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How To Make Travel Spend Work Harder

The technology driving expense management today could redefine the way travel is managed tomorrow. The never-ending puzzle of how to improve compliance and the effectiveness of a travel program, there is a growing feeling that the key to this conundrum may be found in the once humble (and humdrum) area of expense management. While travel…

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The War Brewing Between Car Rental and Car Sharing Companies

There’s a spirited fight coming to a state legislature or an airport near you. It’s between firms like Turo and traditional car rental companies. The new kids on the block claim their established rivals are trying to kill peer-to-peer car sharing companies by regulating them. Christopher Elliott, a consumer advocate waded into the dispute recently with…

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The Care and Nurturing of Road Warriors

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) released a study that challenges the wisdom of emphasizing cost savings when managing business travel. The research finds that management should prioritize trip success rates and retention of their frequent corporate travelers. The study, “Achieving Better Business Travel Results: Insights from U.S. Road Warriors,” conducted by ARC and sponsored by Delta…

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President Signs Bill That Will Regulate Seat Sizes

It’s official: The U.S. government will soon regulate the distance between airline seats. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation passed by Congress that extends FAA policy for another five years. The FAA Reauthorization Bill includes several provisions that will affect air travelers. One provision that’s attracted the most attention is the “Seat Egress in…

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Localfit: A New Fitness Option for Travelers

Now travelers have an easy and economical option for working out while on the road. Localfit is a revolutionary health club membership which allows for access to more than 5,000 premier health clubs nationwide while travelling away from home. Using proprietary mobile, GPS and financial technologies, Localfit partnered with FinTech titans Mastercard and Marqeta for…

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Duty of Care: Solo Female Business Travelers

For women, the fastest-growing group of business travelers, the usual fatigue and frustrating logistics of visiting a foreign country may be the least of their problems. There’s personal safety to be considered as well. And how companies are dealing with this Duty of Care issue is a mixed bag, at best. Sixty-nine per cent of…

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Congress Mandates Airline Seat Regulation in Revised FAA Bill

The Department of Transportation would be required to set minimum standards for seat widths and the space between rows on commercial aircraft as part of the latest version of a five-year FAA funding reauthorization bill agreed upon by bipartisan leadership in House and Senate. The good news? The 1,204-page bill, which still must be win…

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The Benefits of an Advance Purchase Policy in Air Travel

We all instinctively know advance booking is cheaper, and you probably have some data in your own organization that shows this. But what is the true potential of buying in advance, and how do you take advantage of it to lower the total cost of your travel program? Today we have new insights from a…

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The Importance Of Corporate Travel Policies

Does your company have a written, cohesive travel policy? Is the policy up to date? Does it address the needs of contemporary corporate travelers? These are key questions to answer if you’re a business owner or manager. Good travel policy makes travel cheaper for your company and easier for you. The Purpose of a Corporate…

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Common Business Travel Mistakes

With the introduction of new technology, apps and travel habits, business travel has changed to meet the needs and interests of jet setters today. As habits and trends evolve, travelers make mistakes and thus learn how to be more efficient and cost effective. Not buying that business travel has changed? Consider this. A Hipmunk Survey…

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