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InSight Newsletter -- July 2017

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Increased Security Screening for Inbound U.S Travel

Airport Security Check Point With Businessman

The travel and security restrictions have been in the news lately with a constantly changing set of regulations. All these changes have been confusing for those that travel internationally. The latest policy, effective July 19, should provide some predictability to the situation. Our UNIGLOBE expert answers some questions on the latest policy.

>>Here's what you need to know

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Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Washington Dulles International is the primary international airport serving the Washington, DC area. Its location 26 miles from DC makes it less popular than the closer Reagan National airport.  Dulles serves as a major connecting hub for United Airlines.


 >> Here’s what you need to know about Washington Dulles International Airport

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Hotel Cancellation Policy Changes

 

Two major hotel chains have recently announced a change to their cancellation policies. Both Hilton and Marriott – and all of the brands that fall under those such as Doubletree and Embassy Suites for Hilton, and Sheraton and Courtyard for Marriott – will now require 48 hours to cancel a stay without penalty. For companies that have contracted rates with those chains or specific properties, the new policy may not apply.  Additionally, pre-paid rates will generally have stricter cancellation policies.

Hotel companies have been increasingly tightening their cancellation policies over the past three years as a means to reduce the number of rooms that go unused, or sold at a heavily discounted rate.Some travelers may actually benefit from the new policy if they often make last minute bookings as they are more likely to find availability.  Moving forward, the best advice for travelers is to always be sure to understand your hotel cancellation policy at the time of booking.

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Track Miles for Charity

We know spending time on our health is good for us, but what if there was a way for our fitness to help others? Charity Miles is a distance tracker that allows you to fundraise while you walk, run or bike.

The app is similar to most distance trackers, except that you get to choose which charity you would like to donate your ‘efforts’ to. For every mile you walk or run, Charity Miles donates 25 cents to the charity you selected.

It is that easy. The hardest part is lacing up your shoes and getting out there.

Click here to learn more about Charity Miles

 

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