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The World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Notorious as the vicinity from which Amelia Earhart made her final distress calls, the equatorial Pacific between Hawaii and Fiji is becoming a little safer—at least for marine life.

Winter IHG PointsBreaks Now Live

On Friday I mentioned that the IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks preview list was released, whereby select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. Today the official list of just over 175 properties has gone “live”. While the...Show More Summary

United Airlines adds trans-Atlantic routes to Dublin, Venice

Those routes - plus a second D.C.-Paris flight - will operate during the summer schedule.        

Learning to Think Japanese

I recently returned from National Geographic Expeditions journey "Inside Japan." In my role as an expert, I was to prepare several lectures to deliver to my fellow travelers. The idea of encapsulating everything I know and love about Japan into discrete talks was daunting. Show More Summary

San Francisco: SFO's Secret Passage is a New Temptation for Terminal 1 Travelers

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

For travelers flying out of Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport the options are pretty limited for dining and entertainment and, to make matters worse, the Delta Sky Club is located before the security checkpoint. Those stuck with this situation are traveling on AirTran, Delta, Frontier and Southwest. Show More Summary

American bolsters schedule for Philadelphia-London flights

The carrier's second flight on the route will provide a daytime connection to Heathrow.        

The Greatest Miles and Points Advertising.. Ever?

I’m not at all a fan of most airline advertising, and I’m not claiming these are effective, but I sure do actually have favorites in the world of miles and points advertising. Here’s my all-time favorite print ad: And my favorite television...Show More Summary

Earn Double Points With Choice Privileges From Your Portable Electronic Device

Earn double points with the Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program when you use the official software application program on your portable electronic device to book a reservation at an eligible rate for a qualifying stay between...Show More Summary

Shanghai: To Infinity (Er, China) And Beyond: Toy Story Hotel Coming To Shanghai in 2015

Millennials have dominated the hotel scene for at least a year, now. Will the trend burn out soon? Who knows? But in the meantime, one lot of savvy hoteliers is going for the next generation ? enter the Toy Story Hotel, due to open in Shanghai next year. Show More Summary

Park Hyatt Auckland, New Zealand Opening In 2017

This is very exciting news! Late last week it was announced that a Park Hyatt will open in Auckland in 2017! Here's the press release: CHICAGO (November 21, 2014) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Fu Wah New Zealand for a Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. Show More Summary

Aleppo: The Heartbreaking Fate of One of Syria's Historic Hotels

Throwback Monday to? a time when Aleppo was a popular tourist destination. The Baron Hotel was one of the finest hotels in Syria when it opened in 1911. Charles de Gaulle stayed here. So did Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Show More Summary

Log On for Free Gogo and Boingo WiFi This Wednesday

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

You are a little braver?and maybe daring?than we are, as for the most part we will be staying put during the madness that is the Thanksgiving travel week. However, if you?re planning to be on the move this week there?s a few travel tech goodies that might just help the journey go that much more smoothly?or at least a little better. Show More Summary

Frontier Airlines orders 9 Airbus A321 jets

Frontier already flies an all Airbus fleet, though it does not yet have A321s in its fleet.        

London: Gas Blast at Hyatt Regency London Injures 12, Closes Hotel

Some terrible news out of London just as the weekend was starting a few days ago: around 11.40pm on Friday night, a gas explosion occurred in the basement of the Hyatt Regency London ? The Churchill, injuring twelve hotel employees. All guests were evacuated and accommodated at nearby hotels. Show More Summary

A Maasai Circumcision After-Party [VIDEO]

By Daniel Noll “There’s a circumcision party in a nearby Maasai village. Mela is inviting us to join her. Do you want to go?” Kisioki asked in the sort of unassuming manner one might use to ask a friend to a new restaurant around the corner for lunch. Show More Summary

How Do Airlines Compensate Each Other For Taking Passengers During Irregular Operations?

Reader Jered wants to know: How do airline awards work when redeeming points for travel on a partners? How much if anything do they compensate each other for award seats? More broadly, “when I am accommodated on another airline, how does that work behind the scenes?” e.g. Show More Summary

Deal watch: Royal Caribbean kicks off new 'wow sale'

The promotion brings discounts on fares and on-board credits.        

JetBlue is Making Changes That You Think You Won’t Like, But You Might Be Wrong

Remember when we talked about what Wall Street wanted JetBlue to do in order to improve financial performance? Well, JetBlue... Read More

Hotel Pulitzer Leaving Starwood April 1, 2015

A few months back I stayed at Hotel Pulitzer, which is a Starwood Luxury Collection property in Amsterdam. It's an incredibly unique property, for better or worse -- so unique that no two rooms are the same. On one hand the hotel is a bit shabby chic, as it's no doubt past its prime. Show More Summary

3 Caribbean Gems You Should Get To Know Better

Get to Know These 3 Caribbean Gems For A Fascinating Island Vacation Beaches, crashing waves, and beautiful people in bikinis are just a few of the things that pop in people’s minds when thinking of islands in the Caribbean. While these...Show More Summary

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