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happy holidays from your PROTRAVEL Corporate advisor · december 2017
Up in the Air
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT IS THE REAL ID ACT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?
 

On January 22, 2018, because of the REAL ID act, travelers residing in New York, Louisiana & Michigan will no longer be able to pass through airport security with only their state driver's licenses for domestic or international travel. Please read fact sheet below.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
8 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT FLIGHT LESS STRESSFUL
 

Here are eight ways to make flying less stressful during the hectic holiday travel season.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
British Airways Passengers Now Board in Order of Ticket Price
 
The differences between first class and economy class are no great secret, and those differences can be seen long before the flight takes off. There are first-class lounges, shorter security lines, and of course, priority boarding. And it looks like British Airways is the latest airline to take the "pay more, board first" policy to heart.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

VIDEO ESSAY

 

UAL'S Final Boeing 747 Flight Gives Queen of Skies a Royal Sendoff

 
United Airlines operated its last ever Boeing 747 passenger flight last week and took passengers back to the 1970s for a memorable experience and non-stop party.
 
 
 
 
Hotel News
 
 
 
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE: GLOBAL ROUND-UP
 
Business Traveler rounds up new, upcoming and renovated hotels from brands including Radisson Blu, Hyatt and Hilton. Always book through your Travel Agent for Best Available Rates and valuable amenities.
 
 
 
 
Elite News
 
 
 
 
 

INSIDER ACCESS TO WORLDWIDE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

Courtside seats, red carpet access, backstage passes. Contact your Protravel agent for premium tickets to concerts, theater, festivals, sporting events, and customized VIP packages at unbeatable prices!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

SCIENCE SAYS TRAVEL MAKES YOU SMARTER

 

Everyone has their own reasons for traveling. Whether for business or pleasure it’s been proven that travel helps make us better people. Looking at additional research carried out in the past few years, travel may actually make us smarter, too.

 
 
 
 
 
Travel Tech
 
 
 
 
 

GOOGLE PIXEL BUDS MAY NOT LIVE UP TO HYPE

 

With over 7,000 languages spoken around the world, the ease of wiping away language barriers with technology has obvious allure. Travelers could visit any country and instantly talk to locals. Jobs would become accessible to more people worldwide. But the Pixel Buds don't fulfill that promise, at least not yet.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

MORE FAVORITE TRAVEL APPS

 

Your Protravel agent gets you where you need to go. Here’s a little tech power to enhance your travels:

PackPoint: Input your destination and travel dates, and the app will create a weather-specific packing list. The app will also ask what you plan on doing while you're there, and make suggestions based on your answers -- so you don't forget your gym shorts if you plan on running or your tie for an important business meeting.

Navigation apps like Google Maps tend to fall short when it comes to local transit in unfamiliar cities. Moovit is a free powerful local transit app that constantly updates, so you won't waste time waiting for a bus that's not coming. Moovit tells you exactly how many stops are left until you need to get off. You can even download offline maps so you don’t burn through your data plan.

 
 
 
 
Travel Tech

CONTACT YOUR PROTRAVEL ADVISOR TO BOOK THESE MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

 
 
 
 

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL RITZ LISBON

 

Both public and private spaces have incredible park, river and city views. Throw in fantastic service and a location with great proximity to sights in and around the city, and it’s hard to make an argument for staying anywhere else.

Book with your Protravel agent and receive these exclusive VIP amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet Breakfast daily for up to two in room guests;
  • A $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

INTERCONTINENTAL PORTO 
PALACIO DAS CARDOSAS

 

Vintage character meets high-end luxury at the best address in Porto. Palacio das Cardosas Hotel, the only five-star hotel in the epicenter of the city, is the pinnacle of metropolitan cool: a decadent bastion of first-class amenities, haute cuisine and historic grandeur that perfectly captures the essence of Old World Portugal. 

Book with your Protravel agent and receive these exclusive VIP amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests in the hotel restaurant
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room, once during stay in hotel restaurant (excluding beverages, taxes and gratuities)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, if available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Tivoli Palacio de Seteais

 

Tivoli Palacio de Seteais sets the standard for luxury boutique hotels. Housed in an 18th century palace, the hotel has been transformed into a luxe retreat that keeps the original romance and drama intact. This is the only luxury property within walking distance to Sintra’s national palaces and cultural epicenter, and unparalleled panoramic views of Pena Palace and Moorish Castle.

Book with your Protravel agent and receive these exclusive VIP amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary exquisite breakfast with a wide selection of culinary specialties served a la carte for two daily for duration of the stay
  • Guest choice of: US$100 equivalent Hotel Credit to be utilized during stay OR Cold cuts & Colares Wine Experience with Sommelier for 2 guests, once during stay
  • VIP Amenity with Port Wine & Sintra pastries
  • Early check-in/late check-out, if available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
 
 
 
 
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