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2014-08-27 08:33:45

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) announced today that it is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, for its lastminute.com business unit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b "lastminute.com is an iconic brand and an innovative marketer whose legendary ads reinforce what makes spontaneous travel so fun and exciting - and sometimes a little mischievous," said Sabre President and CEO Tom Klein....

2014-08-26 12:21:23

US Airways Fares Withdrawn from Orbitz Beginning Sept. 1 FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbitz, effective immediately. American Airlines Group has notified Orbitz it also will withdraw US Airways fares on Sept. 1, 2014. Corporate clients that use Orbitz for Business to book travel are not affected by this change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "We have worked...

2014-08-25 12:20:28

"Sidewalk to Ship" in 10 Minutes; Real-time Luggage Tracking; the First of 40,000 Free Windows Tablets for Crew; Exceptional Variety and Choice -- oh, and a Robot to Fix Your Drinks PAPENBURG, Germany, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech-savvy modern travelers will be wowed by Royal Caribbean International's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which incorporates unprecedented levels of technology to amp up the vacation experience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140824/139082...

2014-08-25 08:25:23

Concert to take place in-port before departure of company's Australia & New Zealand Cruise Odyssey SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olivia Travel, the world's largest travel company offering chartered cruise, resort, adventure and luxury vacations specifically for the lesbian community, has announced that Grammy award-winning singer and Australian native, Olivia Newton-John, will perform before the departure of the Australia and New Zealand Cruise Odyssey. The 12-day...

2014-08-22 23:02:05

Hotel Industry Innovator Jacob Buckstead, Vice President of Client Partnerships for SkyTouch, Leads Global Focus Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 SkyTouch Technology, provider of the most widely used, cloud-based property management system with more than 5,600 successful installations in hotels worldwide, is furthering its expansion beyond North America. To lead this international growth initiative, SkyTouch Technology has brought on Jacob Buckstead, a 15 year veteran of the...

2014-08-19 23:06:38

Balboa Travel reports quickest response time in trip disruption resolution. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Balboa Travel, a top-ranking corporate travel management company since 1969, just announced reports from its 24/7 TripDisruption Service, which was launched earlier this year. TripDisruption offers Balboa clients an experienced emergency response team of agents, dedicated exclusively to managing flight disruptions that typically occur due to weather, emergencies, or safety...

2014-08-19 08:26:51

The chief marketing officer for the world's largest travel company set to speak at the vacation rental technology leader's inaugural partner conference EAGLE, Idaho, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveRez.com, the industry leader in cloud-based software for professional vacation rental managers, today announced Priceline.com Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller as its keynote speaker for the company's inaugural partner conference Sept. 7-12 in Boise, ID. Photo -...

2014-08-14 23:00:15

The Lodge at Chaa Creek says their inclusion in this summer’s USA Today Travel “bucket list” of eleven top travel destinations shows that environmental sustainability does not come at a cost to quality or service. San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 The Lodge at Chaa Creek’s inclusion in this summer’s USA Today Travel “bucket list” of eleven top travel destinations shows that an emphasis on environmental sustainability can go hand in hand with high quality and...

2014-08-13 12:20:43

730 United employees and their children earn scholarships for upcoming school year CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is helping reduce the costs of a college education for hundreds of deserving students this fall. The United Airlines Scholarship Fund (USF), a charity sponsored by the company, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 730 employees and their children for the 2014-15 academic year. Funded through employee contributions and fundraising...

2014-08-06 20:25:24

The Priceline Group to Make $500 Million Investment; Global Partnership to Promote Travel to and from China NORWALK, Conn. and SHANGHAI, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) and Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) today announced that the two companies have expanded an existing commercial agreement to strengthen their global partnership. In addition, The Priceline Group agreed to invest $500 million through a convertible bond and Ctrip has...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'