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August 2019 Newsletter

LABOR DAY - our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, September 3rd. 

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer.  Wishing all a happy and safe holiday weekend!  


Arriving Fresh: Combatting Jet Lag


Many travelers assume that jet lag on long distance flights is an inevitability as reliable as death and taxes.  But it need not be that way, with the right planning and a few expert tips.  There are numerous factors in travel that contribute to jet lag and unfortunately, some attempts to deal with them can actually make it worse. Read the tips from our UNIGLOBE experts

Virgin Hotels


Over four years ago the venerable Virgin brand opened its first Virgin Hotel in downtown Chicago.  While it has taken longer than promised, their expansion is now underway.  A Virgin Hotel opened earlier this year in San Francisco and a Dallas location is expected to open in December. 

Virgin Hotels are completely in line with the brand’s trend of differentiating from the competition through unique service offerings with style and sass.  Each “chamber,” as they call it, has an unusual layout – essentially a dressing room/closet/bathroom combined into one large space, separated by a sliding door from your living/sleeping space. They offer app-based access to guest services, TV controls and more and deliver value by not charging for wifi (without the need to join their loyalty program) and having street prices for the minibar drinks and snacks. Add in their customary splashes of red alongside very friendly staff and Virgin Hotels are well worth the price.

Planned openings for 2020 include Nashville, New York City and Las Vegas.