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Gloria’s 2015 Travel Trend Picks: TSA PreCheck

Gloria’s 2015 Travel Trend Picks:

Virtual Payment Solutions: Payments that support travel industry growth and enhance client services. Savvy travel management companies (TMC) are always looking for more creative and robust solutions to serve their clients needs. Staying current and ahead of the curve is hard work and entails looking at both the benefits and shortcoming of innovative technology as it becomes “shelf ready” and implementable.

One such travel technology Omega is implementing is the virtual or totally paperless payment solution. The benefits are many and include reduction in fraud, reconciliation delays and the ability to quickly and securely work with some of our large vendors who are beginning to request virtual credit card payments.

Omega World Travel’s virtual payment system securely automates client payment and reconciliation through deploying on demand, single use, virtual card numbers at point . . .

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7 Day Alaska
Princess Cruises
Grand Princess
June 6

Fr $399 p/p
7 Day Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Epic
Nov 8

Fr $479 p/p
7 Day Australia
Royal Caribbean
Radiance of the Seas
Feb 18

Fr $543 p/p
8 Day Bahamas
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Splendor
Aug 29

Fr $549 p/p
14 Day US & Canada
Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Summit
Oct 4

Fr $1274 p/p
Work and Wellness go Hand-in-Hand
for the Modern Day Business Traveler

Hotels are revamping themselves to accommodate the health concerned traveler. Mia Kyricos, Chief Brand Officer of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. said; “The business traveler, when they are on the road is ultimately trying to take as good care of themselves . . .

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Memorial Day Predicted to See
the Most Travelers in 10 years

The Associated Press predicted that 37.2 million people will drive at least 50 miles between May 21 and May 25. This number is the highest it has been since 2005. This is a 4.7 percent increase in drivers from last year, and 2.5 percent increase in . . .

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Are ‘Behavioral Indicators’ an Effective Tool
in Determining Airline Security Threats?

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is working to revise their behavioral detection program. Currently, passengers are observed for suspicious behaviors such as sweaty palms or exaggerated yawning. The effectiveness of . . .

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Measuring Traveler Satisfaction: The GBTA Releases its Business Traveler Sentiment Index
The Global Business Travel Association has released a Business Traveler Sentiment Index, which polled 826 U.S. business travelers on their likes and dislikes about the industry and their traveling experiences. Some of the findings conclude that . . .

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US Airways Reservation System to Merge With American Airlines in Fall 2015
A 90 day process, beginning in July, will work to eliminate US Airways' reservations system and merge them into American Airline’s. Not only will United’s reservation system disappear, it’s website and kiosks will be replaced with . . .

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