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Millennials Drive Changes in Hotel Uniforms

It’s readily apparent that millennials have been driving changes in many aspects of the hospitality industry, and they’re starting to have a much bigger influence on employee dress. Drawing inspiration from millennial fashion, several hoteliers have developed new uniform styles that make young employees feel more comfortable—and match the changing vibe of the property, and…

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Study Reveals When to Purchase Airline Tickets

Buying airline tickets can sometimes feel like rolling the dice. Knowing which time periods yield the best deals and when ticket prices are bound to fluctuate the most has been a tricky formula waiting to be solved. CheapAir.com has finally cracked the question in its latest airfare study on when to purchase airline tickets. Based on an analysis of 1.3 billion…

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Cruises Offer a Fresh Take on Meetings

Carnival Cruise Ship This story is the second in a series that focuses on meetings and events at sea. Parts 1 and 3 highlight some of the unique benefits of having a meeting on a cruise ship. Creative Cruise Line Spaces Planners who have never used a cruise ship for a meeting might be surprised to learn that…

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UV Light Blasts Germs in Plane Lavatory of the Future

For frequent fliers, one of the least pleasant aspects of travel is using the airplane lavatory, especially as it grows progressively grimier throughout the course of a long flight. Boeing has developed a prototype bathroom that can clean itself after each use, thanks to a three-second zap of ultraviolet (UV) light that reportedly destroys 99.99…

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Get On Board with Cruise Meetings

This story is the first in a series that focuses on meetings and events at sea. Parts 2 and 3 will highlight some of the unique benefits of having a meeting on a cruise ship. These days, the cruise industry is moving along at full throttle. According to an industry analysis by Moody’s, cruise lines overall enjoyed 18 percent…

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The Problem of Hotels’ Disappearing Desks

Rendering of Hilton Tru guest room An interesting trend has been cropping up in hotels around the country, and it has some business travelers in an uproar. According to a new Associated Press report, several top hotel chains have quietly been eliminating desks from their rooms and replacing them with flexible workspaces such as laptop…

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Tips to Avoid Identity Theft When Traveling

Travel is a must for meeting planners everywhere. Exploring new locales is always an exciting adventure, but rushing through airports and roaming around unfamiliar locations can also leave you vulnerable to identity thieves. It’s no surprise that identity theft is becoming a problem for travelers everywhere. Using public wi-fi hotspots and carrying around multiple identification documents like passports and social security…

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The Presidio: San Francisco’s Hidden Treasure

The Presidio is a national park and former military base on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, offering a lush green oasis that’s easily accessible from the East Bay and Marin County. It’s a breath of fresh air from the city’s bustling downtown. The area offers myriad outdoor activities that entice locals and…

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The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Debuts Independent Hotels

The Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas Hyatt Hotels has announced the launch of its newest line of independent hotels. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt will include global properties in the upper-upscale and luxury tier, with each hotel maintaining a distinct aesthetic that reflects its location. The collection is made up of existing boutique hotels and resorts,…

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10 Unexpected Spring Break Destinations on the Rise

Panama City, Panama Hip beach escapes like Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Cancun, Mexico have long been considered the go-to Spring Break destinations for college students ready to let out steam. But a recent survey conducted by Orbitz Insider Index revealed that both the travel demographic and their desires are evolving. The study examined Spring Break trends…

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