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Delta Winning the War for Business Travelers

Delta Air Lines is reaping the benefits from major investments in the business travel experience, according to new data crunched by Bloomberg. The improvements are centered around lavish new perks in premium cabins such as improved catering and bedding as well as global cabin upgrades including business class suites. It also doesn’t hurt that Delta’s…

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Review Wars in the Sharing Economy

Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott recently posted the following article on USA Today… In a sharing economy, many of the big players, including Airbnb and Uber, allow drivers and hosts to review their guests. A negative rating can affect your ability to hire another car or rent an apartment. “It’s always been a two-way street,” relationship…

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7 Essential Meetings Negotiation Considerations

Getting the best value for your dollar is job No. 1 for most meeting and event planners, and arming yourself with some basic knowledge about hotel and facility profit centers is key to striking a favorable deal for your organization or client. Following are some factors that influence hotel pricing and availability, as presented by…

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Special Report: Premium Air Travel

Premium cabins are undergoing a transformation as new types of long-haul aircraft enter service There has been much talk (at least in aviation circles) about the questionable future of one of the industry’s most heralded – and still relatively young – aircraft, the Airbus A380, colloquially known as the superjumbo. After several years of dwindling…

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Considering Travel Insurance

Trip cancellation insurance coverage can be a lifesaver when your trip is cancelled for reasons outside your control, like injury, illness or death. Or when it comes to situations like your property being burnt down, or you don’t have the ability to reach the flight destination due to unexpected conditions or airline workers are on…

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How Cost Effective Is Your Corporate Travel Program?

Are your travelers getting the lowest airfares, hotel room rates and car rental rates available? What about overall cost effectiveness? Have you maximized your potential for cost reduction? There could be thousands of dollars in savings just waiting to be realized. Below is a quick checklist to see where you might find additional savings: Small…

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Merging Travel Programs

One of the more challenging situations for travel buyers is when their organization is growing through a merger or acquisition, which means that suddenly there can be a multitude of different travel policies, programs and suppliers for a buyer to try to consolidate. “Just because your company has taken over another firm, that doesn’t mean…

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Wellness Travel Comes of Age

When 600+ wellness experts from 40+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, a uniquely insightful and global view of trends unfolds. That’s what transpired at the recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which brought together leaders from the travel, spa, beauty, fitness, nutrition, technology, medical and architecture worlds. Now, the organization released their top wellness trends for…

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What’s Wrong with U.S. Airlines’ Economy Class?

The annual World Airline Awards conferred by the U.K.’s Skytrax – based on input this year from almost 20 million participating global travelers – have something notably missing from their list of the world’s best economy class. The list of the Top 20 economy class airlines doesn’t include a single U.S. carrier. The reasons why…

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Travel Management RFPs: Improving The Process

Given that the average RFP (request for proposal) for a corporate travel management company runs to hundreds of questions and the answers can read like War and Peace, it is not surprising that both suppliers and buyers are fatigued with the entire process. And worse, according to research undertaken by consultancy Festive Road, when asked…

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