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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 […]

Two Mega Online Travel Agencies Combine

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Last week two arch rivals in the travel industry came together to form an alliance. Although the deal isn’t quite a take over, it is a mutual merging of Expedia and Travelocity.com the online travel agents.   The agreement reinforces the importance of becoming a marketplace rather than only a middleman. Travelocity is part of […]

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 […]

Hotels Offer Perks for the Business Traveler

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  With the improving economy, hotels are making it their priority to convince businesses how important it still is to send their employees out of the office for face to face meetings with their clients. They are coming up with more creative ways to make meetings easier, more comfortable and even fun. Innovative ideas like, […]

Tips for Winter Weather Stranded Flyers

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Those who fly a lot know the inconvenient perils that come with traveling during the winter seasons, especially in regions that are prone to severe winter weather. For example, Chicago receives and average snowfall of nearly 40 inches per year. That means heavy airline delays and occasional cancellations. If Chicago’s O’Hare Airport gets hammered by […]

Things for the Business Traveler to Do in Charleston, South Carolina

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  Business travelers in today’s eclectic, very connected world often find themselves going to smaller cities, and that can be a great thing. While you may be short on time when you embark on official travel, you can nevertheless see much of the city of Charleston. Here are some of the things that are the […]

The Ins and Outs of Business Travel Labor Law

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Business travel is one of those things that you probably both enjoy and dread. As exciting as traveling to new locations, trying new restaurants, and staying in nice hotels can be, a fair amount of stress can come along with this sort of travel. Luckily, there are laws in place to protect you from being […]

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