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Professional Travel Honored as an Ensemble Top Performer

- November 1, 2018

Ensemble Travel® Group, one of the premier travel agency organizations in the industry, honored their top-producing members in the U.S. and Canada at their annual Circle of Excellence Gala as part of…


[Infographic] Our Response to Hurricane Florence

- October 26, 2018

When natural disasters strike, our clients are proactively prepared. See how we handled cancelled flights and travel disruptions as a result of Hurricane Florence.


What the Real ID Act means for Travelers

- September 27, 2018

What is the Real ID Act? The Real ID Act establishes minimum security standards for U.S. state and territory license production and issuance. It prohibits Federal agencies from accepting licenses that do…


What the Mexico Travel Advisory Means for You

- August 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of State recently issued a travel advisory regarding travel to Mexico encouraging travelers to use caution when visiting the country. This has caused concern for some of our travelers…


How Technology has Changed Business Travel

- July 2, 2018

Technology is changing the face of business travel. With this shift, there is an increased demand from business travelers for customized and immediate information, seamless booking and expense reporting and above all,…


The Airline Broke my Luggage: Now What?

- June 18, 2018

Frequent business travelers have probably been there before – you go to get your luggage off the conveyer belt and you notice that your bag has seen better days. It got smashed,…


Now Trending: Biometric Facial Recognition

- May 21, 2018

Airlines have recently started partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to test Biometric Facial Recognition (BFR) technology at several airports across the globe. What is BFR? During a BFR screening,…


Hungry while Traveling? Get Food (and More) Delivered Right to Your Gate

- April 23, 2018

From charging and technology stations to yoga rooms and workout facilities, we’ve seen airports evolve over the years to adapt to traveler needs and desires. Whether it’s to stay close to a…


Top Airlines Ban Smart Luggage

- December 18, 2017

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…


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

- November 15, 2017

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…


Tired of Overbooking? Fly United!

- July 14, 2017

United Airlines is rolling out a new pilot “Flex-Schedule” program which will offer $250 travel vouchers to passengers who agree, up to five days in advance of their scheduled flight, to reschedule…


[Updated] What you Should Know About Zika Virus and Business Travel

- August 8, 2016

Update as of 8/8/2016: The CDC is advising pregnant woman against traveling to the northside neighborhood of Miami, Florida, where a number of residents have been affected. Women and men who have…