The Business Traveler's Corner

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

Experience Luxury at this 5-star hotel in Central Hamburg

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Aug 14, 2017 5:36:22 PM

Park Hyatt Hamburg in the heart of the city, opened its doors in 1998. This luxurious hotel features 283 rooms including 21 suites and 31 apartments, a restaurant and bar as well as nine function rooms and the Club Olympus, wellness area.

The Levantehaus, a traditional 1912 warehouse built by architects Franz Bach and Carl Bensel underwent two years of renovations and in November 1997, saw the opening of various shops and restaurants in the Levantehaus shopping arcade. This was followed by the opening in April 1998 of Park Hyatt Hamburg, located on the top seven floors of the building right in the heart of Hamburg.

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Topics: Hotel Programs

5 simple ways to save on your Hotel Program

Posted by Monica Gutierrez on Jun 15, 2017 5:39:28 PM

For businesses, hotels can represent up to 30% of their travel program expenditure. The 2017 Corporate Travel Index study showed that the average daily hotel cost in the top 100 US cities increased 5.6% in 2016 resulting in an average of $177 per night. Top business travel cities such as New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC saw double digit increments in year-over-year hotel costs, increasing to $385, $379, $275 and $320 per night, respectively. Interestingly enough, hotels are often overlooked when trying to control travel program costs. Read on for simple ways to reduce costs without having to send your travelers to a Motel 6. 

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Topics: Hotel Programs, Business Travel, Procurement

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