Travel team players are blazing their own path

Travel team players are blazing their own path
BY JOHN ECONOMOU | On a sunny and crisp early Saturday morning, a travel team made up of 10- and 11-year-olds from the Greenwich Village Little League laced up their cleats to play baseball. The feeling of the coming winter in the air and the scent of …
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How to Swap Luxury Travel Goods
According to travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global, individuals who earn $ 250,000 or more annually are traveling more often than those with lower incomes. In 2013, travelers with higher earning power took almost two more trips on average …
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Have Medicare, won't travel
DEAR HELOISE: A tip for seniors on Medicare if you are traveling to a foreign country: Buy trip health insurance. Medicare does not cover you outside the U.S. We learned the hard way. — Betty H. in Arkansas. DEAR BETTY: This probably is news to many …
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Ebola And Surf Travel
Last week, I put on my journalism pants and emailed the CDC — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for those of you in the dark — with a list of travel-related questions. And, well, they never answered. Too busy controlling and preventing …
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Five Ways To Save On Thanksgiving Air Travel

Five Ways To Save On Thanksgiving Air Travel
Kayak researchers found 2013 data indicate the lowest average fares for domestic travel were found in early November: as low as $ 415, 24 percent less than the highest average fare of $ 548. (International fares were another story: They saw the greatest …
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PSFK's Best Brands in Travel Index for 2014
Throughout our research, we came across a handful of brands that were doing the most to revolutionize the travel experience. Whether through original offerings, partnerships or innovation, these brands below have shown themselves to be dedicated to …
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Travel Troubleshooter: Hotel sent him refund; airline kept it
My wife is a Silver Preferred member of its loyalty program, and I have used US Airways Vacations before to book my travel plans. But the way it's handling this complaint – or should I say, not handling it – leaves me wondering what is going to happen …
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Hack Holiday Travel And Save Serious Money
According to the United States Department of Transportation, the holiday season is among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. Thanks to family visits and extra vacation days, the six day period around Thanksgiving boasts 54% more …
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Democrats Defy Obama in Favor of an Ebola Travel Ban
Worried about the political fallout from the Ebola outbreak, vulnerable Senate Democrats are declaring their support for a U.S. travel ban from the afflicted countries in west Africa. In multiple cases, the Democrats are shifting from their earlier …
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Are Ebola Travel Restrictions A Misstep in Obama's Fight to Stop the Disease?
Public-health officials within the Obama administration have repeatedly argued that travel restrictions to or from West African nations would not stop the spread of Ebola in the United States. Apparently, their Homeland Security colleagues disagree …
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Business travel not hurt by Ebola scare
The survey of 421 corporate travel managers by the Global Business Travel Association was taken Oct. 13 to 15, about the time of news that a Dallas nurse flew on two Frontier Airlines flights before testing positive for the deadly disease. Amber Vinson …
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Tactics for when travel companies behave like unruly toddlers

Tactics for when travel companies behave like unruly toddlers
“No” is used almost reflexively, which is a little jarring for customers who still think of travel as being part of the hospitality business. No, you can't have a refund. No, we won't drop our claim. “No” doesn't have to be the final answer, but if it …
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Investment firm pumps £125m into Monarch travel business
The sale of travel business Monarch Group has been agreed it has been announced. The company will be sold to a London-based investment firm and will see the new owner pump in £125m to save the company and about 2,500 jobs with it. Greybull Capital …
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Denver Teens' Travel Stirs Terror Appeal Concerns

Denver Teens' Travel Stirs Terror Appeal Concerns
A Colorado school official said the Denver area girls — two sisters ages 17 and 15, and a 16-year-old friend — were victims of an online predator who encouraged them to travel overseas and eventually to Syria. Mia Bloom, a professor of security …
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Want to Travel the World in Retirement? Here's How
It's a daydream that's crossed just about everyone's mind at one point or another – quit work, sell the house, pack a suitcase and head out into a life of travel. But what if you turned that daydream into your retirement reality? What does it take to …
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Europe's 10 worst tourist traps

Europe's 10 worst tourist traps
I love Europe, but my responsibility as a travel writer is not to just rave about everything, but to also help overwhelmed travelers sort through the superlatives and smartly allocate their limited vacation time. So here — in no particular order …
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Travel Ban Over Ebola May Bring Other Troubles
The U.S. government has options for restricting travel from the West African nations suffering most from Ebola, but none would fully prevent the virus from entering the country and all would bring complications, health experts said. More U.S. citizens …
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I Accidentally Bought a Diaper Bag, and It's the Best Travel Bag Ever
I was on the hunt for a new travel tote — one for all the things you need easy access to in transit. Standing in Bloomingdale's, I picked up a black carryall. “Is that for you, or is it a gift?” the Bloomingdale's salesperson asked as I inspected it …
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'Fix My Commute' forum envisions new age of travel
On the blog and in my columns, we're usually dealing with the travel problems of today rather than the transportation system's potential. So many of you fellow sufferers may find it refreshing to take in the livestream of the event, which begins at 9 a …
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Ebola travel advisory sent to state's workers
Connecticut state employees are being asked to avoid travel to countries experiencing outbreaks of Ebola unless such travel is essential, according to an advisory sent Monday to state agencies. Workers were urged to avoid travel to Guinea, Liberia, and …
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How Ebola Is Affecting Travel
One month ago a Liberian man flew to Dallas while infected with Ebola. Now, there's more fear after a Dallas nurse testing positive for the virus flew on a Frontier aircraft. “All About Travel” Consultant Lorie Buus says more customers are asking …
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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned
WASHINGTON (AP) — A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public.
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Win Winter Getaways at the YLW Annual Travel Event
If you're looking for a winter holiday getaway make sure to attend the popular Winter Travel Event held at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) on October 25th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The annual event attracts Okanagan residents who want to learn …
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