A broader base of employees are being waved past the velvet rope to enjoy premium-level support from their travel management companies. Gail Grimmett, president of Travel Leaders Luxury Brands, said corporate clients have been putting more of their people under her care. A company that...

Travel Leaders Group has reached an agreement to acquire Barrhead Travel Group, one of Scotland’s largest retail travel companies and one of the largest in the United Kingdom, with more than 75 locations and more than 900 employees and agents. Barrhead will become part of...

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the boarding pass barcode with a mobile app, allowing access to frequent-flyer accounts and even a passenger's temporary airline account. The average airline...

A recent study by Expert Market analyzed the average cost of business trips in 100 cities in the U.S., as well as 100 non-U.S. cities, looking at the daily cost of accommodation, taxis or car rental and food, to uncover how much companies were forking...

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...

REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY BUSINESS TRAVELS