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  • How to Make Your Air Travel Green Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.

  • Unique and Exclusive Airport Lounges Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    It’s safe to say Nicholas Kralev has spent a fair chunk of his life waiting in some of the world’s best airline lounges. As the former correspondent for the Financial Times and Washington Times, Kralev learned how to play the road warrior’s version of musical-chairs game – otherwise known as booking air travel. He earned enough miles and learned enough tricks to stretch his travel budget to from around four international trips a year to ten. A key perk of accumulating miles is access to some of

    Save those travel miles and check out which airline lounges offer special perks — including one lounge that’s (egads!) open to the public and affordable!

  • Looking to Streamline Airport Security Screenings Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    A prototype of advance security screening system developed by IATA

    An airline lobbying group, the IATA hsa proposed a new concept for airport passengers, where travelers would stop only briefly to identify themselves before entering a tunnel-like structure where machines would screen them for metals, explosives and other banned items as they walked through, reports the New York Times.

  • Taking Flight with Flexjets     Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    While major airlines struggle with hiking fares, cutting routes or bankruptcy, private jet travel appears to be staging a comeback. Discussing the success of Flexjet, with Frederick Reid, Flexjet president.

  • AMR Filing Shows Airline Deregulation Failed: Ex-CEO Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
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    AMR's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing shows airline industry deregulation was a mistake, said former chief executive Robert Crandall.

  • Marriott Completes Spin-Off     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    The details behind the spin-off of Marriott's timeshare business, with Arne Sorenson, Marriott International president/COO.

  • Taking First-Class Coddling Above and Beyond Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:36 AM ET

    The gap between first class and coach has never been so wide. Carriers on international flights are offering private suites for first-class passengers, three-star meals and personal service once found only on corporate jets.

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    Hotels across the price spectrum are increasingly shrinking their business centers, reports the New York Times.

  • The World's Most Beautiful Airports Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    Everyone has experienced it, and no one enjoys it: the airport delay. But there are some airports where you might decide that a longer-than-expected layover is not such a bad thing.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • Countries With the Fastest Passenger Trains Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:59 AM ET
    As rising fuel prices continue to make air and car travel more expensive, countries around the world are pushing ahead with high-speed rail plans.The global rail industry is expected to reach a value of $870 billion in 2012, according to market research firm Datamonitor.In the U.K., nearly 5 percent more passengers used trains in the first three months of 2011, compared to the year before. The country's rail network experienced a level of traffic unseen since the 1920s, according to the Associat

    CNBC.com has compiled a list of the countries with world's fastest trains based on the highest speeds that trains have reached. Here's the list!

  • World's Best International Airlines Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    Don't expect cramped seats or endless delays on these flights. These airlines were ranked as the world's best.

  • Terrorists Look to Implant Bombs in Humans Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Taxing Corporate Jets     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:24 AM ET

    Is it fair to tax corporate jets? A look at the impact of taxing corporate jets on the companies that sell or lease those planes, with Jay Duckson, Central Business Jets, Inc.

  • Travel Stock Plays & Poll Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 1:43 PM ET
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    As temperatures heat up, summer travel will heat up too. So we decided it was time to go through our stock screener and find the hot performers in the travel industry.

  • Biggest Swings in Golf Spending 2011 Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 3:22 PM ET
    Golf is still a “rich man’s game,” according to a study by American Express Business Insights. Despite this, the recession dealt the sport a tough blow, with golf spending falling significantly during the downturn. Fortunately, spending on golf is starting to recover, with the first signs of improvement showing up in the retail spending on items such as golf equipment and apparel. Retail sales grew 10 percent in the first quarter of 2011, compared with the same period a year ago, the study found

    Click to see which states are gaining ground, and how much spending has changed in the top five states for golf-related activities, according to American Express.

  • Corporate Aircraft Market Perking Up Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Demand for business jets could be flying high once again, as the economy slowly recovers and emerging global markets enter the fray. While business might not be picking up full throttle just yet, there is “cautious optimism” based on three important industry markers.

  • Credit Card swipe

    It’s much better to use a credit card overseas than rely on cash or travelers checks for a number of reasons—most notably the fact that Visa and MasterCard provide some of the best exchange rates possible—the question becomes, what are the best credit card companies for foreign travel?

  • Businesses You Can Start for Under $5K Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 5:08 PM ET
    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business. “If I get one more stinking, whining email about how impossible it is to start a business without any money, I am going to explode!” entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz wrote in his book, “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.” In fact, Michalowicz argues that having the money could actually be bad when you’re starting a business. “The lack of mone

    The biggest thing holding most people back from starting their own business is money. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business.

  • Hotels Struggle To Raise Room Rates: Marriott CEO Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    Hotel room rates have risen in the last year but they are still down 10% from before the 2008 economic downturn, Arne Sorenson, president of Marriott International, told CNBC Thursday.