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THE TICKET is a blog for frequent travelers published by Travel Skills Group, Inc. When you sign up, you will receive 4-6 updates per month. No spam. No mailbox filler. Just important news that applies to YOU.  Our blog is read by thousands of busy travelers, who have been helped and advised by THE TICKET since we began publication in 1993!

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Chris McGinnis

Here’s more about TICKET contributors:

Editor Chris McGinnis has tracked travel trends since 1987 in a variety of roles, from travel correspondent on CNN Headline News, to business travel columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Entrepreneur magazine. He created and edited Expedia Travel Trendwatch and has been writing and publishing THE TICKET newsletter since 1993. He’s a regular contributor and commentator on CNN, HLN and Fox News. He’s the business travel columnist for BBC.com. He contributes to several annual business/luxury travel sections for FORTUNE, MONEY and TIME magazines. He’s also a speaker, consultant and the author of two books on business travel. More details about Chris. 

Ramsey Qubein

Our airline correspondent is Ramsey Qubein. He’s a travel journalist covering the hotel and airline industry from every corner of the globe. He has traveled to 113 countries and lived in both Madrid and Paris. He has contributed to various consumer and industry outlets including Business Traveler, Airways, Singapore Airlines’ Silver Kris, Travel+Leisure, Fox News, and Next Trip Radio. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and serves as the Charlotte Travel Examiner. His Master’s Degree thesis researched various aspects of branding in the travel industry, and he is highly recognized as an expert in travel loyalty programs, business travel and the luxury travel segment. He speaks four languages, and, despite flying more than 300,000 miles per year, finds time to make North Carolina his home base. More details about Ramsey.