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In Two Big Travel Management Company Accessibility Programs, No Extra Charge
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In Two Big Travel Management Company Accessibility Programs, No Extra Charge

Serving people with disabilities may cost more for travel management companies, but two big ones said clients won’t be asked to cover that. CWT is poised to unveil a new accessibility program. American Express Global Business Travel announced one in December. Amex GBT director of global VIP strategy Penny Clauson runs her company’s service, which…

Forecasters: Business Travel Pricing Set To Rise This Year
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Forecasters: Business Travel Pricing Set To Rise This Year

No one should be surprised that it’s coming, and consultant Mark O’Brien expects it in the second half of this year: higher pricing for transportation and lodging. What does it mean for corporate travel buyers? According to O’Brien, a BCD Travel exec until 2021 who now runs Avenue5 Consulting, hotel prices will be up by…

Reporter’s Notebook: Reviewing Job Performance During Covid, Coordinating Travel Mgmt. And Security, Reconsidering Corp. Airline Deals, Pursuing Testing Standards
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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 are standing in. The batch of insights below came from online events conducted by Deem (Sept. 24), the Institute of Travel Management (Sept. 29), and Atlas Travel, Cornell University and…

Trial For Transmitting International Travelers’ Covid Test Results To Start This Week
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Trial For Transmitting International Travelers’ Covid Test Results To Start This Week

A pilot program for transmitting certified Covid test results to smooth over international air travel hiccups will kick off this week for Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong-Singapore flights. United Airlines will add its flights between Newark and London later this month. The aim is to allow Covid-negative travelers to avoid quarantines that stymie business travel recovery….

TAMS Seeks Non-Profit Status At Turbulent Time For Industry Associations

TAMS Seeks Non-Profit Status At Turbulent Time For Industry Associations

It should have been a year in which corporate travel’s non-profits rose to the occasion to help a wrecked profession. Instead, ACTE is dead, and GBTA is on its knees. Potentially filling the gap is a group that started in March as an organic and grassroots “task force” — “like Woodstock,” as one participant put…

Corporates Care About Managing Environmental Impact And There’s No Time Like The Present

Corporates Care About Managing Environmental Impact And There’s No Time Like The Present

Three in four European corporate travel decision makers polled early this year agreed that changes were needed to address sustainability in business travel, but only 17 percent were confident in pulling that off. “The apparent disconnect really tells quite a simple story,” according to Jim McClelland, a sustainability expert and author at publisher Raconteur, which…

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