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More Airlines to Ban Smart Bags

Even though smart bags — suitcases outfitted with USB charging stations, GPS tracking, built-in hot spots, and an array of other high-tech features — continue to flood the market, a growing number of airlines are prohibiting them from aircraft. Most recently, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Allegiant Airlines announced restrictions on smart luggage. Delta Air…

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Your Passport: Not Expired, But Useless?

If you love to travel, a passport is one of the most important documents you’ll ever possess, as it allows you to visit almost any country in the world without a visa. But what if we told you that your passport could be not expired, but invalid nonetheless? We all know that if your passport…

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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…

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Meeting Planning and Travel Management

There’s so much overlap between travel management and event spending that corporations are increasingly combining the functions. This consolidation is happening quickly in a bid to increase savings and corporate efficiency. With air and hotel costs on the rise, sustained savings are a focus among stakeholders across organizations. The Global Business Travel Association and Cvent…

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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,…

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Airline Restrictions on Smart Bags

US carriers Delta and American Airlines have announced that they will prohibit passengers from checking in ‘smart bags’ that have non-removable lithium-ion batteries starting on January 15, 2018. Smart bags, made popular by companies such as Bluesmart (pictured) and Modobag, feature integrated technology that allows users to track their luggage, weigh it and lock it…

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Hot New Hiring Tool: Your Corporate Travel Policy

With the national labor market tightening to levels not seen in two decades or more, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that job candidates are comparing companies’ benefits packages before accepting a new job…or that existing corporate employees are leaving, or considering leaving for jobs that offer less costly insurance benefits, more paid time off,…

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Blockchain & Travel: A Primer

Blockchain might well be a revolutionary technology that could shape the future of travel — especially payment settlement and fraud prevention — but it is also “the most overhyped technology right now,” according to Norm Rose, senior technology and corporate market analyst at Phocuswright. Blockchain, which was created to communicate and secure bitcoin transactions, has…

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International Business Trip Tips: South America

Traveling overseas gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultural customs and traditions. If your travels bring you to South America, you’re in for an exciting experience. No matter which of its countries you visit, you’ll encounter diverse, rich cultures.   As with any business trip, start by ensuring you’ve made copies of your airline tickets and…

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Teplis Named in Top 40 Business Travel Blog List

Last week, Feedspot, an online content service provider, announced its 2017 listing of the “Top 40 Business Travel Blogs for Business Travelers” and Teplis Travel earned a place on their respected worldwide list, ranking at number 22. Teplis leapt over scores of other mega-agencies and professional news services to achieve this honorable recognition. With daily posts…

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