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The "Real" Deadline for Travelers to Have a REAL ID Compliant License

By Tiffany Zerby on September 26, 2018 12:11 PM

As states continue to become compliant with the REAL ID Act, which sets universal, nation-wide standards for identification (i.e. driver’s licenses), there is still mounting confusion for companies and their corporate travelers over which enforcement deadlines to pay attention to.

Topics: Airport real id Business Travel Industry Update Travel Management U.S. Government
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The GDPR Deadline is Approaching - Here's What You Need to Know

By Tiffany Zerby on May 11, 2018 10:03 AM

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25, 2018, and newsflash: it’s a big deal. This regulation is expected change the data privacy landscape, not only in the EU, but across the globe.

Topics: General How-To Industry Update
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Business Travel Trends: What to Expect for Air, Car, & Hotel Rates

By Tiffany Zerby on March 27, 2018 11:55 AM

The travel industry is an ever-changing landscape, constantly adapting to new trends and demand. Fortunately for us at World Travel, demand for business travel increased steadily in 2017, and there are no signs of it slowing down.

Topics: Interview rental car airfare Business Travel car consulting costs General Hotel Industry Update negotiate rates
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Making Sense of the REAL ID Act as Enforcement Deadlines Approach

By Tiffany Zerby on December 4, 2017 5:16 PM

This month marks five years since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act, which was passed by congress almost eight years earlier.

Topics: airlines Airport real id compliance Corporate Travel General How-To Industry Update Travel
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Adoption of the NDC Program: What's New with Airlines & Travel Aggregators

By Tiffany Zerby on November 10, 2017 9:15 AM

In a recent blog article, “Overview of the NDC Program: What You Need to Know,” we introduced IATA’s NDC (New Distribution Capability) Program, which is quickly becoming the industry standard for the transmission of data between airlines and the travel community.

Topics: Air France airline airlines American Airlines airfare Amadeus Business Travel Corporate Travel data distribution General IAG IATA Industry Update NDC Sabre surcharge Travel Travel Management Travelport Uncategorized WTI
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Overview of the NDC Program: What You Need to Know

By Tiffany Zerby on July 17, 2017 11:59 AM

Over the last few years in the airline industry, more attention has been given to improving the user experience, as well as the consistency of that experience across distribution channels. More specifically, IATA (International Air Transport Association) launched what it calls the NDC program, and as of late, this program has been gaining traction.

Topics: General Industry Update Uncategorized WTI
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The Future is Virtual

By Chesley Turner on May 8, 2017 9:36 AM

Implementing Virtual Pay for Hotels

We’ve talked about the benefits of Virtual Payment technologies before. But it bears repeating.

Topics: content data expense management General Industry Update payment solutions WTI
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A Flier's Rights

By Chesley Turner on April 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Voluntary vs. Involuntary Bumping

It's time to lay a little truth on you:

Topics: airlines Airport Advice etiquette How-To Industry Update Opinion Traveler Conversations U.S. Government Uncategorized
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What Travelers Need to Know about TSA Pre✓®

By Phylicia Sierer on February 27, 2017 9:18 AM

Are you scratching your head and wondering what you can do to make traveling a little less painful for your travelers? For many people, one of the biggest pain points is getting through security screening. The lines are always long, and by the time you reach the front you have to take off your shoes, pull out your laptop and wait around (barefoot) to be called through the screener.

Topics: airlines Airport General Global Entry Homeland Security Industry Update International Travel Traveler Conversations TSA WTI
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The Real Deal with the REAL ID Act

By Chesley Turner on February 6, 2017 11:55 AM

The REAL ID Act isn’t hard to understand. But it is complicated.

Topics: Airport passports Cyber Security DHS Global Entry Industry Update Politics Traveler Conversations TSA U.S. Government