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Someone at work recommended Tangerine Travel for scheduling flights and booking hotels for corporate travel. I am beyond pleased with the results and incredibly impressed with the services this company provided - timely, responsive, efficient, acommodating, and pleasant. It saved me a lot of time and I would highly recommend working with them for any business or personal needs.
 
Anna S. | Seattle, WA | September 25, 2013
This is our second time using Tangerine Travel. Our First experience we booked our Mexican Vacation with Susan and she was wonderful....We are also working with her to book our honeymoon to Europe! Our current experience working with Christina at Tangerine Travel has been amazing! She is helping us with our Destination Wedding in Seattle. We need two hotel blocks at the Inn and the Market and the Seattle Marriott Waterfront and she exceeded our expectations in organizing this! We will continue to use Tangerine travel in the future! If you want exceptional service and a great experience that is stress free I would suggest getting in touch with the crew at Tangerine Travel!
 
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Stay connected with these five apps that can make travel convienient, relaxing and enhance your overall travel experience. 

FlightAware is an app that lets you track any flight in real-time and sends alerts regarding important travel information such as airport delays. FlightAware is a convenient one-stop-shop to find out airport and airline info. Save the space on your phone by sticking with this one handy app. Available on iOS and Android.

LoungeBuddy offers options to find a relaxing place to spend your next layover by compiling airports lounges travelers can visit in over 170 lounges worldwide. The pay-by-use lounge offers instant access one you book using the LoungeBuddy app. You can utilize the app on either iOS or Android devices.

Wiffinity is a great way to stay connected when traveling. Wiffinity keeps travelers online with a list of WiFi networks and passwords continuously updated by app users. The app is available with iOS and Android devices.

If you are traveling with kids, Yuggler helps parents discover all the kid-friendly things to do near you. Search via filters to find tips and see photos that are perfect for your children’s ages. Available on iOS with an app developing for Android users also.

The map market is saturated with different apps to get travelers from place to place. We found MAPS.ME to be the perfect map app that can be used offline. Download the maps that you will need during travel and enjoy knowing where you are going. App download available on iOS and Android.

Is there are travel app that you cannot live without? Comment below to share with fellow Tangerine travelers!

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’Tis the season to warm up from the chilly temperatures and start planning a warm winter getaway! Let one of our Tangerine Travel Advisors help you escape the cold and travel to one of our picks around the globe below. Or, you can surprise someone special and give the gift of a great vacation this holiday season. We are standing by ready to help in either case!

Hike in a Costa Rican Rain Forest

Costa Rica has it all, from vibrant rain forest, diverse wildlife, white-sand beaches that border both the Pacific and the Atlantic, and a laid-back local culture. Tangerine Travel clients can choose between full service, all-inclusive Costa Rican beach resorts or wilderness lodges deep in the rain forest, where electricity and room service are practically extinct. The winter months mark Costa Rica's dry season offering stunning weather and crystal-clear diving conditions in the region. Ring in 2017 with toucans, sloths and squirrel monkeys as you relax and enjoy your rain forest escape.

Go Diving or Snorkeling in Bonaire

This tiny island located in the Southern Caribbean measures just 112 square miles and has been named one of the world's best diving destinations. The western side of the island is rimmed by colorful reefs swarming with parrot fish, sea turtles, butterfly fish, eagle rays and hundreds of other marine animals. Tangerine Travel suggests a trip to Bonaire as the sunny weather year round and location (located south of the Carribean’s hurricane belt) makes it a perfect destination year round. Our advisors can plan the entire trip down to your diving and snorkel reservations.

Enjoy a Mexican Spa Day

MEXICO! A favorite destination among Tangerine Travel clients! Mexico’s sunny climate and abundance of resorts in all price ranges make it a great place to treat yourself to a relaxing spa getaway. For true decadence, try the Spa at the Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa located outside of Cancun. Many of the unique spa treatments draw on Mayan traditions, for example a detox herbal wrap incorporating local honey and healing herbs. As a Tangerine Travel preferred partner, the Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa is offering upgrades upon arrival, complimentary oil messages and breakfast.

Museum-Hopping in San Diego

Leave your passport at home and enjoy sunny San Diego. A destination known for its year-round temperate climate and a plethora of fun things to do! Tangerine Travelers can find 15 museums at Balboa Park, with collections devoted to anthropology, sports, photography, historic automobiles, art from around the world. Explore the unique culinary world of San Diego from delicious mexican cuisine, fresh seafood and 5-star dining options. After a day of exploring, rest your traveling legs at the La Valencia Hotel at La Jolla. A beautiful place to relax, guests have access to the outdoor pool with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Our travel advisors suggest spending a week exploring these museums, unwinding at top rated hotels and wandering the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter.

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Tangerine Travel has included some tips that can eliminate holiday travel stress and have you relaxing and enjoying the holiday season.

1.  Flying nonstop whenever possible can be the least complicated way to travel; however, we understand that cannot always happen.  Make sure to keep Tangerine Travel’s number in your contacts for whenever weather might get ugly.  We can help rebook cancelled flights and other arrangements affected by weather. 

2.  Be diligent when heading through security.  Before you even get in line, put all your hand held belongings in a sleeve of your carry-on bag.  With so many valuables placed in to plastic bins, it is easy for stuff to get lost, stolen, damaged or broken.  Take 15 seconds to stow everything away.  You will make up twice the time on the other side of the checkpoint and you will not risk losing your personal belongings.

3.  Avoid checking your bags if possible. Lines can be long at Airline check in. If you carry-on your bag you will be able to skip check in (by having a mobile boarding pass or printed boarding pass from home) as well as skip the wait for your luggage once you have landed at your destination. If you do check a bag make sure to have an extra set of clothes, important documents and any valuables in your carry on to come in handy in the event of lost luggage.

4.  Pack snacks and pack a refillable water bottle to keep yourself fueled to handle busy airports, long lines at security and to avoid any “hangry” tendencies. If you arrived to the airport early utilize Gate Guru’s app that includes the best airport restaurants, so you do not have to rely on airline food to fulfill your hunger needs.

5.  Remember why you are traveling. Whether you are visiting family, taking a getaway to the beach or wanted to make holiday memories somewhere new, the best memories (and stories) are about to come with the trip. Tangerine Travel can assist you with the details like canceled and delayed flights and organizing last minute arrangements. All of it will make for great stories over dinner when you finally make it to your destination. After all, holiday travel stress is just as much of a tradition as the turkey and stuffing.

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As corporate travel grows, the focus on business travel etiquette is on the rise. As many corporate travelers take work on the road, a sense of “business comes first” is at the forefront of a road-warrior’s agenda. Tangerine Travel has provided some important etiquette tips to think about when traveling for business.

Follow the Leader

For times when you are traveling with your boss, or a group of individuals at different professional levels, it is essential to follow their lead. Some things that may differ from a business trip that you just take can be seen in activities like flying together, be prepared to work on the flight, just in case those traveling with you decide to do so as well. Keep your laptop, a notebook and a pen handy, just in case, and note: if your boss picks up a book, chances are, you will probably be fine doing the same.

Prepare for Anything

Travel can be stressful if road warriors are not prepared for the changes and un-familiarity that comes with it. Make sure you know when your flight leaves, where you are staying, and what time meetings and events are. Work with your travel consultant or utilize programs such as Concur to have an organized travel itinerary. Being over-prepared will save time and keep you stress free.

Dress Appropriately

For business meetings, luncheons, etc., business attire should be a given. For other times during the business trip, you should consider that even while in the air, you never know who you might bump in to. As a business traveler, leave sweatpants, shorts, and flip-flops at home, even when flying. Dressing down should go as far as business casual - since you are representing your company at all times.

Focus on Networking

Business travel is all about making connections. As a representative of your company, you will be expected to mingle and establish relationships throughout your trip. Note that this can take place in and out of the office setting. Take advantage of getting to know others and learn about the place you are visiting.

Carry Cash

Company credit cards can be useful and using your own card can help in tracking reimbursements, but there may be times when cash is a necessity. Having some cash on hand can help when grabbing a quick meal or tipping hotel staff. Make sure to pick up a receipt anytime you are forced to use cash for easy reconciliation after the trip.

Traveling can be cumbersome, but with these tips you will be a traveling and polished pro on your next trip.

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Business travel typically includes jam-packed schedules that have road warriors running from one appointment, lunch meeting or training to another. Tangerine Travel knows that once jetlag, travel fatigue and being in a new place adds to the equation it can be difficult for travelers to stay energized on their trip. Below are four tips to keeping your energy up throughout the day.

Eat Healthy

When traveling, pack healthy snacks, choose well-balanced meals. Quick snacks on the plane or newsstand snacks can contain lots of salt and empty carbs…these will allow you to feel full for a short time but it will not be long before your energy level diminishes. Think about packing snacks that will leave you energized for longer periods of time like veggie sticks, granola or protein and cheese paired with crackers.

Stay Active

A great way to improve your mood and energy on the road is getting in a quick work out that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. Many hotels have embraced the healthy lifestyle movement and have improved in-house gyms with the most up to date equipment to ensure a great workout. Hotels also offer yoga classes or group runs and even established partnerships with outside gyms such as Orange Theory or Soul Cycle so their guests can have a well-rounded workout.

Personal Time

Take some time to explore a new city or add some time to a lunch break to have a meditative breather. Traveling to a new place or even somewhere you have been before should include a new little adventure. By clearing your mind, you will refresh your senses and ensure you are ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

Beauty Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep in so important for how you will function the next day. Traveling can cause road warriors to lose quality sleep. If sleeping in an unfamiliar bed and location keeps you up at night, bring some familiar items from home such as an eye mask, comforting book or favorite tea. In addition to bringing something familiar, do not forget to unplug. The emails and work tasks can wait until morning!

What are some of your favorite ways to relax while away on business? Let Tangerine Travel know if the comments below!

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With 2017 quickly approaching, Tangerine Travel understands that your mind is turning to the changing weather, shorter days and the holiday season. The winter happens to also be an incredibly busy time of year to travel and we want to ensure that you are ready for anything when heading out of town.

Fly Nonstop

Flying nonstop whenever possible can be the least complicated way to travel; however, we understand that cannot always happen.  Make sure to keep Tangerine Travel’s number, 800.678.8202, in your contacts for whenever weather might get ugly.  We can help rebook cancelled flights and other arrangements affected by weather.

Organize Finances Before You Go

Avoid having to use banking apps or providing your credit card number by scheduling your bill payments and making mobile deposits or purchases before you leave.  It is difficult to know when or where you have a secured network while traveling.

Pack Your Personal Belongings

Before you even get in line, put all your hand held belongings in a sleeve of your carry-on bag.  With so many valuables placed in plastic bins, it is easy for stuff to get lost, stolen, damaged or broken.  Take 15 seconds to stow everything away.  You will make up twice the time on the other side of the checkpoint and you will not risk losing your personal belongings.

Smart Phone Travel Organization

Our phones have become an important travel accessory. Make sure to back up your phone before you head out on a trip. In the event that something happens to your phone while traveling you will be able to have your most recent back up available to you. In addition to backing up your device check with your carrier’s roaming policy. Knowing when you need to rely on Wi-Fi can help you research hotspots at your travel locations and if you need to use data in areas where Wi-Fi is not available.

Traveling with Gifts

Bringing gifts back from a recent trip or heading out early to celebrate the holidays with family and friends? Remember to not wrap gifts while traveling. TSA officers will open any wrapped gift brought through security. Your checked gift is not safe from unwrapping either. It’s best to wrap gifts when you get to your destination or ship the gifts ahead of time.

Do you have a great travel tip? Comment below and we will share your tips on Tangerine Travel Social Media!

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2016 has been a busy year for air travel and it looks as though there will be no slow down as we head toward the end of year. Most travelers have a great understanding of what TSA allows and does not allow in in both carry-on and checked luggage, however Tangerine Travel has put together some helpful information to reduce your pre-travel stress.

What can be carried on board in carry-on luggage?

  1. Per TSA’s liquids rule for each passenger, liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes are permitted in carry-on bags as long as individual containers are no larger than 3.4 ounces (100ml) and they all fit together inside one single quart-size plastic bag. Anything larger will need to be packed in a checked bag.
  2. Food is allowed as long as it abides by the liquids rule, meaning your morning yogurt or souvenir jam is under the 3.4 ounces rule. If you are bringing a whole cake, pie or whole pieces of fruit/veggies, those will also be allowed through the TSA check point. If you are traveling with an infant or young child make sure to check out what TSA allows for formula, breast milk, juice and other child friendly snacks here.

What can be packed in checked luggage?

  1. While firearms are not allowed in the cabins, they can be permitted in checked baggage. Guns must be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container and declared to the airline upon check-in. A reminder that flares, gun lighters and gunpowder ARE NOT permitted on any area of the aircraft.
  2. Self-defense items such as brass knuckles or nunchucks can be checked. Mace or pepper spray are permitted in checked baggage as long as containers do not exceed 4 ounces (118 ml) and have a safety so they cannot automatically discharge.
  3. Anything sharp. All knives, razor blades, box cutters and other sharp objects of that nature should be checked only.
  4. Sporting equipment such as golf clubs, hockey sticks and baseball bats can be dangerous on-board. TSA asks that all items be checked in the appropriate baggage, such as hard case golf bags, or specifically designed hockey or baseball bags.

What IS NOT allowed on the plane?

  1. Obvious things such as gasoline, dynamite, hand grenades and fireworks do not belong on an airplane along with pool chlorine, spray paint and recreational oxygen. Also check with your airline about E-Cigarettes. They are not allowed in checked luggage and many airlines have restricted them from being packed in carry-ons as well.

Still looking for clarification on what can and cannot be brought on board. Take a look at TSA’s prohibited items list and utilize the search box in the site’s upper right corner. The few minutes spent searching can lead to a lot less stress when packing and ensuring you have everything were it belongs when you check-in at the airport.

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Corporate America is known for working long hours and underutilizing vacation time and now here’s another large statistic to add to the list. Recently, the American Osteopathic Association estimates that more than 70 percent of office workers spend close to 6 hours per day seated in office chairs. Many think that excessive sitting can lead to chronic health conditions like, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Tangerine Travel has found five strategies that will help frequent office sitters the opportunity to get moving while at a desk:

Break Up Your Day - Try breaking up the work day into half-hour increments where you sit for 20 minutes, stand up and stretch for 8 minutes and then move around for 2 minutes. This can help with circulation as well as burning calories for being constantly in motion.

Desk Exercises - When there is time between a conference call or meetings, take the free time to do desk exercises. Strengthen arms by doing pushups on the edge of a desk, or put the call on speaker and do sets of calf raises that are held for 10 seconds at a time.

Stay Active During Lunch - Instead of going out to eat and sitting down for lunch, take lunch to go, wear comfortable shoes and get a good walk in during the lunch break. Take a friend from the office to help keep the pace up when walking.

Team Bonding - Encourage those who plan office activities to take the next office event outside for a scavenger hunt. It will encourage employees to work together, move around and foster healthy competition to complete the hunt first.

Move Throughout the Office - When in the office for 7+ hours it can be hard to get those steps in. We suggest taking the stairs instead of the elevator, send print jobs to the printer that is farthest from your desk and if there are questions that need to be answered by fellow coworkers, walk over to their desk instead of sending an email or making a phone call.

How do you keep from sitting all day at the office? Comment below or send your ideas to teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com. Your suggestion could be featured in a follow up blog post for Tangerine Travel.

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As we head into a new season, hotels are finding new ways to help Road Warriors unwind. All over the world, properties are rolling out programs beyond the typical spa massage that will leave corporate travelers maintaining a fitness routine, feeling well rested and even partaking in local wellness traditions. Below are several new wellness trends Tangerine Travel has found that could take your trip to the next level.

Surviving the Strip

Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for meetings and events as well as weekend getaways. With meet and greets, conferences, trainings and the nightlife many are looking for an efficient way to treat exhaustion or just boost antioxidant consumption. The Underground Spa at MGM Grand is offering REVIV IV therapies that cover a variety of wellness needs by replenishing hydration, aiding recovery from illness or jet lag and revitalizing your overall wellness. Is the thought of an IV treatment not your thing? Make sure to drink lots of water and stay away from indulging in salty treats. You will get off the plane feeling ready to tackle anything.

Exhale the Jet Lag

When traveling to Colorado, most individuals will fight more than just jet lag. Altitude sickness to those who are coming from lower elevations can set in and make a business trip difficult to get through. The locals will tell you to drink water, stand up slowly and try not to overexert yourself for the first few days but hotels like the Viceroy Snowmass and the Broadmoor offer an opportunity to increase your oxygen. The Viceroy Snowmass offers Oxygen Inhalation Therapy and the Broadmoor has a dedicated Oxygen Room where you can inhale 88 percent pure oxygen, allowing travelers to focus on rebounding quickly to ensure a successful trip, uninterrupted by the Rocky Mountain altitude.

Natural Healing

Corporate travel can take on many forms, including incentive and event travel. Many companies utilize the simplicity and ease of Mexico’s all-inclusive resorts and with the wellness trend heading across the border, we suggest you hit the spa in between events to relax. The Viceroy Riviera Maya offers traditional ceremonies with a shaman to encourage natural healing. Traditional ceremonies in a sweat lodge known as a temazcal aid in cleansing the respiratory and digestive systems. In addition to feeling better, this practice allows travelers to have an authentic look into the local culture.

Each idea above can offer something to the busy corporate traveler. If you are interested in extending your stay in one of these locations or booking a wellness retreat please reach out to teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com

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Get out and explore the world! The variety of cruising experiences that Tangerine Travel can offer you makes setting sail an option for almost any person who wants to get away. From the change of beautiful scenery, unlimited entertainment and exceptional culinary experiences you can go nearly anywhere, from tropical destinations to river cruises or even Antarctica. Tangerine Travel's latest vacation blog can help those who are interested in a cruise understand the benefits of this travel style.

More for Your Money

The cruise combines all of th necessary vacation components that you would otherwise pay for individually. Instead of renting a hotel room, eating out at restaurants, paying for shows and paying for transportation individually, all of those things are paid for when you purchase your cruise vacation through Tangerine Travel. You can incur some extra expenses if you choose to do any excursions while on shore or drink alcoholic beverages. Overall, you are likely to get more for your money with a cruise.

Enjoy Variety

Cruises vary in length, destination, price, amenities, theme and activities. This variety allows you to customize your vacation experience to fit your needs. Many cruise ships cater to families with on board child care and lots of children's activities. Other cruises target singles as the primary audience. When working with a Tangerine Travel cruise specialist they will offer you ideas that will help you get what you want most out of your trip. 

See More in One Trip

For a regular vacation, you typically pick one destination for the duration of the trip. With a cruise, you get to see several destinations on one trip. Instead of only visiting Grand Cayman for a week, you might also see Cozumel and other Caribbean ports of call. Now many cruise ships are sailing at night that gives you more time to spend at port exploring. 

Less Planning When Booking with Tangerine Travel

Booking your next cruise with Tangerine Travel saves you time on the planning. We offer you several choices, can find great specials and you choose the cruise that fits your preferences and pack for your trip. With a regular vacation you have several components that your travel adivor can put together from where to stay and where to eat to what to do for every day of your vacation. Deciding on all of the travel factors can be exhausting, with a cruise however, everything is at your fingertips. 

Ready to book your next cruise? Call us at 800.678.8202 or email us at vacation@tangerinetravel.com.

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