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CES New essential business travel tech: Speakers, power cells and backup

CES New essential business travel tech: Speakers, power cells and backup | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

As we look forward to trudging 30-40 miles around CES (we walked 37.5 miles at CES 2012 according to the Fitbit I was carrying), we've been turning out the bag of travelling technology to see what we can leave behind and what we need to add from recent products we've examined.
What you need on the road these days has changed: storage is out, connectivity and power is in. We haven't travelled with a portable DVD drive in a few years because there's so little software we need to install that way, and we've replaced most UK-to-US travel adapters with US power leads, for example. And the Fitbit I was using last year has been replaced by the smaller Fitbit One .


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CES is a good show to see what the predicted trends will be. What do you think?

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Top 10 Ways to Survive the Cold, Harsh Winter

Top 10 Ways to Survive the Cold, Harsh Winter | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Winter is back, and it's colder than ever. Coupled with snow, dry air, sickness, and everything else that comes with winter, it's shaping up to be pretty rough. Here are 10 ways to keep yourself sane during this bleak season.

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Winter has its challenges. Staying warm, getting places, staying in a great mood. maybe some of these suggestions will help. In terms of weather related travel problems, that is something that working with a professional that has access to information will make life better.

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Five tips for smarter business travel

Five tips for smarter business travel | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Travel can be one of the most enjoyable but also time-consuming aspects of
business life. Make sure you’re travelling smarter with these top tips


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Many articles are written about tips for business travelers. If you work with a professional agent that knows your profile and what you really want, you have a better chance of satisfaction and pain-free planning/travel.

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Most Wanted Hotel Amenities for Business Travel...

Most Wanted Hotel Amenities for Business Travel... | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Most Wanted Hotel Amenities for Business Travelers Hotel guests expect more than a just place to stay. They seek comfort, security, friendly customer service, and many other amenities.


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All of the travelers for business are have their own priorities. Keeping an updated profile helps to automate this. Some trends will make travel more enjoyable for most.

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How Smart Entrepreneurs Prepare for Business Travel - Huffington Post

How Smart Entrepreneurs Prepare for Business Travel - Huffington Post | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Running a business often requires running around the country (or even the world) in order to meet with investors, connect with clients, and build a support network.

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Good preparation for business travel has a proven ROI.

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Lufthansa strikes put on hold as union mediates

Lufthansa strikes put on hold as union mediates | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Strikes by Lufthansa pilots have been put back until the end of July after their union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) agreed with the airline to enter a mediation programme. Lufthansa said late last month it was prepared to hold discussions on all outstanding pay issues, in order to end to a row which has resulted in 15 strikes and cost it over 240 million euro. The crash of a Germanwings plane…
Michael Kabo's insight:

Lufthansa strike news. This affects all Business Travel, especially In Europe. It seems that several  of their unions have  problems. So they are getting no support from their unions, travelers, Business Travel Agency's. 

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Breaking News: Marriott to Buy Starwood, Creating World’s Largest Hotel Chain

Breaking News: Marriott to Buy Starwood, Creating World’s Largest Hotel Chain | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Marriott International Inc. announced it will buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a $12.2 billion deal.
Michael Kabo's insight:

It looks like close to a done deal,, provided no major stockholder compromise events.  Marriott & Starwood merger slated for close in 2016 as of now. GTITRAVEL is positioned well with both. 

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Hillary Clinton op-ed: Being pro-business doesn't mean hanging consumers out to dry

Hillary Clinton op-ed: Being pro-business doesn't mean hanging consumers out to dry | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
“Republicans will claim this is an anti-business agenda. But I don’t know what could be more pro-business than promoting competition and consumer choice.”
Michael Kabo's insight:

It is nice to see a Presidential Candidate who actually knows that the airlines are price fixing to some degree. GTITRAVEL knows this has been occurring for long time and is part of their overall data provision for our corp[orate clients. GTITRAVEL removes the transparency the airlines have cloaked themselves with. 

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European Business Travel Set To Rise, Bolstering Economic Hopes - International Business Times

European Business Travel Set To Rise, Bolstering Economic Hopes - International Business Times | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
A key indicator of economic health, business travel is forecast to rise by more than 6 percent in Europe next year, according to a new study.

Via Skip Boykin
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Business travel continues to increase. Having a partner who is in the business is a known best practice. Managing the travel planning without expert help can be a costly mistake.


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On Competition, Not Even US Airlines Agree With US Airlines

On Competition, Not Even US Airlines Agree With US Airlines | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
No amount of damage -- not to their relationships, not to the economy, and certainly not to competition or the well-being of travelers -- will dissuade the Big 3 from seeking an Open Skies freeze. We can only hope that policymakers see how alone and marginalized they are in that effort.
Michael Kabo's insight:

The airlines are spending many millions on "Lobbyist's" that then help them protect their own sky's. The politics of why airfares continue to climb is a science. This is why the experts at GTITRAVEL are needed to help control company costs. It is getting worse, not better.  

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What Do Hotel Execs Really Think Of Airbnb? - Business Travel News

What Do Hotel Execs Really Think Of Airbnb? - Business Travel News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airbnb hung in the air over most major hotel companies' third-quarter earnings reports last week, and analysts weren’t shy about asking hoteliers to expound on what effect the sharing economy platform and its rapidly growing supply could have on...

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In the world of business travel there will always be change and more options. In order to be competitive the hotels that you prefer and you appreciate will only get better to compete.

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American Airlines Launches Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service For Travelers

American Airlines Launches Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service For Travelers | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
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American Airlines has been testing real time baggage tracking that can show if your bag is on the flight you think it is on if you put in your record locator or baggage tracking number. GTiTRAVEL experts can help show you how it works if needed.   

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American Airlines to offer 'no frill' fares

American Airlines to offer 'no frill' fares | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
The move is to compete with discount carriers.
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American Airlines has a plan to better compete with the low cost carriers of the world. Another reason why you need the great expert travel planners at GTITRAVEL   ..  

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Delta posts $980 million 4Q profit on lower fuel prices

Delta posts $980 million 4Q profit on lower fuel prices | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

ADALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago.

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Delta Air is benefiting financially from fuel costs. I am hoping that they are smart and pass some of good will to the customers for a better travel experience. This will lead to increased growth eventually.

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Business travellers blame millennials, slam Marriott Hotels for ditching in-room desks

Business travellers blame millennials, slam Marriott Hotels for ditching in-room desks | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Marriott Hotels is removing desks from each and every one of its 500 properties in more than 50 countries after "cross-generational" research found more people are using tablets and smartphones.


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New trends in business tools like devices and smartphones are changing  the priorities for hotels.

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What business travellers really want

What business travellers really want | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

It can be stressful and take us away from family, but nearly all of us actually enjoy travelling for business.


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If business travel is something that has the value you are looking for it helps to enjoy some of the perks when possible.

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Asia Pacific travel industry booming despite economic woes. - 4Hoteliers

Asia Pacific travel industry booming despite economic woes. - 4Hoteliers | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Asia Pacific travel industry booming despite economic woes.
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Traveling to the Asia Pacific area is growing along with global business success. It is a best practice to work with professionals when planning a costly, important trip.

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A Healthier Approach to Business Travel - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

A Healthier Approach to Business Travel - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Think like an athlete.

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Good health can help with better performance. Some suggested ways to approach business travel

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Travel Security: Training and Equipping Your Employees for Travel

A large part of your organization's travel security strategy should include educating employees about how they should prepare for and approach travel.

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Education is valuable if/when the time comes that the knowledge can help you to avoid a problem.

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Where are the vouchers my airline promised?

Where are the vouchers my airline promised? | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
US Airways promises Robert and Nancy Fletcher two $450 vouchers if they switch flights. Then it doesn’t deliver. Now what?
Michael Kabo's insight:

The airlines have made continued ongoing tons of extra profit NOT delivering what they have said they would. If you make some agreement for releasing your seat or as reimbursement for many other air;lines screw-ups, do not l;eave the desk or area where offer was made, until voucher is in hand. If you do, let the experts at GTITRAVEL.COM try to asist.



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Travel Agents Save the Day as Lufthansa Strike Strands Thousands

Travel Agents Save the Day as Lufthansa Strike Strands Thousands | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Agents show their value as things break down during the weeklong airline strike.
Michael Kabo's insight:

What value do quality corporate travel agents provide. Read this article about how agencies like GTITRAVEL provided unreal value during an ongoing cabin crew strike. 

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AND I bet these agents didn't charge Lufthansa 16 Euros to take the call on their behalf.

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WestJet to start charging baggage fees on international flights

WestJet to start charging baggage fees on international flights | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Despite posting record profits, WestJet Airlines says its is eliminating free checked bags on all economy fares to Europe and sun destinations.
Michael Kabo's insight:

It seems all the rage these days it keep the profits flowing. make them, higher and higher. It is why you need the experts at GTITRAVEL. We keep corporate costs and expense under great management. . . 

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Wheels Up! The Essential Guide to Business Travel [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Wheels Up! The Essential Guide to Business Travel [FREE DOWNLOAD] | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
As business travelers know, no trip is without annoyances. Our latest free ebook gives tips, tricks & hacks to make life on the road easier.

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Take a look and see if there are some tips that work for you.

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Heavy Fog Envelops Parts of Europe, Canceling Flights

Heavy Fog Envelops Parts of Europe, Canceling Flights | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
The thick mist is not uncommon at this time of year, but it was so dense that even fog-hardened Britons were taking to Twitter to share photographs.
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London  Fog. Several Airlines have problems with London fog that has delayed or cancelled flights Nov.2 and Nov/ 3. 2015. 



 

London Fog  - Travel Exception Policy

Issued: 1245ct/November 2, 2015

This important notification is to inform our travel partners of special exception policies available  for our mutual customers due to the fog in London.

 

Our Travel Notice exception policies on American are also available when ticketed to/from/though on our Joint Business partner. This applies to British Airways flights  or AA*BA short flights departing or arriving London Heathrow.  

 

 

Special Travel Exceptions Considerations

Affected Airports: 

LHR

Applies to BA/ AA* short haul flights only  departing or arriving London Heathrow

Tickets Issued On/Before:

November 1, 2015

Impacted Travel Dates:

November 2 – 3, 2015

New Travel Dates:

November 3 – 6, 2015

Reissuance of Tickets On/Before:

November 6, 2015

Waiver Code:

AA001 and US037

TNADV2

OSI Requirements:

LONDON FOG NOV2015

CART/AN Number (if applicable)

Inventory Requirements:

Lowest Inventory – Same Cabin

Changes to Origin/Destination:

Not Allowed
Refer to Change to Origin/Destination

Changes to Stopover City :

Not Allowed

Changes to Connecting City:

Allowed

Refund Eligibility:

Not Allowed

Travel on American short flight

and JB Operated and Marketed Flights:

British Airways (BA) / AA*BA

Rebooking to an Alternate Flight when the Flight is Canceled:

Follow Schedule Irregularity (IROPS) by clicking on: Schedule Irregularity (IROPS)

 

Please note when American cancels the customer’s flight you can always self-refund a non-refundable ticket through ARC/BSP processing.

 

Affected City/State(s)

  • London, Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR)

 

For more information, visit agency reference on Agency Communication Updates

Sincerely,

Judi Thomas
Agency Relations
American Airlines

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Warnings and Advisories - NOAA's National Weather Service

Warnings and Advisories - NOAA's National Weather Service | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
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Nov 2,, 1915. Montana Weather Alert for wInter storm warnings for parts of Montana. See following link for updated areas http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/mt.php?x=1 


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