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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 …

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International Business Trip Tips: China

Expanding internationally is a great way to open your company up to billions of new prospects. Top corporations are leveraging corporate travel agencies to learn about expansion opportunities.  China has an abundance of people in some of the most population dense areas in the world. In addition, manufacturing in China is extremely inexpensive and can make the cost of landing a product there have very profitable margins.   For your next trip over, keep these China-specific business trip tips in …

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Will Business Travel Make Your Life Better?

Plenty of people are apprehensive about beginning a career that requires a lot of traveling. With the time away from home and unpredictable hours, will business travel make your life better? The truth is, there is no definitive answer. Travel can make your life better or worse depending on various factors.  Often, how you travel is what makes the experience positive or negative. Business travel agencies can relieve stress in the booking process, but you can …

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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 with a business travel agency, consider these factors that can impact your …

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Is Your Travel Expense Compliance Rate Costing You Money? | Teplis Travel

When it gets to the end of the month, do you dread travel and expense management? Gathering data and reports can quickly eat up your time, especially if travelers aren’t being compliant.  The more travelers not following company policy, the more money out the door. Though they might find it trivial, the cumulative effect of everyone’s misbehavior results in a headache for …