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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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21 Essential Travel Tips for Your Road Warriors

Knowledge is useful where ever you find it, and today the source is from across the pond. Our friends at Buying Business Travel, a UK based industry publication have posted an invaluable guide for international travelers (or “travellers” as they spell it in Merry Olde England). Whether you’re a multi-national company with a multi-million dollar travel budget…

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San Diego International Airport Gets New Car Rental Center

Last week saw the opening of the new $316 million Consolidated Rental Car Center on the northeast side of the airport grounds, just off Pacific Highway — a location that will give renters easy access to Interstate 5. The facility will serve as the base of operations for the 14 rental operators serving the airport, including big…

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New LondonHouse Chicago Features TriLevel Terrace

The highly anticipated LondonHouse Chicago is a chic and ultra-lavish vertical resort primed to make a splash when it opens this spring in downtown Chicago. Named after the one of the country’s most renowned jazz clubs, the contemporary hotel synchronizes a new 22-story modernist glass tower with the 92yr old “London Guarantee & Accident Building”…

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Banning Carry-on Bags Could Make Boarding 71% Faster

An op-ed in an issue of this week’s Boston Globe posits the brave thought “What if we did away with carry-on bags on flights entirely?” Devin Liddell, the founder and brand strategist behind Poppi, the conceptual airline, wrote an open letter to the world, essentially telling us “You’re doing it wrong!” According to Liddell, eliminating…

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