U.S. Airlines Cut China Flights

American Airlines is dropping money-losing flights between Chicago and Shanghai, and Hawaiian Airlines will suspend its only route to China because of low demand. The airlines announced those and other route changes this week. The decisions reflect growing competition from Chinese carriers and rising fuel prices that have made once-marginal routes unprofitable. American, the world’s…

United Debuts Corporate Preferred at GBTA

United Airlines debuted the industry’s newest corporate travel program yesterday at the Global Business Traveler Association (GBTA) Convention in San Diego. United Corporate Preferred is a new benefits program that provides added perks for the airline’s top corporate customers. A multi-level program, United Corporate Preferred offers escalating benefits at three levels, including United Corporate Preferred,…

Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

Japan is pretty at any time of year, but it’s somehow even more beautiful at springtime. That’s when the world-famous sakura (cherry blossom) burst forth, transforming the country into a fantasyland of soft-pink blooms. This postcard-perfect itinerary connects travelers with Japan’s rich cultural history at its most picturesque time of year. After settling in, the…

The Ultimate African Safari For Photographers

Botswana is an epic safari destination for nature photographers. Boasting an extraordinary amount and diversity of wildlife, Botswana’s celebrated reserves offer an experience of genuine African wilderness far from crowds. More than 45 percent of the country is protected within national parks and game reserves. Visitor numbers are limited, ensuring the best wildlife-to-traveler ratio in…

Ritz-Carlton Ranked Top Luxury Brand by J.D. Power

Travelers are happier than ever with their hotel accommodations, as overall satisfaction for the industry has increased, according to the annual J.D. Power hotel satisfaction study. The J.D. Power 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index showed that overall satisfaction for the industry increased 8 points to 825 (on a 1,000-point scale), driven by increased…

A Wedding by the Beach

Too late to be a June Bride? There’s always July, August and September! Teplis can help you plan a once in a lifetime wedding (They should all be that way!) on a beautiful, tropical beach in a setting where every guest will be making memories to cherish forever. Exclusive nuptials at a beach resort are,…