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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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State Department to Stop Adding Page Inserts to U.S. Passports

Supplemental page inserts — added by the U.S. State Department into valid U.S. passports that lack adequate space for entry or exit visas stamps — have made frequently used passports fat, signaling a traveler’s breadth of international experience. As of January 1, 2016, however, the State Department has announced it will no longer be inserting the…

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Marriott Acquiring Starwood in $12.2 Billion Deal

Just a week or so after reporting that a deal was eminent between mega-brands Hyatt and Starwood, we can now report that Marriott has swooped in and purchased Starwood, creating the world’s largest hotel company. The combined firm, which will include the Sheraton, W Hotels and Ritz-Carlton brands, will operate or franchise 1.1 million rooms in more…

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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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Save $500 on a Walt Disney World Vacation

Play, stay, dine and save up to $500 on a 5-night/6-day room, ticket and dining plan package for a family of four at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 13-19, 2015 and Jan. 2-March 7, 2016 when you book by Dec. 23, 2015. When you stay at a Disney Resort…

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Survey: Millennials Like Traveling On Business

Millennials are nearly twice as likely to want to travel more for business than Baby Boomers (45 percent to 26 percent, respectively), and a strong majority of Millennials (57 percent) believe technology can never replace face-to-face meetings to get business done. These findings come from the latest GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index – research from the…

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Hawaiian Adds Lie-Flat Seats, NY Non-Stop

Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will add a stylish new lie-flat business class seat to its A330 widebody fleet. It’s also adding more premium economy seats. Why? Because Hawaiian’s route structure is changing. In the past, it was primarily a West Coast – Hawaii operation. But recently Hawaiian has added new nonstops to New York (10…

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The Best Hotels For Sleep In The U.S.

Sleep is essential to travel. Many of us embark on trips with visions of unplugging, detoxing from digital devices and really, truly relaxing for once — and we crave lodgings that are able to help us do so. The Huffington Post’s Suzy Strutner has compiled a list of sleep-friendly properties to help you get your…

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Amtrak Goes to the Dogs (and Cats)

Amtrak has launched a new pet-friendly program on two East Coast routes. Cats and dogs weighing, together with their carriers, 20 pounds or less are now welcome on Northeast Regional service, which runs between Boston and Lynchburg, Newport News and Norfolk in Virginia, as well as Downeaster trains running between Boston and Brunswick, Me. The…