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BCD’s 2019 Travel Price Forecast

Hotel rates will increase between 1 and 3 percent in 2019, according to BCD Travel's 2019 Industry Forecast, thanks to demand outpacing supply in most markets. Airfares, meanwhile, will rise between 1 and 2 percent in most markets. BCD said lower airfares boosted global air travel demand in 2017. That demand has diminished, though, and…
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American Airlines Baggage Fees Get a $5 Hike

The company is following the initiative of multiple other airlines in raising baggage fee prices over the last few months. American Airlines will be charging $5 more for the first and second checked bags. The move applies to travel in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. This means that new…
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Will Embedded SIM Cards Relieve Corporate Travel Roaming Charges?

A feature in the iPhones that Apple unveiled this month could drastically reduce high international mobile roaming charges, a major hidden cost of business travel. The Apple XS, XS Max and XR phones include embedded subscriber identification modules, or eSIMs. Price per minute of talk time on foreign trips typically is measured in dollars rather…
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Delta to Launch “Biometric Terminal” At Atlanta

Delta says it will soon operate the first “biometric terminal” in the US, with facial recognition technology used to identify travellers at every step from check-in to boarding. Starting later this year, Delta will offer the 2.2 million passengers who annually transit Terminal F at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport the option of biometric identification to…
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