November 2016

The Corporate and Personal Travel Portals have been completely transformed into a new technology platform, designed to exceed all your expectations! These two proprietary applications have been combined into one single interface with modern and dynamic design elements and a new name! No longer will users be redirected from one site to the next. All content will be made available within one streamlined application. Content will be controlled according to a user's permissions and roles, personalizing their experience!
Business Travelers 
Expect  Business Trips to IncreaseBusiness

Bigger travel budgets, a better economy, and the perception that travel supports customer relationships will drive business travel in the next 12 months, according to a survey of business travelers conducted by marketing firm MMGY Global.

In June, MMGY Global surveyed 355 Millennials, 306 Generation Xers, 316 Baby Boomers and 30 "Matures" - totaling 1,007 U.S. residents - who took at least one domestic or international business trip in the past 12 months.

The most common reason business travel will increase, as noted by half the respondents, owed to their companies' perception that travel is important to grow and maintain customer relationships. Forty-four percent said their companies were doing better financially and had increased their travel budgets.

Travelers took an average of 6.8 business trips in the past 12 months and expected that to increase to 7.4 in the next 12 months. Millennials, those between ages 18 and 36, took more trips than the average business traveler, and they expect to take even more, 8.6 trips, in the next 12 months.

Delta's New A350s to Feature 
All-Suite Seating in Business Classdelta

In Fall 2017, Delta will unveil its first business class cabin to feature all-suite seating.

The Delta One suite, as the airline is calling the seat design, will debut when Delta brings its first Airbus A350 into service. The planes will be configured with a business class made up of 32 suites.  Each suite will feature a sliding door, a sliding privacy divider, lie-flat seats with memory foam, customizable ambient lighting, dedicated storage compartments for shoes and laptops, universal power outlets, and 18-inch television screens.

Delta plans to primarily deploy the A350, Airbus' new generation long range wide body on flights between the U.S. and Asia. The carrier said it would introduce the Delta One configuration on its Boeing 777 fleet after the A350 debut.

"Delta constantly listens to customers and responds with products that deliver what they want. After setting the standard with the introduction of full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in 2008, Delta is again elevating the international business class experience," said Tim Mapes, the carrier's chief marketing officer.
Source: Travel Weekly
Industry Snippetssnippets
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Banned  - Amtrak has banned Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile devices from its trains, buses, and facilities, according to  The Washington Post. Passengers with the devices, for which battery problems have caused fires and explosions, will be denied boarding or, if caught, asked to leave the vehicle. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration banned the devices from all U.S. flights this month.
Want to Track Your Luggage? -  Earlier this year, Delta introduced new  RFID luggage tags  to accurately track and identify bags. Now, users have the capability to track their bags from their mobile device through the Delta mobile app.  The tracking only updates the luggage location when the RFID tag is scanned. While it isn't as accurate as GPS tracking, it certainly offers more peace of mind than not knowing anything about your bag's location. RFID tracking is available in 84 airports in the United States. 
Did You Know?
              • Mobile devices have more computing power than Apollo 11
              • 35% of leisure travelers and 55% of business travelers use smartphones
              • 10% of travelers have downloaded a mobile travel app
              • 2/3 of Android & iPhone users access the internet daily on their mobile device
              • 85% of tablets sold will be iPads
              • "Location-based services provide opportunity to interact with travelers on a permission basis"
Make sure you sign-up for  New & Experienced 
Travel Sessions November 16th & November 17thconcur
Register for your session now. Click Here
Please add us on social media. We want to help you stay connected and be aware of travel industry news and updates. Thank you for choosing Travel Incorporated.