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Secret hotels you don't know exist
You just checked in at the front desk of your hotel and are making your way up the elevator to your room. Unbeknownst to you, there are people checking into their rooms in the very same building, but they're checking into an entirely different hotel. How can that be?


Hilton lets guests choose rooms with views via Google maps
Loyal guests of Hilton hotels will now be able to choose a room with a view. Hilton Worldwide is now integrating Google Maps into its HHonors app for its loyalty club members.


Travel Agent in App Form: Lola Goes Live
As of Thursday, May 12, the Lola app that aims to revolutionize the travel industry had gone live. As of this writing, however, travel agents remain very much safe from the budding mobile application.


Caribbean’s 'Mosquito Awareness Week' Seeks to Sting Zika Virus
Depending on the source, this year’s Zika virus outbreak has had either a negligible or profound impact on Caribbean travel. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) views Zika as enough of a threat to this week launch Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, a joint initiative among the agency’s member states.


The Potentially Life-Saving iPhone Feature You Probably Didn’t Notice
Many people keep an emergency contact in their phone, generally labeled as ICE. If you use a passcode for your phone—which you should do—that contact, though, becomes locked underneath your pin code.


National Travel & Tourism Week: May 1-7, 2016
Favorite Foods from our 50 states (part 5 of 5)


National Travel & Tourism Week: May 1-7, 2016
Favorite Foods from our 50 states (part 4 of 5)


National Travel & Tourism Week: May 1-7, 2016
Favorite Foods from our 50 states (part 3 of 5)


National Travel & Tourism Week: May 1-7, 2016
Favorite Foods from our 50 states (part 2 of 5)


National Travel & Tourism Week: May 1-7, 2016
Favorite Foods from our 50 states (part 1 of 5)


National Travel & Tourism Week 2016: Introduction
In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week and the theme of “Travel ‘16”, Assist America will be sending emails highlighting Favorite Foods from our 50 states, from May 2-6.  Regardless of your political views, great food is something we can all agree on


Incredible new views of an over-photographed city
Many tourists, photographers and even residents have fallen in love with Hong Kong's endless energy and tangle. The stacks and layers of Lego-like buildings, which gave rise to the now-hackneyed term "residensity," are a popular subject for Instagram pros and amateurs alike. The problem is, it's a challenge to come up with unique, breathtaking views of an almost over-photographed city.


Situation: Assist America’s Services attached to a health insurance plan, Acapulco, Mexico, 61-year-old female fell, fracturing hip


Here Are The 21 Worst Travelers You Meet At The Airport
These people are the apex of horrendous behavior. Or, if you like, they are the absolute nadir of the traveling world.


Travel Tech Next: Super Charge Your Travel With PompAdapter
Little did you know but your travel charger could use a little buddy. PompAdapter is just that, a close personal friend of your smartphone or tablet charger that makes your power solution far more efficient – at least that is what the people behind the innovation boast on Indiegogo.


Disaster Preparedness: Earthquakes
With the recent major earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador causing damage and casualties, Assist America would like to ensure that you are informed and prepared when you are traveling should you encounter an earthquake or other natural disaster.


Lonely Planet launches guide to world's most spectacular toilets
It's an unfortunate traveler that must choose a vacation destination on the quality of its toilets. At least they now have a handy guide.


Americans and Canadians might need visas for Europe
Be prepared! You might need a visa for your next European holiday or business trip.


8 women shattering the travel industry's glass ceiling
Like too many industries, travel has long been a business dominated by men. From airlines to hotels to tour operators — it hasn’t historically been easy for women to break through travel’s glass ceiling.


Can getting the right travel card at the right time make your vacay more affordable? Yes, study says
Sign up for an airline travel credit card at the wrong time of year and you could end up many days late and nearly $200 short.