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Wearables Could Be The Next Technology To Transform The Travel Industry - Business Insider

Wearables Could Be The Next Technology To Transform The Travel Industry - Business Insider | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Wearables Could Be The Next Technology To Transform The Travel Industry
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Mobile has already had a huge impact on the enormous travel industry.
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How would wearable technology help a business traveler? One idea is that they could stream live meetings back to the office where a team of reps could watch and offer suggestions or tips to help close that deal. Interesting? Possible? Absolutely!

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Richard Stern's comment, July 1, 2014 9:36 AM
I like the idea of wearable technology. My friend who stays current just ordered a goggle watch that works with other goggle devices for home and on the road. interesting new trend.
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Man Sues Airline After Landing in Grenada Rather Than Granada - NBC News

Man Sues Airline After Landing in Grenada Rather Than Granada - NBC News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
It was a booking mistake off by one letter but nearly 4,000 miles.When a North Bethesda, Maryland, dentist planned a trip to Portugal for a conference last S... (Man buys ticket for Granada. Airline flies man to Grenada.
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This is why you need a good travel agency. We make sure we know where you are going.

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British Airways Turns Garbage Into Jet Fuel

British Airways Turns Garbage Into Jet Fuel | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Can trash power your plane ride from New York to London? That’s the idea behind a new production plant that will transform London's waste into jet fuel.

Via Acquisti & Sostenibilità not-for-profit
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Very interesting article for those who are passionate about the heath of our planet. Is it just another flash in the pan or could it be an alternative to burning oil based fuel? 

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An Old-Fashioned Airfare War in Seattle

An Old-Fashioned Airfare War in Seattle | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Delta and Alaska Air square off for market-share supremacy at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
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Competition creates new problems and opportunities.

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Let discount Norwegian fly: Our view - USA TODAY

Let discount Norwegian fly: Our view - USA TODAY | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Let discount Norwegian fly: Our view
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Norwegian Air offering discounted rates - that's always a good thing!

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Data, networking & how today's tools will fit tomorrow's corporate ...

Data, networking & how today's tools will fit tomorrow's corporate ... | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Corporate traveler Last week, the Amadeus corporate team hit the road for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) global education conference in Miami to network and gain new insight on corporate travel.
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ACTE event highlights some key aspects - check out this article!

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30 great places for business travelers

30 great places for business travelers | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
30 great places for business travelers
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Frequent business traveler Cale Potter-Chambers can name many favorite public spaces, neighborhoods and streets that make his days away from home more enjoyable.

Via TechinBiz, Lauren Nicolson
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This is a good list - I would add Chicago's Navy Pier to it... What would you add?

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Top Travel Apps for 2014 | Social Media Today

Top Travel Apps for 2014 | Social Media Today | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
From sites that find and compare the lowest airfares and last minute hotel accommodations, to apps that guide you through your travels and suggestions for restaurants and must-sees, startups are continuing to “wow” the ...

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A few tips on a few apps - I am sure there are more and more to come.  Check out this list!

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Airlines Collecting Less Money For Bag Fees

Airlines Collecting Less Money For Bag Fees | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
U.S. airlines raised $3.35 billion from bag fees in 2013, down 4 percent from 2012 and the biggest decline since fees to check a bag or two took off in 2008.

Via Michael Kabo
Richard Stern's insight:

This is a very interesting article. It is difficult to keep up with the new fees that you may incur as a traveler. The airlines keep moving the cheese to make new profits. With mergers and acquisitions in this industry it seems to be more frequent than ever.

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Michael Kabo's curator insight, May 6, 2014 2:51 PM

The airlines are quite greedy. It all began when they started collecting luggage fees & no one complained or stepped in from  FAA. Even worse the consumers did not complain. So it took a matter of weeks for most airlines to match the luggage fees. Once that began, they started raising fares, meals, premium seats. Fares have been climbing absurdly. So we have an industry that for decades lost money (yes paper losses) that now sees they can charge whatever they want. It is interesting that we were deregulated  in 1978. I wonder if it is time to revisit reregulation. All these mergers and the only ones paying all these increases, increased luggage and new fees are the TRAVELERS.    

Not so good for the consumer IMO.

Patrick Wallace's comment, May 7, 2014 3:13 PM
It really does seem never ending, the airlines finding more and more items to charge the traveler for. It appears to me that client satisfaction weighs less on their minds!
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Airlines Collecting Less Money For Bag Fees

Airlines Collecting Less Money For Bag Fees | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
U.S. airlines raised $3.35 billion from bag fees in 2013, down 4 percent from 2012 and the biggest decline since fees to check a bag or two took off in 2008.
Michael Kabo's insight:

The airlines are quite greedy. It all began when they started collecting luggage fees & no one complained or stepped in from  FAA. Even worse the consumers did not complain. So it took a matter of weeks for most airlines to match the luggage fees. Once that began, they started raising fares, meals, premium seats. Fares have been climbing absurdly. So we have an industry that for decades lost money (yes paper losses) that now sees they can charge whatever they want. It is interesting that we were deregulated  in 1978. I wonder if it is time to revisit reregulation. All these mergers and the only ones paying all these increases, increased luggage and new fees are the TRAVELERS.    

Not so good for the consumer IMO.

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Richard Stern's curator insight, May 7, 2014 9:38 AM

This is a very interesting article. It is difficult to keep up with the new fees that you may incur as a traveler. The airlines keep moving the cheese to make new profits. With mergers and acquisitions in this industry it seems to be more frequent than ever.

Patrick Wallace's comment, May 7, 2014 3:13 PM
It really does seem never ending, the airlines finding more and more items to charge the traveler for. It appears to me that client satisfaction weighs less on their minds!
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Best International Airlines To Fly

Best International Airlines To Fly | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
If you're traveling abroad, you must be interested to know the best international airlines to fly. Here are the best airlines for your international travel.

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If you're flying internationally check these Airlines out.

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Globe-Trotting CEOs Fly on Corporate Jet as Perk Stigma Wanes - Businessweek

Globe-Trotting CEOs Fly on Corporate Jet as Perk Stigma Wanes - Businessweek | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Globe-Trotting CEOs Fly on Corporate Jet as Perk Stigma Wanes Businessweek The stock market gains of the past two years -- the S&P 500 has jumped 34 percent -- helped diffuse criticism over some perks, paving the way for more travel on the...
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Business leaders need to travel and gain perks, that is how you get the best of the best in my view.

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TSA: 40 Percent Of U.S. Travelers Now Get Expedited Screening - Business Travel News

TSA: 40 Percent Of U.S. Travelers Now Get Expedited Screening - Business Travel News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Forty percent of the U.S. traveling public now passes through expedited airport security screening lanes, due in large part to the expansion of the PreCheck program, Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole said Wednesday during a Senate committee hearing. Pistole predicted that a
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7 Tips to Become a Lean Business Traveller

7 Tips to Become a Lean Business Traveller | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Every day millions of people travel for business. In airports around the world, I see suits flying here and there, carrying laptops, reading briefings on planes, or preparing for their next presentation ‘extraordinaire’. We are all working hard to exceed expectations, meet deadlines, make money, surpass profits, and still be alive at the end.

Unfortunately, many of those travelling executives look like they have had less sleep than a Giraffe, who, according to the Smithsonian Institute, sleep for 5 minutes at a time about 6 times a day and even then have one eye open and both ears alert to predators.


Via The Learning Factor
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I find these tips to be good but one has to be able to adjust on the fly. One never knows what challenges they will face at the facilities they are commuting through. My number one tip would be to always allow yourself plenty of time.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:19 AM

7 Tips to Become a Lean Business Traveler.

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Fliers check travel sites, then buy from airline sites - USA TODAY

Fliers check travel sites, then buy from airline sites - USA TODAY | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Fliers check travel sites, then buy from airline sites
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Frequent business traveler Dennis Morris of Fox Island, Wash., uses a three-step process to book a flight online.
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Fliers check travel sites then Book with travel agencies too! Were connected, We have everything at our fingertips to offer the services a business traveler needs plus were accessible. Smart business travelers know that a travel agent is the best choice.

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March 2014: the stories behind the big data of travel to Canada. | Canadian Tourism Commission

March 2014: the stories behind the big data of travel to Canada. | Canadian Tourism Commission | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Late Easter affected travel plans for Canada in March 2014—our latest report http://t.co/qSLRqxHmlg
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Numbers don't always tell the full story, I like that up front disclaimer. I agree that they don't always tell the full story, read this article for some interesting facts and numbers on travel from the Canadian  tourist commission.

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Want to live in the world's happiest place? This is where you should go...

Want to live in the world's happiest place? This is where you should go... | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Australia has been revealed as the world's happiest industrialized nation, taking the title for the fourth year running. (Does #travel make you happy?
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Australia - Happiest Place to Live Champs for a fourth year in a row!!!  

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ASTA helps small and medium agencies grow corporate travel ...

ASTA helps small and medium agencies grow corporate travel ... | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is bringing together small- and medium-sized travel agencies that want to either enter the managed business travel market, or expand the.
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Expectations of growth in 2015 means good things to both small and mid-sized agencies.

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Sauna? Finnair Raises the Stakes for Best Airport Lounge - NBC News

Sauna? Finnair Raises the Stakes for Best Airport Lounge - NBC News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
With Finnair vying to be Europe’s route to Asia, premium passengers headed for those long flights now have one more reason to love their stop in Helsinki.The... (Sauna?
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Now there is an airport lounge everyone could fall in love with, agree?

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Airline Mergers Are Bad News For Summer Travelers - Business Insider

Airline Mergers Are Bad News For Summer Travelers - Business Insider | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airline Mergers Are Bad News For Summer Travelers
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... incentive to offer cheaper airline tickets.

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are they bad news for Summer Travelers - or ALL travelers? 

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5 Travel Marketing Trends For 2014 - Social Media Today

5 Travel Marketing Trends For 2014 - Social Media Today | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
I recently shared with you what I expected as five key social media marketing trends to look out for in 2014. Now I figure it would be equally interesting to try to figure out what we ought to look out for in 2014 from that industry ...

Via Sameera Khan
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Frederic Gonzalo makes some really fantastic points within this article, with automated passengers, mobile booking technologies, trip advisers & connectors & meta-searching, and the ever present bloggers - marketing in the traditional sense has gone the way of the written letter to a certain extent.  The younger generation, known as Millennial's & Generation C, are not only coming into the workforce, but arriving in decision making roles. This is a game changing time in many industries - not just mine of Travel & Meetings.  With information and access to it nearly instantaneous, marketers and sales professionals need to adjust, and quickly.  

What do you see as the trends coming in your industry? 

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Is the travel agent dead? - Times of Malta

Is the travel agent dead? - Times of Malta | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Is the travel agent dead? Times of Malta People travelling in large groups often choose to go through a travel agent for a number of reasons, two important ones being that groups are often given discounts and the costs of a whole group of people...
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I have been in the industry 40 years, and travel agents are making a solid rebound in the U.S.

We have seen people research flights for hours and days, getting inconsistent, wrong airport selection. higher cost of airline by picking a higher cost airline. All things that they can then wait on hold for their online booking service for hours, and most times get no resolution. If its a non refundable that was booked wrong, throw that money out the window. Most travelers pay more. not less in our city. Not to mention that some may be employed & I have not found many employers that are happy when a salaried employee spends an untold amount of hours doing travel research.


I know you don't get much snow in Malta, but we do. I also know there are airlines strikes in Europe that cause havoc, as it does here. You need a professional to help resolve these things. You get what you pay for.


p.s. I love Malta, one of my favorite places.

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American Airlines Drops Group Discount Program - Business Travel News

American Airlines Drops Group Discount Program - Business Travel News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
American Airlines Drops Group Discount Program Business Travel News American Airlines has discontinued its group discount program, effective May 1, and has eliminated its group and meeting travel sales team as the company further integrates with...
Patrick Wallace's insight:

This is a way for American Airlines to find different ways to increase revenue from the individual consumer.  If you recall - it started with baggage fees then came food fees, then came premium seating fees and now - they are starting to discuss over-head compartment fees.  Where will it end?  

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Is Supersonic Business Travel In Your Future? - Forbes

Is Supersonic Business Travel In Your Future? - Forbes | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Is Supersonic Business Travel In Your Future?

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The future is coming soon!

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Is Your Corporate Travel Program Leaking? - exploreB2B

 How can leakage impact a business?
Leakage can have a big impact not just on the success of a corporate travel program but on the bottom line of a company’s financials:
Poor tracking of ... (Is Your Corporate Travel Program Leaking?
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Leakage has a major impact on travel spend, and can impact the individual traveler too.  A tightly run program benefits the company as well as the travelers, in many ways.

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