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1st Class Bed and Breakfast Reservation Service
Fredericksburg, Texas bed and breakfast reservation service representing 90 inns in the Texas Hill Country.
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1st stop for Florida Villa vacation rental
Luxury 4 bed, 3 bath private heated pool home. Superb location, excellent rates.
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3 ways tech can improve travel
Techology can make vacations and business travel much more enjoyable.
February 16, 2018
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15 things that make traveling less stressful
Don't let dead batteries, dirty socks, or bad headphones ruin your vacation.
April 10, 2017
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ACLU sues TSA over electronic device searches
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration over its alleged practices of searching the electronic devices of passengers traveling on domestic flights.
March 12, 2018
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Airbnb adds new search filters for people with disabilities
Elevators, roll-in showers, and wider entryways
March 15, 2018
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Airbnb makes service more accessible to people with disabilities
Airbnb has made some changes to its platform in order to make it easier for people with disabilities to find accommodations that suit their needs. The 21 new accessibility filters Airbnb has added enable people to find homes and apartments that have step-free entry to rooms, entryways wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, elevators, roll-in showers with a chair and more.
March 15, 2018
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Airfare shopping sites, your days of Google data are numbered
Google will soon shut down its QPX Express airfare data service.
November 2, 2017
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Airhealth.org
informs passengers, pilots, and healthcare workers about Economy Class Syndrome.
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Airports Must Enhance Security Screenings, Or Face Laptop Ban
The Department of Homeland Security is telling airports around the world that they could face a ban on carry-on electronics for U.S.-bound flights if their security doesn't meet new DHS standards.
June 28, 2017
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Airbnb adds new security measures to prevent scammers from hijacking hosts
Airbnb today announced a new set of mandatory security measures, including multi-factor authentication, it's implementing to prevent account takeovers. Now, for the first time, Airbnb will require both hosts and guests logging in from new devices to verify their identity with a second account, either via SMS or email.
April 14, 2017
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Airbnb brings on American Express CEO to board of directors
Airbnb has appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. The announcement comes one week after Facebook appointed Chenault to its board of directors.
January 25, 2018
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America throws down gauntlet: Accept extra security checks or don't carry laptops on flights
Peeps flying into US face 'enhanced screening'
June 28, 2017
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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'
Crackdown coming this week over mid-air bomb blast scares, apparently
May 10, 2017
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American Airlines To Meet With NAACP To Discuss Claims Of Racial Bias
After the NAACP issued a travel advisory warning non-white travelers that their safety and well-being may be at risk when flying American Airlines, the social justice advocacy group and the airline will be meeting to discuss numerous claims of racial mistreatment.
October 26, 2017
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An end to in-flight Wi-Fi misery is at hand with Gogo's 2Ku
Satellite Internet takes the pain out of working on a plane.
January 22, 2018
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An enterprising techie used HoloLens to circumvent the US ban on laptops in-flight
After the US government's decision to ban all electronics devices larger than smartphones on flights emanating from certain Middle Eastern countries, some airlines have resorted to offering laptop rental services on their flights. An enterprising enthusiast of augmented reality, however, has found a far more novel means of circumventing the ban.
June 19, 2017
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At Least 17 Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Exploded On Planes This Year
Many air travelers fly with multiple devices that use lithium-ion batteries: phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, smartwatches, fitness band, and more. As these batteries have become so widely used, the number of incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries on planes also appears to be on the rise.
June 9, 2017
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Baku
Discounts on leading Baku hotel and Baku bed and breakfast accommodation. we deal direct with the Baku hotels to obtain the best prices possible.
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Best UK Travel Apps for iPhone and iPad
Need to get around the UK with your iPhone or iPad? These are the apps for you.
April 27, 2017
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Bombay India
Features information about the Mumbai city of India including prime tourist attractions, worship places, shopping centres, museums, transportation and hotels.
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British Airways brings its biometric identification gates to three more US airports
Now boarding in Orlando, and scanning arrivals in New York and Miami
March 9, 2018
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Cheaptickets.com
We specialize in low fare and discount airline tickets and we've provided millions of discount tickets in over 13 years of business.
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CHIC Hospitality Consulting Services
management consultants specializing in human resources, employee motivation, training and development, customer service, and hospitality operations.
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Code.org is bringing computer education to Alaska Airlines' in-flight entertainment
Code.org has partnered with Alaska Airlines to offer free educational videos on how computers and the Internet work, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi wrote in a blog post.. The video series, which stars Microsoft founder Bill Gates and other industry leaders, will be available beginning in April on Alaska Airlines flights.
January 30, 2018
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Contingency Plans if the Government Bans Laptops on Planes
Smart IT departments might want to come up with some workarounds in case a rumored ban becomes reality.
June 23, 2017
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Delta is adding free in-flight messaging -- with a catch
Text messaging only
September 27, 2017
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Delta Now Lets Passengers Send (Some) Inflight Text Messages
The next time you're on a Delta Air Lines flight and want to tell the pal picking you up at the airport that your flight is delayed (or ask your mom to please make sure there are cheese curds in the refrigerator upon your arrival), you'll be able to send a text message from the air -- for free.
September 27, 2017
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Delta Tests Replacing Boarding Passes With Fingerprints For Lounge Access
While it's trying facial recognition automated baggage drops in Minneapolis, Delta Airlines has implemented another form of biometric identification at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Ultimately, the airline plans to let passengers use their fingerprints in place of boarding passes to check in, check bags, and board their flights.
May 31, 2017
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Delta to offer free in-flight use of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage
Starting October 1, 2017 passengers on most Delta will have free access to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage. To access the feature, a passenger will have to log into Delta's in-flight wifi portal powered by Gogo. This is first time an airline has offered such a service throughout its fleet.
September 27, 2017
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Delta using fingerprint scanner for Sky Club admission
Frequent-fliers get to test out biometric technology the airline hopes to use to expedite the flight check-in process, too.
March 26, 2018
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Delta Wants to Expedite Self-Service Bag Drops with Facial Recognition Tech
As businesses continue to turn to facial recognition technology to do everything from verifying your identity to make a credit card purchase to preventing toilet paper thieves, Delta Air Lines is hoping that it can use biometrics to help streamline its self-service bag drops.
May 15, 2017
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Delta will automatically check in passengers with its mobile app
Automatic check-in is here
October 12, 2017
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Delta, Sprint, and others team up to offer better in-flight internet access
The Seamless Air Alliance wants to offer 5G speeds via satellites.
February 26, 2018
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DHS 'likely' to expand laptop ban on flights
Workarounds already underway, including loaner laptops, but it will require worker adjustments
May 11, 2017
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Emirates and Turkish Airlines lift laptop ban on US-bound flights
Passengers can bring electronic devices onboard from today
July 5, 2017
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European Vacation Planner
Use my European Vacation Planner to help you plan the best vacation you've ever had. I've traveled all over Europe and I want to help you plan your vacation to Europe.
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Expect Airport Security Delays As TSA Starts Scanning Tablets Separately From Carry-On Bags
If you're one of the many air travelers who uses a tablet to play games, watch videos, read, or do work while flying, be warned that your device will soon be subject to the same sort of security screening that has been given to laptop computers for years. And even if you're not carrying a tablet in your bag, you should probably expect longer waits at airport checkpoints.
July 26, 2017
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Travel needs in one place
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FAA Suggests Banning Laptops From Checked Luggage
Most travelers prefer to keep expensive electronics like laptops in their carry-on bags, but you may soon be forbidden to check a laptop or similar piece of electronics. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that laptops be banned from checked luggage worldwide. The proposal will be taken up at the United Nations in a few weeks.
October 23, 2017
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Facial recognition at US airports becoming routine, researchers warn
Prof asks: "We're wondering if this is the best use of a billion dollars?"
December 21, 2017
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FCC chairman Ajit Pai moves to keep cellphone calls banned on flights
Taking a brief break from his controversial plans to roll back net neutrality rules, FCC chief Ajit Pai today announced a proposal that would keep cellphone calls banned from US flights.
April 10, 2017
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FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights
The FCC's chairman reverses course on a 2013 plan to allow fliers to place phone calls in the air
April 10, 2017
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FCC nixes proposal that would've allowed cellphone calls on planes
The Federal Communications Commission doesn't want to hear you gabbing on your smartphone while on commercial flights. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants some quiet time while hurtling through the air in a metal tube, and he thinks the majority of America likely agrees, so today he sent out an order ending the proceeding begun in 2013 that would see rules around cellphone use in-air relaxed.
April 10, 2017
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Feds have spent 13 years failing to verify whether passport data is legit
Data is read off e-passports, but CBP lacks software to verify digital signatures.
February 23, 2018
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Feds won't ban laptops, will make airport security awful
Let's start with the good news for international travelers and the airlines that serve them: The Department of Homeland Security has decided not to extend its laptop ban, which prohibits any electronics larger than a phone in the cabin on flights from some Middle Eastern and African countries entering the US.
June 28, 2017
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Feel anxious? Have trouble sleeping? You may be traveling for business too often
People who travel for business two weeks or more a month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and are more likely to smoke, be sedentary and report trouble sleeping than those who travel one to six nights a month. Among those who consume alcohol, extensive business travel is associated with symptoms of alcohol dependence.
January 8, 2018
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Fingerprint-only security gates at the airport are being trialed in the US
The Transport Security Administration (TSA) in the USA, is letting volunteers trial a biometric security check process in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport and Denver International Airport.
June 14, 2017
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Flat Hollow Marina
A full service marina on Norris Lake, Tennessee that offers Vacation rentals. we have chalet, cabin rentals for accomodations and houseboats, floating houses, pontoons boats.
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Florida 5 bed villa
Disney 10 mins, 5BR/3BA privately owned villa. Pool and spa, 2700 sq feet, 2 en-suites, contact the owners direct.
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Florida Rentals by Villa Owners
Private villas and condos in Florida, Book direct with the owners. 2 - 7 bed villas and condos. Special offers and late availability.
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Fly Fishing Futaleuf´┐Żagonia Southern Chile
Valle Bonito Fly fishing Lodge in Futaleuf´┐Żers private guided fishing trips in Southern Chile including mountain biking and hiking trips in Patagonia.
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free vacation rental listings -Trolltraveler
the newest trend in travel.We're bringing travelers together like never before. Advertise your vacation home and increase your bookings by listing your property.
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French Alps Catered Chalet Accommodation Ski Holiday Snowboarding
French Alps Catered family holiday chalet accommodation with Bed and Breakfast for skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. French Alpine chalets Morzine, France Alps near Geneva.
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Goa Travel
Goahub presents Goa - the beach capital of India, information about travel to Goa, Goa tours, holiday in Goa, culture and traditions of Goa, transportation in Goa, beaches of Goa, temples and churches of Goa, and more.
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Google adds price tracking and deals to Google Flights, Google Trips and hotel search
Google today is expanding its booking features for travelers using Google services including Trips, Flights and hotel search, with a focus on helping people find better rates. For example, Google can now tell you the best time to buy an airline ticket or see when room rates are higher, among other things.
December 14, 2017
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Google Limits Access To Airfare Data, Risking Antitrust Concerns
In 2010, when Google paid $700 million to acquire airline-data company ITA Software, the Department of Justice scrutinized the deal for antitrust issues. The deal was ultimately approved, but one condition of the approval required Google to allow others to access the data for five years.
November 1, 2017
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Google now offers discounted tours and activities for bundling vacation packages
Google's updating its flight and hotel booking feature with suggestions on whether itineraries are a deal. The company says it will start using machine learning to evaluate flight and hotel prices compared to past bookings to let consumers know if it's best to book now or wait. Sites like Kayak or Skyscanner currently offer similar features.
December 14, 2017
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Google remembers it has an air-fares API, takes the usual action
QPX gets a trip to Mountain View's shooting shed
November 1, 2017
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Google Trips gets new ways to make your next vacation better
New features let you find and share everything easier to make a vacation stress-free like it should be.
April 26, 2017
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Google Trips travels farther into Features Land
The travel logistics app, which pulls from your Gmail inbox to help organize your vacay, adds a few more bells and whistles.
April 26, 2017
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Google Trips update reminds us Google has another travel app, and it's actually pretty great
Now you can automatically see your bus and train reservations, and share your itinerary with friends.
April 27, 2017
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Google wants to be your travel agent
The search giant gets more like Kayak, Expedia and TripAdvisor with new features for its airfare and hotel price-tracking tool.
August 29, 2017
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Google will pull its QPX Express API in April 2018, cutting off its airfare feed
As Google gradually builds out its footprint in travel search, the company is also making a move to shut down one of its data feeds to others in the travel space.
November 1, 2017
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Google's Flight Service Shows When Airlines are Ripping You Off
Booking flights is always a pain in the ass -- even more so since airlines started offering cut-down fares with surprise fees like $75 for a carry-on or whatever. Now, Google is helping consumers fight back by showing users what amenities or features will be dropped from their ticket.
February 1, 2018
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Grand Canyon Tours:
Grand Canyon National Park Arizona tours from Las Vegas.
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Healthy Flying with Diana Fairechild
source for healthy, safe and efficient travel information.
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Holiday Cottages Warwickshire | Cottage Rentals | English Country Cottages
Knightcote farm cottages and Arbor holiday cottages are the places to relax and enjoy the heart of England. Positioned amongst 600 acres of beautiful Warwickshire farmland in the quiet and historic village of Knightcote, one can enjoy the outstanding views of the landscape and Burton Dassett Hills beyond.
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Homeland Security Won't Expand Laptop Ban To Flights From Europe (For Now)
The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed to Consumerist that it will not be expanding a ban on laptops in the cabins of U.S.-bound aircraft to cover flights coming from Europe. At the same time, DHS cautions that this restriction still remains a possibility in the future.
May 30, 2017
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Homeland Security's controversial airport face-scanners could be inaccurate or unlawful, report says
As Americans pack their bags for holiday travel, a new report is raising key questions about a pilot program that scans the faces of international travelers.
December 21, 2017
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Hotel Consulting International
valuation and consulting firm serving the lodging industry.
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Hutchinson Consulting
provides recruiting and hospitality job listings for California hotels, spas, restaurants, and wineries.
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I tested Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi of the future and said goodbye to Netflix buffering
Gogo's internet takes a leap forward, but you don't have to worry about your seatmate's annoying FaceTime calls.
May 10, 2017
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India travel, tours and travel in India, budget hotels in India
Dolphin Travels offers tours and travel packages to India, hotels reservation, budget hotels in India, airfares within India, new Delhi hotels, travel India, best deals on airfares, discount packages for leisure travel.
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International Vacations
Travel Solutions for the Planet.
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JetBlue May Finally Start Offering Flights To Europe
Even though JetBlue makes multiple international flights to the Caribbean and Latin America, the airline has yet to crack the European market. That may change, as JetBlue is now mulling over the idea of finally offering transatlantic flights.
September 26, 2017
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JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes
JetBlue and Delta are studying whether to do away with the paper boarding pass, even the smartphone boarding pass, and replace them with biometric scanners -- of the retina, face, or fingerprints. The goal is to speed passengers' passage through some of the bottlenecks at the airport.
June 2, 2017
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Kauai Vacation Rentals | Hawaii Vacation Homes | Hanalei Vacation Rentals
Jean and Abbott's Kauai Vacation Rental homes are best stay for travelers looking for the luxurious vacation homes. you can browse our wide selections of premier vacation rentals including Hanalei Vacation Homes, and other locations.
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Laptop ban led to 20-percent drop in flights for one Mideast airline
Emirates, Etihad, and Turkish Airlines increase security, drop electronics ban.
July 5, 2017
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Laptop ban on planes to US replaced by tighter security
The US Homeland Security Department opts for enhanced security measures over expanding a ban on laptops in the passenger cabins of planes.
June 28, 2017
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Laptop Ban On U.S.-Bound Flights On Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways Lifted
Two additional Middle East airlines are now exempt from the Department of Transportation's ban on laptops and other personal electronics put in place in March: Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways became the latest carriers to have the in-cabin laptop ban lifted.
July 10, 2017
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Laptops in the cabin may be banned, for all flights, into and out of the USA
US Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, announced on Sunday that he might be considering a complete ban on any laptops being allowed into the cabin of any flight coming into or going out of the country.
May 29, 2017
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Las Vegas Buffets
Offering Las Vegas Buffet Reviews.
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Legal Information for Getting Business Visa
Visa and Passport Services - guides, information and legal issues. Foreign travel visas in 24 hours. Business Visas rush online service. Russia, Brazil, China are our specialties. Passport renewals, replacements, all application forms. Online application and tracking. Reliable service, years of experience
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Look! A plane with Wi-Fi that doesn't suck
Satellite internet on this Honeywell plane may be as fast as your home Wi-Fi so you can Netflix or FaceTime from 35,000 feet.
June 8, 2017
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LuggagePoint
for Hot Deals on name brand Luggage.
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Manistee County
tourist and consumer information.
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Marriott says it chose to stop posting on social media after China ban
The hotel chain stopped its social media activities to 'review its content strategy'
January 18, 2018
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Menlo Consulting Group
specializes in marketing, strategy consulting, and research for the global travel and tourism industry.
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MJ Tours & Travel
Travel agency in south India.
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New app aims to streamline hospitality industry payments
Traditional payment systems can be somewhat cumbersome in a hospitality environment, leading to increased risk of fraudulent transactions or customers failing to pay.
May 10, 2017
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New Baggage Scanners May Someday Let You Bring Liquids Through Airport Security
The Transportation Security Administration may be testing new ways to get travelers through security checkpoints more quickly and efficiently by having them remove additional items from their carry-on bags, but the companies that make these devices have developed technology that could eventually save you from having to take out your laptop at the checkpoint or guzzle that bottle of water before you're forced to throw it out.
May 26, 2017
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New TSA procedure requires cameras to be placed in a separate bin
Photographers who fly frequently in the US may want to finally pay for TSA Pre-check status. New rules state that in standard security lines, cameras will need to be placed in a separate bin for screening. According to new procedures announced by the TSA today, any electronic device larger than a cell phone will need to be removed from its case or bag and placed in a bin with nothing above or below it.
July 26, 2017
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New TSA Regulation Means You'll Have To Put Your Game Systems In Their Own Bin
You'll have to deal with even more bins.
July 26, 2017
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New York Pass
The most convenient, economical way to visit New York City
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No More Laptop Ban For U.S.-Bound Flights On Emirates, Turkish Airlines
Good news for travelers flying on certain airlines to the U.S.: The Department of Homeland Security has lifted the ban on laptops and other personal electronics put in place in March for anyone traveling on Emirates and Turkish Airlines.
July 5, 2017
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Orlando Villas - Florida Vacation Rentals near Disney
Florida. Vacation rentals with private pools. Visit Orlando Villas.
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ParisHotels.com
to book your charming hotel in paris.
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Passengers will have free Wi-Fi to text with on Delta flights
Starting this Sunday, Delta flights on all of its larger planes will offer a free texting service through its Wi-Fi system Gogo.
September 28, 2017
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Red Lion bringing iPhone check-ins, digital room keys, and Apple TVs to its hotels
Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) is going all-in on Apple with its latest technological initiatives. These new programs include the deployment of Apple TVs in the rooms of its hotels that will come with several custom RLHC apps, TV service provided by DirecTV, and more.
July 3, 2017
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Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe
Electronics larger than cell phones might be barred on US-bound flights.
May 10, 2017
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Rising Temps Could Bring Flight Delays Worldwide
Imagine boarding a summertime flight at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, only to be told that the airline needs a dozen or so passengers to take a later flight because it's too hot outside for the plane to take off fully loaded.
July 13, 2017
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Rising temps may mean fewer passengers on airplane flights
As if air travel weren't annoying enough, new research suggests that global warming will force planes to carry fewer passengers to get off the ground. While a little more legroom might sound good, it could make flying more expensive.
July 13, 2017
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Six major US airports now scan Americans' faces when they leave country
House testimony: "It is important to note that CBP is committed to privacy.'
July 12, 2017
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Skype makes planning group travel and events easier with new TripAdvisor and StubHub add-ins
A new collection of Skype for mobile add-ins were designed to help with group planning--like organizing a weekend getaway or buying tickets to see your favorite band--without having to leave your Skype group chat. With our newest Skype add-ins--TripAdvisor and StubHub--making travel plans or getting tickets to an event is now just a tap or click away.
March 20, 2018
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Skype now has integrations with TripAdvisor and StubHub
This is good for long distance couples or friends planning a meet up
March 20, 2018
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Skype picks up new TripAdvisor and StubHub add-ins
TripAdvisor and StubHub can now help you plan a getaway or a night out right from within Skype.
March 20, 2018
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Sorry, European travelers. DHS poised to ban tablets, PCs
The Department of Homeland Security will soon widen its ban on tablets, PCs, cameras and gaming devices in cabins of planes leaving Europe, report says.
May 10, 2017
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South India Tourism
South india tour provide packages like golden triangles tour, honeymoon vacations, island and beach tours and provides hotel reservations. It is the most popular tour packages in India that include Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
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Southwest Promises To Fix Glitch That Scraps Priority Boarding For Frequent Fliers
Although there's no first-class seating on Southwest Airlines, members in the top tiers of the carrier's frequent flier program do get one important perk when it comes time to get on the plane: Priority boarding, which means that they're usually among the first in line. But a recent glitch has taken that benefit away for many passengers lately, ticking a lot of them off in the process.
August 15, 2017
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Talks on planned laptop ban for European-US flights end with no deal
Trump shared classified info with Russians, so EU officials want more info, too.
May 18, 2017
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The FTC is reportedly looking into TripAdvisor after it censored users' reports of rape
The FTC is reportedly looking into TripAdvisor after the company censored reports of rape and sexual harassment at resorts around the world. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that in a letter sent last week to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the FTC said:
November 21, 2017
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The Great Barrier Reef Experience
Discover one of the natural wonders of the world - the Great Barrier Reefof Queensland, Australia.
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The TSA will now require separate screenings for all electronics 'larger than a cell phone'
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July 26, 2017
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The U.S. Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International Airports If They Don't Beef Up Security
Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening.
June 14, 2017
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The US government has lifted its laptop ban on three airlines
Back in March, the US government banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on certain flights due to security risks. This ban created many controversies as people were unable to work on long flights. Some airlines even started offering their own laptops to passengers. A HoloLens workaround also surfaced online recently.
July 5, 2017
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These Explosions Show Why The Faa Doesn't Want Laptops In Luggage
Stop me if you've heard this one before. The US government wants a "laptop ban" on planes.
October 25, 2017
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Travel & Tourism in India.
Indian Travel & Tourism web guide, with Directories of Indian Forts & Monuments, Temples, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Hotels and Restaurant from India.
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Travel underneath London on the Mail Rail
London's newest tourist attraction is a tiny underground train that used to carry mail for the postal service. Before it opens to the public in September, CNET went for a ride.
July 27, 2017
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Travelers' electronics at US airports to get enhanced screening, TSA says
Security officials say "It is critical" to enhance screening procedures.
July 26, 2017
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Travels Vietnam
Vietnam hotel & resort reservation, tour & ticket booking, property & car rental.
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TripAdvisor adds warning badges to potentially dangerous businesses
Businesses with credible reports of safety issues will receive a warning on their listing for at least three months.
November 9, 2017
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TripAdvisor apologizes for censoring user reports about sexual assault and rape
A TripAdvisor user posted about being raped at an Iberostar Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico seven years ago, and today, the vacation planning website apologized for deleting her posts. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story this week in which it detailed how TripAdvisor systematically deleted users' forum posts for various reasons, including being "off-topic" or containing non-family friendly language. Most of these deleted posts described horrific situations at Mexican resorts.
November 2, 2017
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TripAdvisor draws FTC attention after deleting reviews alleging rape and wrongful death
Dozens, if not hundreds, of cautionary tales have been removed from TripAdvisor for vague reasons, and new reports reveal the company is under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission.
November 22, 2017
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TripAdvisor lets hungry tourists order food while overseas
The travel app is partnering with on-demand food service Deliveroo to enable the feature in 12 countries.
July 11, 2017
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TripAdvisor now has a digital badge to mark hotels where sexual assault was reported
TripAdvisor will now warn users about hotels where cases of sexual assault have been reported. The New York Times reports today that the badges will identify "health, safety, and discrimination issues in all of the website's travel categories." These badges are only temporary, however, and last for a three-month period. Company spokesman Kevin Carter noted that if users continue to report incidents, the badge may stay live longer. "These badges are intended to be informative, not punitive," he told the paper.
November 8, 2017
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TSA accused of searching domestic travelers' devices with no warrant
TSA has failed to fully respond to FOIA requests from the ACLU.
March 13, 2018
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TSA implementing stronger screening procedures for carry-on electronics
The move follows extensive testing during pilot programs at 10 airports around the country.
July 27, 2017
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TSA May Want To Flip Through Your Summer Reading Next Time You Fly
At this point, most travelers know that your electronics, your shoes, your food, and your liquids are going to have to come out of your bag (or off your person) and get extra screening just so you can get on a flight. But now, it seems books -- good, old-fashioned paper books -- may be joining that list.
June 26, 2017
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TSA Testing New CT Scanner That Could Eventually Ease Restrictions On Liquids, Electronics
Imagine a future where you can bring a large bottle of water and your laptop or tablet with you into the cabin of a commercial flight. The Transportation Security Administration is testing one of its new computerized tomography (CT) scanning machines for carry-on bags in Phoenix, and will soon launch a test in Boston. The use of these machines in the future could mean fewer restrictions on carry-on items, and faster security screening.
June 16, 2017
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TSA tests fingerprint screening for flight check-in
New biometric checkpoint screening process matches travelers' fingerprints with those already on file.
June 13, 2017
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TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics 'Larger Than a Cell Phone'
The TSA has been generally accused of incompetence, failure to detect bombs smuggled in luggage, and of making flying even more miserable than it would be otherwise. Far from fighting back against such hassle -- particularly in the face of 16 years of demonstrated proof the organization is incompetent -- the TSA has seemingly embraced it. The organization has announced that it will now begin screening all devices larger than a cell phone on all flights, foreign and domestic. The exact text reads:
July 26, 2017
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U.S. Lifts Laptop Ban For Remaining Foreign Airlines, Final Airport Exemption Expected This Week
A week after it was rumored that the Department of Homeland Security would likely lift its ban on laptops and other personal electronics put in place in March from the few airlines that remained subject to the policy, that time has come.
July 17, 2017
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U.S. Will Probably Lift Laptop Ban For Remaining Foreign Airports Soon
After a few airlines announced that they are no longer subject to a ban on laptops and other personal electronics put in place in March for flights traveling to the U.S. from certain airports, the Department of Homeland Security says it will likely lift the ban for the remaining carriers.
July 12, 2017
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UK government investigates hotel booking sites for "high-pressure tactics," unfair pricing
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) watchdog is investigating business practices in the hotel comparison website industry, to see if consumers are getting shafted with high-pressure sales tactics and deceptive deals.
October 30, 2017
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United Airlines Will Let Passengers On Overbooked Flights Bid On Bumping Compensation
Ever since the public backlash against United Airlines for forcibly removing a ticketed passenger from a flight last April, the company has been revamping its policies in an effort to make it up to customers. Next up: Letting passengers on overbooked flights bid on how much they can receive for giving up their seats.
September 26, 2017
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United Apologizes After Agent Cancels Passenger's Ticket for Recording Her
Another day, another story of United Airlines being horrible to its customers. Thankfully, this incident doesn't involve anyone being dragged forcibly off a plane or being flown to the wrong continent. this time, United is apologizing to a passenger whose ticket was canceled after he used his phone to record his interaction with airline employees.
May 9, 2017
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United App Will Now Let Travelers Save Boarding Passes For Flights On Partner Airlines
When you're flying from say, Siberia to the U.S., you will definitely have to take more than one flight, and probably on different airlines. But because juggling different boarding passes for different legs of your trip isn't always easy, United Airlines will now let travelers save their boarding passes for flights on partner airlines directly in the United app.
October 25, 2017
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United Wants to Pick Up a Whole Lot More Passengers this Spring (And not Drag Them Off Planes)
United Airlines executives had a goal for the second quarter of the year: to start from a position of strength and boost domestic growth heavily. it's a very rah-rah, sunny, corporate view of the world that may well be derailed by one big thing: United itself.
April 19, 2017
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US border officials can't search your cloud data
According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, border officials are permitted to search the devices of anyone entering the country with or without probable cause, though there is a limit to type of content they can view.
July 17, 2017
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US Considering Banning all Laptops on Flights from Europe
Earlier this year, the United States banned all laptops on flights to the United States from 10 airports in Africa and the Middle East, out of fears that bombs could be smuggled in the devices and used to destroy an aircraft or create a hostage situation mid-flight. Now, there are reports that the Department of Homeland Security is about to issue a much, much broader version of that edict.
May 11, 2017
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US FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights
The FCC's chairman reverses course on a 2013 plan to allow you to place phone calls during flights.
April 10, 2017
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US government ends airline laptop ban
The US government has put an end to a ban that prevented passengers on selected flights to the US from carrying large electronics such as laptops.
July 17, 2017
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US imposes stricter security screenings at foreign airports, but won't expand laptop ban yet
The United States will require foreign airports to implement stricter security practices and screenings for any passengers headed to the US.
June 28, 2017
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US laptops-on-planes ban now applies to just one airport, ends soon
Meanwhile the TSA found 78 guns at US airports last week, 32 with a round chambered
July 17, 2017
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US lifts electronics ban on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi
The ban, implemented in March, saw all devices bigger than a phone being prohibited.
July 3, 2017
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US lifts electronics ban on Turkish Airlines and Emirates flights
Both airlines have introduced new security measures that mean passengers can again use laptops in the cabin.
July 5, 2017
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US lifts laptop ban on passengers flying with Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines
The U.S. government has lifted the controversial laptop ban for flights to the U.S. for three major airlines.
July 5, 2017
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US might ban laptops from European flights after all
The US Department of Homeland Security tweets that it's still considering only allowing large electronics in checked baggage.
May 18, 2017
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Vacation Ownership
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Vacation Rentals Around the World
Vacation Rentals directory of Hawaii Vacation Rentals, California Vacation Rentals, Florida Vacation Rentals and accommodations around the world from vacation homes to rental condos in Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, California, Florida, Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Mexico.
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Vacation Station Lake Tahoe
Vacation Station offers attractive vacation rentals in and around Lake Tahoe, USA. Book cabins, condos and other properties to suit your taste and budget.
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Vietnam Paradise Travel
Vietnam hotel & resort reservation, tour & ticket booking, property & car rental.
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Visit Brighton
provides an online hotel search & accommodation booking service, conference venues, attractions & activities in Brighton & Hove.
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Wholesale Caribbean Vacations
The best Caribbean Resorts available to the public at wholesale prices. Nobody gets you there cheaper than all Inclusive Resorts.
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Whoops! Delta posts sign banning devices from overseas flights
The screwup comes as a rumored ban looms for all electronics, except phones, on flights leaving Europe.
May 12, 2017
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Yosemite Conservancy
The website of the Yosemite Association.
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You Could Soon Be Unloading A Lot More From Your Bag At Airport Security
The Transportation Security Administration and airlines, alike, have implemented processes at airports designed to take some of the burden out of the security line -- from fully automated checkpoints to hiring more screeners. Now, the TSA is working on more changes intended to make the security process more efficient -- like removing food from carry-ons and using digital ID scanners.
May 24, 2017
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YouGov survey reveals risks of DVT during long-haul flights
Almost a quarter of UK adults will fly long-haul (over four hours) on holiday or business this year, but are perhaps unaware that one in 25 will suffer an asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
July 7, 2017
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Zeitgeist Consulting
strategic planning, legislative advocacy and public speaking on tourism, economic development, trends and technology for the travel industry.
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