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Bleisure Is the Biggest Trend in Business Travel

“Bleisure” is on the rise and it’s one of the biggest trends in business travel.

Blending work travel with leisure travel is one of the best perks of traveling for work. It helps save on vacation costs and creates a better work-life balance for travelers and the concept is growing by leaps and bounds as revealed in National Car Rental’s second annual State of the Business Travel Industry Survey.

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Five of the Best Apps for When You’re Heading to the Airport

Airports are getting busier. According to the Bureau of Transportation Studies, 2017 was the busiest year ever for U.S. airlines,  and 2018 looks to end just as busy, by more than 3 percent.  With the highest number of passengers in history, anxious travelers have more on their minds as they head to the airport, but there are tools that they can use to ease their concerns, including some that are accessible right on their cell phones.

Here are five apps that will help to smooth out the difficulties of air travel today.

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Google Is Filling In the Missing Pieces With Mobile Flight-Delay Notifications

Google Assistant will soon start sending flight-delay notifications on mobile, and informing travelers about the reasons behind the disruption to their itineraries. This could be a really great service, and Google will do it at scale. Rest assured that an automated flight-rebooking service won’t be too far behind.

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Hertz Doing Biometric Screening

Hertz plans to offer fast check-out lanes powered by biometrics at more than 40 airports by the end of next year.

The first Hertz Fast Lane is now operating at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta in partnership with Clear, the biometric-identity technology company that is best known for its private lanes at TSA checkpoints.  Continue reading Hertz Doing Biometric Screening

Holiday Travel with Company Computers Presents Risks

“While technology has enabled people to be productive regardless of location, it’s also creating new ways for hackers to infiltrate otherwise secure systems,” said Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT, which helps corporate security teams prevent cybersecurity threats from within their companies.

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Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards

A new tool coming from Capital One will make its travel credit cards more competitive with American Express and Chase. Only seasoned travel pros, however, may find it useful.

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