Milne Sells Majority Stake in Travel Firm

West Lebanon — Milne Travel, the Barre, Vt.-based travel agency owned by former Vermont GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne, has sold a controlling stake in the company to the New York-based travel management giant Altour International Inc. Milne said the “business partnership” will provide Milne Travel, which has offices in four states, with a wider reach to compete for corporate accounts in addition to savings by tapping into...

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How to Avoid Scam Hotel Bookings

Pay attention or pay the price. That’s the bottom line on an online hotel-booking scam that’s recently caught the attention of a U.S. senator who has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into these insidious schemes. This isn’t a new hoax, but it has recently come to the attention of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who has expressed his concerns in a letter to the FTC. In it, he noted that duplicitous third-party booking sites,...

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