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Tru by Hilton Brings Affordable Hotels To Business Travel with Style

A fun hotel with great design, complimentary breakfast, and free, hi-speed Wi-Fi for $90 to $110 a night? That’s the promise of Tru by Hilton.

With spacious lobbies where guests can work, play games, eat, or just plain lounge about, these hotels are designed to attract a wide range of travelers. Fitness centers and snack markets are also open 24 hours a day. The first Tru by Hilton opened at the Oklahoma City Airport, and more than 400 more are in the pipeline.

Alexandra Jaritz, Global Head of Tru by Hilton joins Paul and Elizabeth in a fun, freewheeling chat about Hilton’s new design-driven, mid-scale hotel brand. 

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Oakwood World Wide Opens New Concepts

You may not realize that Oakwood Worldwide is one of the great hospitality brands in travel. Whether traveling on a long term business trip, an Oakwood property is the ideal place to stay. Christopher Ahearn, CEO, Oakwood Worldwide and Christine Moore, Vice President, Global Marketing, Communications and Revenue Management, gives Paul a sneak peak of their new property, Oakwood at Olympic and Olive, in Los Angeles.

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Behind The Scenes At One Of The World’s Busiest Airports. DFW

! Sean Donohue - March, 2014 - USE FOR ALL COMMUNICATIONSDFW International Airport CEO Sean Donohue joins Paul and Elizabeth to begin a new feature looking into what makes a great airport. Millions of people a year move through DFW International Airport and Sean Donohue talks about what goes into making an airport a good part of the travel experience. From the efforts to make travel easier for military families to creating and maintaining the huge runway system this is a look at just what goes into airports today.

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Boingo Wifi Tips And Airport Expansion

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Paul chats about the future of airport Wi-Fi with Zack Sterngold of Boingo Wireless. They talk about the importance of wifi in keeping all of us connected during our travels. They also talk about the future of wireless not only in airports but everywhere. Boingo has acquired Advanced Wireless Group (AWG), the second largest airport Wi-Fi provider in the United States. Paul and Zack discuss how Boingo’s acquisition of AWG creates an unmatched global leader in airport wireless services, providing public Wi-Fi and cellular DAS network expertise, as well as offering a comprehensive portfolio of network enhancements that include location based services, venue analytics, and advanced roaming access via Hotspot 2.0 deployments. With expanded reach and resources, Boingo can accelerate new products to market that enhance the value of the wireless networks with actionable business data and improve the experience of passengers.

AWG operates public Wi-Fi in 17 U.S. airports including top 20 facilities Los Angeles International (LAX), Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT), Miami International (MIA), Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), and Boston’s Logan International (BOS). The combined entity will operate the public Wi-Fi services in nearly 60% of North America’s top 50 airports and more than 40% of the world’s top 50 airports, representing more than 1.4 billion passengers per year across all airports. The takeaway from this interview is that for travelers Boingo is a vital travel tool.

 

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Roger Dow Speaks at Nevada Governor’s Conference On Tourism

Roger_Capitol1Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association and one of the leading tourism advocates in the US talks with Paul about the value of tourism to the economy and how encouraging travel into the United States provides huge benefits for the economy.

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Berlin’s Regent Hotel Combines Luxury And A Great Location

Paul chats with General Manager, Stefan Athmann,  of the Regent Hotel in Berlin. The hotel was home to the Munich football team during a playoff and was mobbed by fans outside who stood waiting for autographs of their stars. But inside all was serene. Afternoon tea was being served and the interview progressed over some fabulous pastry Including a Meissen Cake. The hotel serves on Meissen porcelain in the Michelin starred, dining room. Find out how the arrangement with Meissen came about and how the hotel has managed to maintain luxury service while housing football teams.

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Speedy Boarding Procedures At American Airlines

American Airlines Vice President of Airport Services tells Paul and Elizabeth how American created a boarding process that not only speeds up things, but has also resulted in more space for carryon luggage. They also talk about American’s efforts to provide priority seating opportunities and the airline’s policy for boarding uniformed service personnel first.

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Johnny Jet On Getting The Best Hotel Deals

John E. DiScala (a.k.a. Johnny Jet) travels around 150,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year. He and his website JohnnyJet.com have been featured over in more places than you can count. It’s has been named “one of the top best money-saving web sites for travel” by Budget Travel Magazine, while the L.A. Times calls it “one of the top 10 essential travel resources on the internet.” Here he returns to Traveling to chat with Paul and Elizabeth about the benefits of hotel loyalty programs like HiltonHonors.

 

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Rail Europe Provides A Wealth Of Travel Opportunites


Jim Prchlik joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the RailEurope website and how it can make travel planning easier. They also talk about Swiss Rail and the way it makes traveling in Switzerland not only a bargain but incredibly easy. Imagine reaching every destination in the country by public transit and trains. They also talk about some favorite rail journeys in Switzerland.

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Cheval Residences Serviced Apartments In London

Cheval Residences is one of the leaders in providing exclusive apartments within Central London to experienced travelers. And when you take into account the high cost of hotels in London, finding a serviced apartment rental for say a week or more becomes very affordable. Whether you prefer The Royal Borough of Kensington, fashionable Knightsbridge, vibrant Chelsea or the unique atmosphere of the City these are apartments worth a visit.