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Undertaking a business trip can be a daunting experience, especially when you have not yet considered or finalised your travel arrangements. Whether the duration of the travel is simply over the weekend or extended to a couple of months, it is integral to make personal preparations. This is to ensure a successful business experience and to reduce any potential risks or concerns during the travel. Here are eight daily matters that will need to be dealt with prior to leaving for your business trip

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Tips for Traveling With Dogs


If you’re a dog owner, we’re sure that your furry friend is one of the best companions you could ask for, no matter what area of life we’re talking about. However, traveling with pets can often become quite challenging, especially if you’ve never done anything similar. If that’s the case with you, there’s no need to worry – just keep on reading and learn how to travel with your dog like a true pro. Here are three useful tips, so check them out and enjoy!

Make sure you provide a proper crate f

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Puppy Deaths On Plane Are Unacceptable

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Puppy Deaths On Plane Are Unacceptable

The death of seven puppies this week on an American Airline flight from Tulsa to Chicago broke the hearts of pet owners everywhere, and once again raised the issue of pet owner and airline responsibilities.

Tripatini previously published a post of mine on the dangers of transporting pets, especially short-muzzle dogs like bulldogs, but the death of seven out of the 14 puppies being transported is a clarion call for action and policy changes.

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Sleeping with the fishes in pet friendly Springfield MO


University Plaza Hotel is providing a new up-“scale” complimentary service. Guests can have a live goldfish in the room during their stay. Ask for Chip, Flipper, Sparkle or Blondie when you check in.

“Our complimentary goldfish service has proven to be extremely popular, especially for people missing their pets,” said Robert Henley, in a press release. “Guests comment that they find the goldfish calming, even entertaining,” Henley is general

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Travel Fees Make Pet Owners Dishonest

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Airline Fees Make Pet Owners Dishonest

Nothing gets the ire up of travelers more than when their beloved pets are subject to unfair treatment… and fees by the hospitality industry are considered callous indeed.
Which is why Robin Boggs, an Atlanta consultant, jams her pet Chihuahua in her carry on bag rather than pay the pet fee.

She’s been caught twice and fined $150.00, but that doesn’t deter her because she just thinks the pet fees are another airline grab at her purse.
She m
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Alaska Airlines Introduces New Perks for Pets

Alaska Airlines is one of our picks in 10 Best Airlines You've Never Flown. Now, the carrier is getting even better with the introduction of several new pet-friendly passenger perks.

Today Alaska announced a partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital, a veterinary practice that has more than 800 hospitals across the U.S. Passengers traveling with pets on Alaska—either bringing them in the cabin or shipping them via the airline's PetStreak Animal Express service—will receive a free office visit, a tra

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From NMT Images

When James Hough’s pet puppy, Iagan, died on Delta flight #125 from Brussels to Atlanta in February, he was devastated.

But not paralyzed. He confronted Delta, which initially offered him $1,800 in compensation.

But Hough wanted answers, not money, so he persisted in trying to determine just how his dog died. He asked to see the original crate Iagan was carried in.

Instead, Delta sent a brand new crate, representing it as the original one.
Hough challenged Delta, which then withdrew
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Dogs Die On Airline Flights

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Dogs Die On Airline Flights

A couple of things surprised me in the just-released AP/USA Travel Department of Transportation (DOT) report that 122 dogs died on airplanes since May 2005.

I was surprised that DOT only required reporting the death of dogs in transport since 2005. What took them so long? Did dog deaths not matter much?

And candidly I was surprised by some of the callous comments made on an MSNBC web page by readers.
One asked if there were "Any volunteers to ship your sma
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