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What’s Wrong with U.S. Airlines’ Economy Class?

The annual World Airline Awards conferred by the U.K.’s Skytrax – based on input this year from almost 20 million participating global travelers – have something notably missing from their list of the world’s best economy class. The list of the Top 20 economy class airlines doesn’t include a single U.S. carrier. The reasons why…

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Travel Management RFPs: Improving The Process

Given that the average RFP (request for proposal) for a corporate travel management company runs to hundreds of questions and the answers can read like War and Peace, it is not surprising that both suppliers and buyers are fatigued with the entire process. And worse, according to research undertaken by consultancy Festive Road, when asked…

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Twelve Tips for Zooming Through Airport Security

Let’s assume you have already enrolled in TSA Precheck. You know the basics, like not getting in line behind a large family with young children and an infant in a stroller. What else should you do? Arrive early: You will need to find parking, unless you’ve taken Uber or a black car. Security lines can…

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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…

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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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