Site of the Pan Am Helipad in New York City, New York

Atop the MetLife Building in Midtown Manhattan, a Pan American World Airways helipad sits unused. The helipad was used in the 1960s to carry up to 20 passengers for an affordable airport shuttle by helicopter to the regional LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark airports. This service was often complimentary when flying Pan Am. Backlash from nearby residents...

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A Short History of Fire Marks, The World’s Hottest Insurance-Related Antiques

Fire marks prove to be valuable from a historical perspective in any country. Ben Franklin housed several of these artifacts that were used to date buildings. A short history is provided to keep people in the loop on their value. Even England has several fire marks still attached to their buildings. That is more evidence for historical roles that buildings...

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Less lost luggage at the airport

Lost luggage at the airport is one of the biggest challenges faced by travelers. Fewer bags lost is a big goal for both passenger and airliner. That goal can be met in short order using a few simple techniques. Wait for airliners to make policy changes as the year unfolds. That should make it easier for everyday passengers to travel without hassle. Less...

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5 Cities in Europe to Travel with Kids

5 Cities in Europe to Travel with Kids

Finding a vacation destination that keeps both adults and kids entertained is important.  Europe is filled with so many cities that are perfect when you are vacationing with the children. Depending on the age of your children, the little ones might like a city’s zoos and parks, while the older ones will enjoy the tours, science centers, parks and museums....

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Mall Operator Westfield Emulates Luxury Hotels for New Service Style

Mall shopping has challenged the operator model for many years now. Westfield has emulated luxury hotels and now wants to seek out a new service style. That will put their employees to the test as the shopping experience unfolds for people interested. The mall operator will continue with their plan to introduce new shopping options. Mall Operator Westfield...

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Skift Insights Deck: Using Customer-Centric Product Design to Stand Out in the Travel Industry

Skift is an interesting piece of technology now being made available. It has the potential to stand out in the travel industry for users. They have made the most out of the technology so far. Now people are working to make Skift more available to new users. Get updates and find out more information about content being made available too. Key Takeaways:Online...

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The Outer Trial Bank in Terrington St Clement, England

Locals in England have dubbed a famous spot as “the Donut.” The project began work in 1975, but it would eventually become canceled. Now it is simply a 820 foot diameter doughnut sitting in the water. Official consider the project remains to be an eyesore for the community at large. Over the decades, plans were introduced to fix the island that was...

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Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

The hotels in Houston are suffering because of the hurricane. The oil market is hurting and already was before it even happened. This is affecting the hotel industry negatively. This explains why. It’s interesting to see how things are connecting. Those who own these hotels will have to find ways to make up for any losses they’ve suffered. Houston...

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Artificial Intelligence’s Unrecognized Potential for Luxury Travel Brands

The luxury travel industry has yet to exploit the opportunities available by the use of artificial intelligence. Many consumers with access to mobile devices have AI available to them but only about a third use it regularly. In addition to this educational gap, the industry must address consumer insecurity about sharing personal data when using AI and it...

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