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Bridging the Communication Gap Between Travelers and Employers

The numbers are in, and they don’t look great. The Global Business Travel Association recently released a new study that indicates a gap in communication when it comes to travel policies. Travelers want to do the right thing, but they often don’t know or completely understand what the rules are. When travelers and employers aren’t…

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On Top of the World

As you travel through the stunning Canadian Rockies, experience towering mountain peaks, hanging glaciers, and cascading waterfalls on the Columbia lcefields Parkway. Explore the incredible scenery of Jasper with overnight stays in Lake Louise and Banff. Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola for the ultimate mountaintop experience, with an awe-inspiring ridgetop boardwalk 2900…

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Airbnb Listings Will Appear in Concur Searches

Airbnb listings soon will appear alongside traditional hotel properties in accommodation search results on the Concur desktop platform, but only for travelers from companies that have chosen to work with Airbnb. A hotel search in Chicago, for instance, will bring up not only branded properties from hoteliers like Hilton and Marriott International but also Airbnb…

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Are Last Room Availability Rates Overvalued?

Last Room Availability rates (LRA) can often be “over-valued” and could be costing some companies up to $1 million each year in their hotel program. Research from Hotel Solutions (a CWT consulting arm) has shown a 5 per cent gap between the perceived and actual value of LRA – for a company that spends $20m…

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Fall for Costa Rica!

Now is the time to book a five night vacation in August or September, and save!! When it comes to all-inclusive vacations by the beach, it’s hard to beat Costa Rica. Just a short flight away, this jungle paradise has incredible scenery, amazing things to do and some fabulous properties with an eye to detail and…

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Hotels Call Out OTAs for Deceptive Practices

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has launched a new Search Smarter consumer awareness campaign aimed to put a halt to what it describes as misleading marketing strategies by online travel agencies and travel search sites, as well as to fight rampant bookings fraud. The group particularly focuses on Expedia and Priceline’s dominant control…

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How Real Time Travel Data Helps Managers Control Expenses

Managing travel programs is a complex, time consuming process that involves ensuring travelers have a safe, pleasant travel experience while managing the variable finances associated with business travel. Today, with more and more travelers self-booking or going outside of pre-set policies, measuring travel spend becomes increasingly difficult. Expense reporting systems are giving travel managers vital…

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Sip’n’Sail With Princess Cruises!

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard a Princess ship, you are setting sail to a world of wonderful experiences. We have always been fond of this cruise line, due to their economical fares and rock-solid reputation. But now, Princess has gone and upped the ante…they’re…

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Open Travel Policy

Controversy is not beneath the travel industry and there isn’t a more divisive issue than the concept of open booking. Some professionals dedicated to the world of corporate travel believe open booking serves as a threat to policy compliance, a misguided approach to travel management that’s ignorant of the demands of large organizations. Other industry…

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