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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.

Why Your Travel Spend Will Increase This Year
Why Your Travel Spend  Will Increase This Year

It's only February, but business travel spend is surging ahead of projections, budgets and approved levels. A strong dollar and low oil prices, are major contributors, according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

Managing Biz Travelers’ Wi-Fi Costs
Managing Biz Travelers’ Wi-Fi Costs

Free hotel Wi-Fi will make business travelers happier, but what does it mean for travel spend? Like most financial questions, it depends.

Wi-Fi Woes at Marriott International
Wi-Fi Woes at Marriott International

Marriott International has now run afoul of travel professionals several times regarding its stance on Wi-Fi. In the latest development, the company backed off of its move seeking permission to block customer Wi-Fi devices in meeting and event spaces.

The Hotel Wi-Fi Wars
The Hotel Wi-Fi Wars

It looks like the battle over paying for Wi-Fi is winding down. Industry experts say the hotel industry—after some major missteps—is moving toward free Wi-Fi.

Biz Travel Agents Must Add Value in 2015
Biz Travel Agents Must Add Value in 2015

The ability to add value for clients will be a crucial skill for business travel sellers in 2015. The best way to add value is to understand, analyze and anticipate client needs, according to American Express Global Business’ Pedro Paredes.

Suppliers To Gain More “Pricing Power” In Biz Travel, Sez AmEx Report
Suppliers To Gain More “Pricing Power” In Biz Travel, Sez AmEx Report

Corporate travel managers and corporate agencies will feel more cost pressure as the “balance of power” shifts to suppliers next year, according to an American Express forecast. In North America, business travelers can expect price increases in all travel categories.