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Business Travel Topics

Business Travel Topics

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Impact of Millennial Business Travelers

Hotels, airlines, and employers are paying attention to the unique lifestyle needs of Millennial business travelers to keep this principal age group happy.

Over the next decade, as Millennial business travelers come into their peak earning years, the demographic is expected to travel more and thus spend more. As Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, Millennials will become the principal group of business travelers. Learn more about the impact of Millennial Business Travelers.

First Time Flying: How to Navigate the Airport Process

Approximately 18% of Americans have never flown on a commercial aircraft. If you’re about to take off for your first time flying, there’s no need to be stressed about the airport process or the in-flight experience. Travel Maestro will take you through exactly what you need to know before, during and after the flight.

Five Trends Revolutionize Travel Management

If there is any constant in travel, it is that the playing field constantly changes. Covington as well as business travelers, corporate travel managers, and travel management companies must all adapt to continual changes in order to perform well and facilitate our individual business objectives. Find out which of these five trends will impact you or your travel program the most. 

Concur Helps Simplify Your Business Travel

Covington is proud to partner with Concur in order to bring your company an online solution for your air, car, hotel, and rail bookings. By managing your own travel bookings through Concur, businesses of all sizes can control costs and contain risks. Read more about the advantages of self-booking travel arrangements with Concur.

What I Did in Tokyo That Will Make You Want to Go There

This summer, I enjoyed an incredible experience in Tokyo! I was invited to participate in a trip sponsored by ANA, Shangri-La Hotels, and the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. It was organized so that a group of travel professionals could experience Tokyo firsthand and share what we learned with our clients. Let me tell you what I did there and I’m sure you’ll want to visit, too.  Read more about Lisa’s Tokyo experiences on our Travel Maestro blog.

Is Booking Hotels Direct Really in Your Best Interest?

Over the last couple months, major hotel chains such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG have launched independent marketing campaigns to woo travelers into booking hotels direct – but is booking direct really in the best interest of the business traveler? Read More

Connectivity is Key for Business Travelers

Ask any business traveler about their favorite travel apps and you’ll likely receive a wide range of responses. From advance boarding passes to updated flight itineraries, local weather conditions to the best dining options, expense management and even shared ride service apps like Uber and Lyft, business travelers are clearly focused on making their time on the road as productive and efficient as possible. Read more

Which Trusted Traveler Program is Right for You?

Department of Homeland Services (DHS) operates four separate Trusted Traveler programs designed to make the airport security process and entry into the U.S. more efficient for approved members. Each program has a different travel security focus, so we’ve compiled a comparison to help you determine which Trusted Traveler program is right for you. In addition, we’ve included a simple chart of the major features of each program for quick reference. Read More

Trip Lingo – Keeping International Travelers Safe, Productive and Savvy

If you travel internationally, either regularly or only occasionally, Trip Lingo is a must-have travel app. The award-winning platform provides travelers tools to deal with language, culture and other barriers abroad with ease and assurance.

In addition to being a brilliant resource to an individual traveler, Trip Lingo supports enterprise travel management through cost reduction, upholding Duty of Care obligations and ultimately keeping travelers safe, productive and savvy during international trips. Read More

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