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Ground Transport

Is London the best city for business travelers on the go? Cabs to get free Wi-Fi in 2013

Business travelers’ expectations for Wi-Fi will only grow as more airlines, subway systems, and now cabs are offering connectivity and those that don’t offer the service will seem even more archaic.

Is London the best city for business travelers on the go? Cabs to get free Wi-Fi in 2013

Airlines

Air France-KLM not involved with Delta-Virgin sale talks; cutting debt by $645 million

The one issue in any Delta-Virgin Atlantic alliance will be Air France' willingness to come along and pick up a stake. That may not happen as readily as everyone expects, as Europe's biggest airline struggles through its own issues.

Hotels

Gilt selling Jetsetter because there’s no clear path for growth under it

Too much, too fast, that's the Gilt story, though it has been smart about cutting fast too. Jetsetter's sale, while 6 months too late, it still the best option for future growth of the standalone travel booking site.

Gilt selling Jetsetter because there’s no clear path for growth under it

Online Travel

Victoria, Australia police warn against use of Apple Maps app after rescuing multiple lost drivers [UPDATE]

While the maps clearly failed here, there's a bit of personal responsibility to take when a drive into the city turns into a drive into the wilderness, despite all the other street signs to the contrary.

Airlines

Flydubai signs HD movie deals with all six Hollywood majors

Even though still a small catalog of HD movies -- it has about 200 overall, beyond 25 HD -- the delivery of HD movies simultaneously to every seat back is still a feat.

Flydubai signs HD movie deals with all six Hollywood majors

Tourism

Cuba travel restrictions: Is the time ripe for further liberalization?

Will we finally see a real easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba? Attitudes are changing, but it will still be rough going.

Cuba travel restrictions: Is the time ripe for further liberalization?

Cruises

The trends and events that defined international travel in 2012

A billion travelers for the first time, a UK Olympics that went off without a hitch, an Italian cruiseship that sank because of stupidity, and nine more stories that influenced the choices travelers made this year.

The trends and events that defined international travel in 2012

Airlines

British Airways boss would love to see the Virgin Atlantic brand become history

Though the influential BA boss would love the longtime thorn in his side to be buried once and for all, unlikely Delta would bury the brand name which still has a lot of resonance with consumers. Not to mention UK and EU regulators may prevent too many changes with a deal anyway.

British Airways boss would love to see the Virgin Atlantic brand become history

Tourism

Asia-Pacific travelers love social media, but they also love traditional travel agents

The mix of new school tech habits and old-school booking practices is as much about a fondness for travel agents as an opportunity for growth in India's online booking methods.

Tourism

Doha Climate Change Conference ends on pessimistic note for East African and Indian Ocean nations

East Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean experience none of the benefits of industrialization and all of the downsides. But with no muscle of their own to fight, their future isn't in their hands.

Doha Climate Change Conference ends on pessimistic note for East African and Indian Ocean nations

Hotels

Accor hotel group doubles down on Indonesia as center of its Southeast Asian growth

Accor has built its business by focusing on its low-and mid-price brands in non-marquee destinations. Matching this strategy with the growth of Indonesia's middle class and Southeast Asia's booming low-cost carriers is a winning combination.

Accor hotel group doubles down on Indonesia as center of its Southeast Asian growth