Just a few years ago it was customary to pay for travel with cards, or perhaps even cash in some markets. Fast-forward to the present, and we’re seeing a range of trends that re-define how people pay for travel. Here are my predictions for how four trends are going to play out in 2020.
United Airlines has opened CLEAR lanes at Chicago O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 1 with new checkpoints coming to Terminal 2 in the next few weeks. The location of the CLEAR lines is very convenient for United Airlines travelers, though passengers of any airline can use these lines when going through security.
Corporate travelers want better travel technology from their employers as well as more options when it comes to booking travel, according to a study commissioned by SAP Concur. The survey collected responses from 7,850 business travelers who take three or more trips per year from 19 global markets.
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced that expiration dates for Global Entry are being extended by a full year. The decision was made due to a huge backlog of renewals that CBP agents are currently trying to work through.
Travel buyers with small and medium-sized programs have more choices than ever in finding discounts and special pricing for hotels. Figuring out the magic mix to optimize options can be a bigger challenge than before, but it is the key to success for SME buyers.