Articles tagged “government travel”

Travel Advisors Can Fill Gap in Credit Card Trip Insurance

Travel Advisors Can Fill Gap in Credit Card Trip Insurance

Maria Lenhart, Skift

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.

1 month ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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

5 months ago

U.S. Military Gets Hit With Reduced Travel Reimbursements

U.S. Military Gets Hit With Reduced Travel Reimbursements

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

5 years ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

5 years ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

5 years ago

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

Kiera Hay, Albuquerque Journal

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Nivedita Bhattacharjee, Karen Jacobs, Reuters

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.

6 years ago

IRS Executive Travel Deemed Essential Despite Spanning Half the Year

Richard Rubin, Bloomberg

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.

6 years ago

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.

6 years ago