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This is Not Business as Usual

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Vegas is anything but conventional when it comes to conventions. Leading the way in conference and meeting spaces for big business, people from around the world trust us with their…

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Home Sharing Gains Ground, but Business Travel Pros Remain Cautious

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Travel professionals are not exactly embracing home-sharing properties, but they aren’t rejecting them outright, either. A recent study conducted by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) of Alexandria, Virginia, found that businesses are paying close attention to the use of home-sharing properties for employee travel. The study, “Home-Sharing and Travel Policies—A Shifting Landscape,” found one out…

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Airlines Respond to Incidents with Apologies, Policy Changes

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United Airlines announced a significant change to its policy of giving off-duty flight crews priority seating over passengers who have already boarded. The airline said crew members would be allocated seats at least one hour prior to departure, the BBC reported. The announcement follows a recent episode involving a passenger onboard a United Airlines flight…

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Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital Acquire Mammoth Resorts

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  Image credit: Mammoth Mountain Resorts A pair of Colorado-based firms are heading West. Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital Partners this week announced the firms entered into an agreement to acquire Mammoth Resorts. The Southern California ski-resort properties include Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain. The transaction is expected…

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The Next Level of Travel Customization

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Part of both the fun and fear of planning a trip is questioning how it will play out. Instead of gambling with a significant investment when organizing a meeting or event, imagine selecting a destination that caters to a desired emotion. The capacity of such technology would certainly be the holy grail of tailor-made travel….

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U.S. Travel Association Says Airlines Should Put Passengers First

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A slew of recent air-travel incidents have created public backlash against several airlines. The most recent episode involves a passenger onboard a United Airlines flight out of Chicago. The passenger reportedly was asked to vacate his seat on the overbooked flight to make room for United Airlines flight crew. The passenger refused, and was dragged…

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FCC’s Support of Cellphone Calls on Planes, Off Again

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai made news this week with a short declaration about the use of cellphones on airplanes. In an official FCC statement, Pai made clear he does not support the use of cellphones for voice calls onboard flights. “I stand with airline pilots, flight attendants, and America’s flying public against…

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10 Fun Facts About Incentive Travel

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The meetings and events industry isn’t all business. Rewards are part of the trade, too. In celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day on April 6, Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) compiled 10 incentive travel facts to help planners orchestrate their next incentive excursion. Considering employees prefer travel and experiences to cash when selecting a large-scale award,…

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4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lost Luggage

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Whether or not to check your luggage is the age-old question every traveler must ask themselves.  The confines of carry-on size luggage may limit your packing space, but is it worth the risk of losing checked luggage? Regardless of the precautions taken, a certain anxiety emerges at check-in as the conveyor belt carries your precious…

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North Carolina Repeals HB2—But Not Everyone is Happy

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The controversial and costly bathroom ban is on its way out. Today, the North Carolina state Senate and House of Representatives both voted to pass House Bill 142, which repeals House Bill 2 (HB2), commonly known as the bathroom bill. Afterwards, Governor Roy Cooper signed the measure into law. Since it was passed a year…

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