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DFW Opens Emergency Health Center

In tandem with the surge of travelers seeking wellness experiences from their vacation destination, airports have started to amp up their wellness offerings, often providing health clubs, yoga rooms full-service spas and even emergency rooms on site. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the world’s 12th busiest airport, just took a major leap forward in delivering wellness options with the opening …

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The Future of Blockchain Technology in Travel

Blockchain technology has garnered the interests of global finance companies around the world and will continue to grow in 2018. The current implications are centralized around cryptocurrencies that allow unanimous and incorruptible transactions through a decentralized ledger. However, numerous blockchain applications are in development that are separate from currencies, of which could greatly impact the travel world. Read on to …

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How Blockchain Technology is Impacting Travel

From a technology perspective, the travel industry has been exceptionally difficult to break into for a long time. It is dominated by the major players, and unless you generate a high volume of business, it can be very difficult to get the access and partnerships needed to be successful. Due to the current dominance of large companies, there hasn’t been …

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The History of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is one of the trendiest technologies to grace the market in the past decade. It has huge potential, significant economic implications, and could revolutionize the future of business. The details surrounding it can be fuzzy to some, but it is likely that your life will become more influenced in the years to come. For many onlookers, this technology …

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Blockchain Technology 101

It was nearly impossible to make it through this past winter without having some interaction with news about blockchain technology. In an attempt to get to the forefront of a technology that could change the internet forever, the revolutionary nature of the blockchain has resulted in the development of hundreds of products and currencies. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are some …

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7 Essential Meetings Negotiation Considerations

Getting the best value for your dollar is job No. 1 for most meeting and event planners, and arming yourself with some basic knowledge about hotel and facility profit centers is key to striking a favorable deal for your organization or client. Following are some factors that influence hotel pricing and availability, as presented by Robyn Mietkiewicz, Senior Director of …

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Millennials’ New Idea for Business Travel: Bleisure

While so many corporations are concerned about travel and expense management, millennial employees are growing less focused on low trip costs and more focused on turning each journey abroad into an adventure. “Bleisure” is the term coined by travelers looking to integrate the leisure of vacation into the downtime of their business trips. Unlike previous generations who were more focused …

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Adventure Trips Are the New Business Dinners

For Tom Hogan, chairman and CEO of Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility company based in Austin, Texas, work dinners lost their lure years ago. “At some point, most people in the corporate world have been to a million four-star restaurants,” he says. “It gets old. People quasi-resent the forced march of the old, tired approach.” That’s why he’s looked far …

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Air Travel Soars Worldwide

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ending December 31 rose 7.6% compared to 2016. This was well above the 10-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. While the rate of demand growth slowed to 6.2% in December 2017, compared to December 2016, …

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Facial Scans of Air Travelers Trigger Controversy

As the Department of Homeland Security continues to expand the use of facial recognition cameras at U.S. airports, and as more airlines test the technology at boarding gates, a new report has cast doubt on the effectiveness and legitimacy of the entire project. DHS is already using biometric facial scanning of some travelers departing the U.S. at several airports, including …