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Jet Airways to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier

Jet Airways to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Jet Airways to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier - Jet Airways, which reported Rs 217 crore net loss in the June quarter, today said it will be exiting low-cost services and will merge its two no-frills brands with parent full service carrier.
"By the end of this year, there will be no JetLite and Jet Konnect brands and all the aircraft will have business class and economy class seats," group chairman Naresh Goyal told reporters after the company's AGM here today.

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Always changes in the Air travel options. Experienced agents will do their best to stay up to date.

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What are airports doing to prevent Ebola spread?

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen takes a look at precautions being taken at airports due to fears of Ebola spreading.

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Traveler safety is always a key area of focus. Wishing everyone safe travel.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, August 9, 2014 8:11 PM

As you prepare to #travel on #business this week, here's some insights about health precautions from #CNN.

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GBTA 2014: Data analytics 'imperative' for travel programmes - Buying Business Travel

GBTA 2014: Data analytics 'imperative' for travel programmes - Buying Business Travel | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
GBTA 2014: Data analytics 'imperative' for travel programmes Buying Business Travel The panel explained this meant standardising terms – for example, when data comes from several sources, a particular hotel can be named in several different ways:...

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Big Data is being used to analyze all types of spending including travel spending. If you work with a travel management company they can help you to analyze your own company data to make better decisions.  

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Triometric's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:14 PM

Business travel is again on the rise. Knowing what is being searched for as well as what is fulfilled is part of the analytic need.

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JetBlue Flirts with Fees for First Checked Bags - SmarterTravel.com

JetBlue Flirts with Fees for First Checked Bags - SmarterTravel.com | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
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Well another travel free item could be going the way of the Dinosaur. It appears that JETBLUE is playing with varied concepts of bundled pricing which could include charges for luggage (free at the moment), or premium seats, seat assignments or reservations by phone. Who knows if there will be more, but it appears they are looking at business plans for them.  

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House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes. The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate,
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Our Government at work. After years of getting the airlines to properly publish their CORRECT fares in full. Listen to this little change. "

The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a 2012 rule that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees. Amazing. So now all consumers can look forward to potentially getting re-stiffed by the airlines AGAIN. OK it still has to pass the senate I think. It is amazing to see what our tax dollars go to. It makes me sick. All the efforts, all the government agencies, that all said, no more of this kind of slop. Then the house just slips it on through this little major change.

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Airline Profits Soar To $12.7 Billion

Airline Profits Soar To $12.7 Billion | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Im not surtprised at all. For 2013, the airlines collected $120.6 billion from fares, $3.3 billion in baggage fees and $2.8 billion from reservation change fees

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I am not surprised at all. The government had one chance to get a little control under the airlines when they has legal action going against the American Air-USAIR merger. Then they backed off and allowed the merger. Since then let me count the ways the consumers are getting whomped;

1- Airlines seats by all airlines have been reduced since they completely control all inventories.

2- Unprofitable cities have been eliminated by certain airlines either in part..and a few cities have lost all service.

3- There have been non stop countless increases of 10.00 or 15.00 so airfares have now gone through the roof. Airfares are up dramatically.

4- Now they are charging for premium seats which on some airlin3es include, windows and aisles.

5- Airlines are contemplating charging for overhead storage bins. Now they have reduced the size of what is allowed toi be stored up there.

6- Airline profits through the roof. SHOCKING.

I still believe the possibility exists of pay toilets could be coming. They have been testing that theory in parts of Europe. 


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The 7 Stages of Business Travel Stress

The 7 Stages of Business Travel Stress | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
This interactive timeline shows who gets stressed out by what, when.

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Business travel can be stressful. Take some of the stress out of your travel by knowing you have some professionals behind the scene if you need to call for help.

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Report: Business Travel Spending Surging in 2014

Report: Business Travel Spending Surging in 2014 | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
According to a new forecast by the Global Business Travel Association, U.S. spending is expected to see a year-over-year increase.

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Business travel is growing. Complexity of getting the best options for price and availability is a bigger challenge than in the past. Technology and experience may give you the help you need.

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Half-million people evacuated in Japan amid 'worst-in-15-years' typhoon

Half-million people evacuated in Japan amid 'worst-in-15-years' typhoon | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
A super typhoon with destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges is heading to the Japanese island of Okinawa. Authorities have canceled flights and urged over 500,000 people to evacuate as meteorologists issued the highest storm warning.

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Many trees have been falling in my own neighborhood in the last couple weeks. The weather appears to be more extreme. When you travel for business you always want to have safety as a priority.

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D'un Renard's curator insight, July 8, 2014 4:18 PM

Sincerely I do not understand how Japanese government think, faced with a coming typhoon they evacuate 500,000 people.

Whereas faced with an already present nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima on March 2011, with 3 reactors meltdown they only evacuated 300,000 people.
This is illlogic, ridiculous and a total insanity!!!


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Want to travel in luxury like Warren Buffett? Here's how...

Want to travel in luxury like Warren Buffett? Here's how... | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
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Maybe you can travel like the wealthy if you want to. Another option for business.

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On the Road: The Evolution of Business Travel | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

On the Road: The Evolution of Business Travel | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Over the past several years, the corporate ecosystem has changed drastically as a result of a slowed economy and increased technological advancement. One aspect of business that has been impacted by this shift is travel. Due to constrained budgets, and availability to video conferencing, the need for employees to constantly be on the road has seemingly dwindled. Sure, the days of 5-star hotels and thousand-dollar client dinners are behind us, but that doesn’t mean that corporate travel is gone.


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Business travel is not going away. The rules continue to change. Business travelers should not have to experience lack of quality accommodations while being mindful of company expense policy.  

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The makings of a modern hotel

The makings of a modern hotel | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
A new breed of business travelers is demanding connectivity and green initiatives from hotels.

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Business travelers are changing the way they want to spend their time when on the road. Thinking about green initiatives and better technology seems to be an important area of focus.

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The federal security fee that helps fund the TSA will more than double on many tickets

The federal security fee that helps fund the TSA will more than double on many tickets | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Passengers can expect new TSA increases that will apply to federal debt, while higher fees for airports may follow.
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U.S. airlines increase their profits without ballooning their fleets

U.S. airlines increase their profits without ballooning their fleets | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airlines are putting bigger airplanes on routes and reconfiguring plane layouts to put more seats in to sell, with the revenue possibilities well ahead of the higher costs.
Michael Kabo's insight:

The Airlines have been adding more rows to their planes for many years. Give them enough time, they will be putting passengers into overhead package departments, perhaps discounts if you want to fly in luggage compartment. Or in the restroom.

 

Here is another good article that demonstrates some of what they have been doing to shrinlk the rows and add more passengers. 


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304384104579141941949066648


At this rate pretty soon you may need a wedge & 3 strong fellows to ram you into your seat. How you will get out is a mystery.

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Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite? | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy? (Airbnb and Uber unveil brand new platforms for biz travelers.

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Business travel is growing. Technology is driving some of the way people will consume and plan. Painless business travel begins with great planning. One way is to let a professional plan for you.

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US Airways executives to hold most top posts at new American

(Reuters) - The new American Airlines will be run largely by the current management of US Airways Group when the carriers merge to form the world's largest airline. American parent AMR Corp and US...
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Good Luck to all Travelers. It appears the new American-USAIR company after this merger will be called American Airlines, but will be run by mainly USAIR employees. Which to me, means they are still the airline in search of their identity, To me, it changes almost daily between Southwest, American, JetBlue, Spirit, AirTran, sometimes even USAIR. We shall see what they become.

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Zero patience, zero wait: the reality of online travel shopping

Zero patience, zero wait: the reality of online travel shopping | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Gone in half the blink of an eye. Online travel shoppers, that is.
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This is one reason you see fares that are not available to book. These fares are stored in a database for faster delivery, Only updated Daily but sold out hourly. Fares change as fast as they can load them into the systems, You need to search current inventory to get accurate fares, and to do that it takes a little patience. GDS systems like the ones travel agents use display real live inventory and are much faster at it than a web site can ever be. You want quick? Call your Travel Agency! 

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Online travel agencies are not evil – but they are bad business - Tnooz

Online travel agencies are not evil – but they are bad business - Tnooz | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Online travel agencies are not evil – but they are bad business
Tnooz
Today, OTAs operate globally at scale and possess marketing budgets that surpass the largest of global hospitality brands.

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Travel Management Companies are helping their customers and want their suppliers to grow and offer quality to the business traveler. Online travel companies may not have the big picture as a priority.

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Business travel is taking flight again: Hyatt CEO - Yahoo Travel

Business travel is taking flight again: Hyatt CEO - Yahoo Travel | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
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Business travel is taking flight again: Hyatt CEO
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Business people are hitting the road again, as companies are back to sponsoring retreats for top performers, and ambitious professionals flock to trade-group conventions.

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Business travel is trending up. There is money that can be saved by working with an agency that provides self booking and agent assistance.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, June 7, 2014 11:50 PM

This article makes me smile knowing that the numbers are up and that there has been growth and resurgence in the #businesstravel markets. A bright spot in the economy #marketing#travel

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Southwest Airlines Launches Upcycling Project

Southwest Airlines Launches Upcycling Project | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Southwest Airlines has launched an upcycling initiative to transform 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products.


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It is nice to hear that Southwest is involved in environmentally friendly projects. The travel industry is getting involved in some green initiatives.

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The Safest Airline

The Safest Airline | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

It tops A Secure Example Set By Israel's El Al

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Airport and Airline Security? Some countries have it right. It takes a front seat to your civil rights as a citizen and unlike the USA they do Profile to weed out potential threats.

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Are Online Travel Deal Sites Ripping You Off? - DailyFinance

Are Online Travel Deal Sites Ripping You Off? - DailyFinance | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline say they'll get you the best deals -- but are we being played? A new lawsuit alleges they not only don't offer the best prices, but actually conspire with hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering cheaper rooms.
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It appears that not only are the large on-line travel agencies playing price fixing games, now they are the target of class action suits, while allegedly costing consumers more than it should cost. 


Not to mention the amount of time it takes for someone to compile the research.

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Top travel technology trends so far in 2014 – and how to implement them - Tnooz

Top travel technology trends so far in 2014 – and how to implement them - Tnooz | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Top travel technology trends so far in 2014 – and how to implement them Tnooz Most web traffic will be generated by mobile devices, which means offering an efficient, user-friendly, high-performing mobile site or app is a must for customer...

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The travel industry is being impacted by technology in a good way. The companies that specialize in helping customers, use technology to provide better, faster answers. The more you come in contact with technology the more productive it becomes. It makes sense to have a professional use this technology for your companies benefit when it comes to corporate travel.

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Travel expert says airlines are tightening carry-on rules

Travel expert says airlines are tightening carry-on rules | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airfarewatchdog.com president says the carriers appear to be more vigilant in enforcing their maximum limits for the size of those bags headed for the overhead bins.
Carl Kohler's insight:

Travelers must be ready for anything. The rules change, and are at the discretion of the airlines. If you argue with them you may find yourself in more hot water since they can deny you boarding. Baggage fees have created so much revenue for the airline that i would not doubt that this is another attempt by them to force you to check in your luggage and pay the fees.

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InterContinental Hotels Target 12% Water Cut

InterContinental Hotels Group has set a goal to reduce water use in water-stressed areas by 12 percent globally by 2017, compared to a 2012 baseline.


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Always a good idea to avoid larger problems by being proactive. It only makes sense to reduce water use in areas already stressed. This helps everyone eventually.

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