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SeatGuru Releases iPhone App

SeatGuru Releases iPhone App

SeatGuru has released its first iPhone app. The free program gives travelers access to seat maps and recommendations for nearly 100 different airlines.
SeatGuru’s color-coded maps boast more than 45,000 seat reviews with over 700 different maps. Well-reviewed seats appear green, seats to avoid are red, and those with potential issues are yellow.
The app also includes TripAdvisor tools that allow users to book and track flights on the go, as well …

Sheraton Announces New Healthy Dining Program

Sheraton Announces New Healthy Dining Program

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new nutrition program called Color Your Plate to help travelers eat healthy meals when away from home.
Every item on the Color Your Plate menu is 500 calories or less, and is organized according to the Nutrition Color Code.
The Nutrition Color Code arranges food into six distinct color categories according to the benefits of those foods. For example, red foods (such as strawberries) “support …

This Week In Business Travel History – 18 March 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 18 March 2012

The first U.S. railroad tunnel was completed in 1834. The Staple Bend Tunnel, 901 feet (275 meter) long,  is located near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
In 1903, the Wright brothers filed for one of the most famous patents in history – a  powered flying machine. The patent was based on a modified version of their second 1902 glider, which they successfully tested at Kill …

This Week In Business Travel History – 11 March 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 11 March 2012

One of the most famous business trips in world history concluded this week in 1493, when Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after discovering the New World.
Standard Time, the synchronization of clocks within a time zone, was first adopted in the United States in 1884, thanks to a decision by the railroad industry to adopt five standard time zones.
The first main line electric train in the United Kingdom started service in …

Apple Announces Third Generation iPad

Apple Announces Third Generation iPad

A comprehensive review of the new iPad may be found online here.
Apple unveiled a new iPad tablet with a sharper display and support for 4G mobile data networks.  Prices start at $499 and the new tablet will be available to buyers starting on March 16.
Unlike the iPad 2, which gained the “2” to distinguish it from its predecessor, the new iPad is not the iPad 3.
The new third-generation iPad has …

This Week In Business Travel History – 4 March 2012

This Week In Business Travel History – 4 March 2012

In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry landed in Japan for the second time. His business trip culminated in the signing of the Convention of Kanagawa, a treaty between the U.S. and the Tokugawa shogunate.
The United States government issued paper money for the very first time in 1862. The currency was [rinted in $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1000 denominations.
In 1876, the U.S. Patent Office granted Alexander Graham …

CottoCrudo Restaurant Opens In Prague’s Four Seasons Hotel

CottoCrudo Restaurant Opens In Prague’s Four Seasons Hotel

A new Italian restaurant has opened in the Four Seasons Hotel Prague.
CottoCrudo which means “cooked and raw” in Italian, is features a large crudo bar that offers various cheeses, a salami and prosciutto tower, and freshly baked bread, as well as an extensive wine list
The restaurant will feature seasonal ingredients and a menu that emphasizes Italian and Mediterranean dishes, including seafood, homemade pasta, and artisan products from the Piedmont and …