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Frontier Announces Major Expansion

Low-cost specialist Frontier Airlines has unveiled plans for a huge network expansion, adding 21 cities to its route map by next spring. The carrier will also add service on dozens of new routes between cities it already serves. Introductory fares are as low as $39 each way but keep in mind that Frontier fares are…

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Business Travel Increasing? 5 Things Your Company Needs to Consider

An increase in business travel is often a sign that a company is doing well and growing in the local or global marketplace. However, without a clear travel and expense management system, you’ll soon find that business travel is more of a burden to your bottom line than an advantage for future growth. In order…

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Disney Reveals Star Wars Resort Hotel

Disney World’s Star Wars-inspired theme park will be accompanied by a themed resort hotel, and the company revealed some details at the D23 Expo over the weekend. Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, described it as completely immersive, where each guest will get a storyline that will “touch every single minute of…

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New Homeland Security Screening Measures

Effective July 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require additional screening measures for Travelers flying on international flights bound for the U.S. These screening measures pertain to any departure point where a passport is required to reenter the U.S. Travelers flying to the U.S. from an international airport are encouraged to arrive to…

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Marriott & Hilton Eye Cancellation Revenue

In recent years, the airline industry has generated billions in revenue by charging a multitude of fees on top of base fares. Now the hotel industry seems to be focusing on the same idea. Two worldwide hotel companies, Marriott and Hilton, recently announced that they would increase their fee revenue by tightening rules on last-minute…

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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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Direct Flights to Hungary Set to Return

LOT Polish Airlines is to launch direct flights from Budapest to both New York and Chicago in May 2018. Flights to New York will operate four times per week (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays), while services to Chicago will operate twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays). Both routes will be served by one of the carrier’s three-class…

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Travel and Expense Management Writing Company Policy | Teplis Travel

Creating a One-Size-Fits-All Expense Policy

If your company travels for business, you know all too well how quickly airfares, hotels, transportation, and other related travel costs cut into your total operating expenses. Effective travel and expense management depends on a well-defined travel policy that fits your company’s culture. In order to control costs, ensure employee satisfaction, and stay on top…

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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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