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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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City Guide – Berlin

Business travelers visiting Berlin don’t have to worry about finding time to explore the city. Cafes are jammed at all hours, drinking is in many ways a religion and dance clubs keep going through the weekend right into Monday. Size-wise, Berlin is a giant city at five times the size of Paris you could spend…

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The Temples of Thailand and Cambodia

Venture off the beaten path on this adventure exploring the amazing sites to be found in the jungles of Thailand and Cambodia. See Angkor Wat, the legendary complex built in the 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavarman II as a monument to the Hindu God Vishnu. As you stroll through this world-famous religious site,…

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Now Open

Mandarin Oriental’s newest resort makes its Middle Eastern debut with the introduction of the Group’s legendary hospitality to the region with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai. Located in the heart of Dubai, and a stone’s throw from the water’s edge, the resort is set to bring a new wave of chic design and…

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