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Estimed Daily Costs of Business Travel for 2012

Estimed Daily Costs of Business Travel for 2012

Business Travel News recently released their 2012 Corporate Travel Index.  The 28 page PDF is a comprehensive guide to the daily costs of business travel broken down between US, Non-US Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia/Pacific.  All per diems are based on hotel prices and auto rentals paid by corporate travelers, while food […]

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Trusted Traveler Program In The Works

Trusted Traveler Program In The Works

TSA agency chief John Pistole announced before the Senate Homeland Security Committee that he plans to roll out a new “Trusted Traveler” program this fall. The TSA has been under heavy scrutiny to improve the screening process. Long lines, inappropriate contact and misguided pat downs of 6 year old children has left US travelers a […]

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Stuck At The Airport, An Airport Blog

Stuck At The Airport, An Airport Blog

We found a great airport blog written by Harriet Baskas, writer and award winning radio host. The (mostly) daily blog www.stuckattheairport.com was created to help you get through the mind numbing time you can sometimes spend waiting for that delayed or connecting flight. She writes, “…a growing list of airport profiles and news and notes […]

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Security Experts Unveil Roadmap To New Air Security Screening System

Security Experts Unveil Roadmap To New Air Security Screening System

An exerpt from the US Travel association Press Release, March 16th 2011. Washington, DC – The U.S Travel Association and a panel of travel and security experts today unveiled a groundbreaking plan to improve security at America’s airports and reduce the burden on travelers. Among the most notable recommendations are the creation of a trusted […]

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TSA testing ‘more modest’ full-body scanners

TSA testing ‘more modest’ full-body scanners

Looks like to TSA has been listening and people flying out of the McCarren International Airport may be lucky enough to use new body scanners being tested by the TSA. Rolling out today, the new body scanners will create a ”more generic image” and allow you to see what the screeners see. The TSA feels […]

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Increased demand allows hotels to start raising rates

Increased demand allows hotels to start raising rates

Need a great reason to book your trip early? With a recovering economy, once struggling hotels are filling up and room rates are beginning to trend upwards. By booking early you’ll be able to lock in a lower rate leaving you a few dollars to spend elsewhere. Below is an excerpt from the New York […]

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NY Times Releases its Top 41 Travel Destinations

NY Times Releases its Top 41 Travel Destinations

An interesting article from the New York Times gives you the scoop on 41 local and ‘off the beaten path’ destinations from rural ranches of Uruguay, luxurious safari in Zanzabar, cruising the Danube and skiing in Japan. We’re happy to see, in the #2 and #27 spot… The San Juan Islands and Olympic National Park! […]

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Tips on Using ATMS Overseas

Tips on Using ATMS Overseas

Alexandria, Va., Aug. 11, 2010– In much of the world, cash is still king and for those traveling abroad, the local ATM can be a vital source of money and decent exchange rates. However, with many banks seeking to keep a tight rein on fraud, some travelers are finding it harder to use their debit […]

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New Passport Fees Imposed by U.S. State Department

New Passport Fees Imposed by U.S. State Department

Effective July 13, the U.S. State Department will impose new fees for many of its passport-related products and services. The total cost of a new passport will increase from $100 to $135 for adults (age 16 and older) and from $85 to $105 for minors. Renewals will increase from $75 to $110 for adults and […]

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DELTA Approved For SEATTLE-BEJING Service

DELTA Approved For SEATTLE-BEJING Service

(May 18, 2010) – Delta Air Lines today announced it has received final Chinese government approval to launch nonstop flights between Seattle and Beijing, beginning June 4. The new route, which will operate five times weekly, will connect customers from destinations throughout Delta’s and code-share partner Alaska Air Group’s network to the Chinese capital via […]

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