Posted in Service Suppliers

Hotels Reconstitute, Restore Brand Standards With Business Travelers In Mind

Hotel executives say they are reconsidering and reinstating brand standards, potentially impacting business traveler expectations and corporate sourcing.  Brand standards govern the responsibilities of property…

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Posted in Risk Suppliers

Will Required Hotel Guest Vaccinations Hit Corporate Travel?

While there are plenty of Covid vaccine mandates for indoor places around the country and the world, there are few for hotels. In the United…

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Posted in Service Suppliers

What’s The Price Of An Uncleaned Hotel Room?

By Concepción de León, a travel reporter for The New York Times based in New York. When Alex Diaz was furloughed last March, along with…

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Posted in Reporting Suppliers Sustainability

Buyers, Intermediaries To ‘Hold Hotels Accountable’ For Environmental Protection

Air travel gets a lot of attention, but lodging also generates greenhouse gas emissions. Given the number of hotel options in a given market, there…

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Posted in Policy Productivity

Sizing Up Predictions: It’s Not Dead, But Business Travel’s Long-Term Place In Commerce Could Diminish

Recent coverage in mainstream publications gave the casual observer the impression that business travel might be dead. Here’s a sub-headline in Fortune this month: “The…

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Posted in Careers Negotiating Risk Suppliers

Reporter’s Notebook: Reviewing Job Performance During Covid, Coordinating Travel Mgmt. And Security, Reconsidering Corp. Airline Deals, Pursuing Testing Standards

This autumn isn’t panning out the way many of us expected. Business travel hasn’t bounced back, and in-person industry education is non-existent. Fortunately, virtual forums…

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Posted in Negotiating Risk Suppliers

Hotel Cleanliness: Making Sense Of Certifications And Brand Initiatives

Buyers may or may not issue formal RFPs for next year’s hotel rates, but most will look for assurances that properties are safe. There’s an…

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