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  • Egencia: When it comes to bleisure trips, your boss’ opinion matters

    One in five global business travellers skip leisure additions to business trips due to employer perception Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced findings from the Egencia 2018 Bleisure Trends study, uncovering the trends, behaviors and motivators behind bleisure travel, the practice of tacking on leisure portions to business trips. Polling 9,000 Egencia users across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, the study illustrates that while bleisure travel is on the rise, employer perception, destination and proximity to the weekend all play into…

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  • InterContinental Toronto Centre relaunches Club InterContinental

    Newly renovated guest rooms and lounge offer a sophisticated hotel within a hotel Press release The InterContinental Toronto Centre has launched the newly renovated Club InterContinental. As the only hotel in Toronto attached to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the InterContinental Toronto Centre’s Club InterContinental serves as a sophisticated “hotel within a hotel” for business and leisure travellers alike. “The renovation of Club InterContinental has been a very special project for the hotel,” says General Manager, Alexi Hakim. “It was important to provide…

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  • Egencia announces Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels

    Annual awards program recognizes top-performing hotels from around the world Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced this year’s winners of its Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel awards program. With more than 300,000 hotels available in the Egencia global marketplace, finalists were selected based on popularity, pricing, desirable amenities to corporate travellers, customer service and overall guest experience in 2017. All 100 honorees earned a 100 per cent customer service rating from the 62,000 total travellers they served.…

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  • Business travellers are still going rogue with hotel bookings

    The fourth edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey reveals what leads business travellers astray A recent study* by Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, found that despite the wide use of travel policies worldwide, “rogue booking”, the practice of business travellers booking outside of their travel program, is still an issue for corporate travel programs, especially when it comes to hotel stays. While 60 per cent of companies have a travel policy in place, more than…

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  • Business travellers expect to manage travel on all devices

    The fourth edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey additionally finds nearly half of global business travellers want perks such as in-flight Wi-Fi to stay productive Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, has announced results from its fourth edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey*, highlighting the increasing desire by business travellers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on the road. Instead of incentives such as priority boarding and airport lounge access topping business travellers’…

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  • Corporate travel buyers double down on safety and security

    Amidst a challenging aviation security environment and the continued threat of terrorism globally—and as new proposed policies and regulations to address these concerns start to take shape—business travellers and travel managers are growing increasingly worried about travel safety, according to a new global survey of corporate travel buyers from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). The study, Checking In: Servicing the Multifaceted Modern Business Traveller, conducted as a timely, focused follow-up to the 2016 ACTE and GBT Meet…

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  • Many business travellers staying at home-sharing properties unsupported by travel policy

    Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17 per cent), according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. However, more than double the number of business travellers are under the same impression (37 per cent), meaning many travellers are booking and staying in properties unsupported by their travel policy – a serious duty of care issue. The study, Home-Sharing and Travel Policies…

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  • GBTA asks for delay in United States’ knife policy on board aircraft

    The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s decision to allow knives on board aircraft. “The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) urges the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to delay implementation of its recently announced policy allowing passengers to carry knives on board aircraft. GBTA and its members have long supported TSA’s risk-based security initiatives and will continue this approach. However the new knife policy raises significant safety…

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  • CWT launches new hotel review site for business travellers

    CWT launches CWT Hotel Intel, an innovative travel review site that allows business travelers to share hotel ratings and reviews within a secure, company-specific site. Part of CWT’s comprehensive hotel offering called CWT Hotel 360, CWT Hotel Intel not only gives access to up-to-date information on company-compliant hotels, but also provides trusted advice from fellow business travellers. Following a business trip, travellers receive an automatic email alert asking them to comment on their hotel stay – they can give the…

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