In the midst of technological development and navigating globalization, the travel industry is still largely about experience. Traveler productivity can be affected by the quality of their travel arrangements.
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Hotel dynamic pricing sounds super shiny. It’s as bright and flashy as a coin toss in the sunshine. But careful, what may seem like a big savings opportunity could be a trick of the light.
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They say that Basic Economy fares are a reaction to low-cost carriers. (Low-cost carriers - and their baggage policies - respectfully disagree.) But no matter the reason they were created, Basic Economy Fares are here.
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It’s the high-profile wedding of the year. Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts tied the knot in late September. And whether you prefer one, the other, or neither, this is a merger with major repercussions in the industry. Let’s take a quick look at how this new hotel dynasty is going to affect you and your travelers.
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New Cat10 Combo Fares Giving You Heartburn? Call Your Agent.
Written by: Kevin Martin
EVP Business Development, World Travel, Inc.
The trades are picking up on last week's airline misdirection trick. CBS MoneyWatch covered the basics of the issue, but forgot to lay out your best options. You're a busy travel manager - you can't ask all your travelers (or rely on all your travelers) to painstakingly purchase the correct series of one-ways, and then manage them if their plans change. Which brings me to my point:
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Call it a perk or call it a gimmick; the latest innovation (or invention) of hotel chains is the Member Rate. Hilton and Marriott have a new siren song for travelers. “Book direct with us!” they say. “Avoid the shopping around! We have a beautiful Members-Only rate for you!”