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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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Top 3 Benefits of Using a Corporate Travel Agency

There can be a lot of stress associated with organizing and managing your company’s corporate travel needs. You have to worry about emergencies, flight delays, budgeting, and employee satisfaction. Many companies are deterred from business travel agencies because they don’t want to pay for what they believe an in-house employee can already do. However, agencies provide an array of services …

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How Meetings are Changing Due to Attendee Engagement

Meeting organizers and business travel agencies alike are having to adjust the way they help customers plan corporate events. The days of large auditoriums, set meal times, and rigged scheduling are coming to an end. The past couple of decades, technology has enabled easy access to instant information. The result of these innovations is a generation of business people that …

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Crowne Plaza’s New Approach to Flexible Meeting Spaces

Finding what hotel best suits your company’s business needs is a tough endeavor. There is an excess of deceptive marketing trying to convince viewers that the advertiser’s hotel is the best. Even if you’re using a business travel agency, there are hundreds of options to choose from. One of the best ways to find a suitable hotel is by looking …

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How Cost Effective Is Your Travel Program?

Are your travelers getting the lowest airfares, hotel room rates and car rental rates available? What about overall cost effectiveness? Have you maximized your potential for cost reduction? There could be thousands of dollars in savings just waiting to be realized. Below is a quick checklist to see where you might find additional savings: Small and Medium Size Accounts: For …

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Merging Travel Programs

One of the more challenging situations for travel buyers is when their organization is growing through a merger or acquisition, which means that suddenly there can be a multitude of different travel policies, programs and suppliers for a buyer to try to consolidate. “Just because your company has taken over another firm, that doesn’t mean you should just impose your …

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International Business Trip Tips: India

Expanding into the international marketplace can be one of the quickest and most effective ways to grow your business. Setting up travel and lodging for all your employees used to be a complicated process, but it has been made simpler than ever by corporate travel agencies.  India is one of the top options for corporate expansion due to its massive population that is second only to China. However, delving into a new market doesn’t come without a learning curve. Indian …

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When It’s Time to Find a Corporate Travel Agency

Making business travel as inexpensive and efficient as possible is one of the best ways to cut costs and increase profitability. Because of this fact, many smaller companies may steer clear of business travel agencies to avoid what they believe to be costly fees. However, this is a misconception, and in a lot of circumstances, a travel representative can save you much more money than you realize.  New York Times …

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How to Increase Business Travel Productivity

Staying productive during a business trip is crucial in getting the most out of your time. Using a corporate travel agency will help increase front-end productivity, but a lot of time is lost during the actual trip.   It’s easy to think that business trips are a great way to eliminate distractions and focus on your work, but you may face some factors that can slow you down. Here are a few ways you …

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3 Pro Packing Tips

Executing a successful trip can be a complicated process. You have to arrange plans with your business travel agency, make sure your pets are taken care of, and organize your schedule for while your away. To make sure all things go according to plan, you’re going to need as much extra time as you can make available.  One of the best ways to ease the tension of …