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Senate report calls for crackdown on airlines' hidden fees
from Fortune
A Senate Commerce Committee report says airlines' ancillary fees are piling up, and consumers are being kept in the dark.
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Travel industry added more jobs in July
from Successful Meetings
Travel industry employment reached an all-time record high in July, adding 13,400 jobs last month, bringing total travel industry employment to a record of more than 8.1 million.
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How to stop worrying about the consequences and take a vacation
from Fast Company
Americans today are taking less vacation time than ever before. To put it bluntly, what are we thinking? Why aren't we using our well-earned vacation time?
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Are airline mergers leading to higher air fares?
from Newsweek
Fuel makes up about 30 percent of an airline's total expenses, so a 25 percent decline in jet fuel prices implies a 7.5 percent decrease in costs. Is reduced competition to blame for airlines not passing on these savings to passengers?
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Homeland Security plans security enhancements to Visa Waiver Program
from Successful Meetings
DHS will begin implementing a number of security changes to the Visa Waiver Program, which enables international travelers from approved countries to enter the United States without a visa.
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Yankee fans sharing fingerprints will gain faster stadium
from Bloomberg Business
Yankee Stadium visitors soon will be able to avoid long security lines by registering their fingerprints with a biometric identity service used at 12 U.S. airports.
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A new breed of meeting professionals
from Connect
Social media, once viewed with skepticism and fear, is finally an integral part of meetings as well—drawing more attendees and promising better engagement.
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U.S., Canada and Mexico cooperate on expedited airport screening
from Travel Weekly
The U.S., Canada and Mexico plan to create a "trusted traveler" network that would enable eligible citizens to apply for expedited airport screening.
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America's national parks: 'An empire of grandeur'
from USA TODAY
As the Park Service prepares to celebrate its centennial, it now manages more than 400 special places, with at least one in every state.
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Hyatt CEO's new plan to take middle class travel global
from Skift
Emerging economies will see more tourism growth five years from now and Hyatt wants to be there when those tourists show up.
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The $4 billion dollar reason why airlines are debating "Open Skies"
from Condé Nast Traveler
A study by the Brookings Institution found U.S. travelers already save an average of $4 billion per year because of Open Skies agreements.
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How much longer does it take to travel to and from airports in America than in other countries?
from USA TODAY Travel
Nate Silver completed an analysis using Google Maps to compare travel times between public transport and driving to and from major U.S. airports.
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The great American vacation in three charts
from Bloomberg Business
Where do Americans go? Who visits the U.S.? What do they do here?
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    It's time for the Uber of air travel (The Washington Post)
8 ways to vacation right and recharge your health (The Huffington Post via U.S. News & World Report)
What millennials want in meetings (Skift)
Four U.S. airlines side with Gulf carriers in Open Skies battle against American, Delta, United (The Dallas Morning News)

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