Is long-haul business travel still common in the age of the Internet? And if so, is it necessary? The answer is a resounding affirmative. According to data from the Global Business Travel Association, annual business travel is expected to increase 25% between 2013 and 2018. Even...

Among the things travel buyers care about, savings is arguably the most essential, the most visible, the most measured. Savings, defined here as the gap between published and negotiated price, is at the heart of most negotiations; it is procurement's guiding light. It's been this...

A broader base of employees are being waved past the velvet rope to enjoy premium-level support from their travel management companies. Gail Grimmett, president of Travel Leaders Luxury Brands, said corporate clients have been putting more of their people under her care. A company that...

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the boarding pass barcode with a mobile app, allowing access to frequent-flyer accounts and even a passenger's temporary airline account. The average airline...

The General Services Administration per diem for fiscal year 2018 will increase to $144 from $142. The new rate will go into effect on Oct. 1. It includes $93 for lodging, which accounted for the $2 year-over-year increase, and $51 for meals and incidental expenses....

Business travel spend growth is expected to rise above 6 percent in 2018, thus ending an "era of uncertainty" among corporates regarding spending, according to the GBTA BTI Outlook, an annual research project by Rockport Analytics on behalf of the Global Business Travel Association. For...

Certify recently released its quarterly report of spending trends. Traditional taxis now account for just 8% of ground transportation transactions among American business travelers—the first time that figure has been in single digits. Uber accounted for 55% of ground transportation transactions tracked by Certify compared...