Yearly Archives: 2019

Here are the top five cities where you should not rent a car for business travel

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There are a handful of cities in the U.S. that I recommend that you should not rent a car but use taxi’s or services like Uber or Lyft to get around. I will always remember my $40 daily car rental in San Francisco that when I arrived at the hotel I paid a $75 daily […]


There are certain “rules of travel” that you never break –

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With over 30 years of travel under my belt, I have identified a list of rules of travel that you should never break. One of those rules is “Never fly the same day your cruise departs”.  I have followed this rule for decades but last Wednesday I decided I would take an early flight to […]


Executive Travel Tests TMC Model Based On No Fees, Data Transparency And Blockchain

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Several years ago, Lincoln, Neb.-based travel management company Executive Travel launched a no-fee option for online-originating transactions. The catch: Clients that took the deal had to source all hotels through the agency to generate a revenue stream that would fund online fulfillment, online booking tool fees and some profit margin. Since then, CEO Steve Glenn […]


How to trade 9 degrees below zero for 85 degrees this weekend for less than you think –

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You can get out of this cold right now. Many people think they have to plan months in advance for a winter vacation. This morning on my ride to work I thought I would check to see what it would cost me for a short trip to Cancun leaving Thursday and returning Sunday. Turns out […]


Is TSA PreCheck at the tipping point of having too many people? – 

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This past Sunday I was traveling home and flying from Dallas to Omaha. As I approached the security line I saw a sign that said TSA PreCheck but the line was twice as long as the line beside it for non-PreCheck travelers. I thought there must be a mistake and I asked one of the […]


Executive Travel appoints Paul Glenn to lead company as CEO

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Executive Travel has promoted Paul Glenn to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Paul will oversee the company as it continues to be one of the fastest growing TMC’s (Travel Management Company) in the industry. Steve Glenn, the company founder and industry veteran, known for his thought leadership, will maintain his role as Chairman. […]


Steve’s 12 great ways to use your smartphone camera when traveling –

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My iPhone camera is my best travel resource. I use my iPhone to take pictures of almost everything when I travel. For example, instead of keeping all those receipts for meals I simply pull out my iPhone and click a picture and send it to the accounting department rather than stick the receipt in my […]


Get ready for an airfare war to Hawaii –

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We are just days away from Southwest Airlines announcing their new schedule and service to Hawaii from California. For years industry experts have been anticipating Southwest would add the Hawaiian islands to their route map. Other major airlines like United, America, Alaska, and Delta are not going to take this sitting down and they have […]


Travelers reject “SMART” hotel rooms

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85% of travelers surveyed oppose the idea of having Amazon Alexa in their hotel room Executive Travel CEO, Steve Glenn, recently released his travel predictions for 2019. Included in his 72 predictions was that some hotels would add Amazon’s Alexa in hotel rooms in 2019. These “smart” artificial intelligence/voice recognition devices could replace the TV […]


Are you ready for a smart device in your hotel room – 

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Included in my 72 travel predictions for 2019 was my prediction that some hotels would add Amazon’s Alexa in hotel rooms in 2019. These “smart” artificial intelligence/voice recognition devices could replace the TV remote, room thermostat, clock, and even the light switches in rooms. Parallel to the 2019 predictions we surveyed 241 travelers and asked […]


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