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September 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reed Travel group to Buy Official Airline Guide: Reed Travel Group said it will acquire Oak Brook, Ill.-based Official Airline Guides Inc. for $417 million in cash.The company, a subsidiary of Britain's Reed International PLC, said in a statement that it negotiated the deal with Maxwell Communications Corp. PLC, the former flagship of the late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, who died in late 1991.
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September 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reed Travel group to Buy Official Airline Guide: Reed Travel Group said it will acquire Oak Brook, Ill.-based Official Airline Guides Inc. for $417 million in cash.The company, a subsidiary of Britain's Reed International PLC, said in a statement that it negotiated the deal with Maxwell Communications Corp. PLC, the former flagship of the late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, who died in late 1991.
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TRAVEL
June 29, 1997
How many of us actually listen to in-flight safety announcements and keep our seat belts fastened? In a poll of 5,250 business travelers, the answers vary by nationality.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1997
Planning a vacation? You may want to visit the top travel sites on Lycos' Best of the Web page at http://point.lycos.com/topics/Travel_Overall.html. Top 10 travel sites rated by Lycos: 1. Arizona Guide http://www.arizonaguide.com/ Rating: 92 * 2. Travel at the Speed of Light http://www.vanbc.wimsey.com/~ayoung/travel.shtml Rating: 92 * 3. Walt Disney World http://www.disney.com/DisneyWorld/index.html Rating: 92 * 4. Reed Travel Group http://www.traveler.net/ Rating: 92 * 5.
TRAVEL
April 5, 1998
Many lighthouses across the U.S. double as inns and B&Bs. Seven favorites, selected by Coastal Living magazine: Lighthouse: Big Bay Point Lighthouse Big Bay, Mich. (906) 345-9957 Rates (with tax): $92.65-$190.65 per room. Features: Open year-round. Red-brick, fortress-like 60-foot tower guarding Lake Superior. * Lighthouse: East Brother Light Station Point Richmond, Calif. (510) 233-2385 Rates (with tax): $235-$325 per room. Features: Open year-round, Thursday to Sunday. No phones or TV.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1996 | CAROL SMITH
With more business travelers logging on to the Internet, a growing number of companies are launching online reservation systems to try to capture their business. Within the last month, for example, American Express Co. in New York, and Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. announced that they were jointly developing an online reservation system for corporate travelers. It's expected to be available early next year. The same week, Performance Quest International, a Scottsdale, Ariz.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1994
Frequent Flyer magazine sorted out the new frequent-traveler promotions in its November issue, picking out what it considered the best. Here's an excerpt from its suggestions for the best ways to beef up your mileage accounts: Airlines United Shuttle Offer: United Airlines launched its West Coast Shuttle by United in October with a special offer for passengers: MileagePlus members who take eight Shuttle round trips in 12 months can earn a Shuttle Saver award flight for just 6,000 miles.
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February 25, 1995 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When leading U.S. airlines moved last week to cap travel agents' commissions on airplane tickets, Jackie Abkion was furious. "The airlines are trying to get rid of us," said the Glendale travel agent. And the commission cap was not her only complaint: Hotels are cutting their payments to agents. Big corporate customers are demanding discounts. And even large retailers such as Costco are writing discount plane tickets for customers. "This is what the travel industry has come to," Abkion moaned.
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