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Ancillaries: Keeping Track of Extras

Once upon a time, when you booked an airline ticket, that was it. Your seat, your bag, your in-flight meal and entertainment – everything was included, whether you took advantage of the option or not. Not anymore. Ancillary services – primarily, though by no means exclusively, charging for bags and seats – is big business…

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Consolidating Meeting and Business Travel

At many companies, different departments oversee the planning of small offsite meetings and the procurement and booking processes for corporate business travel. In addition, small events are often charged on corporate credit cards, and the expensing is categorized under general travel and entertainment, rather than business development. That discrepancy causes inefficiencies, including a lack of transparency…

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Jack and Ferdi: The App for Bleisure Travelers

While business travel is almost always a good thing for businesses, it can sometimes be a cause of concern for travelers. The more you travel for business, the more likely you can become stressed, unhealthy and lose motivation for your job. That is why the trend of bleisure travel (a trip that combines business and…

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Cruise the Great Lakes

The five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario contain more than one-fifth of the planet’s fresh surface water, and together are the largest body of freshwater in the world. They also connect some of the most exciting destinations in the US and Canada. Victory Cruises, recently acquired by The Great American Steamboat…

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Disney’s New Riviera Resort Now Accepting Reservations

Channeling the grandeur and enchantment of the European Riviera, Walt Disney World’s newest resort hotel is now accepting guest reservations for stays beginning in December 2019. Disney’s Riviera Resort will be the first all-new, stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property at the theme park since 2004, and it will be the fifteenth in its portfolio. “Inspired…

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Airlines Cancel More Than 1,000 Flights for Tuesday

Flying Tuesday? You might be grounded. The travel troubles from Monday’s snowstorm in the Midwest, combined with forecasts calling for more snow and icy conditions in the South and Northeast, have already forced airlines to cancel more than 1,000 Tuesday flights. Atlanta is Tuesday’s biggest trouble spot, with nearly 300 flights to and from Hartsfield-Jackson…

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A Bigger, Better 777

It’s been a while since Boeing introduced a new aircraft design rather than size variations on existing models. But that will change soon as the manufacturer is on track to start test flights this spring of its newer, wider 777X aircraft. The 777X is the next generation of Boeing’s 777 aircraft, which comes in two…

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Connect the Capitals…By Rail!

Can’t decide between Piccadilly Square and Montmartre? Equally attracted to the Eiffel Tower and the London Eye? Well now you don’t have to choose. See both iconic cities and enjoy the hassle-free option of rail travel aboard the comfortable Eurostar train network. We’re partners with Avanti Destinations, who are the European Rail Experts. They have…

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Playing the Loyalty Points Game

Frequent flyer programs have long been the bane of travel managers’ lives. The ability to put points into an ever-expanding loyalty wallet is often irresistible for travelers who book outside policy for personal gain. Not only does this undermine corporate deals, reducing the amount of business given by their employer to a particular airline, it…

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Concierge Lounge Concept Catches On at Aria & Vdara

In August, Aria Resort & Casino took its concierge desk out of the lobby and installed it around the corner in a dedicated lounge. The idea, said Aria vice president of hotel operations Paul Berry, was to eliminate the pressure of the typical concierge desk experience, the feeling of looking over your shoulder and seeing…

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