Health Care Firm Creates App To Improve Traveler Wellness

Knowing the stress and constraints of business travel can cause even the most health-conscious of people to toss aside wellness habits while on the road, Anthem Inc. recently deployed a program that encourages healthy traveler behavior. Cindy Heston, director of travel and events for the health care firm partnered with mobile app VisFit, a tool that provides travelers with personalized messaging offering health and wellness recommendations while on the road. See more here.  

Get the Most Out of Business Travel

Business trips prove necessary for building relationships with clients and closing deals, so it’s important to make the most of them. Seven leaders across different industries share their best insights on getting the most out of business travel. Read their stories here

Expedia to Buy Rival Orbitz

Expedia is buying Orbitz Worldwide. The deal is valued at roughly $1.6 billion. The deal comes just a few weeks after Expedia bought another popular booking site, Travelocity, for $280 million in cash. Find out more from USAToday.

What does 2015 have in store for business travel? Data in 2015 may revolutionize the way we conduct business in the world of corporate travel.Take a look at Inc.com and the five ways that business travel is going to change.

 

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New Study: What Makes a Successful Business Trip?

A recent study highlights what makes a successful business trip for travelers. The study, “The Value of Business Travel,” was conducted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), and is based on a wide-scale survey of 10,000 respondents from May to October 2014.

The study found that the three main determinants include the number of meetings attended, the length of stay and when the trip was booked.

Take a look at the article from Travel Pulse here.

Hyatt Hotels Corp. to Offer Free Wi-Fi

As of February, Hyatt Hotels Corp. will make Wi-Fi free at all hotels worldwide “regardless of booking method or loyalty program participation”.  Guests at Hyatt hotels in all tiers may access basic Wi-Fi in both guest rooms and public spaces at no charge on an unlimited number of devices. More details here