The Business Traveler's Corner

Exciting news for Business travelers flying Emirates out of Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Jan 9, 2018 2:25:04 PM

Last November we learned that Emirates is making some changes to their Boeing 777-200LR aircraft that services  Fort Lauderdale and Orlando Airports. As part of the reconfiguration, Emirates’ 777-200LRs:

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Topics: Business Travel, corporate travel, Business travel agency, business class travel, business travelers

How to Cut Your Business Travel Costs

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Dec 28, 2017 2:20:46 PM

Saving money on business trips can be more complicated than it looks - especially if you have many employees in different locations at different times. However, there is always a way to keep expenses down without having to compromise on the quality of travel or the safety of your travelers.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel Policy, Expense Reporting, corporate travel, Business travel agency, expense management

HAVE YOU MEASURED THE IMPACT OF OPEN BOOKING TRAVEL PROGRAMS?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Dec 22, 2017 10:41:46 AM

Buzzwords such as ‘Open Booking’ and ‘Unmanaged Travel Program’ are phrases that are often debated interchangeably within the business travel world.  While once synonymous, technology has made it possible to maintain both an Open Booking and managed travel program. Open booking is a travel management strategy that allows employees to book through whichever channel they prefer, whether it be directly on the airline or hotel website, an online booking site, or a travel agent. The travel industry is divided on the topic, while some view it as the future of managed travel, others see it as a logistical nightmare that will encourage non-compliance and lessen the quality of data.

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Topics: Business Travel, Corporate Compliance, Travel Policy, corporate travel, Business travel agency, open booking

A Survival Guide for your Business Travel this Holiday Season

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Dec 13, 2017 1:44:56 PM

Traveling for business during the holiday season, when travel is at its peak, can mean long lines and layovers at the airport, larger-than-average crowds and the increased possibility of flights delay or cancelation- turning a normal trip into a seemingly never-ending nightmare.

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Topics: Business Travel, Holiday Travel

Traveling for the holidays? New security screenings increase wait times up to 3 hours

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Nov 22, 2017 2:08:32 PM

 

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Topics: Travel News

Business Travelers Biggest Challenge: Time Spent in Transit

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Oct 23, 2017 7:01:46 PM

Time is money, and this applies to business travelers as well. In a recent study looking to identify the main challenges business travelers face, employees stated time spent in transit as the most challenging aspect of business travel. The study, titled “Creating a Frictionless Travel Experience”, was in collaboration between the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Sabre, a leading Global Distribution Systems provider.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel Policy, Expense Reporting, Hotel Programs

5 Benefits of 24-hour support from your Travel Management Company

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Oct 9, 2017 10:10:25 AM

A conference in Hong Kong. A business deal in Buenos Aires. Expanding operations to Sydney. The current business climate has made every company a global company. But with this global economy comes a need for services on a global scale, ones that are able to perform whether at 2PM or 2AM. When it comes to managing business travel, a 9-to-5 business hour mentality is no longer feasible.  Travel Managers sleep easier knowing their employees have someone reliable to call when their flight gets cancelled in the middle of the night and they are stranded in another continent.   

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Topics: Business Travel, Corporate Compliance, Travel Policy, Duty of Care, Travel Risk Management

Trump Travel Ban extended to Venezuela & other countries

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Sep 27, 2017 5:43:30 PM

On Sunday, September 24th, the Trump administration announced new, permanent restrictions on travel from 8 countries. An updated version of the travel ban signed earlier this year maintains the ban on 5 countries from the previous list, and adds 3 new countries: North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela. Sudan, included in the previous travel ban, is having its restrictions lifted immediately.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel News, Travel Risk Management

Comparing 3 Travel Risk Management Solutions: Which one is right for you?

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Sep 1, 2017 5:28:28 PM

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Topics: Corporate Compliance, Duty of Care, Travel Risk Management

Travel Risk Management In Light Of Recent Terrorist Attacks

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Aug 28, 2017 8:38:55 AM

As we move towards an increasingly globalised world, organizations are travelling to more diverse locations than ever. Against a backdrop of heightened risk exposure in seemingly safe cities, one thing is clear; business must continue. To support business enablement, travel management companies now play an integral role in ensuring risk mitigation is in place.

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Topics: Business Travel, Duty of Care, Travel Risk Management

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