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Welcome back to InFlight. This month we're talking about how to transform the way your organization approaches travel. As a Travel Management Company with over 20 years of experience, we invite you to assess your travel program to introduce new opportunities that will make a huge impact.

Did you know that visa and non-visa destinations require a passport with at least six months remaining validity? Find the details below and as always - contact us with any questions.

We continue to add new tools to our website. Please visit often to get the most up-to-date information to help you manage your travel program effectively and efficiently.

Mike MacNair

Have a great week!

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Mike MacNair
Owner & CEO

Opportunities to Assess Within Your Travel Program This Year

Opportunities to Assess Within Your Travel Program This Year

As we begin to settle into 2016, in line with our goal to help transform the way your organization approaches travel and your travelers or road warriors experience travel, MacNair Travel Management would like to bring your attention some opportunities to assess within your travel program. 

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2016 Trends in Corporate Travel Management for the SME Marketplace

MacNair De-Implements Auto-Flight Insurance

MacNair De-Implements Auto-Flight InsuranceEffective on February 29th, 2016, MacNair Travel Management will no longer provide automatic flight insurance with each ticket purchase. Until that date, MacNair Travel purchased this insurance for every airline ticket that we issued and provided accidental loss-of-life coverage to each ticket’s traveler that would have paid benefits in the event that loss of life was caused by an air disaster. Due to the variety of ways that our clients are able to procure life insurance of this type, (via each individual travelers’ personal insurance; via insurance that’s included in corporate and/or individually-issued credit card programs; etc.), our automatic flight insurance coverage had become a redundant feature. Additionally, our clients’ and travelers’ desire to provide customized levels of coverage could not be accommodated by our program which was available in only one coverage level.  We encourage our clients who are concerned about this change to work with their in-house risk management, financial, legal, or procurement departments as applicable about suitable insurance alternatives.

Is Your Passport Expiring Within the Next Six Months? You May Want to Renew it Today

Is Your Passport Expiring Within the Next Six Months?International travelers know a valid passport is required for visiting foreign countries. But did you know that with only six months validity your passport is of limited use? Many popular visa and non-visa destinations require a passport with at least six months remaining validity and the U.S. State Department recommends that you renew when you reach six months remaining. Don't get caught on your next business trip to China or Brazil or your vacation to the Caribbean with an invalid passport. Airlines may not permit boarding and government officials can deny entry upon arrival. For questions on whether you should renew your passport, please feel free to contact one of our Travel Consultants. To avoid unexpected travel disruptions and uncertainty, you can renew your passport today with our partners at CIBT.

From The Travel Leadership Blog

3 Key Strategies to Reduce Group Business Travel Expenses for Events

3 Key Strategies to Reduce Group Business Travel Expenses for EventsThe economy continues to improve and because of this, businesses are willing to plan large group meetings or special events to connect with their customers and facilitate collaboration and innovation. The requests for meeting space and group travel is increasing. In 2014, spending on group business travel ($126.5 billion) exceeded spending on individual business travel for the first time since 2008. The BTN Outlook predicts that group trip volume will grow 3.3 percent in 2016, and spending on group business travel is expected to grow 2.7 percent.

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How to Increase Traveler ROI With Each Trip

How to Increase Traveler ROI With Each TripCorporate travel is one of the largest expenses that a business can incur, but it is also one of the most controllable. According to the Global Business Travel Association, (GBTA) spending on business travel is likely to increase by 3.7 percent in 2016, meaning an even larger impact on the business bottom line.

In addition to is being a significant expense; corporate travel management is a key component to SME business plans. Scheduling face-to-face meetings with clients or attending a new product launch on-site can create new business, increase profits and successfully contribute to overall business goals.

As the Travel Manager in your organization, how can you increase the return on investment (ROI) for corporate travel?

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