Category Archives: Travel

hilton new passport program

Why Hilton Wants You to Get a Passport

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced a new program that will make applying for a passport easy and rewarding. New Passport Project centers operated in collaboration with travel-advocacy group Passion Passport at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will be one-stop shops for passport photos, questions…

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Catch Your Own Dinner in Dorado Beach Program

Catch Your Own Dinner in Dorado Beach Program

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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, will be launching its Hook-to-Cook program this month. The initiative gives guests the chance to embark on a half-day fishing trip during which they can catch their own dinner. The experience begins with a daytime fishing trip. During the excursion, guests are accompanied by the resort concierge…

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Guam CVB: “It’s Business As Usual”

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Tumon Bay with Two Lovers Point in the background. Photo credit: Guam Visitors Bureau Guam has been in the headlines in recent days and weeks due to a potential threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the direction of the U.S. territory. Despite the dark cloud of looming concerns, the sun is shining bright…

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Lyft Gets On Track With Amtrak

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Photo credit: Amtrak A train can only take passengers so far. Once they reach the Amtrak station, meeting-goers often still need to rely on another mode of transportation to get them to the door of the hotel, convention center or venue. That’s where Lyft is coming in to save the day! As of August 1st,…

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Survey: American Travelers Want to Go Abroad, Despite Everything

Survey: American Travelers Want to Go Abroad, Despite Everything

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An overwhelming majority of Americans say highly publicized airline incidents, travel bans and tightened restrictions for carry-on items have not dampened their zeal for traveling out of the country. American travelers express concern about feeling welcome abroad, however, and many millennials are not willing to travel if they oppose certain policies, regardless of whether or…

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3 alternatives to travel ban wars

3 Alternatives to Travel Ban Wars Planners Need to Know

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As if planning weren’t difficult enough, travel bans, restrictions and advisories being issued through legislation, press release and/or tweet can make deciding where to hold an event seem like navigating a mine field—blind folded. A recent study by Destinations International, PCMA Education Foundation and APCO Insight on the economic impact of what it called The…

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Which is the Greenest Airport of Them All?

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The airline industry is massively fossil-fuel dependent, so it is no surprise numerous efforts have been made in recent years to be more fuel efficient, including designs with less wind drag, and biofuel made from algae and other renewable sources. Now, though, the spotlight is on airport terminals. Like hotels, convention centers and other spaces…

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Grandma Can Visit, Supreme Court Says

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Immigration policy during the Trump administration jumped back into the news today, as the Supreme Court temporarily allowed the federal government to throttle back the nation’s refugee program, but agreed with a Hawaii court that grandparents be included among those allowed to travel to the United States to visit family. Both decisions were made pending…

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Airline Amenities

5 Reasons Flying Could Be Fun Again

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It’s been an unsettling year, to say the least, for air travelers. In March, U.S. Homeland Security banned laptops in passenger cabins on flights originating from eight countries. As of this week, six of these had stepped up security measures and had their ban lifted. In April, security guards dragged a hapless Kentucky doctor off…

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Top 15 Hotel Brands Win Popular Vote

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Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California The people have spoken. The results of Travel & Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards survey were released on July 11. The publication asked readers to vote on travel experiences in a wide range of categories, including brands, cities, cruises and airlines. Several of the top 15 hotel brands also…

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