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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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Beijing Beckons!

Follow in the footsteps of the ancients – up the ornate steps of the Forbidden City and to the ramparts of the Great Wall, snaking its way across the rolling countryside, and through the winding ancient alleys of this amazing city! Spend 10 days touring the best China has to offer, as you visit three…

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Romantic Fiji: A South Pacific Treat

Enjoy a truly unique Fiji experience in the remote northern islands with unparalleled adventure and unforgettable scenery. Explore the beauty of Fiji aboard this small ship cruise, designed to offer you an authentic and personal view of the South Pacific. Captain Cook Cruises specializes in small ship adventures which give you the space to savor…

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GBTA Europe: Taming Meeting Travel

We find a lot of valuable travel advice floating “across the pond”. Here’s a very informative report from the GBTA Europe Conference 2017 where members had the chance to hear a panel of experts discuss top tips for bringing a company’s travel and meetings management under one umbrella. Lead by Betsy Bondurant of Bondurant Consulting,…

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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,…

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Will PreCheck and Global Entry Programs Merge?

Delivering better security at a lower cost might be achieved by merging two of the “trusted traveler” programs that have become so popular with airline passengers, the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said this week. In a speech before the airport industry, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said merging the TSA’s PreCheck program with…

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The Ritz Carlton Buckhead is now The Whitley

Effective this week, The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, a mainstay in Atlanta for more than 30 years and the city’s eighth-largest hotel, has been rebranded as The Whitley, a Luxury Collection hotel. Marriott International and Host Hotels & Resorts announced the change, adding the 510-room property to the five-star brand that’s new to Atlanta. HEI Hotels & Resorts will manage the…

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Will Business Travel Make Your Life Better?

Plenty of people are apprehensive about beginning a career that requires a lot of traveling. With the time away from home and unpredictable hours, will business travel make your life better? The truth is, there is no definitive answer. Travel can make your life better or worse depending on various factors.  Often, how you travel is what makes the experience positive or negative. Business travel agencies can relieve stress in the…

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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…

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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…

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