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North Korea Added to Travel Ban

The Trump Administration on Sunday announced new, permanent restrictions on travel by foreigners from eight countries, as part of its updated version of the travel ban that was signed earlier this year. The new version of the ban will include five countries from the previous list—Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia—along with three new countries—Chad,…

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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 Most of these errors occur within an outdated system.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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Important Update for the REAL ID Act

Beginning on January 22, 2018, residents of several US states may not be able to use their driver license to get through airport security.  On that date, the REAL ID Act will go into effect, establishing minimum security standards for sources of identification, including licenses. If your state isn’t compliant with the REAL ID Act, you’ll need…

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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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How to Craft the Ideal Corporate Travel Policy

If your company requires employees to travel frequently, a well-crafted corporate travel policy protects your company’s bottom line. It reduces unnecessary expenses and limits the amount of legal liabilities that could threaten your business.   Whether you’re creating it independently, or getting help from a corporate travel agency, your policy should be organized and employee friendly.  Here’s a step-by-step guide to draft a crystal-clear corporate travel policy.   Step One: The Approval Process  Every trip should start…

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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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Still Relying on Manual T&E Processes? You’re Not Alone

Like most other business functions, T&E reporting has started to make headway in the digital space, becoming more automated and streamlining workflows. While cloud-based reporting options exist to make lives easier, a great deal of businesses have yet to take a step in this direction. This delay is probably due to the unawareness that this task can be automated or improved.  Travel and expense management has become…

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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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The Marriott Marquis Chicago Opens

The largest hotel to open this year in Chicago, and the largest Marriott to open in North America in 2017, the Marriott Marquis Chicago brings 1,205 guest rooms, including 44 suites, to the burgeoning entertainment and convention district of McCormick Square. Marriott Marquis Chicago is directly connected to the country’s largest convention center, McCormick Place,…

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3 Tips for Staying Fit on Business Trips

Frequent travel has become the norm for many working professionals. In some industries, travel is so frequent that employees negotiate “home time” in their offer letters. Although traveling is great for business, it’s not always great for the traveler’s health.   Whether you’re traveling independently or through a business travel agency, you might face lack of sleep, irregular meals, extended sitting, dehydration, and stress. If you want…

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