An overwhelming 7.8 billion travelers are projected to fly in 2036, according to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) latest 20-year forecast. The massive figure represents a near doubling of the 4 billion passengers expected to take to the skies in 2017. The updated prediction...

The General Services Administration per diem for fiscal year 2018 will increase to $144 from $142. The new rate will go into effect on Oct. 1. It includes $93 for lodging, which accounted for the $2 year-over-year increase, and $51 for meals and incidental expenses....

Business travel spend growth is expected to rise above 6 percent in 2018, thus ending an "era of uncertainty" among corporates regarding spending, according to the GBTA BTI Outlook, an annual research project by Rockport Analytics on behalf of the Global Business Travel Association. For...

Certify recently released its quarterly report of spending trends. Traditional taxis now account for just 8% of ground transportation transactions among American business travelers—the first time that figure has been in single digits. Uber accounted for 55% of ground transportation transactions tracked by Certify compared...

It’s a common sight at airports around the country – clusters of travelers in key locations hoping to eke out a little more “juice” for their smartphones and tablets before boarding a flight.  So, too, is jockeying for position to get a seat, or be...

Federal regulators are withdrawing a proposal that would have allowed air travelers to use their cellphones at high altitude. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, called the original plan “ill-conceived,” and said in a statement that he did not believe it...

Clear, a government-approved tech company that uses fingerprint and iris scanners to confirm air travelers' identity, is expanding its kiosk network to a total of 22 airports around the U.S. "The vision of the company is to use biometrics to strengthen security and give customers...

A study from the Business Travel Show found that for the second year in a row, “cutting costs while maintaining quality” is the #1 issue faced by travel buyers. Risk management and an “increased focus on duty of care and security” comes in at #2....

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's reimbursement rate for business mileage on a personal car has dropped for the second year in a row and the fifth time in 16 years. As of January 1st, the rate is now 53.5 cents, down from 54 cents in...

American Airlines will introduce a Basic Economy fare on February 10th that, like United's planned Basic Economy offering, precludes passengers from carrying on bags that require overhead storage. Similar to United’s basic fare, passengers purchasing American's fare do not get to choose their own seats,...

REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY BUSINESS TRAVELS