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Recognized by many as the airline industry’s first frequent flyer program, Robert Crandall, President and Chairman of American Airlines, launched AAdvantage in 1981.  Today, AAdvantage continues strong with around 67 million members.

American Airlines Patch Things Up With Orbitz

BY TEAM JST “You won’t find our fares on Orbitz” was the huge headline that American Airlines ran on its aa.com homepage this week. It linked to a statement about the change and a lengthy Q&A for customers. By Friday, all was good. That item was taken down and AA released a separate statement indicating it would […]

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Reese Witherspoon Challenges Serious Hikers In “Wild” Movie Trailer

BY WENDY HUNG Based on Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times Best Sellers memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, the film Wild premiered this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Starring Reese Witherspoon in an already Oscar-buzzworthy performance, the film depicts Cheryl who hikes more than a thousands miles of Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) alone, […]

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Thomas Jefferson, The Traveler’s Curse And Why Traveling Matters

BY JERRY LEON “Travelling […] makes men wiser, but less happy.” -Thomas Jefferson, August 10, 1787 It’s been almost two years since I first heard of the traveler’s curse, and I’m still not sure what to make of it. When I first began to travel I had no idea that this so-called “curse” existed and, […]

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Mantra Of The Day: “Eat Well And Travel Often”

BY LIZZY MONROE For me, food is an integral part of experiencing a foreign culture. I couldn’t have left Berlin without trying Mustafa’s famous Gemüse Kebap (even at the cost of a 45-minute wait in the snow) and my trip to Istanbul wouldn’t have been the same without sampling countless flavors of Turkish delights and Baklavas. […]

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Multi-City and Multi-Property Bookings At Once! The Ascott Limited Launches New Mobile Booking App

The Ascott has launched new web and mobile booking features to enhance guests’ search and reservation experience. Guests can now better navigate Ascott’s properties worldwide through user-friendly search functions, filters and reservation options. Tony Soh, Ascott, chief corporate officer, said: “Ascott strives to provide guests a memorable experience at every touch point, right from when […]

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Getting Lost Among the Many Canals of Venice: Delving Beneath the Facades of the Floating City

BY LOUIS ALCORN The notion of the romantic European voyage starts and ends in Venice. The city sits on an ancient foundation of closely spaced wooden piles, still intact after centuries of submersion beneath the Venetian lagoon. While walking the meandering streets and noting the massive stone foundations of surrounding buildings, it seems impossible that […]

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Follow Your Nose: Seeking Out Secret Night Bakeries in Florence

BY LAUREN GOERZ When the sun sets on the Ponte Vecchio and the tourists retreat to their hotel rooms, the city lights of Firenze bring a new kind of life and vibrancy to the streets. The birthplace of the Renaissance becomes a center of nighttime revelry and international exchange. Graceful Florentine women glide over cobblestone […]

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