in a Meeting | Teplis Travel

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…

Customer Service Bell | Teplis Travel

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…