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All “Premium Economy” Is Not Created Equal

United Airlines is beginning to talk about a new product called “United Premium Plus.” Many travelers desperate for a bit more comfort when they fly are probably thinking, “Doesn’t United already have ‘Economy Plus’ or ‘Premium Economy’? What’s the point other than the name?” The answer, in this case, is… a lot. First of all,…
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SAS Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi

Scandinavian Airlines announced the debut of in-flight Internet on short- and medium-haul flights between Scandinavia and other European destinations. The new service, powered by Viasat, will give passengers gate-to-gate access to the Internet for personal devices from the time passengers board until they land. Scandinavian has already installed the service on 28 of its aircraft.…
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Cvent Releases Top Meetings Hotels List for 2018

Meetings technology and venue network provider Cvent released its list of the top hotels for meetings and events in each the U.S., Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. This is the first year Cvent separated Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Cvent looked at hotels that generated business in 2017 through its…
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Are You Ready for GDPR?

The European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect next Friday, May 25. By now, most planners are likely at least familiar with this policy, which aims to better protect the personal data of EU citizens and residents. Replacing the EU Data Protection Directive, first instituted way back in 1995, the updated…
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