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Business Travel News

These articles explore key aspects of the industry, including travel buyers, distribution, duty of care, and loyalty programs, providing valuable insights for stakeholders and decision-makers. Travel buyers will find relevant information on the latest procurement strategies, negotiation tactics, and supplier relations, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their travel programs. In the realm of distribution, the archive covers the evolving landscape of booking channels, global distribution systems (GDS), and direct connects, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in this area. The archive also delves into the critical issue of duty of care, emphasizing the importance of traveler safety, risk management, and compliance with ever-changing regulations. Learn also how companies are leveraging loyalty programs to enhance traveler satisfaction, drive cost savings, and foster long-term relationships with suppliers.

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Businesses need to trash traditional travel policies to increase employee productivity

As the rules of travel change, so must the travel policies that employees abide by. The study suggests that implementing a more intuitive, individually tailored trip will result in happier, more productive business travelers.

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Travel agency entrepreneur talks about her $1 billion business

Silicon Valley is overrated: Gloria Bohan built Omega World Travel from bricks and mortar in the early 1970s, and she's around to tell a story about persistence and survival.

Airlines

Canadians will breeze through shared border with U.S. with new Nexus program

While Canadian officials work to keep their countrymen flying out of domestic airports, the U.S. is offering perks that will keep Canadian travelers’ dollars flowing through its own airports and airlines.

Airlines

Businesses try to fly on smaller budgets, low-cost carriers see surge in suited passengers

Do you choose to sit in business class on easyJet or economy on a legacy carrier? Businesses' frustrations will only increase as fares rise into the winter and execs try to go farther for less money.

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Report: Hotel rates are inching up, but airfares are making bigger strides

Airline consolidation in North America is making carriers even tougher to deal with for corporate travel managers and their meandering business travelers.

Airlines

Conde Nast Traveler announces its best-for-business list of hotels and airlines

The glossy mag's readers picket their favorites again this year, giving nods to Virgin (Atlantic and America), Singapore Air, and Emirates in the air and Auberge Resorts on the ground.

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Visit Florida is looking for a new CEO to fill Chris Thompson’s big shoes

With a new ad campaign coming up fast, the marketing corporation will likely be doing a bit of poaching of a successful, up-and-coming state tourism director who has the political savvy to handle Florida's big-league environment.

Visit Florida is looking for a new CEO to fill Chris Thompson’s big shoes

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Good news for hotels as rates creep back toward pre-2008 levels

Year-over-year growth is OK, but what hotels really want is to return the the glory days before the world economy began its meltdown in 2008. Both business and leisure numbers are closer to pre-crash levels than they've ever been.

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Roving videoconference bot Beam tries to eliminate the need for business travel

The bot could be used within corporations for employee management, but would fall short in recreating the intangible benefits that come from meeting face-to-face with clients and customers.

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American Express introduces its prepaid travel cards to India

Business travelers are the most common users of prepaid travel cards, but the perks and discounts associated with the AmEx travel card is predicted to increase its popularity among leisure travelers and students in India.