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Hotel Wi-Fi Woes


These days, a hotel room serves as my “virtual office” while traveling.  I’m always pleasantly surprised when I walk into the room and see a modern desk with plenty of power outlets, and a comfortable, adjustable office chair.  Occasionally, my … Continue reading

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100 Years of Passenger Aviation


Air travel is so routine and common-place for us these days – especially for those road warriors among us.  We often take air travel for granted.   The reality is that commercial aviation is a miraculous industry that in just … Continue reading

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Star Trek Technology Here Today! The “Universal Translator” really exists.


As a follow up to my post back in 2011 about voice translation technology, Microsoft announced and demoed yesterday at the inaugural Re/Code Code Conference game changing voice translation technology that will be integrated into Skype this year. This technology makes … Continue reading

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Business Travelers Embracing Electronic Magazine and Newspaper Subscriptions


Having been a fan of Zinio (an online magazine subscription service) for several years now, I can’t remember the last time I thumbed through a physical magazine. The same applies to newspapers – which is a good thing, since the black ink usually made its … Continue reading

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Are TMCs ready for a David and Goliath story?


In 2014 – Goodbye Goliaths, Hello Davids Self-professed nerd and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell extolls the virtues of the non-behemoths in his latest work, David and Goliath. Business leaders often reference his books, Blink and Tipping Point. David and Goliath … Continue reading

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Keep The Noise Down on Open Bookings and Travel Eco-Systems


There’s been plenty of noise recently wrapped around “open bookings” and “travel eco-systems”. The fact is, open or rogue bookings for air, hotel and car rentals outside managed or unmanaged programs and so-called travel eco-systems have been around for decades. This … Continue reading

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Gamifying The Car Rental Experience to Optimize Traveler Safety


I predict that we’ll start seeing gamification enter the corporate car rental space very soon. These days, there are smartphone apps like Drivewise.ly and Drivesafe.ly that actually grade your driving skills in terms of speed, braking, turning, acceleration, etc. You even … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
A year ago, I hosted a small conclave of fellow (early) explorers of the post-html Internet. And while we are not of the SnapChat generation, most of us grew up connected. There were some who helped…

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Expense Management for the Masses


In business travel, expenses are a necessary evil and from my personal experience (and I am sure the vast majority of you) the process of completing an expense report is tedious and time consuming.  Some of our readers I am … Continue reading

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Corporate Online Booking Tools Now Taking Us “Door-to-Door”


I need to plan a trip from my Chicago-area office to a meeting with Amex in New York. Normally, I would fire up my online booking tool (OBT) and search for available options from ORD to LGA. The problem is… … Continue reading

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