Blog

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

Hidden Travel Fees and How to Avoid Them

Baggage fees, late check-out fees, extra legroom. Everywhere you look, ancillary fees from airlines to hotels are nibbling into travel budgets. The days are gone when buying a flight or a hotel stay meant you’d purchased the full experience. Having been lured in by that attractive basic fare, you can be stung for everything from…

Details

Conrad Goes Bora Bora

French Polynesia’s first hotel under Hilton’s Conrad luxury brand has opened in Bora Bora. Located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, the stunning resort offers bungalows that straddle the water, a soaring backdrop of Mount Otemanu, soft sand beaches, vast views of turquoise sea, limitless skies, and a suite of dining options and resort…

Details

A National Park Adventure Calls…

Sometimes we bring you adventures that are exceptional values…other times we bring you those that are so luxurious they can’t be overlooked. This week we bring you an incredible opportunity, a land tour that takes you to our nation’s most beautiful National Parks and features stays in park Lodges that are often sold out a…

Details

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…

Details

America’s Fastest Growing Airport

Bay Area business travelers are seeing new flights at all three major airports in the region as passenger traffic keeps increasing, but one of them is adding new capacity at a faster rate than any airport in the country. That airport is Mineta San Jose International (SJC), where total passenger traffic last year soared above…

Details

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.…

Details

New Low-Cost Transatlantic Carrier

International Airlines Group (IAG) — the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus — will launch a low-cost transatlantic airline in June called Level. Level will be based in Barcelona and commence operations with flights from the Spanish city to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. Flights will be operated on…

Details

How a Safari Can Change A Life

It’s called the Micato One for One Commitment: For every safari sold, Micato Safaris will send an African child to school…a child who would otherwise stay home due to extreme poverty. Imagine…your trip of a lifetime supports a child’s life-changing education. While there are many wonderful reasons to travel with Micato, this is perhaps our…

Details

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…

Details

Small Airports See Cuts to Service

Concern about reductions in air service to many midsize- and small-market U.S. airports emerged as a major theme at the Routes Americas conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, where delegates from 100 airlines and 260 airports gathered to explore potential new flight offerings. According to U.S. Travel, 60% of U.S. airports have lost connectivity…

Details