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5 Ways to Get Your Employees Involved in Travel and Expense Savings

When it comes to saving money on business travel and expenses, working with a corporate travel agency goes a long way to creating and enforcing travel policies. However, businesses can’t fully benefit from managed corporate travel services if employees are resistant to or ignore policies. When employees are actively engaged in travel expense management, they’re…

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Alaska Air to Retire Virgin America Brand

Alaska Air Group will retire the Virgin America brand in 2019, bringing the entire operation under the Alaska Airlines name. Seattle-based Alaska Air Group completed the $4 billion transaction (including debt and lease payments) to take over Virgin America’s operation and its routes late last year – but the question of what to do with…

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Airbnb Rebrands in China

Continuing on his global tour of six cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky today announced a set of plans for conquering one of the world’s largest travel markets: China. Airbnb’s game plan for growing its business in China involves rebranding from Airbnb China to a new Chinese name, “Aibiying” (爱彼迎),…

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The Benefits of Bleisure in Your Travel Policy

Traveling for work is a necessity for many corporate jobs. According to one survey, 60% of business travelers are away from home 10 or more days per year. As many as 20% are away for 60 or more days per year. This has a significant impact on the morale and well-being of valuable team players.…

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Emerald Club Turns 30

Thirty years ago, National Car Rental introduced the car rental industry’s first frequent renter program – the award-winning Emerald Club. Since it launched on St. Patrick’s Day in 1987, the Emerald Club has grown into one of the top loyalty programs in the industry. Today, members receive a host of first-class benefits, including expedited service…

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New Low-Cost Transatlantic Carrier

International Airlines Group (IAG) — the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus — will launch a low-cost transatlantic airline in June called Level. Level will be based in Barcelona and commence operations with flights from the Spanish city to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. Flights will be operated on…

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How a Safari Can Change A Life

It’s called the Micato One for One Commitment: For every safari sold, Micato Safaris will send an African child to school…a child who would otherwise stay home due to extreme poverty. Imagine…your trip of a lifetime supports a child’s life-changing education. While there are many wonderful reasons to travel with Micato, this is perhaps our…

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Take the Risk Out of Corporate Travel

Business travel has become a necessity for companies to achieve their sales and revenue goals. At the same time, business travel has also become riskier as economic, political, and environmental issues arise in hot spots and developing markets. For these reasons, risk management is a high priority for companies wherever they conduct business. There are…

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Introducing: The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando, an all-suite property just minutes from Walt Disney World opened on Friday, with three swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, two bars and lounges, a large-scale grab-and-go, a lakefront pier with watersports, and a children’s game room. A second phase will include a variety of other dining options, an…

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Small Airports See Cuts to Service

Concern about reductions in air service to many midsize- and small-market U.S. airports emerged as a major theme at the Routes Americas conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, where delegates from 100 airlines and 260 airports gathered to explore potential new flight offerings. According to U.S. Travel, 60% of U.S. airports have lost connectivity…

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