Blog

The latest business travel insights, technology trends, vacation specials and travel tips!

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,…

Details

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…

Details

Save Time with the Mobile Passport Control App

International Travelers can save time at US Border check points with an easy-to-use app that puts you on the fast track. Mobile Passport Control (MPC) allows U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors to use the Mobile Passport app to expedite their entry process into the United States. It is the first app authorized by U.S. Customs…

Details

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,…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

Adventure at the Top of the World

Since it was “rediscovered” by historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu has been the destination of choice for travelers looking for natural beauty, spiritual enlightenment and awe-inspiring vistas. Built in 1450, “The Lost City of the Incas” sits 7,970 ft above sea level, and towers over the Sacred Valley, which is 50 miles northwest of Cuzco…

Details

Improving Travel Spend Visibility

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often lack visibility into how their traveling employees are making payments and spending company money, finds a new survey from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, which was released on Tuesday (Oct. 31). Highlighting some of the key findings of its 2017 Business Travel Payments Study, which was conducted…

Details

How Business Travel Affects Families | Teplis Travel

Many people grow with envy when they see their friends or family traveling all over the world for their job. However, this work requirement is taking a significant toll on families. Frequent trips impact travelers and their loved ones in numerous ways.   You’ll notice changes physically, plus, trips can reduce your time at home, hinder parenting, and isolate the traveler away from family. Whether you’re contemplating a new job requiring travel, or you’re already working…

Details