Singapore Airlines Named Best Global Carrier for Business Travel

For the second straight year, Singapore Airlines has been recognized as the top international carrier for business travel.

Fortune and Travel + Leisure travelers about their habits and preferences when traveling for work to generate 2015’s Best in Business Travel survey. Readers were asked to assess airlines on a variety of factors, including customer service, frequent flyer programs, in-flight class experience, food and entertainment options and airport lounges.

Emirates, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways rounded out the top five.

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Benefits of Belonging to a Hotel Reward Program

Hotel reward programs offer a number of advantages that are often under-utilized by travelers. Most hotel reward programs have multiple ways to earn, not only through the number of nights booked but also with associated credit cards on which you can earn hotel loyalty points with. There are many cost saving benefits are available to both the business traveler as well as the company.

  1. Complimentary Internet
  2. VIP Lounge Access
  3. Free Room Nights or Discounted Rates
  4. Room Upgrades
  5. Early or Late check in

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Companies Get Busy Booking Holiday Parties

It’s that time of year again! Companies are getting busy booking their holiday parties. With companies agreeing PartyPlannerDPartthat their employees should be rewarded for their dedication, holiday-party-booking season is in full swing at area restaurants and banquet halls. According to Business West, 2015 is shaping up to be a particularly strong year.

 

Hotelzon Launches Its Mobile App

Travelport Hotelzon, provider of a hotel distribution platform, has released a smartphone app for corporate hotel bookings.

The app, a mobile version of Hotelzon.com, is designed for use by travel agents and business travelers. The app features over 250,000 hotels worldwide, both chain and independent properties. It includes privately negotiated corporate rates, traveler profiles and secure booking functionality.

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Looking for the best hotel? Take a look at these winning hotels for business travelers in cities worldwide as voted by Travel + Leisure readers in an annual survey. From Tokyo to Atlanta to Berlin, check out details of T+L’s top rated spots here.

Marcou Transportation Group, Owner of Dav El | BostonCoach Brands Acquires Torrey Pines Transportation

Today, Marcou Transportation Group, owner of Dav El │ Boston Coach, announces it has acquired Torrey Pines Transportation, the San Diego area’s premiere executive and group Transportation Company.
Founded in 1987, Torrey Pines Transportation (TPT) is both a family and woman-owned business that serves its clients wherever they travel. For nearly three decades, TPT has provided an unblemished record of service and safety to corporate travelers, group managers, and private individuals.
The company carries several vehicles in its fleet, including mini-coaches, Sprinters and Teslas. In August, Torrey Pines Transportation was hailed as one of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the San Diego Business Journal. The Limousine Charter & Tour (LCT) Magazine chose Torrey Pines Transportation as the 2015 National Outstanding Operator of the Year at the annual Conference in Las Vegas this past February. Torrey Pines Transportation was chosen because the company provides reliable and excellent customer service to corporate, group and individual clients.
Additional terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.
“The acquisition of Torrey Pines Transportation is important to the Dav El | BostonCoach transportation network because it is a natural extension of our current footprint in California, expanding further south to San Diego,” said Scott Solombrino, President and Chief Executive Officer for Dav El│BostonCoach. “More acquisitions are to come, as we play out a strategy to consolidate the highly fragmented chauffeured transportation business.”

New Study From GTBA Looks at Millennial and Baby Boomer Business Travel

A new study conducted by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation (GBTA), shows some surprising differences about the way Baby Boomers and Millennials book business travel. The study surveyed more than 500 North American business travelers and examined how they make bookings for business trips, with particular focus on hotel bookings revealing differences between types of travelers based on age and the size of their organization.

For more on the study’s finding, click here.

 

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