Top Stories: Business Travel
Corporate Cards Help With Travel Disruption Costs
Corporate Cards Help With Travel Disruption Costs

Travel disruptions can cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and direct expenses. While productivity can’t be recovered, other travel costs can if business travelers use a corporate card with the appropriate insurance provisions and work with their travel departments to submit claims.

A Shift in the Approach to Corporate Travel Management
A Shift in the Approach to Corporate Travel Management

As travel becomes more complex, are corporate travelers getting the support they need from their employers and their travel management companies? Panelists at a recent aviation summit addressed that question.

Reduced Fuel Costs Could Boost Airline Capacity and Lower Fares
Reduced Fuel Costs Could Boost Airline Capacity and Lower Fares

Reduced fuel costs are helping airlines rack up record profits without dramatic fare hikes. Surging profits give them more opportunity to lower ticket prices, or cut better corporate deals in highly competitive markets, while maintaining healthy profit margins.

Strategic Planning Makes Hybrid Meetings Work
Strategic Planning Makes Hybrid Meetings Work

Streaming and virtual technologies have many benefits for meetings, but only when they are used strategically. Here are tips for making hybrid meetings worth the cost.

Meetings Business Gains Solid Footing
Meetings Business Gains Solid Footing

The meetings industry continues its delayed but now steady recovery from the recession, according to the latest Meetings Market Survey conducted by Convene, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Nearly half of the respondents reported an increase in attendance at their 2014 flagship event.

Newer Hotel Companies Offer Free Wi-Fi; a $7 Billion Savings for U.S. Companies, They Say
Newer Hotel Companies Offer Free Wi-Fi; a $7 Billion Savings for U.S. Companies, They Say

New hotel entrants are offering free Wi-Fi, a must-have for business travelers. One of them, London-based Amba Hotels, said U.S. businesses spent $7.3 billion last year on Wi-Fi connections for business travelers.

DHS Funding Stand-Off: Hurts Biz Travel, Sez GBTA
DHS Funding Stand-Off: Hurts Biz Travel, Sez GBTA

There will be dire consequences for business travel—and the economy—if Congress this week fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), says the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

MPI Sees Need for More Agent-Planner Collaboration
MPI Sees Need for More Agent-Planner Collaboration

Travel planners—whether they are meeting planners or travel agents—will inevitably have to arrange events sometime during their careers, says Meeting Professionals International (MPI) chairman Kevin Kirby. It's why the group recently redesigned its Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) designation.