InSight Newsletter - April 2015

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What Should You Know about Delta’s Branded Products
Delta logoIn an effort to redefine and differentiate its products to customers, Delta recently announced a rebranding of its fare classes. It will now offer five distinct classes of fares, each with its own specific characteristics. Your UNIGLOBE experts are here to clarify what this rebranding means for you.
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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport - MSY
New Orleans Airport (MSY)Despite its status as an international airport, Louis Armstrong Airport offers flights to mainly domestic destinations. Although once a major gateway to Latin America, such travel is now routed through the hubs of the legacy carriers leaving just a handful of international destinations.

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Kimpton Hotels Offer Free Nightcaps

Guests may find themselves enjoying a complimentary nightcap next time they stay at a Kimpton hotel. In a recent announcement by Kimpton, it was stated that, in addition to their popular nightly wine hour, they will be rolling out a new nightcap program at their hotels. It is currently only available at 17 of their hotels but the remaining 48 hotels will be adopting the program within the next year.

During the wine hour, guests are encouraged to mingle and unwind with a complimentary glass or two of select wines during the cocktail hour. The nightcap program expands on this by offering guests a chance to relax with a “wee dram,” along with a small snack—such as a cookie, chocolate or nuts—before bed. Nightly offerings will differ from hotel to hotel and may include a tawny port and blue cheese, Scotch and a shortbread cookie or Cognac and crystallized ginger.

While most properties will offer nightcaps between 9 and 10:30 pm, hotels are free to use their discretion and make changes to serve their specific clientele. For example, the Sky Hotel in Aspen may, in an effort to accommodate the après-ski crowd, choose to serve drinks earlier.

Guests shouldn’t expect entire bottles of spirits or liqueurs, rather mini-bottles in the lobby or an invitation to visit the front desk for a “special treat.”

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Simply Declare

SimplyDeclareThere’s a handy app available for those who dread the question, “What do you have to declare?” The Simply Declare Travel App removes the need for scrabbling for receipts, listing your purchases and figuring out exchange rates. It’s also garnering rave reviews since its most recent update.

Highlights of the app include:

• Keeps track of your allowed duty-free limit.
• Real-time currency exchange for 34 supported currencies. This jumps to 160+ currencies if you purchase the in-app upgrade.
• Take pics of your receipts to create an instant list of purchases.
• Ability to email receipts or lists to yourself for safe-keeping.
• Works on Wi-Fi—no roaming necessary.
• iCloud backup.

Simply Declare basic costs $1.19 and is currently available only on the iTunes store. You can purchase an upgrade in features for $2.29. There are plans to eventually roll out a version for Android.

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