Articles tagged “government travel”

Business Travel

Can Travel for Government Business Be What Leads Biz Travel Out of Its Slump?

Expect more government-sponsored international travel as countries drum up business to revive their economies after the prolonged downturn.

Can Travel for Government Business Be What Leads Biz Travel Out of Its Slump?

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Can Fill Gap in Credit Card Trip Insurance

Sales of travel insurance are on the rise, possibly due to heightened awareness of risks posed by everything from terrorist attacks to a sudden illness. For travel advisors, insurance is both a source of revenue and a way to provide good customer service.

Travel Advisors Can Fill Gap in Credit Card Trip Insurance

Hotels

U.S. Shutdown Is Hurting D.C.-Area Hotels: Will the Pain Spread?

If the shutdown continues, you can count on a negative impact in markets beyond the Beltway.

U.S. Shutdown Is Hurting D.C.-Area Hotels: Will the Pain Spread?

Hotels

U.S. Military Gets Hit With Reduced Travel Reimbursements

Everyone is looking for a travel deal, and that includes the Pentagon, which realizes that military personnel traveling on temporary, yet extended, assignments, should be able to take advantage of lodging providers' monthly rates instead of paying by the day.

U.S. Military Gets Hit With Reduced Travel Reimbursements

Online Travel

In Fight Over Government Travel Contracts, DOT Picks Carlson Wagonlit Over Concur

There are big bucks at stake as CWTSato Travel and Concur battle it out over government travel contracts. CWT recently got bragging rights by landing the DOT contract, and the Department of Commerce is a possibility, as well.

In Fight Over Government Travel Contracts, DOT Picks Carlson Wagonlit Over Concur

Business Travel

Concur’s New Government Travel System Runs Into Big Implementation Problems

Concur will likely eventually get its act together, and get past the problematic rollout of its government travel solution to civilian federal government agencies. Still, it was disingenuous of Concur officials to tell investors that everything is going smoothly when there are actually major problems with the program's introduction.

Concur’s New Government Travel System Runs Into Big Implementation Problems

Hotels

How The Drop In Government Travel Per Diems Hurt One U.S. City

Did Santa Fe get a raw deal on federal government per diems compared with other New Mexico cities? Regardless of that answer, the city's dilemma shows the impact that per diems make at the local level.

Tourism

Spending Cuts By U.S. Defense Dept. To Hit Travel Industry in Big Way

With all government agencies and contractors saying they are cutting back travel by 10-20 percent and making the stark choice between cutting back or furloughs for employees, it won't be a pretty fall season for the airline and hotel industry.

Spending Cuts By U.S. Defense Dept. To Hit Travel Industry in Big Way

Business Travel

IRS Executive Travel Deemed Essential Despite Spanning Half the Year

Federal government agencies have been ordered to cut back on their travel budgets, but an inspector general's report found that certain IRS executive travel was essential for operations. Perhaps the IRS honchos should have visited more often the supposedly rogue offices that were targeting Tea Party applications for special treatment.

Business Travel

Concur’s $1.4 billion government travel aspirations? Not so fast, judge rules

It turned heads last June when the GSA awarded a $1.4 billion government travel contact to a single vendor, Concur, which had never been involved in government travel. Concur isn't in danger of losing all the business, but it may have to share with CWT Sato Travel.