Hilton to Dump Citi Cards For American Express

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Hilton, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced that American Express has been selected as the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the United States, beginning January 1, 2018. Hilton had been offering co-branded credit cards with both Citi and American Express. The announcement follows a comprehensive and competitive bidding process …

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Universal Orlando to Launch Jimmy Fallon Ride in April

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The Universal Orlando Resort in Florida said its newest ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” will officially open on April 6, 2017. The attraction will give guests the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience as they get up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off on a wild and action-packed race …

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Greyhound Expects 850,000 Passengers During Holidays

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Greyhound, the largest intercity bus transportation company in North America, said it expects to serve over 850,000 customers this holiday season, nearly double the number of customers that traveled with Greyhound this Thanksgiving. Three of the five busiest routes for Greyhound will leave or arrive in NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. Greyhound serves over 3,800 destinations …

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American Express Boosts Platinum Benefits

NEW YORK — American Express is boosting benefits for its Platinum Card members as it faces increased competition from other credit card companies like Chase’s Sapphire Card. Beginning Thursday, Platinum Card customers from American Express will receive 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel. This is up from the current one …

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Time Inc. Launches New Travel Guide App

NEW YORK — Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure has introduced newly relaunched digital Travel + Leisure Travel Guides and the debut of the Travel Guide mobile app. The move is part of a growing portfolio of products aimed at offering travelers tools and resources for every step of their trip, from planning and booking to …

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JetBlue to Offer Havana Flights From JFK

NEW YORK — JetBlue announced plans to serve Havana from three U.S. cities including JFK Airport in NY, bringing low-cost, high-quality daily service to customers traveling between the U.S. and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. The announcement follows the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative decision to grant JetBlue up …

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Dollywood Lightning Rod Roller Coaster Now Open

PIGEON FORGE, TN — Roller coaster fans rejoice! After months of anticipation, excited Dollywood guests will be able to step behind the wheel of Dollywood’s Lightning Rod when it officially opens to the public today. The record-breaking coaster has been in a technical ride rehearsal since May 23. Not only is Lightning Rod the world’s …

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