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Testimonials

Someone at work recommended Tangerine Travel for scheduling flights and booking hotels for corporate travel. I am beyond pleased with the results and incredibly impressed with the services this company provided - timely, responsive, efficient, acommodating, and pleasant. It saved me a lot of time and I would highly recommend working with them for any business or personal needs.
 
Anna S. | Seattle, WA | September 25, 2013
This is our second time using Tangerine Travel. Our First experience we booked our Mexican Vacation with Susan and she was wonderful....We are also working with her to book our honeymoon to Europe! Our current experience working with Christina at Tangerine Travel has been amazing! She is helping us with our Destination Wedding in Seattle. We need two hotel blocks at the Inn and the Market and the Seattle Marriott Waterfront and she exceeded our expectations in organizing this! We will continue to use Tangerine travel in the future! If you want exceptional service and a great experience that is stress free I would suggest getting in touch with the crew at Tangerine Travel!
 
Stephanie C. | Littleton, CO | September 22, 2013

News & Newsworthy

Do you see yourself kissing the Blarney Stone or gazing out over the Cliffs of Moher? How about staying overnight in an Irish castle? This is your chance to make those dreams a reality! Now through March 17th, 2017, our clients can explore Ireland with this Tangerine Travel exclusive. In addition to exciting tours through Ireland, airfare has been deeply discounted! Travel between May and December 2017 and enjoy free airfare from select gateways such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta or discounted airfare at $99 and $199 from locations such as Austin, Chicago, Orlando, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Diego and San Francisco.

Tour lengths range from 7 to 24 days and explore all of Ireland or can also include Scotland and England. Call our vacation department at 800.678.8202 or email our travel consultants at teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com for details on this Irish adventure!

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As corporate travel continues to grow in 2017, Tangerine Travel consultants have put together a few travel tips that can help Road Warriors make it through their next business trip. 

Release Muscle Tension

Traveling often can often cause the body to tighten up. While there are great ways to stretch and roll out muscles with foam rollers and bands, those can be inconvenient to pack in a carry on. We suggest packing a tennis ball in your bag or briefcase on your next trip. They are small, inexpensive and easy to replace if left behind. Tennis balls are great to roll under your feet and legs to keep you from getting stiff or sore.

Rewards Programs

Road Warriors need simplicity when it comes to managing rewards. From specific companies’ credit cards to mileage numbers, points can be worth a good amount of money, especially with how you redeem them. Sites like AwardWallet offer a one-stop shop for tracking miles from all your accounts, including information like passwords and expiration dates.

Charge Personal Devices

Allow yourself entertainment options when traveling by making sure all of your personal devices are charged. The day before your trip charge everything you are going to need and pack it in your carry-on to eliminate any stress on the day of travel. This will allow you to relax at the airport instead of trying to find a plug to charge laptops, tablets or e-readers.  

Avoid Jet Lag

It is important to figure out what your body needs to avoid jet lag. Since everyone reacts to changing time zones differently we have included a few ways to beat the exhaustion from time changes.

  • Take later flights so you can sleep overnight.
  • Stay well hydrated. This means avoiding soda and alcohol to ensure you arrive refreshed and not dehydrated.
  • When you land, push through the day and go to bed at the normal time for your destination.

Keep Track of Boarding Passes

A challenge for Road Warriors can be keeping track of their own paper trail, starting with boarding passes and itineraries. Passbook (IOS) and PassWallet (Android) is a great hub to compile boarding passes, tickets and other important paperless items. In addition to apps on smartphones, Tangerine Travel offers an app that keeps track of itineraries and tickets as well as alerting users to travel updates and weather changes.

Tangerine Travel consultants are experts on travel. For more tips or to tell us a “travel must” that you cannot live without, email us at teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com.

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Even before you reach your destination, you will be amazed at the accommodations Royal Caribbean provides. Each cruise ship offers some of the most innovative and exciting amenities on the sea. From rock-climbing walls on every ship, to elegant dining rooms and relaxing spas, your experience onboard is nothing short of incredible. Tangerine Travel can help customize a trip to one of Royal Caribbean's ports of call, in some of the world's most breathtaking locations. From the rugged beauty of Alaska, Canada and New England to the charm of Europe and the lush landscapes of Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean, Tangerine Travel will help organize your next escape with an exciting offer below!

Enjoy 60% off a second guest when booked in the same stateroom as well as complimentary specialty dining for two and one spa treatment when you call your Tangerine Travel cruise specialist this month.* Looking for more information on cruises? Email our cruise specialists at vacation@tangerinetravel.com

*Restrictions may apply. Reach out to your Tangerine Travel Consultant for more information.

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Located at the base of Pedregal Mountain, in the town of Cabo San Lucas, The Resort at Pedregal can only be accessed through a private tunnel carved through the center of the mountain. Each guest room features its own private plunge pool, fireplace, outdoor terrace and a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.

Book by April 3 and receive a complimentary fourth night, round trip airport transfers, a welcome margarita and bottle of Tequila to enjoy during you stay and a full breakfast buffet each day at Don Manuel's restaurant. Experience the reason why the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted The Resort at Pedregal as the best hotel in Mexico.

Email our Personal Travel consultants at vacation@tangerinetravel.com to plan your trip down to beautiful Cabo!

  

*Restrictions may apply. Reach out to your Tangerine Travel Consultant for more information.

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When staying in a new place each week, Road Warriors can struggle planning and preparing for a different location. Tangerine Travel knows with a little foresight, planning, and a positive outlook, our clients can turn their next business trip into a productive and enjoyable experience. Below are tips to make business travel more comfortable for our road warriors.

1. Stick to a Schedule

Before arriving, create a detailed schedule for your days away and the tasks you aim to accomplish. We suggest scheduling all meetings in the same location to cut down on the amount of running around you have to do. While sitting tight might not be the most interesting option, especially if you are in an exciting new location, you will save yourself the logistical stress of running across town between meetings.

2. Pack Light

Pack the essentials for your business trip. You know exactly what to expect from your schedule, so pack accordingly—whether you need a tailored suit for a slew of formal business meetings or business casual for an industry conference. Select clothing in solid, neutral colors that can be combined and layered to create multiple outfits. Considering the cost for checked luggage, packing a carry-on suitcase will save you time and money.

3. Keep Track of Your Expenses

Streamline the expense-reporting process by tracking your expenses digitally. Booking your airfare, rental car and hotel with Tangerine Travel ensures that all your information with be on one itinerary. If you use Concur to book travel, Concur Expense is a great tool to keep all receipts for reimbursement organized.

4. Download Your Airline’s App

Instead of waiting for the gate agents to announce your airplane’s status, get real-time updates from the app. In addition to the airline app, download GateGuru for seamless boarding and flight experiences.

5. Treat Yourself to a VIP Lounge

Treat yourself to a comfy chair at the airline lounge. If you are not flying business class, or your ticket does not come with access to the lounge, many airports offer day passes at their own home lounges. Looking for a lounge at your airport? Use Lounge Buddy, the app that gives lounge reviews and offers the opportunity to pay for lounges at a set price. Take advantage of free food, drinks, and wifi to get work done while you are waiting to take off. 

With these five tips, business trips can be seamless and stress-free. Is there something in your routine that gets you through you busy travel week? Share your tips in the commons below!

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The overwhelming amount of travel information available today can be daunting for those researching. The abundant amount of information is one of the greatest reasons why the services of a professional travel consultant are more valuable than ever. Those in the travel industry have access to booking information that can bring savings to clients.  Although savings are important reasons for using a travel consultant, their services are much more than finding the lowest fare available. See the reasons why booking corporate or leisure travel with Tangerine Travel will help anyones upcoming travel needs.

  1. Tangerine Travel consultants are travel experts. Through ongoing familiarization, continuing education and customer feedback, Tangerine Travel consultants put their industry knowledge to work and organize the best travel for each client. 
  2. In the travel industry, suppliers do not advise travelers that a better route or a better fare is available amongst their competition. Tangerine Travel consultants investigate and supply competitive information to those booking with us.  
  3. Each consultant takes time to analyze current promotions and fares to establish which the least expensive and best fit are for our clients. 
  4. Tangerine Travel clients benefit from our travel consultants experience that can save our clients’ money and headaches in many ways. Our consultants will clarify the fine print, such as cancellation penalties and restrictions for you.
  5. Tangerine Travel consultants share their knowledge about a variety of topics, from where to eat and where to shop, to what to pack and what to see. 
  6. Travel consultants can provide one-stop shopping for travelers when booking air travel, rental cars, cruise accommodations and hotel stays. We want to ensure our clients feel they are getting the best product for their money and have the best interest of the client in mind at all times.
  7. Tangerine Travel is a member of Virtuoso, an invite only, elite travel network where unique experiences you cannot find online or plan yourself can be created. Many of our corporate clients use our vacation planning services and are the recipients of these value-added benefits and amenities.
  8. Tangerine Travel has more buying power than the average traveler booking online, whether it’s booking an airline seat, hotel room or cruise space.
  9. Tangerine Travel consultants are advocates for our clients in the event something inadvertently goes wrong. We are available 24/7 to help in times of need, be it due to weather, to change an itinerary or if a train line is down. 
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2017 is gearing up to be another record breaking travel year. TSA has announced it will be limiting the amount of travelers going through expedited screening lines without Pre Check. We suggest enrolling in a Trusted Traveler program that will allow passengers to head to a shorter line and leave shoes on and laptops in their cases. Programs such as Pre Check, Global Entry and NEXUS allow travelers to utilize the expedited security screenings and avoid the long lines. Below is some information on each option to find the best program for you depending on your travel. 

TSA Pre-Check – This option is great for frequent and business travelers who can go through separate security lines, leave on their shoes and belts, and keep their laptops in the bag.  For $85 you can be enrolled in TSA Pre-Check for five years.  You must be a U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident and there is no passport requirement to be approved.  You can apply for TSA Pre-Check online and then make an appointment at one of the enrollment centers around the country to provide fingerprints and identification.

Global Entry – This program is great for international travelers and can coincide with TSA Pre-Check.  Upon arrival to the United States, you can go straight to a Global Entry Kiosk without filling out any forms.  Insert your passport or U.S. permanent resident card, place fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification and make a customs declaration.  The membership is $100 for five years or you can pay an extra $15 from the Pre-Check program to Global Entry.  A passport is required for Global Entry and you can apply online and then make an appointment at one of several enrollment centers around the country to provide fingerprints and identification as well as be interviewed.    For a list of eligible countries and more information on Global Entry, click here.

NEXUS – This option is the Canadian version of Global Entry, offering expedited processing at airports and land borders when entering the U.S. and Canada.  On the plus side, NEXUS is less expensive at $50 for a five-year membership.  The negative is there are only a handful of enrollment centers for NEXUS and they are located near the Canadian borders in places like upstate New York, Maine, Montana and Washington State.  You can pre-enroll online, visit an enrollment center for an interview, provide fingerprints and verify ID.  There is no passport requirement.  For information on NEXUS please, click here.

Still deciding on what program is best for you? Talk with your Tangerine travel consultant about your travel destinations and they will help you make the best choice for you as a traveler.

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Lufthansa Offers More Comfort on Long-Haul Aircraft

Lufthansa’s Airbus A350-900 is offering several new amenities to all flight classes in an effort to improve comfort and help travelers arrive to destinations feeling relaxed and better rested. Check out some of the new amenities to be offered on long-haul flights below.

Business Class Self Service Area

The new Business Class design allows for passengers to help themselves to snack and drinks in the self-service area. While the regular meal service still stands, passengers can use this space any time between regular meal service in addition to being able to order drinks from their seats.

Seat Upgrade in Economy Class and On-Board Entertainment

Seating will be more comfortable for those in the Economy Class section. The A350-900 will offer ergonomically-formed seat upholstery as well as more storage space for personal items. While enjoying the comfortable seats, passengers will have the opportunity to create a playlist of favorite items for the trip from home using the “Lufthansa Companion App.” Once on-board, travelers can sync their personal playlist with their screen.

The A350-900 will be based in Munich beginning February 10 with its first destinations being Dehli and Boston. For more details on this new plane or to book your next flight, email us at teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com

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Business travel can be a costly necessity for many organizations. Tangerine Travel understands travel expenses and the essentials to make the corporate travel process positive and efficient. Below are some tips to help implement cost savings for your corporate travel program.

Work with a Travel Management Company

A Travel Management Company (TMC) will plan travel, process reservations, work with online booking tools, tabulate data, implement technology, track travelers and lend support to the businesses it works with. The buying power and established relationships between travel vendors and TMCs allows for savings to be handed down to the client. Tangerine Travel offers out-of-the-box services to ensure each client’s needs are met. Working with a TMC can offer savings, organization and peace of mind to corporations and their traveling employees.

Create a Business Travel Policy

Creating and enforcing a business travel policy will help any business streamline travel procedures. In addition to a travel policy, having a TMC to create guidelines and offer support to travelers when booking travel will help in saving your business money and booking travel with ease.

Increase Advance Booking Period

When booking corporate travel the best way to be cost effective is to book trips further out, particularly for rail and air travel. Tangerine Travel can offer companies reports that show how far in advance bookings have been made. If the data suggests the average bookings are happening 3 days before travel, companies can implement a change in their travel policy or focus on improving the time of bookings.

Use an Online Booking Tool

Tangerine Travel works hand-in-hand with Concur to offer our clients an online booking tool. Concur is an excellent way to book travel quickly while also having the support team at Tangerine Travel to aid in any questions or booking concerns that may arise. In addition to the online booking tool, Concur offers an expense program that can make recording receipts and submitting for reimbursement so simple and cost effective.

For more information on Tangerine Travel’s management programs or for more helpful tips on travel reach out to our travel consultants and teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com

 

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Hertz Rental Cars has recently updated its Rental Identification Policy for all rental car reservations that are to be direct billed to a company. In an effort to protect customers from fraud the renter must provide a valid driver’s license that matches the name on the reservation as well as one of the following:

  • Employee identification with renter’s name and company name.
  • Business card with renter’s name and company name.
  • Medical insurance card indicating the renter’s name and company name.

If the renter is not an employee and they do not have any company identification, they must present one of the following:

  • A letter on company letterhead indicating that they have a relationship with the company.
  • An email from the company stating the same as above. The email must contain the company in the email address.
  • A travel itinerary that indicates both the renter’s name and company name.

If you have any question about these policy changes please reach out to your Tangerine Travel consultant or email us at teamtangerine@tangerinetravel.com.

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