Author Archives: Steve Glenn

New business travel study says average per diem is now $312/day – 

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The average daily cost for meals, car rentals, and hotels for business travel in the U.S. is now $312 per day according to the recently released 2019 Corporate Travel Index compiled by Business Travel News. The most expensive city is no surprise to many as New York City. It has the highest priced city per diems […]


Airline-sponsored lounges are so full you can’t get in

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I visit a lot of airline lounges around the world. I now keep noticing new signs popping up that read, “Sorry, no one-day passes allowed today.” Basically, the lounges are so popular that they can’t squeeze more people into them, especially during busy travel hours. I fully understand if an airline has capacity limits in […]


Here are 9 dirty little secrets you should know about the Boeing 737 MAX the press won’t tell you –

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  The hysteria surrounding the recent two flight crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX has lead to a tsunami of social media and press frenzy about the dangers of the plane. Here are some of my thoughts about what is not being said in the press. 1. The two airlines involved with the crashes allegedly […]


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 […]


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