Blockchain & Travel: A Primer

Blockchain might well be a revolutionary technology that could shape the future of travel — especially payment settlement and fraud prevention — but it is also “the most overhyped technology right now,” according to Norm Rose, senior technology and corporate market analyst at Phocuswright. Blockchain, which was created to communicate and secure bitcoin transactions, has…

International Business Trip Tips: South America

Traveling overseas gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultural customs and traditions. If your travels bring you to South America, you’re in for an exciting experience. No matter which of its countries you visit, you’ll encounter diverse, rich cultures.   As with any business trip, start by ensuring you’ve made copies of your airline tickets and…

How Business Travel Affects Families | Teplis Travel

Many people grow with envy when they see their friends or family traveling all over the world for their job. However, this work requirement is taking a significant toll on families. Frequent trips impact travelers and their loved ones in numerous ways.   You’ll notice changes physically, plus, trips can reduce your time at home, hinder parenting, and isolate the traveler away from family. Whether you’re contemplating a new job requiring travel, or you’re already working…

Simplification the Way Forward for Travel Industry

According to research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by HRS, travel managers are struggling in the face of changing technology and business travelers’ needs and expectations. Respondents recognize the challenge and understand that simplifying their programs could yield benefits, but simplification initiatives face competing priorities. Titled “Simplifying Managed Travel”, the study…

Calculating the True Cost of Business Travel

Costs associated with business travel don’t end with what can be recorded on receipts. Rental vehicles, flights, hotels, and per diem are a large portion of your travel and expense management, but there are hidden costs to consider. Taking it one step further, not every “cost” is monetary in nature.   In addition to actual money spent, you’ll need to account for what’s known as…

A Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Planning business travel to Japan? If you spend much time with Japanese colleagues there may come a time when you are invited to an onsen, a traditional natural-spring bathhouse. While Switzerland has its “terme baden”, Hungary its “furdo”, and Iceland its “hotpots”, Japan is home to the omnipresent onsen, soothing hot spring baths scattered across…