The Business Traveler's Corner

Why A Strict Corporate Travel Policy Won’t Work For Your Company?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on May 17, 2018 1:49:41 PM

New researches by Business Travel IQ show that no matter how strict your travel policy is, business travelers will make the choices they want, regardless of their company’s policy restrictions. While strict travel policies may propagate greater awareness, it does not mean they really work.      

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Topics: Travel Policy, Travel Management company, Corporate travel management, Corporate Compliance, Business Travel

Decoding the World of Airline Classes

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on May 11, 2018 6:57:31 PM

Basic Economy, Economy Premium, Business Class, First Class… buckle your seatbelts and enjoy the guide! 

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Topics: Travel Management company, business travelers, first class travelers, Travel Tips, corporate travel, Travel News

2018 Business Travel Trends!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Apr 22, 2018 10:31:53 PM

Inflight Wifi, Cryptocurrency or Airbnb…

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Topics: Corporate travel management, Travel Management company, business travelers, Business travel agency, Bleisure, Business Travel

How Millennials Are Redefining Business Travel!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Apr 4, 2018 2:04:28 PM

Boomers, generations X, Y, Z ... and now "millennials". Generations follow one another with different aspirations and needs in their daily work life. The business travel sector is no exception. Explanations on the expectations of this new generation of corporate travelers.

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Topics: Travel Management company, Corporate travel management, business travelers, business class travel, Business Travel, Travel Policy, Corporate Compliance, Bleisure, corporate travel

New Vaccination Requirements For South American Travelers!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Feb 19, 2018 3:42:08 PM

The recent surge of yellow fever cases in South America has become a headache for business travelers. Travel managers must stay well informed about new immunization requirements being imposed by certain countries in the region. Travelers may have boarding or immigration entry denied if they do not comply with these new yellow fever requirements.  

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Topics: Corporate travel management, business travelers, business class travel, Business travel agency, corporate travel, Travel Risk Management, Duty of Care, traveler safety

[Infographic] Working With A Corporate Travel Agency, What Are The Benefits?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Feb 2, 2018 4:10:23 PM

With the ease of online travel services, many organizations are  handling their travel needs internally. You may be asking yourself then what is the benefit of using a travel management company in today’s connected world anyway?

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Topics: business travelers, business class travel, Business travel agency, Corporate travel management, Travel Management company

Step-by-step to apply for the new electronic visa to Brazil!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Jan 29, 2018 3:54:03 PM

Getting a Brazilian visa for American citizens just got much easier!

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Topics: business travelers, Business travel agency, corporate travel, business class travel, visa services

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

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

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