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The Go Travel Sites consist of large, dynamic travel portals covering all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

We started in 1997 with Go-Utah.com and added the entire U.S. a short time later. Our sites provide travel information about where to go and what to do, cutting through the noise of unfiltered comments. Our users are actively planning their travel, so each click on our highly targeted system is a potential customer.

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Through our Go Travel Sites network, we extensively promote travel and tourism via marketing partnerships. and design and develop award winning dynamic websites for Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), resorts, and travel destinations.

We book once-in-a-lifetime houseboat vacations and adventure trips, as well as condo and guest home lodging in a few select locations worldwide. We’ve been doing this for 15 years out of Salt Lake City, surrounded by world-famous attractions and activities. There’s no better place to speak from about the variety of travel and tourism.

We are incredibly proud of the outstanding team we have assembled in our Salt Lake City headquarters. Key team members are identified below.





07/12/2017

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The best air and lodging discounts for active military, family, and affiliates.

To take advantage of Memorial Day weekend, the much-anticipated vacation period that kicks off the summer, many Americans are cutting back on entertainment spending, traveling locally, and hunting for travel deals.

Amidst this frantic budgeting and planning, it’s easy to forget that Memorial Day is a time to commemorate our nation’s military and its service to all Americans past, present, and future. To celebrate this holiday and show our appreciation to all who have served and continue to serve our nation, we tracked down the best military travel deals.

1. Most flexible lodging discounts for all military affiliates. Choice Hotels (which includes Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Econolodge, and more) offers the most flexible military discounts. While many military-discount programs only apply to active military (or active military on orders), Choice extends its discounts to active and retired military personnel and their families on business or leisure. Hotels are not required to offer any military discounts nor are they required to provide specific rates to qualify for government reimbursement of travel on orders. As such, military discounts on lodging are determined on a hotel-by-hotel basis. While it is always best to double-check in advance, Choice Hotel’s discount program provides many options nationwide so that military personnel can travel more easily.

2. Best air discounts for active military and families. Active military personnel and their dependents are allowed four free checked bags in coach (and five free checked bags in first class) at any time on Hawaiian Airlines. A valid military ID is the only requirement to qualify. Baggage fees generate billions of dollars in revenue for U.S. airlines and can cost travelers more than airfare. Given that some airlines, such as Spirit Airlines and JetBlue, do not offer any military baggage discounts, we think Hawaiian’s offer is great deal. For each passenger flying roundtrip, four checked bags would normally cost $620, according to Hawaiian’s baggage fee policy. The catch is that oversized and overweight fees may apply, so make sure each bag is smaller than 62” total (length + width + height) and weighs less than 50 pounds.

3. Military bags that really do fly free. True to its word, bags do fly free on Southwest Airlines. For civilians, however, that only applies to two checked bags. For active military personnel with identification, Southwest waives all baggage fees. including any oversize and overweight fees. Southwest has the most liberal (and most simple) discounts. While it does not extend the offer to military families, it is the best airline when traveling with multiple bags, particularly when those bags may be bulky and/or heavy. It is important to note that other airlines may allow several bags to be checked free, but they often place restrictions on the weight and size of each bag. Overweight and oversized bags do not always qualify for military discounts on other airlines.

4. No extra fees on car rentals . Hertz Rent-a-Car offers the most military benefits on car rentals. While all major car rental companies have military-discount programs on the base rental rate, these discounts vary. Similar to airlines, car rental companies typically make most of their profits on extra fees–not on the base rates. As such, we evaluated car rental discounts based on the number of extra fees it waived for active military. Hertz waived loss damage waiver/collision damage waiver (LDW / CDW) insurance, additional driver fees, unlimited mileage fees, underage driver fees, and space available upgrades. While Hertz was the clear winner, Avis did come in at a close second. It waives most all fees waived by Hertz, except for space available upgrades. Unfortunately, most car-rental military discounts only apply to active military. For veterans, we suggest obtaining a Veteran’s Advantage Card to access discounts at all major car rental services.

5. Best luxury military discounts. Everyone needs some quality rest and relaxation. Hard-working military personnel are no exception. For more luxurious lodging, we recommend Hyatt Hotels Resorts. Hyatt offers special rates to military personnel as long as identification can be provided at time of check-in. The savings from Hyatt’s military discount ranges greatly, though. You may get a great deal in some locations, depending on your dates of travel. However, not all hotels will be able to provide significant discounts. Make sure to check online and call. If you do opt for more comfortable lodging, Hyatt may be your best bet for a military discount.

Alicia Jao is the VP of Travel Media at NerdWallet, which recently launched an airline and baggage fee comparison tool to help you save money on air travel.





30/11/2017

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TravelHealthInsurance.com’s mission is to provide our customers with access to the best travel and international health insurance plans available today.

A full compliment of programs are available to meet the needs of short term and long term travelers engaged in many facets of travel:

  • Leisure travel
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All plans offered on this site are “admitted” life and health insurance or property and casualty insurance. Admitted insurance affords our customers more protection than inferior offshore policies (not regulated in the United States). In short, admitted insurance equates to fairer policy wording and fewer surprises at the time of a claim.

All policies are rated “A-” (Excellent) by Standard and Poor’s and are underwritten by the following U.S. based companies:

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All plans sold through TravelHealthInsurance.com are administered by HTH Worldwide (HTH). HTH is a leading provider of specialized international health insurance and trip protection. More than 400,000 international travelers and expatiates are covered annually with HTH Worldwide. HTH offers more than insurance. HTH helps its members to identify; access and pay for quality healthcare services by utilizing a network of elite doctors and facilities in 180 countries. The concept is simple- access to top flight providers leads to better medical outcomes.





27/11/2017

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US Airways is a large airline based in the United States. It flies both domestically and internationally to 193 locations in 24 countries. In 2013 it was recorded as employing over 32,000 people and it operated over 3000 flights daily. In order to sustain this sort of output US Airways has a fleet of 349 planes. In early 2013 US Airways and American Airlines announced a plan to merge into one company. This will create the largest airline company in the world. With this announcement US Airways also left the Star Alliance and joined th Oneworld alliance. The company slogan for US Airways is Fly with US.

What advantages does US Airways have?

Being one of the largest airlines in the world, the main advantage that US Airways has is its large amount of both domestic and international resources. Its large fleet allows it to be in control of almost all of its own flights without having to use other airlines for connections as some smaller airline companies have to. With its recent merger with American Airlines, USAirways will only have access to more resources which will only help to improve the companies infrastructure. The merger will also combine both airlines rewards programs which will give frequent fliers even more options for redeeming their miles and rewards.

Why should you fly with Usair?

US Airways has a great reputation within the airline world for providing accommodating flights to locations all around the world. Due to the size of the airline, USAirways.com is also able to provide many promotions and discounts throughout the year. US Airways also offers shuttle service flights between Boston, New York, and Washington DC that leave every hour during the week. This feature is unique and very helpful to many business personal who work in these areas.





25/11/2017

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25/11/2017

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ABC US Travel – Tours – Tours – Lower East Side

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My son and his brother are using this company to travel to NC. A one way ticket is $60.00 I guess that reasonable.

The bus was originally suppose to leave at 8 pm upon my arrival at 7 pm. I was informed the bus was now leaving at 9 pm.

But guess what the bus still isn t here, every time I ask the person at the counter where the bus is I m being told it will be here any minute. I swear if that man says that one more time I may be inclined to slap him. The bus finally arrived at 9:45 pm.

The only I like about this company is the fact that they have assigned sitting.

I m happy to report my son arrived safely to North Carolina





23/11/2017

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ABC Travel Plus – about us #travel #agent #training

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Air Booking Center (ABC Travel) established in 1977 to serve with a highly advanced and sophisticated set of standards with our well trained staff, up to date computer equipment, modern well-situated office space, and highly motivated management team.

W e are an accredited IATA agency, recognized internationally as operating under licenses from (IATA) .International Air Transport Association. We present to our clients all IATA member airlines’ products with the latest and most up to date, globally used travel technologies.

Our office is located in heart of downtown in Khartoum city; we have the most highly equipped with 15 experienced staff members who are fully dedicated to providing the best service possible in order to handle all your travel needs. With a capacity of eight (08) online reservation terminals, powered by Amadeus, the most updated reservation systems serving the aviation industry globally.

O ur Agency has been credited with Top Agent and Best Performance awards by Air France, Emirates, Gulf Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Sudan Airways.

Air Booking Center (ABC Travel) prides itself in managing corporate business travel by helping to minimizing travel budgets. We work very hard and develop our own negotiated fares from most of the airlines to provide our clients with the ‘best buy’ airfares. We bring all the travel related products at your fingertips.

W e arrange bookings for hotel establishments, tour wholesalers, and car rentals though a world wide services network of partners. We use only associations and principal resources accepted by professional travel agents and tour operator’s world wide.





23/11/2017

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ABC Travel Guides for Kids names TOP 5 US Family East

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ABC Travel Guides for Kids names TOP 5 US Family East Coast Beach Destinations for 2014

PHILADELPHIA. May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic City rolls out the red carpet for families and takes our top spot.

1. Atlantic City, New Jersey AC is within a day’s drive of 1/3 of the country’s population. AC’s unique attractions include a Surf School and the country’s third tallest lighthouse. Even transportation is unique: Jitneys and Rolling Chairs. More adventurous? Consider a Helicopter or Parasailing adventure. But this resort city offers so much more: Joe Holiday’s magic show, Steel Pier, Ripley’s Odditorium, a White House (famous for submarines), Tony’s and Gilchrist for breakfast. Ready for the original salt water taffy and fudge? It started here with Steel’s, James and Fralinger’s. The Caesars Pier water show, Boardwalk Hall light show and the Waterfront Sculpture Walk are hidden treasures. The AC Sheraton’s location (near the Tanger Outlets) is the perfect launching pad to DO AC.

2. Miami Beach, Florida We love Miami in the summer because the water is so warm. Miami is about great food and diverse culture. Start with a Grace Della food tour to learn about Miami’s culinary history. The Seaquarium and Jungle Island shows are exceptional, as is the new PAMM . Don’t miss the attractions of the Historic Redland Trail . For food we love The Pub, Big Pink and Casola’s for pizza. The place to stay in Miami Beach is The Palms Hotel Spa .

3. Cape Ann, MA An hour north of Boston. Cape Ann has two of our favorite beaches, Good Harbor and Wingaersheek. Gloucester is a hard working fishing port that blends incredible food, art, shopping and culture into everything it does. Tour Beauport and Hammond Castle. then take a harbor cruise. Eat at The Gloucester House, Woodman’s and the Clam Box. Neighboring Rockport and Bearskin Neck have been hot spots for years. Rockport Inn Suites is a great spot to stay.

4. Rehoboth Beach, DE The bandstand and boardwalk are loaded with fun family shops, restaurants and more. After the beach head to Funland then Nicola Pizza . We also love Thrashers Fries, Capriotti’s, and the Ice Cream Store. Rent a house and bikes or consider one of the great lodging choices in the area.

5. Outer Banks, North Carolina It’s all here from Spooky Blackbeard pirate stores on Okracoke Island. to Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk . Ferry rides and jumping around from town to town provides adventure. Wildlife and sports enthusiasts will enjoy fishing, birding, kiteboarding, wind surfing (no place beats this place), wild horses, lighthouses and more. Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar in Kill Devil Hills is a family friendly dining option but OBX has many great options.

ABC Travel Guides for Kids is the premier producer and publisher of all-in-one alphabet, activity and souvenir guides specifically designed for kids.

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23/11/2017

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The Trip Planner automatically opens and organises all the attractions based on the cities they are located in and shows the distance between two or more cities.

Click on the city tabs to see your city route. Attractions located in the city are automatically arranged and displayed on the map based on the shortest distance between attractions.





17/11/2017

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13 Secrets for Finding Cheaper Airfare – US News #tickets #travel

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13 Secrets for Finding Cheaper Airfare

The cheapest flights are 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Can’t make that? Try these insider booking tips.

With the holiday travel season just around the corner, you’re probably wondering how you can get in on a good deal. After all, airfare is undoubtedly one of the most expensive components of any domestic or international travel plan, and prices can vary wildly at times – from manageable to downright cost-prohibitive. The good news is, there are still a few secrets left when it comes to finding airfare you can afford. And, even better, the hassle of searching might be less labor intensive than you ever realized.

If you’re searching for airfare you can truly afford, try these simple tips before pulling the trigger:

Book 49 days in advance. CheapAir.com combed through data on over 11,000 domestic flights to discover the optimum number of days in advance you should book airfare. According to the numbers, the sweet spot for most airfare is around 49 days, or seven weeks, in advance.

Book further out around the holidays. The same CheapAir.com study from last year showed that the optimum booking time was slightly earlier for peak travel times. For example, the cheapest flights around Thanksgiving were booked 96 days, or 14 weeks, in advance.

Fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. According to FareCompare.com, the cheapest days to fly in the U.S. are the days less popular with consumers. And apparently, those days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Avoid popular flying days. The concept of supply and demand applies to many things, including airfare. That’s why flying on popular flying days, such as Friday or Sunday, will set you back more. If you want to save, avoid these days and opt for the less popular travel days instead.

Consider flying very early … or very late. Most people don’t want to fly at the crack of dawn or past their bedtime. Because of this, early and late flights are typically far cheaper than flights during normal business hours.

Book your flight on a Tuesday. FareCompare.com reports that the cheapest flights are typically at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Even if you don’t book your flight then, it never hurts to look.

Book two one-way flights. Round-trip flights are typically cheaper to book, but that isn’t always the case. Before you sign up for a round-trip flight, price out options for two one-way bookings and consider two different airlines. It might be cheaper that way, and you’ll never know unless you compare.

Accept a layover. Nonstop flights are typically the most convenient – and therefore the most expensive. Instead of choosing the easy option, look for flights with at least one layover. Chances are, this little inconvenience will add up to big savings.

Take advantage of the Internet. The Internet is a treasure trove of information if you’re looking for ways to save on airfare. For starters, use a fare comparing search engine like Kayak.com, or even Google’s Flight Search. Shop around online until you find the best deal.

Follow airlines on social media. Before committing yourself to a certain flight at a specific price, follow your favorite airlines on social media and sign up for their mailing lists. Doing so could mean hearing about insider deals and saving even more.

Sign up for a co-branded rewards credit card. Many airlines offer a co-branded credit card that can help you earn airline miles, free checked baggage and more. They may also offer a hefty sign-up bonus just for signing up and spending a certain amount of money within a specific time frame.

Join frequent flier programs. In addition to getting an airline rewards credit card, you can sign up for that airline’s frequent flier program. This can help you earn free miles for airfare you’re purchasing anyway.

Travel to a different airport. Airfare at airports within 100 miles of each other can vary drastically, making it increasingly important to consider airfare to and from different cities and towns. The cost of driving to an airport an hour away could end up being far less than the difference in your airline ticket.

Trying one of these tips could lead to hundreds of dollars in savings. but applying all of them could mean saving even more. So start searching online for deals, and consider traveling during off-peak times and from airports within 100 miles of your home. And don’t forget to sign up for offers from your favorite airlines; you never know when the perfect deal could come along.

And no matter what, don’t give up. The ideal airfare is out there somewhere – all you have to do is find it.





16/11/2017

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Visitor Medical Insurance – Comparison of buying from US vs Indian

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Comparison of Visitors Medical Insurance Coverage from Companies in the U.S. vs India

You can purchase visitors medical insurance from companies based in your home country (such as India) or from companies in the U.S. Generally, the cost of medical insurance from an American company is higher, although it is still the preferred insurance to purchase. As demonstrated in the comparisons below, American insurance has many advantages.

The following table provides a detailed comparison of the various issues involving insurance products available from companies in the U.S. and India. Please keep in mind that this is a generic discussion. There may be exceptions to the offerings of products in both countries (and all the products from a given country do not work the same way). You should review all the details of any insurance plan you are considering before purchasing it (i.e. any brochures, policy wording, comparisons between plans and information from your representative).

Most of the information below regarding Indian companies was taken from the Web sites of various companies, as it existed as of writing this, and it may change in the future in case any of the companies revise their products. The information is also based on our personal experiences in dealing with these companies on a trial basis during previous visits to India, professional experience dealing with many customers on a daily basis, and from reading the discussion forums and experiences section on this Web site. The information is not targeted towards any specific company or product.





15/11/2017

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US Airports With The Cheapest Flights #international #air #travel

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The US Airports With The Cheapest Average Airfares

Flickr/carpathiar Long Beach Airport has the cheapest average flights in the US.

Flying is expensive, but you could save a lot of money just by booking a flight into an alternate airport.

In Los Angeles? Instead of flying out of LAX (where an average flight costs $465), you may want to book a flight out of Long Beach Airport (LGB), where the average airfare costs just $216.

Cheapflights.com just released their fourth annual Airport Affordability Index, which ranks popular airports with the most affordable round-trip airfares, including tax.

California’s Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field; LGB) has the cheapest flights, with an average fare of just $216. Last year, LGB came in at the number two spot. South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Jetport (MYR) jumped to the number two spot (last year it was #42) with an average airfare of $249, and California’s Fresno Air Terminal (FAT) came in at #3 with an average airfare of $270.

At the bottom of the list was Honolulu International Airport (HNL), with an average airfare of $689. Other airports in the bottom 10 were Washington Dulles International (IAD), Miami International (MIA), and New York’s JFK International.

The findings show that geography doesn’t necessarily determine affordability. Instead, alternative airports in close proximity to large cities or outside of major metro areas tended to offer the cheapest flights. But keep in mind that a cheap airfare often means an indirect flight with several layovers.

Here are the top 10 cheapest airports:





15/11/2017

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Travel Insurance in the US Market Research #pavlus #travel

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Travel Insurance in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Travel Insurance Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Specialist Insurance Lines | Mar 2015

Taking off: Travel insurance revenue will rise as operators expand to niche markets

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Travel insurers faced steep revenue declines during the recession. Declining consumer disposable income meant fewer people were traveling and purchasing travel insurance. However, the industry returned to growth in 2010 as consumers became more sensitive to the potential losses associated with airline delays and cancellations, prompting them to buy travel insurance. The industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years and expand into niche markets catering to students and business travelers. purchase to read more

The Travel Insurance industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, illustrated by continuous consolidation and widespread market acceptance of travel insurance. Industry value added (IVA), or contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 1.2% over the 10 years to 2020. Similarly, US GDP is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.5% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is expanding roughly in line with the economy.

The number of industry operators is forecast to fall at an annualized rate of 1.6% over the five years to 2015. This follows a decade of consolidation, in which enterprise numbers declined even during years of revenue growth. purchase to read more

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13/11/2017

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US Airlines tickets: Real deal or scam? #sherman #s #travel

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US Airlines tickets: Real deal or scam?

Published On: Jun 18 2013 07:56:39 PM EDT

People all across the country are getting the letter. It says, “You have qualified for an award of two roundtrip airline tickets.”

Carol Byers of Manheim Township got one. She reads, “The retail value of this award is up to $1,198.”

The envelope seemed to be handwritten and the letterhead has the name of an airline that doesn’t even exist.

“But then as I looked at it, there’s no such thing as US Airlines; it’s US Airways,” said Byers.

In the last week, dozens of viewers have contacted News 8 to explain the letter, asking if it’s a scam.

No one had actually called the number on the letter, so News 8’s Brian Roche did. He spoke to a woman named Dusty who would only tell me she worked for a marketing firm in Arizona.

“Dusty, just let me clarify–these are two free airline tickets?” asked Brian Roche.

She told him the tickets were not free, they were complimentary, as long as he went to a presentation for a travel agency. Roche then asked Dusty, “So the bottom line is that this doesn’t cost me anything to go to this?”

Dusty made an appointment for Roche to attend the presentation at 52 Grumbacher Road in York.

So News 8 went to the address and found an empty parking lot and an unmarked building. But inside, there is evidence that it is where you go for the travel deals.

Before this recent wave of letters, local consumers were receiving travel check vouchers also with the name of the fictitious US Airlines.

News 8 learned that anyone responding to this would get the same sales pitch to attend a presentation at the address in York.

One viewer who did attend told News 8 that she and her husband were asked to join a travel club and pay more than $11,000. As they tried to leave, the price dropped below $1,500.

While it may be easy to call this a scam, News 8 is going to stop just short of that. What it really seems to be is a promotional campaign designed to get people to join a travel club. No one who has contacted News 8 has reported spending or losing any money after getting one of the letters or travel vouchers.

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09/11/2017

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Shatner to travel across US on three-wheeled motorcycle

FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait in New York. The “Star Trek” star has partnered with custom motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The eight-day journey will launch June 23, 2015, outside Chicago, Illinois, and make stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque and Flagstaff, New Mexico; and Las Vegas, Nevada; before arriving in Los Angeles, California on June 30. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle.

The Star Trek star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion.

I am taking another step into the unknown, the 84-year-old actor said in a statement.

Shatner partnered with motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The Aurora, Illinois-based company said the silver studded bike is inspired by the B-17 bomber.

The eight-day journey will launch June 23 outside Chicago and make stops in St. Louis; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Vegas before arriving in Los Angeles on June 30.

Shatner will be joined on the 2,400-mile ride by members of the American Legion and American Wrench crew. The company is planning to sell limited quantities of Shatner s trike.

American Wrench describes the Rivet as a landjet that will feature a V8 engine and an exposed cockpit with seating only for a captain.

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07/11/2017

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Greek debt relief ‘closer than ever’ but creditors must act, Greek prime minister says

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras kept up his demand for debt relief from international lenders on Tuesday, saying Athens was close to securing a solution to ease its debt mountain but that creditors must meet there commitments.

Greece wants to wrap up negotiations with the lenders — the European Union and International Monetary Find — on reforms and on debt relief this month.

It needs another tranche of bailout money, wants to qualify for inclusion in the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program, and seeks to return to bond markets immediately afterwards.

“We are closer than ever to a substantial solution on debt relief,” said Tsipras reiterating that Greece had already agreed to apply more austerity after its current bailout expires and it was its lenders’ turn to fulfill their promises of discussions about debt relief.

“Τhe ball is no longer in our court,” he told reporters referring to lenders’ statements on debt relief in past years.

Despite Greece’s recent statements and a bailout review agreement at staff level, sources close to the lenders have been less optimistic seeing talks on debt relief lasting longer than May.

This is because of sharp differences between the IMF and Germany, Europe’s paymaster, over the Greece’s fiscal targets. The former says Greece’s target and debt are unsustainable; the latter, with an election coming, is less willing to drop its hard line.

After six months of tense talks, Athens and the lenders reached a deal last week on a set of additional reforms the country needs to implement in 2019-20, two years after its current, 86-billion euro bailout program expires.

Greece wants euro zone finance ministers to approve the reforms’ deal at a scheduled Eurogroup meeting on May 22 — a key condition for unlocking vital loans — but also agree on a formula to make its debt sustainable in the medium-term and long term.

Debt sustainability is key for the European Central Bank and the Washington-based IMF, which participated financially in the country’s first two rescue packages, but has yet to announce whether it will join Greece’s current program, the third since 2010.

Greek lawmakers are expected to vote on the new austerity package by May 18, before euro zone finance ministers assess the country’s progress.

Tsipras, who is sagging in opinion polls and whose term expires in 2019, controls 153 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament and he is expected to pass the bill.

But the delays in the negotiations have slowed projected economic growth and have exacerbated reform fatigue after seven years of austerity hurting the government’s popularity further.

Asked whether he was considering a cabinet reshuffle, Tsipras ruled it out.

“We are not considering it. Our aim now is to speed up work as much as we can,” he said during a visit at the education ministry, where he announced a planned education reform.

(Additional reporting Angeliki Koutantou Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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More than any historic home tour, the School of Artisan Food provides a true taste of Downton Abbey through classes in traditional English cookery: cider making, wild game butchery, and fruit preserves.

It’s one example of the greater world of epicurean experiences that has opened up for travelers eager to pack their aprons and join immersion classes with local guides or expert cooks—whatever your time commitment, budget, and skill level.

We’ve done the dirty work to identify the best cooking programs around the globe, from a half-day course on chicken gumbo in New Orleans to a farm in the scenic backwaters of Kerala, India, where classes center on family recipes for chutney and curries. They share the ability to help travelers understand a local culture and to revisit a favorite destination with a fresh perspective. After all, it’s exhilarating to start the day at a local market then sit down to a meal of pasta with truffles, tom yum goong, or coquilles St. Jacques of your very own making.

Students are typically teamed up with multilingual instructors versed in the cuisine of the region. You can expect to pick up new kitchen skills and recipes, and lessons are often augmented by exclusive encounters with purveyors and artisanal growers, wine pourings at vineyards, and dinners set in private homes or at top chef tables tucked in a corner of their kitchen domain, so that you can observe pros in the heat of the action.

Some programs are suited to a weeklong vacation: kneading dough with a master pizzaiolo in Naples or cooking spice-infused tagines at a villa in the Palmeraie outside Marrakesh. Other daylong sessions cater to those who simply want to whet their appetites. Hotels and resorts are increasingly offering classes as well. Before booking, ask about class size, type of equipment (knives, stovetops) provided, and what meals and accommodation are included.

Here are the latest programs for seasoned cooks as well as beginners ripe for discovery.

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Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA

The Culinary Institute of America (from $2,195) at Greystone, in Napa Valley, runs a Flavors of Wine Country “boot camp” for beginners. The five-day, hands-on course introduces you to northern Californian cuisine, paired with wines from the world-class vineyards that surround the campus.

Castello di Vicarello, Tuscany, Italy

At the 12th-century Castello di Vicarello (from $260; doubles from $530), hotelier and cookbook author Aurora Baccheschi Berti focuses on the rustic cuisine of Maremma, on Tuscany’s southwest coast.

Top Dish: Tortelli with ricotta and spinach, which you’ll prepare using the estate’s own olive oil and produce from the kitchen garden.

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Pizza Consulting, Campania, Italy

In Naples, owner and master pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia of the celebrated Pizzeria La Notizia holds weeklong classes through his Pizza Consulting (from $950). Learn the secrets behind Neapolitan pizza—from proofing doppio-zero -flour dough to firing wood-burning ovens.

Don’t Miss: A visit to one of the regional olive and tomato producers that supply Coccia’s restaurant.


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How to Avail Cheap Air Tickets When Flying Within the US

The United States is a big country and if you want to see as much of it as possible during your holiday you probably are going to have to travel between cities and regions by air.

The problem is that in recent years the number of airlines offering flights in the US have substantially constricted to a select few. Because there are now only a handful of carriers, the remaining airlines can essentially set their airfares at whatever they please.

While that is bad news for the ordinary traveler, there are still a few remaining insider tricks you can use to guarantee you get the lowest rate so you will have more money to spend once you arrive at your destination.

Avoid America’s Busiest Airports

The busiest airports in the US are LaGuardia in New York, O’Hare in Chicago, LAX in Los Angeles, and Hartsfield in Atlanta. These also are the most expensive airports to travel in and out of because they are where the biggest airlines fly.

In practically every American city, there is a second or third airport nearby that is cheaper and often more convenient to use for your travel. For example, while Chicago is only the third biggest city, O’Hare International is one of the country’s busiest because of its location in the geographic center of the nation.

However, most travelers don’t realize that Chicago has a second airport – Midway – which is not only smaller and less busy, but usually substantially cheaper. Plus, like O’Hare it has a rail link that leads directly into the city’s center.

Similar cheaper, less busy airports can be found in other cities as well. Los Angeles is served by smaller airports in nearby Burbank and Orange County. Travelers to New York City can use Liberty International in Newark, New Jersey, which has commuter trains that lead into Manhattan.

Use Search Engines in Disguise

We all know that computers are super smart. That’s why when you use one of the most popular search engines to look up air fares you usually will be inundated with ads, emails, pop-ups and other marketing tools that try to scare you into booking your flight as quickly as possible.

This is caused by the “cookies” that track your Internet searches and use this information to market specific products – in this case airline tickets – to you aggressively.

The solution is simple: When searching for airfares and other travel deals, always use the private or incognito browsing modes. This will keep your identity a secret from marketers and advertisers so you can compare prices and find the right flights without having to worry about dealing with high pressure sales tactics and campaigns designed to scare you into buying a ticket right away.

Fly Off-Peak Days and Hours

Like any industry, airlines are driven by supply and demand. When demand is highest – such as before or after holidays, during business hours, and on weekends when people are more likely to travel – prices will always be higher.

But if you are willing to travel during the middle of the week, in the early morning or late night hours or even overnight, and avoid busy travel days like the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or around the Christmas holidays, you can often find fares that are a fraction of the high price airline fares you would otherwise have to pay.

Look for ‘No Frills’ Airlines

The United States doesn’t have as many economy, bare bones airlines as Europe or parts of Asia, but there are still a few that have survived the “Airfare Wars” or have been launched since the major US airlines consolidated.

Look for smaller, regional airlines that can get you to your destination – or at least close enough to it – for far less money than the big name airlines. While you may find your seat a little more cramped and may have to bring your own in-flight snacks and make your entertainment, the savings are often worth it.

Don’t Fly At All

In the US, flying is the most convenient way to get around, but it’s also the most expensive. If you aren’t traveling across the continent, you might consider a less costly mode of transportation.

While inter-city rail in the US is still expensive and inconvenient, rental cars are cheap and plentiful. And there are still enough bus lines that can get you from Point A to Point B for very little money.

America is a big country and there is plenty to see. When you travel over the road rather than flying over most of the scenery, there is more to experience. Meet the friendly, outgoing people who live in the in-between spaces to make the most of your visit.

As the Buddhist saying goes: “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

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06/10/2017

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CRSURF.com was created in 1999 to help surfers in Costa Rica find the best place to surf, to help travelers plan their trip, and to keep them informed of news and upcoming events. We have published well over 600 surf reports and forecasts, and helped thousands of surfers and their families with their vacations. We believe in supporting sustainable, community led tourism efforts on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and have been a leader in promoting environmental causes. In 2011 we became 1% for the Planet Ambassadors, and in 2012 received the status of a Benefit Corporation in California, which means including sustainability in EVERY business decision taken.

Our Mission: To help locals and travelers find the best places to surf, stay, and play in Costa Rica.

Our Benefit Mission: To help surfers unite their communities by promoting sustainable tourism and protecting coastal ecosystems.

CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

We are activists for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots organization that works to protect the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. We’ve helped to organize beach cleanups in Tamarindo, Jaco, Puerto Viejo, and Dominical, built and donated recycle bins, and support environmental and community groups like PRETOMA, ASANA, ATEC, Tropical Adventures, and the Dominical lifeguards. Each year CRSURF donates $100 to the Dominical lifeguards. We are also 1% for the Planet members, donating 1% of our proceeds to PRETOMA who protect sea turtles in Costa Rica.

We are committed to promoting eco-friendly options for travelers, and will never advertise hotels, development projects, or realtors that maliciously damage the environment or the culture of the country. We treat every client with the highest level of service and work hard with our suppliers to deliver it.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Currently we sponsor two local surfers, Leilani and Noe Mar McGonagle, who compete on the Circuito Nacional de Surf, or national surf tour. They were chosen for their dedication to the sport and the connection they have with their community. Every community in Costa Rica has some great athletes who deserve sponsorship, so we report their accomplishments on the website and in monthly articles published in Costa Rica and the United States (The Beachside Resident). You can read them all on the FAQs page.

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20/09/2017

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Arnold, Wadsworth Coggins Attorneys is one of the most prestigious law firms in Utah. Our reputation is fostered by successfully representing thousands of clients across the state in the areas of bankruptcy, criminal law, family law and civil litigation. Our team is comprised of skilled attorneys with extensive experience and track records for getting results. For this reason, when you contact us, you’ll be immediately directed to the attorney who is most knowledgeable of your matter so you’ll receive superior value and a high degree of expertise to resolve your case. This also allows us to move your case along as swiftly as possible without wasting time, because we know that you may need to act by a certain deadline to prevent being penalized.

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Although we have extensive experience representing larger clients, we have always been committed to protecting the rights of people on a smaller scale, making a positive and direct impact from the ground up. This allows you to experience the excellence of seasoned legal professionals with an impressive track record of obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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Find your oceanfront getaway at Hollywood Beach Marriott and discover charming guest rooms, boutique-style amenities and easy access to the area s best attractions and activities. Just steps from our hotel is the famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, home to a variety of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Port Everglades, the Anne Kolb Nature Center and Gulfstream Park are also nearby, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only 5 miles away. Guest rooms blend fashion and function with plush beds, private balconies and scenic ocean views. Order a savory meal from our redesigned Latitudes Restaurant, featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner options in a casual setting. Our renovated lobby offers plenty of comfortable places to mix, mingle and wind down. Take a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool and work up a sweat in our modern fitness center. For social and professional gatherings, our four event venues are an ideal location. Revel in the sunshine of our beachfront hotel when you book a stay today.

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18/09/2017

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US credit card debt balloons to $917B: What it means #us


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US credit card debt balloons to $917B: What it means

While rising debt issuance usually points to a strong economy, danger could be lurking ahead.

Last year, credit card debt in the U.S. surged by approximately $71 billion to $917.7 billion, according to a new study from CardHub.com. The research also found that most of the debt accrued in 2015 came in the fourth quarter, when Americans tacked on more than $52 billion.

“With 7 of the past 10 quarters reflecting year-over-year regression in consumer performance, evidence is mounting to support the notion that credit card users are reverting to pre-downturn bad habits,” CardHub CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou said in a statement.

Fourth-quarter credit card debt also grew at its largest pace since the Great Recession, CardHub also said.

“It is something we need to keep an eye on if borrowing continues to grow rapidly,” said Scott Hoyt, senior director at Moody’s Analytics. He also said the implications of rising credit card debt would be similar to what happened in the recession, “when consumers became overly leveraged.”

David Santschi, CEO of TrimTabs Investment Research, said “it’s usually a good sign when. credit card debt is rising” because it usually means consumers are spending more money.

However, Steve Blitz, chief economist at ITG Investment Research, said this increase is “just a signal that there’s more people working,” adding that consumers are not necessarily taking on more debt.

“The willingness of an individual to increase their leverage is the ultimate vote of confidence in the economy,” he said.

The U.S. economy added 2.45 million jobs last year. In 2016, more than 400,000 positions have been created as of February, with the unemployment rate holding at 4.9, its lowest level in nearly eight years.

Nonetheless, wage growth remains stagnant. U.S. workers earned 3 cents less an hour last month.

“The drop in February [wages] was pretty sharp,” Santschi said. “The wage situation does not get as much attention as the headline number and the unemployment rate, but it’s evidence that the economy is basically flatlining.”

U.S. equities are lower for 2016, with the Dow Jones industrial average and the S P 500 both down more than 2 percent, while the Nasdaq composite has dropped more than 6.5 percent.


12/09/2017

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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont merger

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(Reuters) – Dow Chemical and DuPont won the blessing of the European Union for their $130 billion merger on Monday by agreeing to sell substantial assets including key research and development activities.

The European Commission had been concerned that the merger of two of the biggest and oldest U.S. chemical producers would leave few incentives to produce new herbicides and pesticides in the future. The deal is one of a trio of mega mergers that will reshape the industry and consolidate six companies into three.

Asset sales would ensure competition in the sector and benefit European farmers and consumers, the Commission said.

“We need effective competition in this sector so companies are pushed to develop products that are ever safer for people and better for the environment,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

“Our decision today ensures that the merger between Dow and DuPont does not reduce price competition for existing pesticides or innovation for safer and better products in the future.”

The two other big deals in the industry are ChemChina’s [CNNCC.UL] $43 billion bid for Syngenta and Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.

Dow and DuPont said they were still on target for $3 billion in cost synergies and $1 billion in growth benefits.

The deal is still to be approved by regulators in the United States, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada, but the companies said they were confident of clearance in all remaining jurisdictions.

“This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction, with the intention to subsequently spin into three independent publicly traded companies,” Dow spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra said in an email.

The EU approval may be a sign that U.S. regulators would follow suit because the agencies have traditionally coordinated on reviews and remedies for large multinational mergers, said Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute non-profit group.

However, any required asset sales would likely reflect antitrust concerns in the local marketplace.

“In the U.S. there are very high shares in corn and soybean seeds. We would expect those problems to be significant enough for enforcers in the U.S. to remedy them,” Moss said.

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The 1,000-page decision underlined the significance of the merger. In return for the EU green light, DuPont will divest large parts of its global pesticides business, including its global research and development organization.

The unit makes herbicides for cereals, oilseed rape, sunflower, rice and pasture and insecticides for insect control for fruits and vegetables.

Dow, in turn, will sell two acid co-polymer manufacturing facilities in Spain and the United States, as well as a contract with a third party through which it buys ionomers. The company has already found a buyer in South Korea’s SK Innovation.

“The main surprises here are the inclusion of the pesticides and the exclusion of any kind of seed assets,” Bernstein analysts wrote in a note. The analysts also said they had expected EU to be concerned about the concentration of seed sales, and that they would require Dow to divest its corn seeds business.

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“We see the required divestments here as smaller than we originally expected, due to the exclusion of seed assets”.

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GOP Lawmakers Recount Harrowing Moments of Baseball Attack

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said dozens, “if not hundreds” of shots were fired during the shooting, which lasted five to 10 minutes. (Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

The bravery and quick response of U.S. Capitol Police prevented Wednesday’s shooting at a Northern Virginia baseball field from becoming a “massacre,” congressmen at the center of the terrifying ordeal said.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, one Capitol Police officer, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and a Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika were shot and wounded Wednesday morning as the Republican congressional baseball team held an early-morning practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Police previously said that five people had been shot, but they have corrected the number to four.

The gunman, identified by NBC News sources as James T. Hodgkinson, from Illinois, was wounded after trading fire with police. He later died from his injuries, President Donald Trump said.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, recounted their harrowing experiences in television interviews Wednesday morning, saying U.S. Capitol Police officers distracted the shooter and ultimately wounded him, saving more people from being shot.

Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting

Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana, along with multiple others, was shot this morning during baseball practice at a park in Alexandra, Virginia.

The shooting victims were practicing for a Congressional baseball game scheduled for the next night when a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd. Senator Rand Paul was at that practice and says if it weren’t for Capitol Hill Police on the scene, the shooting could have been much worse.

(Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

“After the first shot, then there was a rapid succession of shots, five or 10 shots,” said Paul, who was in a right field batting cage when the shots first rang out. “In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving and he’s trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield.”

At the same time, Brooks said he and others near the infield dove into the first-base dugout to hide from the shots.

Brooks said he and others in the dugout aided a wounded staffer until officers began firing back at the shooter.

“I hear loud explosions. I look up and there’s a man with a gun. Fortunately, he’s a good guy,” Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer. “He’s shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle.”

Brooks said the return fire distracted the gunman until he was downed by the officers.

“The only chance we had was the Capitol Police,” Paul said. “Had they not been there, it would’ve been a massacre… There’s no escaping a guy if he’s got several hundred bullets and we’ve got no weapons and no place to hide.”

Congressman Describes Va. Attack: ‘The Gunfire Was Non-Stop’

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. describes the moment a gunman opened fired as the Republican congressional baseball team held an early-morning practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

(Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

Sen. Flake described calling Scalise’s wife after Scalise was taken by the ambulance. “I didn’t want her to hear it on the news,” he told NBC News.

“[Scalise] dragged himself after being shot to off the infield and into the outfield to get a little further away from the gunman,” he continued.

Choking up as he spoke, Barton recounted a similar scene. “Scalise’s security detail and Capitol Hill police immediately began to return fire and Alexandria police also immediately came and began to return fire,” he said.

Barton, the team manager, said he took cover behind a dugout when the shooting started. His 10-year-old son was also on the field and dropped to the ground. “I was getting down, making sure my son was down,” Barton said.

Just prior to the shooting, at about 7 a.m. two congressmen who left practice early said they bumped into the man they now believe was the shooter, and he asked them whether the people practicing were Democrats or Republicans.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fla. were getting into Duncan’s car when the man asked them for the political affiliation of those on the field.

Medevac Lands After Shooting at GOP Baseball Practice

A medevac landed in Alexandria, Virginia, after reports of shots fired at a baseball field where congressional Republicans were practicing. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was reportedly shot.

(Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

“I told him they were Republicans,” Duncan said. “He said, ‘OK, thanks’ and turned around. I got in the car and left, and found out later that my Republican colleagues were targeted by an active shooter.”

The two Capitol Police officers were wounded in the shooting, authorities said. Both are expected to survive.

Brooks said even after one of the officers was wounded, he limped toward the outfield in an attempt to help Scalise.

“He’s loyal to the person he’s assigned to protect,” Brooks said of the officer. “So even though he’s wounded. he’s trying to make sure Steve Scalise is going to be ok.”

Published at 11:11 AM EDT on Jun 14, 2017 | Updated at 6:11 PM EDT on Jun 14, 2017


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Cheap Flights and Travel Deals

Flight Center specializes in booking all varieties of air travel, from domestic and international flights, to first and business class airfares, to exotic airline tickets for round-the-world trips and complex itineraries – all at a great discount. If you need to fly, then look no further: You’ve come to the world’s best place to book your flights.

About Flight Center

Flight Center specializes in booking all varieties of air travel, from domestic and international flights, to first and business class airfares, to exotic airline tickets for round-the-world trips and complex itineraries – all at a great discount. If you need to fly, then look no further: You’ve come to the world’s best place to book your flights.

FlightCenter.com was created with the goal of providing the kind of booking and travel experiences we – the people at Flight Center – wish to have whenever we fly to a destination. Here are a few ways we aim to deliver that experience:

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Price: We fly a lot, and we shop online a lot, so we know that finding the best price on air travel can be tricky, and frustrating. This is why we do everything in our power to make certain that you get the best price on airfare every time you book with us. To prove just how dedicated we are, we’ve created the Lowest Airfare Guarantee: We will beat any qualified airfare quote or you fly free. Conditions apply.

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Search Flights. Hold Seats. Ever been shopping for a flight, and find one that’s almost full? Part of you wants to keep shopping, but another part knows you risk those last remaining seats being booked in the meantime. Well, we’ve got a solution. By clicking on “Hold Reservation” our system lets you hold a seat for up to 24 hours, while you (or one of our experts) search for a better price without the risk of losing your place.

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Booking with Flight Center is simple, convenient and reliable. But sometimes we want someone to answer our questions, to offer helpful advice and alternatives. As The World’s Airfare Experts, Flight Center’s airfare experts are here anytime you want to pick up the phone. Or, you can inquire online with us to plan your trip.

Flight Center might be new to the US, but we have been one of the world’s largest, most successful travel groups for 27 years. In addition, Flight Center employs over 8,000 airfare experts worldwide. This gives us unprecedented buying power with airfare, and also means that wherever you are in the world, one of our experts is nearby to help you get wherever you need to go.

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Car Crash Stats: There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars. 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States — one death every 13 minutes.

In 2003 there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents.

In 2002, there were an estimated 6,316,000 car accidents in the USA. There were about 2.9 million injuries and 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002.

There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 41,821 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration.

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The professionals at Custom College Visits have the in-depth knowledge and experience to create amazing college road trip experiences for your family.

Each custom designed itinerary includes all on-campus meetings and activities, as well as coordination of travel and hotel logistics.

Itineraries are designed based on colleges that interest your teen and each trip is scheduled according to your preferred travel dates.

Not sure what type of college will be the best fit for your teen?

We will plan a multi-campus itinerary that will let you and your teen explore different types of colleges and universities all based on your teen’s specific educational interests and lifestyle preferences.

Since 2009, Custom College Visits has been privileged to assist teens and families from around the world with their college tours.

Summer college tours can be particularly challenging for parents or teens to organize.

Call us +1 (650) 931-4515 or (800) 930-1701 for a free consultation.

Please scroll down to read what parents say about our college road trip itineraries.

“A friend who is a maven in finding outstanding resources, recommended Janice and Custom College Visits as we began the daunting college selection process. We worked with Janice on two fronts; to help create a list of colleges and to set-up meaningful colleges visits. The college visits were also a lot of fun for us as a family and very informative on so many levels. More importantly Janice helped make the college selection process manageable, not so daunting after all, and we felt no stone was left unturned in this important decision.

Tracy P. Parent of a New York City high school Senior

Thank you so much for planning such a wondrous experience for our son. The careful attention to detail was evident at every turn. Custom College Visits planning effort provided an appropriate path of discovery for our son and for us.

Michael C. New Jersey parent of a high school Junior

Hi Janice, Our trip was a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure! Thank you so much for the unique opportunities that you created for our daughter at each college. Meeting with a student at Harvard, was probably the most informative way to start the entire trip. She devoted a lot of time (in the rain) providing real college life details. She swiped us into dining halls, dorms & buildings that we might not have seen otherwise. The sophomore session at Princeton was wonderful! Thank you so much for everything that you did! We really were able to get the most out of each campus visit! Best, Julie

Julie, Parent of a high school Junior in Southern California

I found working with Custom College Visits a very positive experience. They were able to pinpoint colleges that were best suited for my daughter and the travel plans were well organized. In addition, they were able to set up an interview with a member of a college color guard, as my daughter had expressed interest in going to a school that had a color guard. I am very pleased with my experience with Custom College Visits, and would recommend them highly.

Mark L. Parent of high school junior in Northern California

Lili got accepted into her first choice school today (early decision): Boston University! She is thrilled beyond belief and relieved as well. We could not have done it without your help, it was invaluable. I think the High School Honors program she did there was probably very helpful and we would not have know about it without your forwarding the information to us. You rock! So, I am tipping my hat today to both you and Lili!

Kim T. Parent of high school senior in Kansas

I am happy to tell you that Nivi has been accepted early decision to Brown University. She is the first ivy leaguer in our family and we couldn’t be more proud! Her decision to apply was made easier because of the excellent experience she had during her customized tour via your company so thank you so much! We will be sure to recommend you to our friends here..

Gayathri S. Parent of high school senior Chennai, India

Thank you again for being so good at what you do. Our trip to the US was a huge success. I was on the verge of cancelling the trip but knew I couldn’t let my son down. That I even found you on the internet was a direct answer to my prayer for a miracle. The itinerary worked very well. I knew I was in good hands even before I boarded the plane to the U.S. and your attention to detail far exceeded my expectation.

Egbe O. Parent of international high school student

We had a wonderful trip to Philadelphia and Boston thanks to Janice Caine of Custom College Visits. She worked out an itinerary from start to finish. We visited 9 schools and it was as smooth as possible. Janice worked out tours and information sessions as well as meetings with tennis coaches.We have boy/girl twins and both were happy which is not an easy achievement. Not only did Janice work out the schedule but she recommended great schools in both towns. We would highly recommend her.

Phil S. Parent of high school students SF Bay Area

“Thank you SO MUCH for your involvement in the Splash Parents’ Program this weekend! I am just reviewing the feedback forms, and your presentation received rave reviews across the board; many parents cited it as the highlight of the program for them! Some verbatim quotes include: ‘The Planning and Preparing for College Visits was a great eye opener;’ Thank you for all the effort, energy, and enthusiasm you put into making the event such a success.”

Marisa M. Coordinator, Splash Parents’ Program Stanford University

Our college process was two-fold. It began with getting a jump start on the standardized testing, and not waiting until spring of junior year to focus. I believe our outcome was successful because we had a well-managed plan helped along by an expert, Janice Caine, of Custom College Visits.

Lisa L. Parent of high school students SF Bay Area

Happy New Year! Wanted to let you know that Charlie was accepted to Johns Hopkins Early Decision! Great news and very exciting all around. Thank you for all your help.

Beth A. Parent of a high school senior. Massachusetts


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Call the Philippines at Bargain Rates – OneSuite Cheap International Calls


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Multiple ways to make cheap international calls to the Philippines: OneSuite Hybrid Long Distance means you can make calls with or without internet from worldwide. Use OneSuite like a international phone card, dial around service, long distance service, or VoIP softphone to call the Philippines.

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About Us – Our Wow

Travelstart is Africa’s leading and fastest growing online travel agency. We’re committed to finding the cheapest airfares on every major airline worldwide, then presenting them to you in an easy to book format.

Book Flights Online

When you search for international and domestic flights with Travelstart you’ll get results from all the major airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and more displayed on the same page. If you’re looking to fly to international destinations then use Travelstart to search for flights and compare airline ticket prices on airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways and SAA. Cheapest flight prices are displayed first and include all fees and taxes, so the price you see on the website is the price you pay.

At Travelstart our aim is to make travel accessible to everyone by making it fast, easy and affordable to find great deals on flights worldwide.

How it works

Once you’ve filled out the details of your trip in the online flight booking engine, click search and wait for Travelstart to return the results. You’ll see airline ticket prices from all the airlines flying your chosen route displayed on the same page. All you have to do is compare prices, find the airline tickets that best suit you, then book and pay for it with a credit card.

A little History

Founded in Sweden in 1999 by online travel visionary Stephan Ekbergh. Travelstart soon expanded to be one of the most profitable dotcom companies in Northern Europe. Today, our teams have one goal in mind – to make Travelstart the most powerful online travel booking platform in Africa.





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About Us

The company

Rail Europe is the #1 distributor of train tickets and rail passes in the world, selling through appointed General Sales Agents and directly on the web through local websites (local currency, local language and local service). Rail Europe is a joint venture between the French National Railways (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

Rail Europe operates through 2 entities which serve different markets.

  • For the distribution of European train tickets and rail passes in Asia, Australia, South America, Africa and the Middle East region, Rail Europe 4A handles all operations.
  • For the distribution of European train tickets and rail passes in North America, Rail Europe Inc. handles all operations.

Rail Europe 4A is based in Paris, the capital of France. The company also has local offices in Japan, South Korea, India, South America and Australia.

In 2013, Rail Europe 4A transported more than 3 million travellers, achieving a turnover of over 215 million Euros.

Our products

  • Rail Europe offers the greatest selection of European rail products, from passes to “point to point” tickets, as well as reservations and travel packages. Since 2005, Rail Europe also distributes Amtrak (US Railways) passes and tickets.
  • Passes are the ideal choice to explore Europe at one s own pace. Simple and flexible, passes offer unlimited travel in the countries covered, in total freedom. Rail Europe pass offerings range from the famous Eurail Global Pass that enables travellers to discover up to 24 different countries, to a large variety of National and Regional Passes for travellers wishing to concentrate on more specific countries.
  • For travellers with more specific travel needs, travelling between several European cities, point to point tickets are ideal and a great value for money. A reservation (compulsory on some trains) will guarantee a seat onboard and the corresponding level of comfort.
  • Our best possible price: Rail Europe offers real time availability and the best possible price on its websites through an efficient distribution system. Prices originate from the carriers database, thereby ensuring the availability and best rates offered by carriers at the time of the query.
  • The best possible price applies solely to Rail Europe’s website and in no other way can be compared to other websites.
  • When available, Rail Europe offers different fares (youth, senior, groups) for trains including TGV, Eurostar, Thalys and ICE.
  • Best Service: Rail Europe strives to offer the best service to its customers, from facilitating the preparation of the trip with useful information and innovative tools, to an unmatched level of after sales support. When booking with Rail Europe, travellers are guaranteed to receive a service in their local language, to pay for their tickets/passes in local currency, and receive them before their departure to Europe, avoiding long waiting time at the station once in Europe, with all expected currency/language barriers, etc.

Our partners

  • In addition to the Swiss Federal Railways and the French National Railways, our rail partners include the Eurail GIE, Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, City Night Line, ACP (BritRail), SVI, VIA Rail et JR and the National Railways of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. Rail Europe is also working in close cooperation with Railteam, the European High Speed Rail carriers alliance.
  • Promoting Europe by rail is also promoting Europe… Since its creation, Rail Europe has been establishing close partnerships with national tourist boards of European countries. Rail Europe s main partners include Atout France, Switzerland Tourism, Visit Britain, ENIT (Italy), DZT (Germany), etc.
  • Active all over the world, Rail Europe not only operates consumer web sites, but also acts as a supplier to the travel trade, offering the end consumer the possibility to book as they wish, directly on-line or through their travel agent. Rail Europe accredited GSAs and travel agents are great professionals, experts in rail booking, and recognized for their know-how and quality of service.

Rail Europe 4A

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November 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maritime Travel awarded Platinum Level as one of Canada s Best Employers for 2016

HALIFAX, NS Aon Canada has named Maritime Travel to the Platinum Level as one of the Best Employers in Canada, following the release of its annual study. The Best Employers in Canada Study is a research study that publicly recognizes Best Employer organizations that have created great work environments.

Maritime Travel is about our people, says Chairman and CEO Rob Dexter. Our travel counsellors are among the best and most knowledgeable in the business. It is rewarding to know we are also among the most highly engaged workforces in Canada.

The primary requirement for being recognized as a Best Employer is creating and sustaining highly engaged employees something which is measured by asking employees at participating organizations directly through a survey. According to Aon s definition, employees are engaged when they say, stay and strive.

Overall, 236 private- and public-sector organizations across Canada and from every sector participated in the study this year. Of these, 136 had 400 or more employees and were considered for the Best Employers list. Organizations that scored in the top 25% achieved the Platinum Level, while those scoring in the top third achieved Gold. Maritime Travel is one of a total of 41 organizations that made it onto the 2016 list. Some of the benchmarks include employees perceptions of senior leadership, people-manager effectiveness, enabling employee productivity, and valuing and appreciating employees. The Best Employers study is now entering its 18th year.

Based in Halifax, Maritime Travel has been in business since 1949 and is one of Canada s largest independent travel agency chains, with 114 locations coast to coast. Maritime Travel is also a Platinum member of Canada s Best Managed Companies.

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JLM STEEL LLC.

The benefits of steel buildings are numerous. The largest benefit is price. Today the cheapest proven construction method is steel. Many builders have begun pre fabricating the buildings, which has further decreased construction costs with steel buildings.

Further benefits include fast construction, reusable parts, fast construction, and fire resistance. Another significant advantage is is steel’s resistance to aging. Wood can be weakened throughout to the years by mold and termites. Block can retain moisture and when temperatures are below freezing the grout or even the block itself can crack and lose some strength, requiring the old grout to need replacement. With steel both of these issued are solved.

Steel buildings can also be constructed into a variety of buildings types, allowing for many uses. Typically people imagine steel building being used for warehouses and manufacturing. Steel has made great strides in their functionability and style and are now often used for office buildings and even homes.

There are some highly reputable companies (such as PBS Building Systems) that have lengthy experience and friendly customer service to serve all your steel building needs. This is definitely a reliable product that will exceed all your expectations.

Prefabricated steel buildings are a worthy investment for extra space and suit a variety of purposes. These buildings are partially or entirely constructed and delivered to your designated location. If it is partially constructed then with a few simple connections the building is up and ready for use. These are very durable and can withstand almost any weather conditions. They make excellent storage areas, additions to an existing home, and for use with a business. If you have land and need an inexpensive yet reliable building these prefabricated steel structures are ideal.

These buildings are constructed to a high standard that will endure the common wear and tear for years upon years. Steel is a very strong material and when structured properly it can make for a very durable building. These steel buildings can vary in size from small storage areas to large factory buildings. Some are designed with a normal structure consisting of 4 walls and a roof. Others have a semicircle or arch design, which is usually sturdier yet offers a little less space. Consumers should note that the sun can make these buildings very hot; however, most have excellent ventilation and can accommodate air conditioning systems. Many have large garage like doors for easy access and open ventilation. If you own a car or aircraft, these buildings can suit your needs perfectly. Many also incorporate skylights for extra light and also for ventilation purposes.

A principle use of these buildings is for storage, yet there possibilities extend well beyond this. Some use these to add extra space to their home in areas that are zoned for such a type of structure. Mechanics, small factories, and other business owners can construct one of these inexpensive buildings in little time. An excellent business idea for landowners is to purchase a prefabricated steel building and rent the space. This can be extremely profitable in the right locations.





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Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel

About Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel

The staff at Ultimate All-Inclusive Travel has been providing travel services for over 20 years. We have focused on all-inclusive resorts for the past 15 years. We only sell all-inclusive resorts that we have visited ourselves and are very familiar with. We have a 70% repeat client rate and 40% of our new bookings are referrals from satisfied clients. You can see some of the compliments we have received in our Reviews .

Because of our extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian Islands, we have added Hawaii as one of our specialties. If you are interested in traveling to Hawaii, please visit our other website, www.ultimatehawaiivacations.com

Our volume is large enough that we receive the same low pricing as the large Internet travel companies but we are small enough to be able to provide personalized customer service. We will be there to assist you with every step of your vacation planning process. We will also be available to assist you with any needs while you are on your vacation.

Through our extensive network of suppliers including such companies as Apple Vacations, Travel Impressions, and FunJet Vacations we can insure that our customers are getting the most up-to-date information available. We are certified by all the resort chains that we sell. This means that we have participated in extensive training courses and seminars for that resort chain and have visited them.

We are constantly keeping up with new trends in the travel business. Our Travel Blog features stories from own experiences at the all-inclusive resorts we visit. It s a great way to learn more about our staff as well as get the inside scoop on some of our favorite destinations.





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Modern sophistication in the best location in Fort Myers.

Enjoy luxury and value at Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel. Our Fort Myers hotel features one and two-bedroom suites, including pet-friendly accommodations. We boast a great location within minutes from Sanibel, Ft. Myers and Captiva Island beaches, Sanibel Outlets, luxurious golf courses and Key West Express. Offering all the amenities of home; each room features fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, free high-speed Internet, laundry services, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Our goal is to help you fulfill your every need during your stay. Enjoy the many amenities including an outdoor pool/whirlpool, 24/7 fitness center, business center, evening social hour, fire pit, BBQ grill/picnic area or an evening on our sports court. Our Ft. Myers hotel is also close to the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training camps, so visitors can catch a ball game during MLB Spring Training. Our hotel also offers modern meeting space for business and social occasions. This is Residence Inn Fort Myers/Sanibel.

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  • This South Florida extended-stay hotel with upscale amenities is located near Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel/Captiva Island.
  • Our extended-stay hotel in South Florida is pet-friendly and offers an inviting, helpful staff available around the clock.
  • Our rooms are much bigger than a regular hotel room perfect for families, groups, or romantic getaway. Stretch out in our suites 529.

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Michael Cirone B.A. J.D. LL.M.

Michael is a partner at Morris Kepes Winters LLP. He is both a U.S. attorney and Ontario lawyer and is licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Foreign Legal Consultant to give U.S. legal advice, which is a requirement for all Ontario lawyers who provide advice on foreign law. Michael s extensive knowledge and experience with tax, trust and estate planning law in both Canada and the U.S. enables him to provide his clients with seamless Canada/U.S. cross-border advice.

Michael s practice focuses on Canada/U.S. cross-border and domestic Canadian tax, trust and estate planning law and the preparation of the legal documents required to effect tax-driven transactions and estate planning. He also represents taxpayers in their dealings with the Canada Revenue Agency.

As part of Michael s Canada/U.S. cross-border tax, trust and estate planning practice, he regularly structures and implements the purchase and sale of U.S. real property by Canadians, he provides advice with respect to Canadian trusts with U.S. beneficiaries and structures and implements cross-border estate plans, all with the objective of maximizing tax efficiency in both Canada and the U.S. and minimizing exposure to U.S. estate tax and U.S. gift tax.

On the corporate Canada/U.S. cross-border transactional side, Michael regularly structures and implements inbound U.S. investment by Canadian individuals and businesses and inbound Canadian investment by U.S. individuals and businesses.

Michael received his Honours B.A. (with Distinction) from the University of Toronto (1996), his J.D. from Syracuse University Law School (2001) and his LL.M. (U.S. Tax) from the New York University School of Law (2003). Michael was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2003, was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005 and is currently admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Before joining Morris Kepes Winters LLP in 2006, Michael worked as a U.S. tax attorney for a major international accounting firm in New York City, then he worked for the same accounting firm in their Toronto office, specializing in Canada/U.S. cross-border transactions and most recently before joining Morris Kepes Winters LLP, Michael practiced tax, estate planning and corporate/commercial law at another downtown Toronto law firm.


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Air Force One Has New Defensive Systems, Antennas

Plans for a new presidential aircraft by the end of the decade have been set aside, but the current flying White House is constantly being upgraded and has been observed with new communications and defensive systems.

A new aircraft was once expected sooner. We have recognized for several years now that the Air Force One replacement is out there in our future in the late teens, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said in September 2011. But since then, the recapitalization plan has been put on hiatus.

The tail cone of Air Force One bristles with defensive systems at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June 2012. Photo and annotations by John Gourley

President Barack Obama famously criticized Detroit automobile executives for using business jets to fly to Washington for a Capitol Hill appearance. That, plus a simple absence of funding, means that what the Air Force calls Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) is going nowhere. In the past the Air Staff quoted a target date of 2017, and later revised it to 2019. More recently, officials say a new plane for the commander-in-chief is still farther away.

The Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 have been named as possible candidates to replace the existing presidential Boeing 747s. In 2009, Airbus s parent company said it would offer a candidate to any competition for a new Air Force One.

There appears to be no issue of structural fatigue with the presidential 747s. As of 2009, the last year for which figures were released, each aircraft had flown about 6,500 hours and was expected to log 450 hours per year. A 747 airliner of the same vintage, kept in the air far more often, would have at least ten times as many airframe hours on its structure.

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Multi-purpose conformal antennas are almost flush against the fuselage side of this VC-25A presidential aircraft at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June 2012.
Photo and annotations by John Gourley

Air Force One is the radio callsign for any Air Force aircraft with the president aboard. The term is used conversationally to refer to two VC-25As, or Boeing 747-200s (serial numbers 86-28000 and 86-29000) that have pulled presidential transportation duty since 1990. George H. W. Bush was the first president to fly on one of the 747s.

The aircraft are flown by the Presidential Airlift Group (PAG), and belong to Air Mobility Command s 89th Airlift Wing, based at Andrews AFB, Md.

During a stop at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. in June, aircraft 86-29000 was seen to be equipped with various items that help keep the president in touch and provide security.

Not new to the VC-25A:

  • About five AN/ALQ-204 Matador infrared (IR) countermeasures devices are located at the tail and behind the four engines, Previously used on the VC-137C (Boeing 707-320B) presidential aircraft and on airliners and executive aircraft, the device emits pulsed IR signals to foil attacks by heat-seeking missiles.

Thought to be new or recent additions to the VC-25A:

  • An AN/AAR-54(V) missile launch warning receiver located at the tail is intended to report and track missile threats by zeroing in on their ultraviolet exhaust signature. The receiver is also in use on special-operations warplanes like the MC-130H Combat Talon II.
  • The AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis Directional Infra-Red Counter Measures (DIRCM) system, which can be directed by the AAR-54, fires pulsating flashes of IR energy that confuse a missile s guidance system.
  • Conformal antennas: the VC-25As have been retrofitted with multi-purpose conformal antennas adaptable to satellite communications systems and other purposes. They resemble Band-Aids or patches but are, in fact, antennas that appear to have no effect on the aerodynamic performance of the 747.

Robert F. Dorr is an author, U.S. Air Force veteran, and retired American diplomat who.


03/09/2017

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Southwest Airlines and Virgin America top list of travel-related companies as rated by employees.

If you’d like travel to be part of your work, consider trying to snag a job at domestic airlines Southwest Airlines or Virgin America.

Those companies rank at the top of a new list of best travel-related employers compiled by career website Glassdoor. The ranking is based on evaluations by employees who work at those companies.

For people who are considering working in the travel industry, this is a really valuable perspective, to hear what other people who work in the industry are saying, says Glassdoor CEO and co-founder Robert Hohman, who used to work for travel-deal website Expedia. To many outsiders, the travel industry looks extremely glamorous. And to a certain extent, it is. but once you go past the beaches, pools, and cocktails with the little umbrella, there’s a lot of hard work.

The list includes various types of travel-related companies: airlines, hotels, car and truck rentals, online travel agencies, review websites, and cruise lines. Along with Southwest and Virgin America, Four Seasons Hotels, online travel company Orbitz Worldwide, and Kimpton Hotels Restaurants made the top five.

The 40 companies included in the ranking each received at least 10 reviews on Glassdoor between May 2009 and May 2011, and nearly three-quarters received more than 30 reviews. Glassdoor compiles reviews by requiring users to offer insight on their company or salary before reading reviews by others.

Both Southwest and Virgin America offer a perk that many job seekers covet: free and discounted flights. Virgin America allows employees plus a designated flying buddy—usually a spouse or friend—to fly for free whenever a plane has empty seats, and offer discounted flights to friends and family. Southwest Air also offers free, standby travel to employees, as well as a spouse, dependants, and parents, plus a limited number of passes for friends.

You get discounts on everything: hotels, car rental, any travel-related items, says James Goodman, who has worked for Southwest for 14 years. You add it all up, it’s got to be thousands of dollars each year. A customer service training supervisor who lives in Chicago, Goodman flies for free with his wife and five-year-old son to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. twice a year. I probably wouldn’t be traveling there as much if I had to buy tickets on my own, he says.

Southwest, which also ranked second on Glassdoor’s list of best 50 companies to work for this year, is hiring, but not in large numbers. The 35,000-employee company, headquartered in Dallas, has openings in revenue management and customer service. The company’s also looking for fall marketing interns.

Virgin America, a domestic airline that began flying in August 2007, is also hiring. The company is looking for pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics, as well as support staff to work in finance and human resources at headquarters. Just about in every department, we have openings, says Christine Morehead, Virgin America’s director of people (or human relations).

People like to work for the company because they’re passionate about the airline’s goal of reinventing flying, Morehead says. They really feel like they’re part of making history in the airline industry, bringing great service back. Headquartered in California (and not affiliated with Virgin Atlantic), Virgin America has about 2,000 employees.

Working in the travel industry may have its perks, but it also has its downsides. Southwest employees complain on Glassdoor of politics within the company and low pay. Some perks, such as flexible schedules, they say, apply only to employees in certain departments. Virgin America employees complain about being away from home a lot, an overwhelming workload, and long hours.

Here’s Glassdoor’s full list of top travel companies to work for, as well as each company’s ranking on a scale of 0-5:

1. Southwest Airlines (airline): 4.2

1. Virgin America (airline): 4.2





31/08/2017

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28/08/2017

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Courtyard Dayton North offers a perfect balance between work and relaxation for business and leisure guests. Our hotel in Dayton, Ohio is conveniently located at I-75 and I-70 only 4 miles from Dayton International Airport and within 9 miles of Wright-Patterson Air Force base, Dayton Convention Center, University of Dayton, and Wright State University. Corporate and business travelers will enjoy our hotel s close proximity to Braun Medical, Cintas, General Electric, IMI-Precision, AT T, Abbott Nutrition, Cargill, Caterpillar, and more! At our hotel in Dayton, guest comfort is our number one priority. Our rooms include free WiFi, spacious work areas, comfortable bedding, and HDTV s with premium channels. Kick start your day with a workout in the exercise room or take a dip in our indoor pool. Feeling hungry? The BISTRO is your destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning, and a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening. We look forward to being your choice of hotel in Dayton, OH.

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22/08/2017

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TravelHealthInsurance.com’s mission is to provide our customers with access to the best travel and international health insurance plans available today.

A full compliment of programs are available to meet the needs of short term and long term travelers engaged in many facets of travel:

  • Leisure travel
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Admitted Insurance is Better

All plans offered on this site are “admitted” life and health insurance or property and casualty insurance. Admitted insurance affords our customers more protection than inferior offshore policies (not regulated in the United States). In short, admitted insurance equates to fairer policy wording and fewer surprises at the time of a claim.

All policies are rated “A-” (Excellent) by Standard and Poor’s and are underwritten by the following U.S. based companies:

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All plans sold through TravelHealthInsurance.com are administered by HTH Worldwide (HTH). HTH is a leading provider of specialized international health insurance and trip protection. More than 400,000 international travelers and expatiates are covered annually with HTH Worldwide. HTH offers more than insurance. HTH helps its members to identify; access and pay for quality healthcare services by utilizing a network of elite doctors and facilities in 180 countries. The concept is simple- access to top flight providers leads to better medical outcomes.





19/08/2017

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jul 27, 2017, 7:04 AM (IDT)

The Netanyahu government has caved in to combined Palestinian and Israeli Arab pressure. By Thursday morning, July 27, all the security measures, metal detectors, cameras and fences, had been removed from Temple Mount, and the bodies of the three Israeli Arabs who murdered to Israeli police officers handed over to their families.They were hailed as martyrs of occupied Umm al-Fahm. In the Old City of Jerusalem, joyous Palestinians handed out candy, fired off crackers.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jul 25, 2017, 4:08 PM (IDT)

Russia quietly moved troops to a point in southern Syria that lies 8km from Israel s Golan border, in the face of Israeli objections. Moscow used the uproar over the Temple Mount standoff and the diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan to cover its creeping troop deployment almost up to Syria s borders with Israeli and Jordan. Israeli leaders inspected the new deployment Tuesday, July 25..

DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 24, 2017, 11:48 PM (IDT)

The diplomatic crisis between Jordan and Israel lasted a day and a half before it was resolved. By late Monday, July 24, the Israeli embassy staff was free to leave Amman and drove through the Allenby Bridge crossing on their way home. Among them was the security guard, who Sunday shot dead two Jordanians in a struggle after he was stabbed with a screwdriver.

DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 25, 2017, 4:28 PM (IDT)

Thousands of splinter organizations dedicate their every waking moment to posting falsified narratives, videos and pictures on the web with the aim to mislead students and try and draw them into joining what is known as the BDS movement. Whilst the raging wars of yesterday were once on the ground, today they are most certainly fought in cyber space.


19/08/2017

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17/08/2017

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National staffing and placement firm Millenia Medical Staffing announces the acquisition of Technical Solutions, Inc.

Millenia Medical Staffing continues to expand by adding dozens of clients and a new line of technical specialties to an already extensive range of medical staffing solutions with the recent purchase of Houston, TX based Technical Solutions, Inc. (TSI).

CEO Cas Danielowski of Millenia said that the acquisition of TSI will increase the company s available workforce portfolio by offering clinical laboratory specialists to its current and future clients.

With over 20 years in laboratory staffing, TSI has been an exemplary leader of companies specializing in staffing medical technologists and allied health professionals in clinical facilities all across the United States. TSI s reputation for excellence in Laboratory staffing is a perfect fit with Millenia s presence as a leader in the healthcare staffing industry, said Danielowski. We have received some extremely positive feedback from clients on our recent announcements. As healthcare executives are looking for cost-effective, comprehensive staffing solutions, Millenia can help improve their overall patient satisfaction and

While growing organically, Millenia Medical Staffing continues ongoing efforts to acquire staffing companies that specialize in the healthcare industry.

About Millenia Medical Staffing: Millenia Medical Staffing is a Joint Commission Certified industry leader in healthcare staffing. Millenia specializes in the successful placement of Nursing, Allied Health and Clinical Laboratory Professionals in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. Since 1999, Millenia Medical has offered a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Millenia s recruiting and placement team consists of professionals with over 20 years of individual experience. Millenia Medical is headquartered in Charleston, SC, with a staffing office in San Antonio, TX and is recognized as a national leader in contract medical staffing and travel nursing.

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16/08/2017

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13 Secrets for Finding Cheaper Airfare

The cheapest flights are 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Can’t make that? Try these insider booking tips.

With the holiday travel season just around the corner, you’re probably wondering how you can get in on a good deal. After all, airfare is undoubtedly one of the most expensive components of any domestic or international travel plan, and prices can vary wildly at times – from manageable to downright cost-prohibitive. The good news is, there are still a few secrets left when it comes to finding airfare you can afford. And, even better, the hassle of searching might be less labor intensive than you ever realized.

If you’re searching for airfare you can truly afford, try these simple tips before pulling the trigger:

Book 49 days in advance. CheapAir.com combed through data on over 11,000 domestic flights to discover the optimum number of days in advance you should book airfare. According to the numbers, the sweet spot for most airfare is around 49 days, or seven weeks, in advance.

Book further out around the holidays. The same CheapAir.com study from last year showed that the optimum booking time was slightly earlier for peak travel times. For example, the cheapest flights around Thanksgiving were booked 96 days, or 14 weeks, in advance.

Fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. According to FareCompare.com, the cheapest days to fly in the U.S. are the days less popular with consumers. And apparently, those days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Avoid popular flying days. The concept of supply and demand applies to many things, including airfare. That’s why flying on popular flying days, such as Friday or Sunday, will set you back more. If you want to save, avoid these days and opt for the less popular travel days instead.

Consider flying very early … or very late. Most people don’t want to fly at the crack of dawn or past their bedtime. Because of this, early and late flights are typically far cheaper than flights during normal business hours.

Book your flight on a Tuesday. FareCompare.com reports that the cheapest flights are typically at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Even if you don’t book your flight then, it never hurts to look.

Book two one-way flights. Round-trip flights are typically cheaper to book, but that isn’t always the case. Before you sign up for a round-trip flight, price out options for two one-way bookings and consider two different airlines. It might be cheaper that way, and you’ll never know unless you compare.

Accept a layover. Nonstop flights are typically the most convenient – and therefore the most expensive. Instead of choosing the easy option, look for flights with at least one layover. Chances are, this little inconvenience will add up to big savings.

Take advantage of the Internet. The Internet is a treasure trove of information if you’re looking for ways to save on airfare. For starters, use a fare comparing search engine like Kayak.com, or even Google’s Flight Search. Shop around online until you find the best deal.

Follow airlines on social media. Before committing yourself to a certain flight at a specific price, follow your favorite airlines on social media and sign up for their mailing lists. Doing so could mean hearing about insider deals and saving even more.

Sign up for a co-branded rewards credit card. Many airlines offer a co-branded credit card that can help you earn airline miles, free checked baggage and more. They may also offer a hefty sign-up bonus just for signing up and spending a certain amount of money within a specific time frame.

Join frequent flier programs. In addition to getting an airline rewards credit card, you can sign up for that airline’s frequent flier program. This can help you earn free miles for airfare you’re purchasing anyway.

Travel to a different airport. Airfare at airports within 100 miles of each other can vary drastically, making it increasingly important to consider airfare to and from different cities and towns. The cost of driving to an airport an hour away could end up being far less than the difference in your airline ticket.

Trying one of these tips could lead to hundreds of dollars in savings. but applying all of them could mean saving even more. So start searching online for deals, and consider traveling during off-peak times and from airports within 100 miles of your home. And don’t forget to sign up for offers from your favorite airlines; you never know when the perfect deal could come along.

And no matter what, don’t give up. The ideal airfare is out there somewhere – all you have to do is find it.





12/08/2017

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Domestic Health Insurance Vs. Visitors and Travel Medical Insurance

While shopping for travel insurance for visiting parents or relatives, people often wonder if they can include these visitors in their own existing health insurance plans like BlueCross, BlueShield, Kaiser, Aetna, United health care(UHC) etc. However, this is not possible. US Domestic health plans are meant only for the US citizens, residents or legal workers, and their immediate family members residing in the USA. Visitors to the USA are not eligible for benefits on these plans. People often wonder why the domestic health insurance companies do not sell travel medical insurance. Let us explore some basic differences between domestic health insurance and travel Health insurance.

US Social Security Number / ITIN Number Required for Domestic Health Plans:

A valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) number, issued by the US government, is required to qualify for domestic health plans. Visitors to the USA, not having either of the two, are not eligible for domestic insurance policies. Hence they must purchase visitors medical health insurance to be covered for medical expenses in the USA. Some well-known visitor’s health insurance companies or administrators include Seven corners, Multinational underwriters, among others.

Domestic Health Insurance Companies Do Not Sell Travel Insurance Plans:

Domestic health insurance companies do not cover visitors health insurance because it is not cost-effective for them to cater to a small segment of visitors, as their customers.

Visitors Health Insurances are Temporary:

Visitors insurance is temporary and can cover you for a minimum period of 5 days to a maximum period of 3 years. On the other hand, domestic health insurance policies can provide coverage from 1 month up to 65 years.

Cost and Benefits are Less for Visitors Insurance Plans:

For visitors insurance, the costs, benefits and variety of plans are much less compared to the domestic insurance plans. Visitors health insurance offers international coverage, while most domestic plans do not cover international travel. Moreover, there is no age restriction on visitors insurance, while domestic policies can be purchased for only up to 65 years.

Coverage Starts Immediately After The Purchase of Visitors Insurance Plans:

In case of visitors insurance, coverage starts immediately after purchase, with no wait for approval. With domestic insurance, there is a longer waiting period, and it is also subject to approval.

Pre-Existing Condition Coverage Rarely Available for Visitors Insurance Plans:

With very few exceptions, travel health insurance usually does not cover any pre-existing conditions, while most domestic group plans, provided by the employers do cover pre-existing conditions. It is not cost effective for insurance companies to offer coverage for pre-existing conditions for short term customers.

Travel Health Insurance Plans are Not Restricted to Any Provider Network:

For Visitor insurance plans. allow you to visit any doctor or hospital, as these are not restricted to a specific network. Domestic plans, on the other hand, offer less coverage if you visit hospitals or doctors outside the network.

Billing Process Depends on Individual Doctor or Hospital for Visitors Health Insurance Plans: Domestic Insurance plan holders must seek medical treatment from doctors or hospitals covered within the provider network. For VisitorsCoverage, the billing process usually depends on the individual hospital or doctor that the patient visits. They could either send the bill directly to the insurance company or ask the patient to pay upfront. If the medical facility asks you to pay them, then you must first pay the amount for the services and later file a claim with the insurance company. The insurance company will reimburse you with your expenses. For more details on claim process, please review Insurance Claim Process. Travel medical insurance works differently from domestic health insurance plans. Thus it is important for visitors to purchase visitors health insurance plan when visiting the USA or visiting some other country from the USA.





11/08/2017

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Travel Insurance in the US: Market Research Report

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Travel Insurance Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Specialist Insurance Lines | Mar 2015

Taking off: Travel insurance revenue will rise as operators expand to niche markets

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Travel insurers faced steep revenue declines during the recession. Declining consumer disposable income meant fewer people were traveling and purchasing travel insurance. However, the industry returned to growth in 2010 as consumers became more sensitive to the potential losses associated with airline delays and cancellations, prompting them to buy travel insurance. The industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years and expand into niche markets catering to students and business travelers. purchase to read more

The Travel Insurance industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle, illustrated by continuous consolidation and widespread market acceptance of travel insurance. Industry value added (IVA), or contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 1.2% over the 10 years to 2020. Similarly, US GDP is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.5% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is expanding roughly in line with the economy.

The number of industry operators is forecast to fall at an annualized rate of 1.6% over the five years to 2015. This follows a decade of consolidation, in which enterprise numbers declined even during years of revenue growth. purchase to read more

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10/08/2017

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At Castle Connolly, we are committed to helping you make more informed decisions when it comes to your health. We not only help you find Top Doctor’s, but America’s best hospitals. Our “Top Hospital” search feature offers basic information on the best hospitals that have one or more top doctors listed in a Castle Connolly guide. (Note: No physician can pay to be a Top Doctor. Instead, each of our doctors is reviewed by a physician-led research team which reviews the education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, professional achievements, administrative posts and malpractice and disciplinary history for each nominee. Learn more about our Top Doctor nomination process .)

Many of these Top Hospitals are national leaders in dealing with specific diseases, conditions and/or techniques/procedures. With our free online access, all visitors to the Castle Connolly website can easily learn more about the best hospitals in the US, including those located in their own backyard.

A number of these top rated hospitals have chosen to participate in Castle Connolly’s Partnership for Excellence program and have provided additional searchable information, including an overview of the various programs and services they offer. Through their sponsorship as participants in our Partnership for Excellence. these hospitals also enable visitors to our website to perform free searches for top doctors on their medical staffs. Partnership for Excellence hospitals appear highlighted in the drop down below.

Fill in at least one of the following to perform your search for America’s Top Hospitals.

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09/08/2017

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US Airlines tickets: Real deal or scam? #cook #travel

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US Airlines tickets: Real deal or scam?

Published On: Jun 18 2013 07:56:39 PM EDT

People all across the country are getting the letter. It says, “You have qualified for an award of two roundtrip airline tickets.”

Carol Byers of Manheim Township got one. She reads, “The retail value of this award is up to $1,198.”

The envelope seemed to be handwritten and the letterhead has the name of an airline that doesn’t even exist.

“But then as I looked at it, there’s no such thing as US Airlines; it’s US Airways,” said Byers.

In the last week, dozens of viewers have contacted News 8 to explain the letter, asking if it’s a scam.

No one had actually called the number on the letter, so News 8’s Brian Roche did. He spoke to a woman named Dusty who would only tell me she worked for a marketing firm in Arizona.

“Dusty, just let me clarify–these are two free airline tickets?” asked Brian Roche.

She told him the tickets were not free, they were complimentary, as long as he went to a presentation for a travel agency. Roche then asked Dusty, “So the bottom line is that this doesn’t cost me anything to go to this?”

Dusty made an appointment for Roche to attend the presentation at 52 Grumbacher Road in York.

So News 8 went to the address and found an empty parking lot and an unmarked building. But inside, there is evidence that it is where you go for the travel deals.

Before this recent wave of letters, local consumers were receiving travel check vouchers also with the name of the fictitious US Airlines.

News 8 learned that anyone responding to this would get the same sales pitch to attend a presentation at the address in York.

One viewer who did attend told News 8 that she and her husband were asked to join a travel club and pay more than $11,000. As they tried to leave, the price dropped below $1,500.

While it may be easy to call this a scam, News 8 is going to stop just short of that. What it really seems to be is a promotional campaign designed to get people to join a travel club. No one who has contacted News 8 has reported spending or losing any money after getting one of the letters or travel vouchers.

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08/08/2017

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US Travel Requirements to Switzerland #travel #loge

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US Travel Requirements to Switzerland

The Swiss flag is a worldwide symbol for neutrality (Photo: Swiss image by tara from Fotolia.com )

Overview

Whether skiing down the Swiss Alps, conducting business in Zurich or studying at the University of Geneva, Switzerland offers an exiting destination for those from the United States. Switzerland, along with 23 other European countries, is part of the Schengen agreement that allows travel to and from the country for U.S. passport and Green Card holders for up to 90 days without a visa. For those wishing to stay longer, study or work, Switzerland’s embassy provides all the necessary resources to process your visa.

Tourist Travel

All United States citizens entering Switzerland as a tourist will be allowed to stay for up to three months without a visa. The only requirements are having a passport that is valid for three months past the day of your departure and proof of onward travel: plane ticket, train ticket, etc. No vaccinations or immunizations are required for entry. All stays more than 90 days require a tourist visa.

Business Travel

Switzerland has garnered the attention of the world’s business elite for its lenient laws and confidential nature in which banking is addressed. Traveling to Switzerland on business is the same as tourist travel — a passport valid for three months after your intended day of departure and proof of onward travel for a stay up to three months. All stays more than 90 days require a business visa.

United States Green Card Holders





08/08/2017

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