Category Archives: Travel

travel insurance after terror attack

Terrorist Attack Impacting Travel Plans? You May be Insured

In the days after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 17 people and injuring more than 100 others, many already traveling in the area—and many more planning trips—were left wondering what to do in the face of an incident that was labeled a terrorist attack. British Airways came out immediately saying…

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hilton new passport program

Why Hilton Wants You to Get a Passport

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced a new program that will make applying for a passport easy and rewarding. New Passport Project events at properties across the country and one airport yet to be determined will be one-stop shops for passport photos and help with the application process. At an event in New York City this…

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Catch Your Own Dinner in Dorado Beach Program

Catch Your Own Dinner in Dorado Beach Program

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”

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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amtrak and lyft

Lyft Gets On Track With Amtrak

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

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

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?

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

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

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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