Phylicia Sierer

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5 Reasons Why to Use a Travel Agent Post-Pandemic

By Phylicia Sierer on June 10, 2021 11:47 AM

Traveling post-pandemic is new for everyone. But understanding the ever-changing rules and regulations while dealing with the unknowns of traveling for the first time can make any business – or vacation – traveler a little weary. Booking travel through your TMC or travel agent has never been more important, and here are just five reasons why.

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Managing Rogue Travel

By Phylicia Sierer on April 29, 2021 9:15 AM

As we emerge from the pandemic and travel resumes, many companies are realizing it may be time to revisit those strict travel restrictions put in place last March. Rogue travel has been a problem for as long as travel policies have existed, but now, those who are going “around” the restrictions aren’t only impacting your bottom line, they are risking their health and well-being and the duty of care for your company. The very policies you put in place in 2020 during the pandemic are now sometimes being viewed as obstacles to success for the individual contributors to your organization. And so… they’re going rogue.

Topics: Business Travel travel policy "COVID-19"
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Vacationing During a Pandemic - Destination Cancun, Mexico

By Phylicia Sierer on March 17, 2021 9:50 AM

Sun. Sand. Cocktails. Relaxation. BLISS! For most of us, it’s been over a year since we’ve had the luxury of vacationing. But as vaccines become more accessible and confidence in travel continues to increase, those glorious days relaxing by the sea are more attainable than ever.

Topics: "COVID-19" leisure travel
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Countries open to covid-19 vaccinated travelers

By Phylicia Sierer on March 4, 2021 9:45 AM

Updated April 26, 2021

Dreaming of your next vacation doesn’t have to be a dream anymore. Thanks to COVID-19 vaccinations and a steady decline in global cases, many destinations are reopening their doors to travelers. Here are a list of countries reopening to American tourists, and do not require any quarantine to travelers who have received their full course of COVID vaccine.

Topics: "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Future of Meetings & Events

By Phylicia Sierer on May 18, 2020 11:00 AM

In a matter of a few weeks we have seen global travel grind to a halt. The meetings & events industry has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic alongside every other travel-based market.  We’ve gone from hosting events with thousands of people to scrambling to move to a virtual platform and keep our programs full of their usual content and collaboration.

Topics: Meetings & Events Tips "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: 2021 Hotel RFP Season

By Phylicia Sierer on May 11, 2020 11:39 AM

With the recent GBTA endorsement regarding 2021 Hotel RFP season many travel buyers are left to question how they should manage their processes.  Although we respect those involved in that decision, we do not necessarily agree with GBTA’s stance and are fully prepared to manage our clients 2021 hotel programs.

Topics: Hotel RFP "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Implementing Travel Policy Changes

By Phylicia Sierer on May 1, 2020 10:00 AM

As we all slowly begin the process of phasing back into society, cities and states are opening up,  people are getting back to work, and while travel may seem like something to come later, now is the time to think about what travel is going to look like for your company. Inevitably, you will have to adjust your travel policy, for some those changes may be minor, but for others now will be the time to really mandate that travelers follow your policy to ensure their safety – and your company’s. 

Topics: travel policy "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Your Account Manager Will Be Your Ally

By Phylicia Sierer on April 17, 2020 10:34 AM

The quickly evolving coronavirus crisis has changed the travel landscape in a matter of weeks leaving many companies scrambling to figure out what business travel will look like once we all return to work. One thing that is absolutely clear, as much as they have been in the past, a proactive and informed account manager will be key to a successful travel program moving forward. They will be your trusted advisor helping you manage all the changes to your program. But if you are asking yourself, how do I know that my account manager is set up to help navigate our company through these uncharted waters? We have outlined a few crucial points your account manager should be reaching out to assist you with.  

Topics: account management Travel Management "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Stepping Up During Times of Crisis

By Phylicia Sierer on April 3, 2020 9:30 AM

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the travel industry as a whole has faced many complications and hardships. With some travel management companies, hotels and airlines, letting go of thousands of employees leaving many travelers confused and at times – helpless.

Topics: Travel Management "COVID-19"
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Bridging the Gap Between Registration & Meeting Air Travel

By Phylicia Sierer on June 5, 2017 4:32 PM

Meetings are a wonderful thing - we go, we network, we share ideas, and we learn! But what about everything that goes on in the background? How do you get everyone to the meeting with as little stress as possible? Booking all those airline tickets can be time consuming and downright tedious, so there must be a way to make the process easier, right?!

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