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Duty of Care: Solo Female Business Travelers

For women, the fastest-growing group of business travelers, the usual fatigue and frustrating logistics of visiting a foreign country may be the least of their problems. There’s personal safety to be considered as well. And how companies are dealing with this Duty of Care issue is a mixed bag, at best. Sixty-nine per cent of U.S. travel buyers (who are …

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GBTA: Corporate Travel Costs Expected to Rise in 2019

In a report issued last week, the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) warned corporate travel managers that business travel costs are expected to rise in 2019. Hotel room rates are expected to rise by more than 5% in Asia and Europe and by 2.1% in North America. Hotels in Latin America may experience a dip of 1.3%. Hotel groups have reported …

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The Importance Of Company Travel Policies

Does your company have a written, cohesive travel policy? Is the policy up to date? Does it address the needs of contemporary corporate travelers? These are key questions to answer if you’re a business owner or manager. Good travel policy makes travel cheaper for your company and easier for you. The Purpose of a Company Travel Policy Travel policies are multifaceted, …

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GenX More Likely to Overspend on Vacation than Boomers & Millennials

With its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10 percent of Americans admit to going over budget while on vacation last year, and those who did, on average, overspent by 27 percent ($534). Breaking down by age group, 92 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) and 91 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 55+) did not overspend, while 87 …

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Uber Gets London License Back, On Probation

A London court gave ride-hailing firm Uber a shorter than usual license to keep operating in the capital, accepting Tuesday the firm’s claim that it has changed its aggressive corporate tactics and is now a more responsible corporate citizen.Email Address But Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot granted an operating license lasting just 15 months, short of the five-year permit Uber had …

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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 …