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Uber & Lyft Pass Car Rentals in Market Share

Ridesharing services accounted for 46 percent of ground transportation transactions processed by expense management supplier Certify during the first quarter. The services—Uber, primarily—continually have gained ground on taxis in Certify’s quarterly reports over the past two years, gaining 4 percentage points of transaction share since the fourth quarter of 2015. Taxis lost 6 percentage points during…

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Denver’s New Airport Train Service Begins

Some airports, like Denver’s, aren’t known for easy and cheap public transportation to the city center. For years residents have complained about their options to get to the airport, which is actually 23 miles from downtown, and the drive often takes far longer than the usual 35 minutes due to heavy traffic on Interstate 70. All…

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China Passes US as World’s Largest Business Travel Market

While it is pretty much a photo finish, China edged past the United States in total business travel spending at the end of 2015 by a billion U.S. dollars making it the largest business travel market in the world. The two countries finished the year with $291.2 billion in spend compared to $290.2 billion, respectively,…

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JetBlue Now Has Nap Pods at JFK Airport

JetBlue is making it easier for weary travelers to take a quick nap before takeoff. The airline unveiled four JetNap EnergyPods in its terminal at JFK airport in New York City. The pods, which are created by New York-based MetroNaps and look like a futuristic reclining chair, play rhythms designed to help bring relaxation and reduce distractions.…

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GBTA Poll Shows Vast Majority of Firms Have Effective Risk Management

More than 72 percent of global travel buyers report that their company has a risk management plan in place, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner associations. In addition 81 percent found their company’s risk management plan to be effective directly following the terror attacks in…

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The Airships Are Coming!

Since the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937 airship enthusiasts have bemoaned the loss of this type craft as an integral part of our transportation infrastructure. Well those days are over. Yesterday, London-based Hybrid Air Vehicles successfully filled their crowdfunding coffers to the tune of £500,000, within ten hours! The Airlander 10, which is now officially…

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Travel Apps Galore at Concur Fusion

One of the hot topics at Fusion this year are the amazing collection of travel apps available for Concur users. From accounting and expense add-ons for managers to programs which make life easier for road warriors, there are many options to enhance the travel process. Two of our favorites are: CIBTVisas, provided by Teplis service partner…

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Don’t Throw Out Your Boarding Pass

From Road Warrior Voices at USA Today comes this piece of advice for frequent travelers…Don’t throw out your boarding pass. Turns out the innocent looking lines and fuzzy pixels of the bar code actually contain a treasure trove of passenger information that could easily be exploited by shady characters who want access to your accounts.…

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Premium Economy Class is Here to Stay

First seen in the early 90’s on Eva Air and Virgin, premium economy sections can be found on 28 airlines, including major carriers such as British Airways and Air France. But the December announcement by American Airlines that it will become the first U.S. carrier to offer an international premium economy product has some proclaiming that this least-established…

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Business Etiquette Around the World

With the rise of international relations, it’s become extremely important to acknowledge cultural differences and abide by cultural norms when doing business in foreign countries. When meeting with your counterparts, there are many things to consider. How should you greet them? Should you make strong eye contact? When dining out, what kind of etiquette is…

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