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Business Travel Coalition Calls Out Airlines on Pricefixing

Industry watchdog the Business Travel Coalition has filed a letter with the Justice Department alleging that the three top US carriers, American, Delta and United have schemed together to change airfare rules that have the effect of driving up the price of an airline ticket on unsuspecting consumers by as much as a factor of seven.…

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Monica Teplis on Women Taking a Leadership Role in Travel

“As a woman who has operated Teplis Travel as a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise for over four decades, I support and applaud the women in this industry who are excelling in leadership roles and overseeing major travel brands. If you love travel, you find a way to make your passion your work!” – Monica Teplis,…

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Travel Agents Help Consumers Save Under New Airline Pricing Structure

Several U.S.-based airlines, including American, Delta and United, recently made subtle changes to their domestic pricing structure resulting in not-so-subtle changes to the cost of some airfares, especially impacting the business traveler. The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) learned of this issue from its agent members who detected this change early, quickly began navigating…

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8 Women Shattering the Travel Industry’s Glass Ceiling

More and more women are now executives at major travel brands, running their own companies and launching some of the coolest travel startups out there. The website Mashable took a look at female achievers in a variety of travel companies from massive corporations to startups to more intimate mom-and-pop shops in order to show there’s more than…

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14 New and Refurbished Hotels Coming to New York

It may be known as the city that never sleeps, but New York certainly continues to add places where one can rest their head. Hotels large or small, classic or contemporary, uptown or downtown – developments of every scale and style are in progress or in the pipeline. While most still aim for the busy streets…

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First look: Inside the Viking Sea

Eager for a glimpse of Viking Sea — the second ocean ship from river giant Viking? USA TODAY this week got early access to the 930-passenger vessel ahead its christening next month in Greenwich, England. Viking Sea is less than a third the size of the latest megaships from the likes of Royal Caribbean and Norwegian…

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Alaska Air buys Virgin America for $2.6 billion

Alaska Air Group has agreed to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion, the airlines said. Alaska Air (ALK) said it will pay $57 per share, sending Virgin America (VA) stock soaring 40%. Including debt and aircraft leases, the transaction is worth about $4 billion. The combined airline will have 1,200 daily departures, 280 aircraft, and hubs…

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GBTA Poll Shows Vast Majority of Firms Have Effective Risk Management

More than 72 percent of global travel buyers report that their company has a risk management plan in place, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner associations. In addition 81 percent found their company’s risk management plan to be effective directly following the terror attacks in…

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Airplane Lavatories That Clean Themselves?

Airplane lavatories. While most of us prefer not to ponder just how filthy they really are – the fact that they’re one of the most unsanitary places on a plane will come as little surprise. Boeing hopes to change that. The U.S. plane manufacturer just announced it’s filed a patent on a prototype that uses ultraviolet (UV) light…

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California Hotel Rates Are Soaring

Demand for hotel rooms in key California business markets is pushing up room rates far above the national average, according to a new report. STR, a firm that tracks hotel industry performance and metrics, this week released data for room rates in major cities during the week of March 13-19 and compared them with the same…