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Brightline’s Bright Idea Comes to Florida

Brightline, a high-speed rail line that serves south Florida’s busy tourist corridor, is up and running. Their motto -- “carefree and car-free” – sums up the vast potential for this train to succeed with business commuters and international tourists who prefer not to rent a car.

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10 Tips To Avoid Hassles At U.S. Borders

Whether your cellphone contains confidential business documents or you’re packing homemade cranberry sauce, unless you’re exempted by diplomatic status, everyone crossing U.S. borders is subject to examination and search by officials from Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Air passengers have to cope with additional, unspecified...

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What Makes Best Western Hotels Special

When I recall the Best Western hotels we’ve stayed in, there’s always a pleasant surprise, an offbeat architectural detail, unexpected kid-friendly perk, or a free breakfast buffet worthy of a five-star resort. My husband calls Best Westerns “idiosyncratic.” He says of the lack of uniformity, “It’s so refreshing.” Having recently attended the annual Best Western Convention...

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How A Global Entry Card Will Reduce Airport Hassles

Over the past month, I've been going through the process of joining the Global Entry program. The government enticed me by saying, "Global Entry is a national program enabling Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officers to quickly facilitate low-risk travelers entering the U.S. at certain international airports." And friends assured me it's really true. Having access to self-serve...

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TripIt.com Makes College Tour Itineraries Easy to Manage

Billing itself as a "travel organizing app," the trip notification site TripIt.com is even better than that -- it can assist you by making upcoming travel plans more orderly and also provide rescue options when things don't go as planned.TripIt.com works its magic in a quiet, high-tech way, by receiving emails and organizing travel details...

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Delhi Airport Layovers Fly By in Comfort

Since it opened three years ago, the Plaza Premium Lounge has been greeting passengers at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India with a full menu of “Nap & Shower” options.  The international chain of spa oriented airport lounges offers a variety of time-passing choices, ranging from 30 minutes’ use of the shower facilities to freshen...

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Marriott Hotels Love Families

Reviews, rates and features of the five Marriott International brands most popular with families, and what's waiting for you and the children at check-in. Marriott, a name synonymous with hotels and hospitality worldwide, began its business in 1927 when J. Willard Marriott and his wife Alice opened an A&W root beer stand in Washington, DC. Today, Marriott International, Inc. owns...

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Mixing the Business Trip With The Family Vacation

The road warrior, the business traveler, represents a huge 50% or more of a hotel’s revenue, so the report just out in Travel Leaders was good news.The 2011 business travel survey suggested that 76% of business-focused travel agents are predicting their booking will match or exceed bookings for 2010, and while they were at it, they identified the top reasons a business traveler...

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Childcare Solutions When Bringing Baby On Business

Dedicated to all who travel on business, here's FTF's guide on the best way to find reliable childcare when you're traveling with kids.Dedicated to all who travel on business, here's FTF's guide on the best way to find reliable childcare when you're traveling with kids. It's no secret in the corporate world that business travel is one of the most hazardous occupations...

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Parents Away on Business Travel

How do kids feel and what do they do differently when parents travel without them? Find out the stats, plus some tips from road warriors on easing the pain of separation, courtesy of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Why bother lugging the kids abroad on vacation? Statistics released by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (from a poll conducted on AOL of 300 business travelers and...

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