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Why You Should Plan Your Next Vacation on Google Travel Instead of a Spreadsheet

Screenshot† Emily Long Stoked to go on vacation, but not stoked to DIY your travel plans? The very idea of ​​the dozens of browser tabs and the hours of work it could take to find flights, hotels, restaurants, and things to do—and then actually make all those reservations and keep everything organized—is (almost) enough to …

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Tailwind Air, a Seaplane Service, Sees Engagement Soar With Mobile App

Seaplane operator Tailwind Air LLC is pushing further into the air-taxi market with more short-hop flights between downtown New York City and Boston, with a new mobile app drawing more passengers, the company’s chief executive said. The Rye Brook, NY-based startup, launched in 2014, this month plans to add direct flights from Boston’s Fan Pier …

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Tech CEO plots spring-break trip to Ukraine to help employees keep working amid Russian invasion

Andy Kurtzig and his family plan to spend spring break at a destination that most are fleeing. The JustAnswer chief executive, along with his wife Sara and their three kids — Jamie, 17; Kelly, 13; and Kai, 12 — are stuffing their suitcases with medical supplies, drones and body armor for a week-long trip to …

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Airlines, Restaurant Chains Join the Subscription Bandwagon

Taco Bell, Sweetgreen Inc. and Alaska Air Group Inc. have introduced or tested subscription programs in recent months, betting that customers will be intrigued by the chance to pay upfront for a taco a day, discounted salads and frequent flights, respectively. Subscriptions, which once primarily evoked a way to get magazines, newspapers or milk delivered, …

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