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United & ARC Test Blockchain Technology

ARC said it completed a proof of concept for the use of blockchain technology to report and settle airline tickets. ARC worked with United Airlines and Blockskye, a blockchain solutions provider, to report and settle tickets on ARC’s private blockchain. Blockchains can be private or public (private blockchains restrict who can access the network). ARC…

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How to Create Successful Events

“How to create successful events?” – this was the core question of the second research phase of the “Future Meeting Space” innovation alliance. The answer, in a nutshell: to satisfy attendees, event planners should focus on knowledge transfer as well as surprising or disruptive elements that bring about a change, plus individually respond to the…

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Delta’s New Mileage Upgrade Option

Delta SkyMiles members who want to move up to a better seat category after they’ve booked their flight can now pay for that upgrade with miles instead of just cash- and do it online. The new post-purchase mileage upgrade option is available only for flights operated by Delta. It can be used for individual segments…

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Travel Management RFP Tips

When it comes time to review your travel management company (TMC) most folks instantly start thinking about an RFP. However there are many factors to consider if the process is going to be done properly. In the following article you’ll find some helpful advice for travel managers, purchasing executives and other travel buyers who may…

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Corporate Travel in 2019

Nick Evered, SVP and General Manager, APAC, at SAP Concur recently shared his thoughts about the trends we’ll see in the travel industry during the coming year. The way professionals travel for business is constantly changing, and 2019 will be no exception. With growing economic interdependence, the rise of the sharing economy and advancements in…

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The Japan Rail Pass: A Guide

Are you going to Japan? Eligible for the tourist visa? Want to travel all around the country? If your answer is a big ‘Yes’ to all of those questions then you must have heard about getting a Japan Rail Pass (JR Rail Pass). The Japan Rail Pass can save you a lot of money if…

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The Rental Car of the Future

The traditional car rental business is changing at warp speed these days, peddling as fast as it can to compete with new peer-to-peer offerings. One strategy that permeates the response of majors such as Enterprise Holdings, Hertz, Sixt and others is to offer a product line that runs the gamut. Consider the assessment of Alexander…

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Teplis Ranked #3 Among Top 20 Woman-Owned Firms

The Atlanta Business Chronicle published its annual ranking of woman-owned firms in Atlanta, and once again Teplis Travel is near the top of the list. Consistently appearing each year in this category, and in the Top 10 Travel Agency list, Teplis Travel shows a consistency of service that is reflected by a list of loyal…

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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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