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Calculating the True Cost of Business Travel

Costs associated with business travel don’t end with what can be recorded on receipts. Rental vehicles, flights, hotels, and per diem are a large portion of your travel and expense management, but there are hidden costs to consider. Taking it one step further, not every “cost” is monetary in nature.   In addition to actual money spent, you’ll need to account for what’s known as…

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A Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Planning business travel to Japan? If you spend much time with Japanese colleagues there may come a time when you are invited to an onsen, a traditional natural-spring bathhouse. While Switzerland has its “terme baden”, Hungary its “furdo”, and Iceland its “hotpots”, Japan is home to the omnipresent onsen, soothing hot spring baths scattered across…

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Flyer’s Rights: A Primer

What recourse do you have when a flight is canceled or delayed, or the airline changes its schedule, or loses or delays a checked bag or bumps you from a flight? Even though the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and European regulators promulgate and enforce consumer protections, there are probably fewer rights than you think,…

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Pittsburgh’s New $1 Billion Terminal

Twenty-five years after its midfield terminal opened, Pittsburgh International Airport is primed for a $1.1 billion transformation, one that includes a new building for ticketing and security, a new parking garage and a streamlined boarding facility. The plan includes a new “landside” terminal where passengers would arrive to the airport and proceed to a modern…

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Affordable Hawaii

Explore the most beautiful State in the Union, without spending a small fortune. Affordable Hawaii is in your future and what better place to start than Maui, the land of white sand beaches, lush tropical gardens and endless opportunities for fun!  Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the summit of Maui’s dormant Haleakalā volcano,…

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3 Must-Have T&E Expense Reporting Software Features

Two great threats to a business’s wellbeing and bottom line are subversive and unnoticed expenses. Most of these errors occur within an outdated system.   Modern reporting features can track spending better, save you a great deal of money, and keep your travelers compliant.   With its financial repercussions, unruly travel and expense management can’t be overlooked. Here are three T&E expense reporting features that will help you stay ahead of problematic spending.   1. Reporting Integration   Integrating your T&E…

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World Relaunches Loyalty Program

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched an evolved loyalty program – INVITED. The free-to-join program replaces The Club of SLH and offers all members access to exclusive rates, guaranteed benefits and ‘Small Luxuries’ right from their first stay at any of its 500 small, independently minded hotels worldwide. INVITED is the result of…

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W Hotels at 20: Focusing on Brand Identity

As W Hotels approaches its 20th year, the luxury-lifestyle brand may be going through something akin to a midlife crisis. Acquired by Marriott International last September along with the rest of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the W brand continues to add a handful of hotels a year, but it has fallen in guest-satisfaction polls, highlighting…

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Ultimate Hawaii

Experience ALL of Hawaii’s beautiful charms, from the deck of a Norwegian Cruise Line ship! Discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature on the 7 day voyage.voted “Best Hawaiian Itinerary” ten years in a row. Only Norwegian visits four Hawaiian islands in seven days, giving you…

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8 Smart Business Travel Hacks

Corporate travel can be hectic will all its moving parts. From booking to planning meetings, and ensuring all your work gets done, it can be a stressful time. However, many of these mental burdens can be alleviated with simple, time-saving tricks.   Although the itinerary supplied by your business travel agency will help, here are some travel hacks that will free up your time while…

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