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Study: Some airports will feel holiday crush year-round
from USA Today
Within the next decade, 24 of the country's busiest 30 airports will become as congested twice every week as they are on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, according to a travel-industry study obtained by USA TODAY.
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FCC chief: Airlines will make final call on cellphone use
from POLITICO
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tried recently to tamp down the backlash against his agency's proposal to look at relaxing the restrictions on cellphone use on planes — while saying the airlines will make the final call.
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For the love of travel: Jobs that take you places
from AOL Jobs
A career in hospitality management could lead almost anywhere ... literally. Those who climb the ranks in travel and tourism can find themselves working and living in exotic destinations abroad, sailing the open seas on a cruise ship or touring the most mysterious and beautiful places on Earth.
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Make sure you use vacation days to avoid losing them
from Chicago Tribune
With the holidays approaching, you may be getting ready for some well-earned time off. But many people will end the year with vacation days that go unused. That's according to a joint study released this month by the Society for Human Resource Management and the U.S. Travel Association.
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How much decay is there in US infrastructure?
from Bloomberg TV
VideoBriefBloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath discusses America's decaying infrastructure with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves."
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Wicked weather threatens to upend best-laid Thanksgiving travel plans
from CNN
The nasty weather tantrum that has already left a mess on its march from California through Texas and soaked the South is now expected to ice up roads in the Northeast. So if your spouse is mad that you put off making Thanksgiving travel plans, you can respond that you may have actually done your family a favor.
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    US leisure travelers are increasingly younger, armed with smartphones and tablets, and show less brand loyalty
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    U.S. leisure travelers who book hotel rooms online are increasingly younger, armed with smartphones and tablets, and show less brand loyalty in their lodging choices, according to a new study conducted by Adara, the travel industry's leader in big data, and Hudson Crossing travel industry analyst Henry Harteveldt.
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    House lawmakers target meeting spend
    from MeetingsNet
    The U.S. House of Representative passed a new bill Nov.18 that covers some old ground—cutting spending on government meetings. The bill, the DATA Act (H.R. 2061), is actually a new version of a bill that passed in the House in 2012 under the previous congress (H.R. 2146).
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    U.S. Travel welcomes Panama to Global Entry Program
    from eTurbo News
    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement recently applauding Panama's inclusion in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program, which expedites screening for pre-approved, low-risk travelers
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    TSA's PreCheck program expands with more airports, airlines
    from The Washington Post
    Susan Rudisill was approaching the west-side checkpoint at Washington Dulles when an airport official stopped her and directed her to a different security area, where she would receive new instructions. Among them: Do not remove your shoes, light jacket or belt.
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    One million people have been given the designation "trusted traveler" under its Global Entry program, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced recently.

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    America's travel leaders support patent reform bill
    Hotel Business Review
    The U.S. Travel Association recently welcomed introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013, H.R. 3309, by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.).

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    New normal: 4 hours to get through airport customs
    Market Watch
    A report released by the U.S. Travel Association finds that peak wait times to go through customs and border patrol at some major airports hit nearly five hours this year. Miami International, New York's John F. Kennedy and Chicago's O'Hare had some of the worst wait times.

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    Government shutdown tells us Americans love their national parks
    from The Wildlife News
    When the "non-essential" government programs were ended for a month during the recent government shutdown, one that was missed the most was the National Parks system — the national parks, monuments, recreation areas, heritage sites, battlefields.
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    Ausmerica famil moves on to Miami
    from Travel Weekly
    Miami is the latest city in a series of famil destinations for ten Australian travel agents on the Ausmerica mega-famil supported by Qantas and Brand USA. The famil kicked off with a boat cruise along Millionaire's Row — an island populated by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Gloria Estefan and the inventor of Viagra. Dinner on the first evening was at Hard Rock Café — the only Hard Rock in the world without a guitar on the roof ever since a hurricane tore it off.
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    Australia to boost intelligence sharing with US customs
    from The Guardian
    Australia is to boost its intelligence sharing with the U.S. customs and border protection service. The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, said the Australian and US customs and border protection agencies had agreed to a formal strategic partnership from 2014, which would see two Australian officers posted to the U.S. to strengthen intelligence co-operation.
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