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Allowing Business Travelers to Book with Airbnb? You could be Breaking the Law!

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Monday, February 12, 2018   Written by:

As an employer, it’s not only your duty to keep your employees safe, it’s the law. While Airbnb may seem like a reliable accommodation, we’re here to deliver some news . . . it’s not! Read on to discover why you should never be utilizing Airbnb for business travel. Got 10 minutes? You could become […]

Hosting Out of Town Business Travelers? Keep These Tips in Mind

Monday, January 29, 2018   Written by:

Having business travelers visit can be a valuable way to network and get important business done. Whether you are hosting out of town clients or coworkers who work in a different office, there are plenty of ways to make your guests feel welcome. Ask your guests their preferences Once you know that you’ll be hosting […]

Five Tips to Help you get through Customs Faster

Monday, January 15, 2018   Written by:

If you travel frequently, you know how frustrating a long customs line can be after an even longer flight. Use these tips to ensure your customs inspection is quick and easy. Mobile Passport app Launched in 2014, Mobile Passport was the first app authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). If you are an […]

Ensuring Your Corporate Travel Program Thrives in 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018   Written by:

Happy New Year! Follow these simple steps to ensure that your company’s travel program remains healthy and successful in 2018. Review the last year First things first, you’ll want to take a good, hard look at 2017. Evaluate your travel partners, costs and how business travel affected the company over the past year. Look for […]

Top Airlines Ban Smart Luggage

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Monday, December 18, 2017   Written by:

If “smart luggage” is on your holiday gift list this year, you may want to think twice. While technology has afforded us with conveniences we could have only dreamt of 25 years ago, it also poses challenges and hazards that require a careful amount of consideration. Smart luggage, for example, oftentimes features a lithium ion […]

Our Travel Gift Certificate Program Makes Incentivizing your Employees Easier

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017   Written by:

Looking for a unique way to incentivize your employees, reward top performers or celebrate a special occasion in the workplace? Give the gift of travel! Professional Travel’s new travel gift certificate program just made professional gifting a whole lot easier. With our unique program, you can easily purchase travel certificates in custom amounts that your […]

Gift Certificate Ideas for Frequent Travelers

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Monday, December 11, 2017   Written by:

Do you have a frequent traveler in your life? Surprise him or her with a unique and thoughtful gift this holiday season. Travel-related gift certificates are simple to buy, fun to give and extremely useful for the recipient! eBook gift certificate No one goes through more books than an avid reader who is also a […]

How to Plan an Offsite Meeting that Works

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Monday, December 4, 2017   Written by:

Whether you love them or hate them, the truth of the matter is that offsite meetings are becoming more and more common in the workplace – and for good reason. Nearly two-thirds of appointment setters and decision makers say that offsite meetings are more productive than those held inside the office, and planning one that […]

Internet Security Tips for Frequent Business Travelers

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Monday, November 20, 2017   Written by:

As a frequent business traveler, you should take extra precautions in order to prevent hackers from accessing personal information via your electronic devices. See our helpful tips below! Before your Trip Clean up Before you depart, remove any important documents from your devices including confidential presentations, financial statements and photos. In the event that your […]

Professional Travel Earns Ensemble’s President’s Gold Circle Award

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017   Written by:

We are proud to share that we have been awarded the “President’s Gold Circle Award” from Ensemble Travel Group for leading sales performance with Ensemble’s preferred suppliers in 2016. This includes cruise lines, hotels, airlines, tour operators, travel insurance companies and rental car companies. This award is bestowed upon only 10 of Ensemble’s 850 top-tier […]