All posts by Marianne Varkiani

Getting the Most from Your Travel Spend in 2017


With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, currency fluctuations, emerging markets, and various geopolitical events at play, planning and developing a travel budget can be challenging. As companies around the globe prepare for the new fiscal year, travel professionals are working diligently to determine how these factors will impact their travel spend. In order to assist with

Week in Review


Marriott International and Starwood have completed a $13 billion merger as of today, Buying Business Travel reports, making the new hotel company the owner of 30 hotel brands. Skift notes Marriott International is now the world’s largest hotel operator and plans to prioritize combining the Marriott and Starwood loyalty programs. According to Skift, Google has announced

Setting a Clear Mobile Travel Strategy


Download our new app, follow us on social, subscribe for the latest updates, and don’t forget to turn on your push notifications! With so many ways to get connected, mobile is becoming increasingly relevant in the corporate space, and travel professionals are beginning to assess their mobile travel strategies, or lack thereof. To educate organizations

Week in Review


Typhoon Meranti caused flight disruptions for China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines this week as it approached Taiwan, reports Business Traveller. According to Al Jazeera, Meranti hit southeastern China and is the third most violent typhoon on record and the strongest storm of the year globally. The TSA is boasting reduced airport wait times, with nearly 92% of fliers

Week in Review


London City Airport flights were cancelled earlier this week after a stint by protesters on the runway. According to Buying Business Travel, nine protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign group locked themselves together on the runway early Tuesday morning. Gatwick Airport set a new passenger traffic record by welcoming over 42 million passengers over

Week in Review


A security scare at Frankfurt Airport led to flight delays across Europe on Wednesday morning, Buying Business Travel reports. Police were forced to evacuate areas of the airport after a passenger entered the airside area without full completion of a security check. The TSA is under scrutiny after failing to follow protocol during security scares

Week in Review


The U.S. State Department has just issued a travel alert advising citizens to refrain from traveling to regions of Ethiopia due to political unrest and anti-government protests. Shortly after, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the Bahamas to their list of travel notices for Zika. Travel + Leisure reports local mosquito transmission

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