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New Travel Advisory Format at State Dept

The Department of State of the United States introduced an improved travel advisory system of sharing information with travelers who are citizens of the United States last week.  The system was redesigned to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. The new travel advisories for each country replace previous travel warnings and travel alerts. Every country…

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Horseback Riding in Ecuador

This nine-day adventure leads you through valleys surrounded by mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks, ancient pre-Inca structures, and dramatic views of waterfalls above the clouds. Begin in Ecuador’s capital and second largest city, Quito, where the intimate and luxurious boutique amenities of Casa Gangotena provide endless comfort as you acclimate to the area’s higher elevation. 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…

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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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Introducing: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta

Omni Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its newest property, Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta. As the official hotel of the Atlanta Braves, the property is located in The Battery Atlanta, the city’s newest mixed-use development and home to SunTrust Park, the Coca-Cola Roxy music venue, shopping, dining and premier office space. “The…

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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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Electric Car Rentals Take Off in Singapore

Singapore’s first electric car-sharing scheme BlueSG received more than 3,300 registered member sign-ups and 5,000 rentals within its first three weeks of operation. BlueSG launched on Dec 12 with 80 vehicles and 32 charging stations and aims to roll out a 1,000-strong electric vehicle fleet and 2,000 charging points by 2020. Rentals, which can be…

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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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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…

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