Safest Countries in the World for Tourists, Results May Surprise You (US Not in Top 10)

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The World Economic Forum has released their 2016-2017 Travel Tourism Competitiveness report, which includes rankings for 136 countries across multiple travel pillars. One such pillar is safest country in the world for tourists. Countries were ranked based on “the extent to which a country exposes tourists and businesses to security risks mainly related to serious harm to…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

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To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: -United MileagePlus -Singapore KrisFlyer -Avianca LifeMiles -Air Canada Aeroplan…

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“Best Job on Earth” Paying Lucky Winner $10K/Month to Stay in Luxury Homes All over the World

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A luxury vacation home rental service, Thirdhome, has narrowed down the finalists in their “Best Job on the Planet” competition. The winner will travel the world for three months, sharing their experiences on social media while getting paid $10K per month plus travel expenses. The trip will include stops to as many as 12 of…

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Marriott Hacker Confesses to Slashing Rates to “Screw His Boss”

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We previously blogged about a disgruntled former Marriott employee who was being called the Robin Hood of Hotels for hacking Marriott’s reservation system and slashing rates on about 3,000 rooms, some to as low as $10 a night. The incident happened last August when Juan Rodriguez  got into the backend reservation system and updated rates that were previously…

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Delta Integrates Seamless Helicopter Service for JFK, Complimentary Service for Delta One & Domestic First?

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Wow, who remembers back in 2007-2008 when Delta was offering free helicopter service from the east side of Manhattan (TSS) to JFK for Business Elite international passengers as well as domestic first class and unrestricted economy travelers? It was incredible, especially since at the time I lived right across the street from the east 34th street…

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