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Make Business Travel Less Stressful

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I’m sure you can remember the time when the idea of traveling for work sounded like a paid vacation. A study by the University of Alabama shows that the stress of international business trips can reduce your job performance by up to 38%.   Researchers surveyed business travelers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international airport, which […]

One size no longer fits all at JetBlue

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JetBlue has announced that it will start offering a new premium business class, which it is calling “Mint”.   With fully-flat beds, private suites, dual power outlets that include USB ports, amenity kits and a Saxon+Parole designed tapas menu, JetBlue’s new “Mint” seating will start in the summer of 2014.   The new business class […]

Hidden travel fees can add up quick – here is how to avoid them

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Whether it’s $25 to check you bag on an airplane or $200 for changing your flight reservation, travel fees have a way of sneaking up on you when you are traveling for business. This isn’t only costly, it becomes very annoying when you are trying to keep your business travel thrifty.   You would think […]

The Cost of Business Travel will Increase Next Year

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Business travelers can expect to pay more for travel next year, about 5% to 6% more for hotel rooms. This is according to a New York University study that was released this week.   Every year in the fall, U.S. companies meet with hotels to come up with an agreement on corporate rates and amenities […]

Business Travelers Could Benefit from Pricing Wars

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According to a new report business travelers could wind up benefiting from a potential price war between airlines flying from Europe to Asia.   BCD Travel’s research arm, Advito, made the prediction as part of its 2014 Industry Forecast which looks at the likely price changes for major travel components including flights, hotels, rail, car […]

Sensible Tips to Save Your Company Money on Business Travel

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The cost of business travel is increasing. Despite the rise in fuel prices, which have a direct effect on the cost of flights, rental car rates and other transportation services, there are still plenty of ways you can save your company some serious cash when it comes to take your next business trip.   Company […]

Easyjet’s Inclusive Fare is Attracting Business Travelers

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Easyjet has announced its plan to capture more of the business travel market with the launch of a new “inclusive fare”, which the airline won’t be offering on its website.   The new fare will target business class passengers and travel bookers. It will be accessible through the GDSs and other booking systems connected directly […]

Tips for Business Travelers to Stay Productive

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Whether you are traveling across the United States or traveling all the way around the world, it is important that you have a plan to make sure you aren’t forgetting something important and that you are productive during the “lost time” you experience while on a plane.   Depending on your line of work, business […]

High-Speed WiFi on Airplanes Possible by 2014

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In-flight high-speed wifi could be made available as early as next year if a new satellite system by Ofcom is approved.   The UK communications regulator began a consultation, last week, on a satellite system for aircraft, ships and trains that will be able to provide wifi connections up to ten times faster than the […]

Hotel Rates Increase, but Less Than Expected

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A hotel rate survey published this week by Hogg Robinson Group states that average corporate hotel rates during the first half of 2013 rose year over year in most global markets. However, many of these increases were well below the levels the travel management company expected.   The survey was made up of actual room […]

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