Business travel

What is business travel insurance and why is it important?

Although the COVID example highlights the importance of business travel insurance, this type of coverage would certainly increase the cost of each business trip. Although this is an inconvenience, its purpose is to protect businesses from major financial loss in the event of an unexpected problem. In this part of our customer education information series, […]

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Epidemic controls for travel agencies updated

Visitors walk through an attraction at a park in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, Oct. 8, 2022. [Photo by Hong Xiaodong/For China Daily] The central government has updated a series of COVID-19 epidemic control and prevention requirements for travel agencies and entertainment venues to protect people’s health and help reduce the effects of the epidemic on the […]

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Travel restrictions on Business Route 1 southbound Monday and Tuesday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that construction of the nearly completed new Route 1 Northbound Bridge over the Old Lincoln Freeway (Commercial Route 1) will cause traffic stoppages on the Old Lincoln Freeway and rail lines adjacent to Middletown this week. Motorists are advised that Monday and Tuesday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. […]

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ITA Airways will expand its network in 2023

Italian airline ITA Airways has confirmed that it will take delivery of 39 next-generation aircraft in 2023 to support plans to expand its intercontinental and international network. The carrier’s fleet renewal plans – which include nine wide-body aircraft – will bring its total fleet to 96 aircraft and increase capacity in terms of available seat […]

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Online Travel Agency IT Spending Market Outlook by 2029

The new statistical research study, titled Online Travel Agency IT Spend Market, investigates several key characteristics identified in the Online Travel Agency IT Spend Market covering industry status, industry review and targeted scenes. Realistic ideas of the market are referenced in this report in a simple and unpretentious way. Detailed and comprehensive essential research reports […]

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Lonely Planet’s top travel destinations for 2023 revealed

Sydney resurgence and adventurous Western Australia are both included in the 2023 Hotlist Global travel authority Lonely Planet today unveiled its top destinations to visit next year with the release of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023. For the first time, this must-have annual guide is reimagined, centering local insights and recommendations at the heart […]

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Q&A: How Buy Now, Pay Later Affects Financial Health

Expert Quotes | UW News Blog November 16, 2022 Spending on Buy Now Pay Later is expected to reach $1 trillion globally by 2025, but little is known about its effects.Pixabay “Buy Now Pay Later” platforms, such as Afterpay and Affirm, provide consumers with near-instant access to credit for retail purchases without a credit check. […]

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Announcement of the best Lonely Planet travel destinations for 2023

If you’re looking for inspiration on where to travel next year, look no further than Lonely Planet’s just-released ‘Best Travel Destinations for 2023’ list, which highlights 30 places must-haves around the world, as decided by its expert. travel writers. Although the annual roundup is in its 18e year, this year focuses for the first time […]

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China announced easing restrictions on international travel

One of the world’s largest economies has announced that it is easing some of its travel restrictions. On Friday November 11, 2022, China announced the adjustment of several of its strict travel policies related to Covid-19. Here’s what you need to know. BEIJING, CHINA – NOVEMBER 14: An epidemic control worker wears protective gear while […]

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Delta Named Number 1 in Business Travel Survey for 12th Consecutive Year

Delta ranked #1 in the annual Business Travel Airline Survey for the 12e consecutive year Delta leads in nearly every survey category, with an overall increase in score from 2019 Business travel professionals ranked Delta #1 in the annual Business Travel Airline Survey for the 12e consecutive year, citing the airline’s response to changing customer […]

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Emirates posts record profit despite surge in travel

Emirates hit a record $1.2 billion profit in the first half of its 2022/2023 financial year, driven by strong demand and the easing and removal of pandemic-related travel restrictions. In a statement on Thursday (November 10th), the Dubai-based carrier said it reflected “a solid turnaround and recovery” from last year’s $1.6 billion loss. The group’s […]

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Asian airlines welcome easing of China travel restrictions, but no schedule changes expected

Asian airline executives reacted positively to China’s move to ease inbound travel procedures, but said the announcement would not trigger immediate changes to their flight schedules. “It’s always encouraging to get updates like this, especially from China, which is a big market for Malaysia. We hope the reopening momentum continues,” said Izham Ismail, CEO of […]

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Hanoi among the best solo travel destinations in the world: Booking

A corner of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in fall 2022. Photo by Hoang Long Hanoi is one of the five most ideal places in the world for solo travel, according to the votes of 50,000 readers of the Dutch online travel agency Booking.com. Four other destinations were Liverpool in the UK, the island of Ko Ngai […]

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Former Ensemble travel agencies seek to collect unpaid bonuses : Travel Weekly

A group of former Ensemble member agencies have written an open letter to consortium management, asking for 2019 incentive payments owed to them. Agencies were members of Ensemble when it was a member-owned cooperative and paid incentives to agencies twice a year. Ensemble has since been acquired by the Navigatr Group and is now privately […]

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Global Business Travel: How Growing Companies Can Save on the Increase…

As revealed in the new report on hotel prices 2023 from American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), our corporate clients should prepare for higher hotel rates in 2023. Due to a combination of challenges – including inflation, pent-up travel demand and shortages of hotel staff – we expect rates to increase at most hotels. […]

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Younger borrowers are likely to use payday loans and are unaware of “more affordable” credit unions

According to a study by the government-backed Money and Pensions Service, young people are twice as likely to turn to high-interest payday lenders than not-for-profit community lenders. Friends and family were the main source of loans for the 25-34 age group, with 26% saying they would turn to ‘close contacts’. Meanwhile, 19% said they would […]

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Business booming for CAA Sask. following the lifting of travel restrictions

It’s been almost a month since the federal government lifted its COVID-19 travel restrictions for people entering Canada, and business couldn’t be better for CAA Saskatchewan. Terry Kazas is the general manager of travel services for CAA Saskatchewan and says they’ve been busy with travelers booking this long-awaited vacation. “Since the travel restrictions were lifted, […]

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Work unlikely to target travel agencies on CI status: Travel Weekly

A new Labor Department rule could make it harder for agencies to classify workers as independent contractors (ICs) as opposed to employees, but there are steps agencies can take to ensure their ducks are lined up when it’s about having ICs. Furthermore, industry experts agree that even if the new rule is implemented as written, […]

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How to reduce the cost of a cash advance

If you already have a credit card, getting a cash advance is very easy. But it can also be super expensive. Before borrowing money from your credit card, make sure you understand how a cash advance works, how you can minimize cash advance fees, and whether there are better alternatives. How do cash advances work? […]

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As travel restrictions ease, Art Week Tokyo has flipped the script by flying VIPs straight to galleries. Many dealers preferred it

Foreign visitors to this year’s Tokyo Art Week – the first time many culture vultures have been able to visit Japan’s capital since the pandemic began – were taken on a whirlwind bus tour 48 hours in nearly two dozen galleries plus half a dozen museums and private collections. Participating local galleries said they were […]

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5 great winter travel destinations in Norway

Horseback riding is one of the many family activities other than skiing on offer in Trysil, the most … [+] popular ski resort. Jonas Sjogren / Destinasjon Trysil Winter travel in Norway conjures up images of long dark evenings, hunting for the Northern Lights, cross-country skiing, Christmas markets and cozy evenings. The reality may of […]

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What is a payday loan and other types of predatory loans?

Financial watchdog groups have raised concerns about predatory lenders taking advantage of low-income Americans who need cash fast as soaring inflation squeezes consumers. So what is predatory lending? Predatory lending imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on borrowers, including triple-digit interest rates and tight repayment terms. In the meantime, a “fair” loan guarantees the the […]

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New York hotel revenue held back by slow return of international business travel

China-imposed restrictions have limited hotel revenue in New York, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. In 2019, each Chinese tourist spent an average of $3,000, nearly 60 percent more than the average spending of other international visitors, the bureau said. “We’ve been the city hardest hit by Covid,” said Vijay Dandapani, president of the […]

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‘Discriminatory’: Democrats Urge Israel to End West Bank Travel Restrictions | american foreign policy

Twenty members of Congress have called on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to demand that Israel end ‘discriminatory’ travel restrictions against Palestinian-Americans visiting family in the occupied territories and the Palestinian territories. American citizens who criticize Israeli government policies. The letter comes as Israel attempts to negotiate entry to the US Visa Waiver Program, […]

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GBTA details its efforts to decarbonize business travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its charitable arm, the GBTA Foundation, have revealed new developments, including a strategic partnership with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, as part of their efforts to encourage the global business travel industry to reduce carbon emissions. GBTA is a signatory to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, […]