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Domestic Business Travel is set to Grow in 2019

From December 2018 through May 2019, inbound travel to the U.S will decelerate after it has showed strong growth in the past year. According to David Huether, USTA SVP of research, this is attributed to: (1) the high value (strength) of the U.S. dollar – which will reach its highest since 2002, (2) a weaker global economic growth – which will reduce demand for travel into the U.S, and (3) the decrease of travelers from […]

United Opens new Polaris Lounge at LAX

On January 12th, United has opened its fifth Polaris Lounge, this time at the Los Angeles International Airport. Facing west, the lounge allows travelers to view the city’s vibrant sunsets, offering an atmosphere and gastronomy inspired by Southern California’s energy and culture. The new lounge features art from three Los Angeles-based artists (Rema Ghuloum, Chris Trueman, and Ruth Pastine), and a robust menu influenced by the City of Angels. Still included is the already loved […]

Corporate Travelers Favor Bleisure & Card Rewards

A new study from Wex and Mastercard found that, of the more than 375 business travelers the companies surveyed, 55 percent of them were likely to extend business trips to further explore cities, and that 65 percent of travelers used personal payment cards to pay for business travel expenses. Even though rewards have increased in the corporate card sector, the preference for using a personal card is due to rewards being widely associated with them, and […]

Hertz and Clear partner-up to expedite services

In order to improve customer experience and reduce time spent on exit lines at the Hertz Atlanta airport location, the company has partnered with Clear to offer a biometric and facial recognition system to travelers who are both Clear and Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members. With operations having started in December of 2018, Hertz plans to replicate the Fast Lane at more than 40 additional locations by the end of 2019, including LAX, JFK and […]