Smartphones and Travel: Staying Connected (Without Breaking the Bank)

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and 46% say their phones are something they “couldn’t live without.” Which isn’t at all shocking; after all, people are turning to their mobile devices to do much more than text, call or email these days…and travel is no exception. Whether it’s keeping up with breaking news,…

Travel Trend Alert: Corporate VolunTOURism

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Volunteering to help people in need combined with traveling to faraway places is gaining in popularity. In fact, with more than 1.6 million people spending over $2 billion a year, “voluntourism” (aka social impact tourism) is claiming its spot as one of the fastest-growing travel trends today.  This trend also helps corporations, employees and volunteer…

5 Top Study Abroad Destinations: A Travel Security Review

With a new semester starting soon, now is a great time to take a closer look at what academic institutions need to consider when preparing students for a complex travel security climate. Global trends are shifting and creating the need to assess specific security concerns in every region of the world, including countries that are…

7 Great Mobile Apps for Students Studying Abroad

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It’s no secret that millennials are attached to their smartphones, especially now with the rising popularity of Pokémon GO (which has officially become the most played mobile game in the U.S.). A recent survey showed that 86% of people aged 18 to 29 own smartphones, so chances are, most of your students will use their…

Planning a Bleisure Trip This Summer? Here Are 5 Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

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With summer in full swing, many travelers may plan to jump on the bleisure bandwagon in the coming weeks…and can you blame them? When the bleisure traveler walks out of their last meeting on Friday at 4pm, they’re not trucking to the airport or waiting in long security lines…instead, they’re getting ready to hit the town and…

Earth-Friendly Travel: How to Reduce Your Organization’s Carbon Footprint

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Recently, Americans have been experiencing unpredictable weather such as drastic drops in temperature followed by weeks of warm weather. Many have been concerned by the temperature change and the potential effects of global warming. Let’s take a closer look at how your organization’s travel programs could make a difference in your carbon footprint. How is my organization…

Travel Etiquette Around the World: Cuba

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Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, has been the topic of controversy since an embargo was put in place by the United States in 1960. And while jumping on a plane for a beach vacation to Cuba is still out of the question, under new regulations, more Americans are now able to experience a…

The Sharing Economy: 5 Essential Safety Tips for a Safer Ride

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Getting a ride wherever and whenever you need it has never been easier thanks to sharing economy services like Uber and Lyft. But this ease and simplicity also presents some risks, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. Read our tips below to keep yourself safe when using sharing economy services when you travel. Wait in a Safe…

Looking Ahead: 7 Business Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

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It’s that time of year when we’re looking ahead, thinking what the future might hold. And while we can’t predict the future, we do see 7 interesting industry trends that could play a significant role in shaping the business travel climate in 2016: 1) Sharing economy demand. It’s no secret that sharing economy services like…

Top Headlines in Travel: 2015 at a Glance

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From restoring ties in Cuba to debates about the sharing economy, 2015 has certainly been eventful. As the year comes to a close, we’ve gathered a list of some of the biggest travel headlines from this past year: Cuba: The year began with great news. The U.S. restored diplomatic ties with Cuba. The embassies opened…