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U.S. Travel report: Long waits at US entry points deterring business travelers
Business Travel News
The United States will lose $95 billion during the next five years if Congress does not improve the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol entry process, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Association. In the report, conducted by Consensus Research, the association alleged that U.S. and non-U.S. passengers on average waited between nearly three hours and four hours and 40 minutes to be processed by CBP upon entering the United States.
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Texas economy predicted to post solid growth through year's end
San Antonio Business Journal
The Texas economy expanded during the month of July, according to Comerica Bank's most recent Texas Economic Activity Index. The index grew to a level of 104. The July reading is 32 points above the index cyclical low of 71.6 and above June's reading of 103.6. The index averaged 102 points for all of 2012, 10 points above the average for full-year 2011. The index is baselined to 2008, the year the economy began to tumble.
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Smart glasses will re-envision travel as we know it
Mashable
A couple runs through an airport, anxiously looking at real-time flight updates via a head-mounted display. A man asks his smart glasses how to say "delicious" in Thai while using both hands to eat. Another man sees factoids about various landmarks appear in front of him while touring California's wine country with friends. The future? Not at all: These are all things Google Glass can do right now, aptly demonstrated (in ideal fashion) in Google videos. These particular vignettes all highlight the potential for connected headgear — aka smart glasses — to augment how we travel.
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FAA to receive report on electronic devices in flight
USA Today
By next week, the Federal Aviation Administration will find out whether an advisory committee believes it should ease rules that currently keep fliers from using their e-readers and tablets while a plane is taking off or touching down.
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Study: Venue technology can make, break events
Successful Meetings
When booking a meeting, meeting planners typically are most concerned about a venue's size and location. Increasingly, though, they're also mindful of its technology infrastructure, finds a new study from graduate students at New York University's Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Marketing.
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Emergency apps for travelers
By Suzanne Mason
From a toothache to an earthquake, accidents can happen anytime and anywhere while traveling. According to the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, about 124 million Americans invested $1.8 billion in travel insurance in 2010. Although travel insurance is helpful in the long run, what about the right now? Here are a few apps to help in case of an emergency.
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