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The Key to Stress-Free Corporate Travel

Booking business travel can be tedious and time-consuming for both employees and managers alike. Employees need to be able to manage the details of their itineraries while managers need to limit the cost of business travel as much as possible. Corporate travel services from a trusted TMC take the stress out of managing corporate travel…

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The Benefits of Bleisure in Your Travel Policy

Traveling for work is a necessity for many corporate jobs. According to one survey, 60% of business travelers are away from home 10 or more days per year. As many as 20% are away for 60 or more days per year. This has a significant impact on the morale and well-being of valuable team players.…

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Take the Risk Out of Corporate Travel

Business travel has become a necessity for companies to achieve their sales and revenue goals. At the same time, business travel has also become riskier as economic, political, and environmental issues arise in hot spots and developing markets. For these reasons, risk management is a high priority for companies wherever they conduct business. There are…

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Bleisure Travel: Injecting Fun into Business Trips

A new generation of travelers are shunning the all-work-and-no-fun grind of business trips by mixing them with vacation time, a practice termed “bleisure” travel. According to a trend report by travel website Skift, work travel is emerging as a lifestyle rather than necessity for some people. In a survey of international travelers published last year,…

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Three Reasons More Companies are Turning to Corporate Travel Agencies

For many companies, corporate travel arrangements are made either by someone’s personal assistant, a dedicated travel manager or even by appointing someone in the office to search online for the best deal. Managing corporate travel is no small task, because travel is often one of a business’s largest expense, and it’s fraught with paper trails, records,…

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Comparing Basic Economy Fares

United Airlines and American Airlines began selling basic economy fares this week on select routes. Initially, United will offer the fare—which limits carry-ons to personal items that fit under the seat and does not allow advance seat selection—for travel between Minneapolis/St. Paul and any of United’s seven U.S. hubs (Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Los…

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Hyatt Focusing on Wellness

In a lodging industry where larger competitors continue to expand their hotel numbers at a record pace, Hyatt Hotels is staking its own growth on the assumption that guests are looking for a little tender, loving care. Long known for full-service brands such as Hyatt Regency and Park Hyatt, the company is boosting its investments…

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Atlanta and Tokyo Top Rankings of Airport Transit Links

With a fare of $2.50 and a journey of just 17 minutes from airport to city centre, Atlanta’s MARTA light-rail system provides the best airport transit service in the U.S., according to a new report from milecards.com. Other top-ranked airport transit links in the U.S. included the Chicago Transit Authority’s “El” trains from Midway and…

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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…

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Big Changes for Hilton’s Honors Program

Nope, that’s not a misspelling in the headline. Hilton no longer has an HHonors program; it’s now called Hilton Honors after the company axed the extra H. Also, the hotel giant’s name is now just “Hilton” instead of “Hilton Worldwide.” And with that new name, the company unveiled the following enhancements to its loyalty program:…

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