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Across the country and in Colorado business travelers are paying more this year than last year for domestic airfare, international airfare and hotel lodging – a positive sign for the travel and hotel industries. A travel pricing snapshot for second quarter 2011, released this week by American Express Global Business Travel eXpert insights Business Travel… Continue Reading Airfare and hotel rates up, industry making slow rebound

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United CEO says improvements on the way

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The head of United Continental Holdings says improvements for travelers are on the way. Jeff Smisek told business travel managers on Sunday that improvements will include flat-bed seats to first and business class on long-haul aircraft, doubling overhead bin space on some jets, and adding wireless. Business travel is playing a key role in airline… Continue Reading United CEO says improvements on the way

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CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to draw 1 million spectators to Colorado Springs when it gets under way Aug 22. And that is likely to cause traffic snarls. Here’s a list of roads and highways to avoid between noon and 4:30 p.m. that day, as well as suggested alternate routes. U.S. 24 and… Continue Reading CDOT lists highways to avoid during race

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Aurora man gets dream vacation to the Springs

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Robert Hallom’s dream vacation to Colorado Springs wasn’t too far from his Aurora, Colo. home. Living on a fixed income made traveling, even 68 miles south, out of his reach. Then, he got sick. Hallom, 58, is terminally ill; stage four of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. But, he wanted to see the Garden of the… Continue Reading Aurora man gets dream vacation to the Springs

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More than 100 leading travel experts will be in Colorado Springs this week to discuss the biggest trends in the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The U.S. Travel Association will hold its summer board of directors meeting at The Broadmoor  starting July 27. “We are focused on two things: one is getting folks up to… Continue Reading Travel experts convene in Colorado Springs, discuss tourism

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Take equal parts of Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., Boulder, Colo., and Seattle, put them in blender and flip the switch. You have Asheville, a North Carolina mountain town well worth a visit if you’re in the arts as a buyer, seller or aficionado, or looking for a place where friendliness and fair prices trumps arrogance and astronomical markups.
I consider a good local bar as a barometer of a town’s soul, a key index for business travelers who see life as more than deal-making and a commission on the close. I think I found one. Continue Reading Asheville’s Irish pub is a haven for all travelers

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