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Hotel update: Global round-up

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Business Traveller rounds up new and upcoming hotels from brands including Hyatt, Edition and Four Seasons
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Delta CEO Wants To Give You More Ways to 'Burn Your Miles'

Delta's CEO also confirmed that we'll see "mileage up-sells [from Delta's website] available from Q4 2018, with mileage upsells on mobile coming in early 2019."
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Nearly 8,000 Marriott Workers Continue to Strike Across Eight Cities

Nearly 8,000 Marriott Workers Continue to Strike Across Eight Cities | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it

Workers at Marriott-owned hotels took to the streets, calling for higher wages, safety measures, and job security.
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Senate approves legislation to oversee air traffic, drones | Reuters

Airline passengers can no longer be removed from flights under legislation that passed the Senate on Wednesday, while the government will write new rules to allow commercial drones to deliver packages and get new authority to shoot down dangerous ones.
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Travel Industry on Track to Set Record by 2030

A new report from Euromonitor reveals rising incomes and growing confidence triggering billions of international trips.
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Marriott CEO to Unhappy Loyalty Members: ‘Hang With Us’ –

Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson was in the back row of an early-morning shuttle from New York to Boston in early August when he Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson was in the back row of an early-morning shuttle from New York to Boston in early August when he found himself in the middle of a debate.
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The Quantified Impact of Business Travel on a Person's Health: Business Travel News

Research by my colleagues and me over the past several years shows that physical, behavioral and mental health issues cluster among employees who travel extensively for work. The health issues that appear in concentrated amounts among this group include: obesity, poor self-rated health, depression, anxiety, smoking, lack of physical activity, alcohol dependence, sleep issues.
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Bigger Savings in Compliance Than in Negotiations: Business Travel News

Today's travel marketplace offers an array of choices. Airports are upgrading their facilities, access to lounges is expanding, ease of check-in is improving with TSA Precheck and Clear. Wi-Fi is available at airports, on flights and in coffee shops. There is a hotel for every lifestyle. On-demand ground transportation options abound. Travel management companies can anticipate flight disruptions. Location-tracking boosts traveler safety and security.
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Demand Rises in Smaller Markets, Piquing Investor Interest—Marcus & Millichap Q3 Report

Marcus & Millichap reported a positive outlook for U.S. hotels as confidence remains high among both consumers and business owners. Marcus & Millichap this week released its Q3 2018 National Hospitality Report.
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Chicago Hotel Workers’ Strike Continues


Twenty-six hotels are affected as the largest hotel workers' strike in Chicago’s history enters its second week.
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US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets.
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Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution | PhocusWire

Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution | PhocusWire | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
Ground transportation of the road variety in the travel industry was once dominated by car rental and highly regulated taxi services.
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Should Flight Disruption Compensation from Airlines Go to Travelers or Their Employers?: Business Travel News

The CEOs of flight disruption compensation reclamation firms AirHelp and Paxfour offer their views as to whether flight disruption compensation from an airline should go to travelers or their employers.
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Business Travel’s Influence On Employee Retention, Recruitment And Results | By Monica Sanchez –

Business Travel’s Influence On Employee Retention, Recruitment And Results | By Monica Sanchez – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the GBTA Foundation released a new study, in partnership with Sabre Corporation, focused on creating a frictionless travel experience. The study surveyed business travelers across the globe and revealed the dramatic impact business travel has on employee retention, recruitment and results.
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Meeting Planners Should Rethink Fort Worth as a Network of Creative Neighborhoods –

The Grow Plant Shop opened this summer in Fort Worth, Texas inside a restored 1978 Airstream Sovereign trailer in the Near Southside neighborhood, not far
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Why Companies Aren't That Worried About Expense Fraud –

Why Companies Aren't That Worried About Expense Fraud – | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
In the U.S., travel and expense fraud has been in the news lately due to a variety of scandals featuring government leaders traveling around the world in On the corporate level, however, most expense fraud goes undetected due to the small dollar amounts involved when employees decide they deserve a few extra bucks.
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Top Travel Trends for 2019

Top Travel Trends for 2019 | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
From advancements in technology to changes in online booking websites, the travel industry is in a constant state of motion. We got the inside scoop from…
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UK Government Admits Possibility of Flight Disruption if No Brexit Deal Reached –

The U.K. warned that flights may be grounded if the European Union doesn’t grant reciprocal approvals to its planes and airlines in the case of a no-deal The U.K. warned that flights may be grounded if the European Union doesn’t grant reciprocal approvals to its planes and airlines in the case of a no-deal Brexit -- a scenario it maintains remains unlikely, despite a recent setback in negotiations.
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Booming U.S. economy fueling prosperity throughout industry: Travel Weekly

Booming U.S. economy fueling prosperity throughout industry: Travel Weekly | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
While economists are predicting a slowdown in growth next year, the next 12 months, barring unforeseeable incidents, should remain strong, with few signs of a pullback on the horizon.
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Managing Disabled Business Travelers: Business Travel News

Too often, organizations are happy to tick the necessary boxes to cover themselves if something should go wrong for their travelers and overlook the complexities and increased level of risk for disabled travelers in particular. My colleagues and I have spoken with a number of disabled business travelers to identify things your travel and security teams should consider.
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Business Travel: How to Make It More Productive

Our solid tips to make the most of your time on your next business trip. Every company wants to save money while their employees travel. But too often, they cut every costly corner without keeping their eyes on the big prize - productivity.
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Emirates Looks to Become World's Largest Airline With Potential Takeover of Etihad –

Emirates is seriously considering taking over Etihad Airways to create what would be the world's largest airline measured by passengers carried, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
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Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket? | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parke
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Airlines Fight Push to Regulate Ticket-Change Fees

Airlines Fight Push to Regulate Ticket-Change Fees | AND 1 MORE THING | Scoop.it
U.S. carriers are battling with Congress to keep control of the nearly $3 billion passengers pay annually to change their flights.
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Amaral Leverages Virtual Cards to Reduce Risk & Save Tax Dollars: Business Travel News

"It started in 2014 when we were looking at a way to relieve the pain that many departments were feeling around reconciliation of the hotel direct bill process," said state of California business partnership and travel manager Bill Amaral. "We were in the middle of a procurement for travel payment, and virtual card rose to the top as a solution." 
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