With the conversion of American's AAdvantage program to a spend-based model in the second half of 2016, the travel-rewards landscape will be fundamentally transformed. Every one of the largest U.S. carriers, except for Alaska Airlines, will then reward customers' loyalty in direct proportion to the...

When traveling abroad on a business trip, something as simple as a handshake introduction between new colleagues or potential business partners becomes an incredibly nuanced mini-event, capable of setting the convivial foundation necessary to strike a deal, or sabotaging the whole thing before you ever...