Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 15, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Southwest Airlines celebrates end of Wright Amendment Virgin Atlantic cancels Little Red domestic flight service Marriott to adopt new stricter cancellation policy Detectives in Dubai are going to be wearing Google Glass so they can fight crime using facial recognition technology. Federal Officials Cast Doubt on Ebola […]

5 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Catching Ebola on the Road

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Traveling can be scary—especially when there is a major health scare on everyone’s minds. The good news is that Ebola is difficult to catch, as The New York Times explains: “Ebola spreads through direct contact with body fluids. If an infected person’s blood or vomit gets in another person’s eyes, nose or mouth, the virus […]

Ebola Travel Resource Page

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The whole world is concerned with Ebola—as it should be! Stay up-to-date on the latest news with this comprehensive resource page. WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER Here’s where you can find some of the best, most up-to-date information on Ebola: Tweets about #Ebola | @AJENews | @BBCAfrica | @BBCBreaking | @cctvnewsafrica | @cnnbrk | @CDCgov | @CDCemergency […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 8, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: How Different Countries Are Screening for Ebola Can you catch Ebola on a plane? Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests’ Wi-Fi 2-yr-old $2.1B Atlantic City Revel hotel sells for $110 million. Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF SWISS […]

SWISS Introduces Pop-up Restaurant Onboard Zurich to New York Flight

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Passengers who travel with SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.) on November 21 on Flight LX 16 from Zurich to New York are in for a culinary treat as internationally-renowned Swiss Chef Andreas Caminada will personally prepare and serve a special meal for all classes of the flight (SWISS First, SWISS Business and SWISS Economy). […]

Mayhem for All Ages at Universal Studios Hollyowood

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I was recently asked to cover the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. With my nine-year-old daughter in tow, I set off for a day of film-inspired magic and that’s what I got. The new ride fits right into the movie-enchantment precedent set by Universal Studios—putting the rider smack in the […]

RoamRight Travel Insurance

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Insurance is one of those things I get asked about a lot. So many people are unsure about insurance, whether they really need it, whether it’s a waste of money and whether it’s worth the risk of traveling without it. Well, that’s the thing about insurance, isn’t it? You don’t need it … until you […]

MasterCard Launches #OneMoreDay Campaign

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Ah, vacations! Is there anything better? Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about being anywhere but at work or imagined yourself on a beach sipping an umbrella drink instead of focusing on the task at hand? I think we’ve all been there.  Whether you love your job or hate it, let’s face it: Everyone loves […]