European Travel Commission: European Tourism Shows Modest Growth in 2016

European tourism demand continues to grow and proves resilient to safety and security challenges and political turmoil. Overall growth, however, has slowed from the previous year (+5% in 2015) affected by those destinations required to rebuild market confidence following tragic events. The most visited region in the world welcomed 620 million international tourist arrivals in 2016, a 2% increase compared to the same period in … [Read more...]

New Study Reveals Financial Leaders Must Embrace Travel and Expense Solutions Strategically to Drive Growth and Innovation

Managing Expenses and Cash Flow is the Single Most Challenging Responsibility Cited by Financial Decision-makers A new commissioned global study conducted by Forrester Consulting released today explores how mobile and digital channels have disrupted travel and expense management, creating new challenges for finance managers. The study offers exclusive insights into the steps finance managers are taking to successfully overcome these challenges … [Read more...]

Visa Launches the First of its Kind Digitally Integrated Airport Privilege Program in Asia Pacific

Replaces traditional one-dimensional lounge program with a comprehensive digital solution to create a unique and seamless "total airport experience" for Visa cardholders -- Visa announced the launch of "Visa airport companion" program. This program, the first of its kind in Asia Pacific, offers Visa cardholders a complete airport experience via a digitally integrated mobile platform. The Visa airport companion program is a comprehensive digital … [Read more...]

Alaska Airlines is in a Newark State of Mind

New service added from Seattle; Portland, Oregon; San Diego and San Jose, California Alaska Airlines announced a significant expansion to the New York City area with multiple new routes to Newark Liberty International Airport. The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration approved Alaska Airlines' request to operate four additional daily flights to Newark. New service from Newark, New Jersey to Portland, Oregon and San Diego, … [Read more...]

USA Today features TripStreak as one of the six sites for cheapest travel booking!

Leading American newspaper daily, USA Today, has featured TripStreak as one of the six sites/apps that make flying cheaper and more convenient. There are many apps and platforms to help travelers book flights — maybe too many. TripStreak is one of the travel booking sites that are working hard to perfect the art of booking- making it convenient, hassle free and cheap. Read the full article on USA today: … [Read more...]

Uber, Not Disruption, Just a Better Solution

So my journeys bring me to Heathrow for an overnight on my way back from a 3 day trip to India.  Needless to say, I was exhausted on my way back, and upon arriving Terminal 5 @ LHR, I felt a bit lazy and went to the Taxi queue, since I was only going to stay in an airport hotel a mile away.  The first cabbie asked where I'm going then "suggested" I take the next cab.  I pile into the next one and immediately the cabbie adds a 2 pound 80 extra to … [Read more...]

How to Travel Like a Pro

After decades of frequent traveling, I thought it may prove helpful to share some of my tips with others on packing.  I hope you find some benefit from the article. If you are going to travel more than once per year, buy decent luggage.  A 21-inch roller board is large enough to pack for a week. Don’t take more than one piece of luggage and try to make that a carry on.  A 21-inch roller board will cover you for a week.  If you are gone longer … [Read more...]

TripStreak Launch, The Smarter Travel Search

USA - September 24th, 2015 - LOS ANGELES -- TripStreak, a travel search engine that personalizes results for each traveler, today launched its beta flight search. Users can rank their travel priorities, and then, using its unique algorithm, TripStreak displays flights based on those priorities and attaches a TripScore to each result to help users quickly determine the best flight for them. “We have what other travel search engines don’t: the … [Read more...]

Lufthansa GDS Share Tumbles After Launch of Fees

As previously predicted, LH appears to be taking a beating in competitive Euro markets, losing as much as 30% market share via Sabre bookings according to this Tnooz.com report   … [Read more...]

Air Berlin Announces Low Rates to Benelux and Beyond

Go to Trip-Smart.com to book these great round-trip rates. … [Read more...]