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Travel leaders hail Neffenger's TSA chief confirmation
from TravelPulse
The Senate confirmed Peter Neffenger as head of the Transportation Security Administration on Monday.
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We know lots about you, summer traveler
from The Los Angeles Times
For Americans, the U.S. is the hands-down favorite when it comes to travel this summer.
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Work vs. vacation: from unlimited time to no time off
from CBS News
Some companies now offer "unlimited vacation" jobs where employees could go to work whenever they feel like it, and have vacations for as long as they want.
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AAAE questions airline opposition to PFC update as bag fee haul nears $22 billion since 2008
from AviationPros
The American Association of Airport Executives once again questioned the opposition of carriers to updating a local airport user fee known as the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC).
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Luxury hotel chains are adding special perks for kids
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More hotels are aiming to attract traveling families with kids clubs, stuffed animals, cooking classes and craft workshops.
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Technology to make air travel less stressful in the future, study says
from The Los Angeles Times
Airline passengers are expected to rely more on mobile check-in apps, automatic flight updates and mapping software to navigate airports and locate bags.
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Airline group backs down on plan for smaller carry-on bags
from USA TODAY
Citing "significant concerns raised in the media and by key stakeholders," the International Air Transport Association put the "Cabin OK" initiative on pause.
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U.S. Travel study shows Open Skies is crucial to U.S. airlines, economy
from TravelPulse
The U.S. Travel Association released the results of an Oxford Economics study that further solidifies its position against freezing Open Skies agreements.
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CBP in talks to expand number of overseas pre-clearance facilities
from Inbound
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in talks with 10 airports worldwide to implement pre-clearance facilities where USA-bound travelers could go through the clearance process before even entering the U.S.
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See you in Portland!
from U.S. Travel Association
Attendance for the can't-miss destination marketing event of the year is already on pace to break records. Come to Portland, Ore., August 23-25, for ESTO (Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), where you'll join author Cheryl Strayed, economist Anirban Basu, Nike executive Patty Ross, entrepreneur Scott Klososky and many more inspiring speakers. Register today, and we'll see you in August!
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