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Save Time with the Mobile Passport Control App

International Travelers can save time at US Border check points with an easy-to-use app that puts you on the fast track. Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors to use the Mobile Passport app to expedite their entry process into the United States. It is the first app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for …

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Waiting at Immigration?

We are in the midst of an international travel boom this summer. And that means one thing is certain: much longer lines at airport customs and immigration on both ends of your trip. Are you prepared? Have you built the possibility of immigration delays into your schedule? By now, every frequent international traveler should have Global Entry which helps speed you through …

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Delta Enables Seamless Helicopter Transfers at JFK

The fastest way to travel between Manhattan and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport just became even easier for Delta customers. Delta will enable a fully integrated, streamlined airport transfer experience through an exclusive partnership with BLADE, a digitally powered aviation company that arranges on-demand helicopter service between its Manhattan heliport lounges and JFK. Delta’s JFK customers can book …

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How Technology is Revolutionizing Travel and Expense Management

Technology has transformed the way businesses handle travel and expense management by streamlining data, policies, and reports in an easily accessible location, as opposed to sifting through mountains of receipts and paperwork to reconcile expenses. The use of interactive dashboards and reports creates business travel transparency, giving you a real-time look at who’s spending money on what. Take a look …

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The Ultimate Traveler Wearable: Pilot Translating Earpiece

From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Babel fish to Star Trek’s universal translator, science fiction has found ways to break down the intergalactic language barriers, but it’s something those of us in the real world are still struggling with. New York startup Waverly Labs is now claiming it’s ready to make fiction a reality with the Pilot earpiece, which …

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Concur Reveals New Features for 2016

Business Travel News sat down with Concur execs Steve Singh, Elena Donio and others at the recent Concur Fusion conference to discuss what new products and services the company has planned for the rest of 2016. Among the exciting developments are Role-Based Dashboards which change in appearance and function based on the user, for example, travel manager versus department manager;  Expense Assistant, …

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Travel Apps Galore at Concur Fusion

One of the hot topics at Fusion this year are the amazing collection of travel apps available for Concur users. From accounting and expense add-ons for managers to programs which make life easier for road warriors, there are many options to enhance the travel process. Two of our favorites are: CIBTVisas, provided by Teplis service partner CIBT which is one of …

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New York Cabs Get Mobile Apps to Compete with Uber

The two largest vendors of payment-processing systems for New York City taxicabs have introduced ride-hailing mobile apps, which might be used to help the cab industry compete against Uber. Verifone debuted its Way2ride app in New York in July, and plans to expand to Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Miami and Washington, D.C., next month. The app has been downloaded about 200,000 …

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‘SkyZen’ app helps passengers improve the quality of their flying experience

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released details of a new mobile app for passengers to monitor their health and wellbeing before, during and after a flight. Used in conjunction with a ‘Jawbone’ fitness wristband, the SkyZen app, with data and analytics supplied by OAG, enables air travelers to view their activity and sleep patterns throughout the whole flight experience. …

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Marriott Hotels Offers Smartphone Users Convenient, Easier, Faster Check-in

In recognition of its increasingly connected mobile guests, Marriott Hotels is announcing plans to roll-out mobile check-in at 325 hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Now launched at 31 Marriott-brand hotels, mobile check-in will expand to all 325 Marriott-brand hotels later this summer. This will represent the broadest mobile offering of its kind in the U.S. and Canada. With the …