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INSIGHTS FROM YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL ADVISOR · OCTOBER 2018
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Bill Banning Non-Members From TSA Pre-Check Passes House

Have you noticed longer lines at TSA Pre-Check lately? Sometimes, in order to alleviate congestion in main security lines, travelers viewed as low-risk have been allowed into Pre-Check lanes. However, those passengers have not necessarily been pre-screened or paid the membership fees associated with Pre-Check lanes—and screened members have noticed and their voices are being heard.

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Travel Managers Aren’t Buying Basic Economy Fares: Here’s Why

Skift–Travel managers are avoiding basic economy fares, and rightfully so. The consensus is that travelers end up paying more over the course of a trip if they go basic economy and have a worse flight experience to boot.

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Global Air Travel Demand Rose in AUGUST

Global air travel demand rose 6.4 percent year over year in August, according to the International Air Transport Association, while capacity rose 5.5 percent. Load factor rose 0.7 percentage points to 85.3 percent, the highest for any month since at least 1990.

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Business Travel: Is it Worth the Cost?

The short answer—when it comes to business is yes, travel matters. Prospective clients are 50% more likely to sign a contract after an in-person meeting.

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Business Travel’s Influence On Employee Retention, Recruitment And Results

A new GBTA Foundation study, in partnership with Sabre Corporation, surveyed business travelers across the globe and revealed the dramatic impact business travel has on employee retention, recruitment and results. Three R's that are important to every company's bottom line.

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From dawn to dusk: Taiwan in a day

Business taking you to Taiwan? No time to look around? Enjoy this whirlwind tour around the picturesque land and cityscapes, from sunrise over Taipei 101 to the nightlife of Ximending.

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FOUR SEASONS HAWAII

With low rainfall and abundant sunshine, weather conditions on the Hawaiian Islands have reached perfection. Combined with competitive airfare options, now is a great time to start a Hawaiian vacation. Contact your Protravel agent to learn more.

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Exciting news from The Dupont Circle

The Dupont Circle Hotel will be launching its new bar this Fall.

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Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton RewardS and Starwood SPG: Navigating the new terrain

Here is an overview and FAQ guide to navigating Marriott’s new combined loyalty programs, including login, points, combining accounts, and redeeming free awards.

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Will Embedded SIM Cards Relieve Travel Roaming Charges?

Stories are legend among travel managers of travelers racking up thousands of dollars in mobile fees on a single foreign business trip. A feature in the iPhones that Apple unveiled this month could drastically reduce high international mobile roaming charges, a major hidden cost of business travel.

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More of our favorite mobile TECH

Your travel agent takes care of your travel arrangements, the apps and gadgets below can enhance your trip.

 

• Google Translate ensures you'll be able to communicate, even if you fall behind in your Duolingo lessons. Apple download / Android download

 

• Skyroam Solis Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot: The mobile hotspot is a relatively new category for global connectivity — outside of local SIM cards and international plans — that’s practical for travelers who only need occasional online access.

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Discover the Mediterranean with newly reduced fares in 2019

Enjoy newly reduced fares starting at $1,810 per guest for 2019 Mediterranean cruises on The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line. All-inclusive voyages to some of the most breathtaking cities and sun-soaked landscapes of southern Europe featuring 6- to 13-day options, many with overnights and extended port stays. Contact your Protravel agent to book.

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