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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.

Business Travel

Social startups seek like-minded passengers for airline seat buddies

Most business travelers want Wi-Fi on flights to presumably get work done, but these startups think fliers would be better off foregoing private time to make a meaningful or friendly connection.

Business Travel

Simple stress management tricks for business travelers on the move

Cramped planes and boxed meals aren't just an annoyance for frequent fliers –- they also cause stress on the body and sleeping problems right when an employee needs to perform their best.

Business Travel

5 apps to solve 5 different problems of business travelers

This list by a hotel exec avoids the standard "best of" app inclusions and focuses instead on specific problem solving tools for basic tasks.

Business Travel

Execs share their tips for balancing work and play on vacation

Has technology made it impossible to truly disconnect? These tech CEOs and founders all admit to breaking their own rules for limiting the amount of time they spend connected while on "vacation."

Execs share their tips for balancing work and play on vacation

Business Travel

Since Orbitz is down so low its potential for growth is big

Sometimes financial analysts can miss the forest for the trees. Orbitz has been very slow in making progress in its hotel business, and the jury is out as to whether it ever will.

Business Travel

Business travel to and from Canada grows more than leisure travel

Citizens from each of the border side travel more for vacation than business, but overnight business trips have increased more than the number of vacations in the past year.

Business Travel

SkiftAds: Lufthansa discovers lie-flat seats in a cute new ad

Bit behind the times to be touting lie-flat as any kind of competitive advantage, but surely a memorable ad.

Business Travel

Business travelers value Wi-Fi almost as much as a comfortable bed

Surveyed employees say hotel choice affects their productivity more than any other trip component, which is important when companies are expecting greater outcomes in a shorter time.

Business Travel

Tips and resources for conducting business overseas

Researching the business culture of a country when dealing with new businesses is the best way to make a good impression, but it's all for naught if an expired passport doesn't get you past security.

Airlines

Tough Mudder CEO hates airport security, loves meeting people on the plane

The ex-counterterrorism agent has traveled frequently both for the British government and his business, and out of all the airports in the world he picks New York's LaGuardia as his absolute least favorite.