Corporate travel to Japan dries up after quake
MSNBC - Business travel by Americans to Japan has largely dried up in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor crisis there, and industry experts do not expect it to bounce back until the nuclear problems have been solved.
Egencia Details New Mobile Strategy To Debut In Q2
BTN - Expedia's Egencia next quarter plans to release the first phase of its "next-generation" mobile tools for travelers and managers...
WiFi gives U.S. airlines an edge
Financial Post - There isn't a whole lot of difference these days between the amenities offered on a typical American Airlines business-class seat between Toronto and Dallas, and one offered by a Canadian carrier. That is, except for in-flight wireless Internet service that is offered on American Airlines.
How to Turn a Stressful Business Trip Into a Time to Relax
USA Today - The flight to Hong Kong lasts 15 hours, but there's no business trip Sammy Tawil enjoys more.
Airport Security Measures Prompt a Wave of Complaints
Los Angeles Times - The U.S. Travel Assn., the leading trade group for the nation's $704-billion travel industry, has avoided endorsing or criticizing the augmented security measures adopted at U.S. airports in recent months.
Business Travel is up, But Frugality Still Rules
USA Today - Mitchell Goozé usually spends much of the year traveling, giving advice to companies on how to grow. But the phone wasn't ringing much during the depths of the recession.
Hands On Tomorrow: Forecasting 2011 Travel
Business Travel News - Following an abysmal 2009, corporate travel trends next year are expected to build on the recovery firmly established this year, with corporations by and large anticipating higher travel demand, overall travel budgets continuing their upward trajectory and 2011 pricing growing in every travel supplier category, with the exception of rental cars.
Fed up With Travel Hassles and Fees: Just Say No
The Seattle Times - I'm not yet sure how I feel about the full-body scanners the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is installing at U.S. airports. But I'm happy to have the option to just say no.
Egencia Expands Global Reach
Travel Weekly - Egencia, Expedia’s corporate travel company, has expanded its global alliance to include travel management companies in Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Sweden and Thailand.
Business Travelers Bringing Families on the Road
MSNBC - When Gary E. Hayes goes on business trips, he often encourages his wife and 13-year-old daughter to join him.
Taking the Family (and the Briefcase) on the Road
The New York Times - How can a family preserve time together that normally would be consumed by work, and even turn it into an adventure and save money? They can combine a family vacation with a parent’s business trip.
Fewer Businesses Let Employees Fly Business Class
Los Angeles Times - In response to tough economic times, large corporations have ordered severe cuts to travel spending over the last two years or so, a move that has staggered the hotel and airline industries.