Steve Glenn’s Travel Industry Predictions for 2020 – (1/4)

During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! (I improved a little this year up from 71% last year) Over the next four weeks, I will provide you with 60 of my travel industry crystal ball predictions. Here is week 1 of what I think will happen in 2020. Part 2 ...
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admin January 6, 2020

Steve Glenn’s Travel Industry Predictions for 2020- (2/4)

Last week I provided you with 15 of my 60 annual predictions. Today you get 15 more. During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s more of what I think will happen in 2020 (part 2/4). CLICK HERE to see Steve’s first 15 predictions. #16- Those dastardly hotel resort fees will ...
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admin January 13, 2020

Steve Glenn’s Travel Industry Predictions for 2020- (3/4)

For the last two weeks, I provided you with 30 of my top predictions. Today here comes 15 more. During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s part 3/4 of what I think will happen in 2020. To view the previous predictions, CLICK HERE. #31- Uber prices will double in 2020 ...
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admin January 20, 2020

Steve Glenn’s final 15 travel industry predictions for 2020

For the last three weeks, I provided you with 45 of my top predictions. Today I am presenting you with my last 15 predictions for 2020. During the past seventeen years, 73% of my predictions have come true! Here’s the rest of what I think will happen in 2020 part 4/4… To view the previous ...
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admin January 27, 2020

The Coronavirus will probably affect your financial health more than your physical health –

The Coronavirus has basically shut down a large part of the Chinese economy in the last week. Factories all over China are closed, people are not traveling to or within China, and some people in China are just locking their doors and staying home in hopes to not catch the virus. The stock markets around ...
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admin February 3, 2020

Hello from Frankfurt, Germany

I am flying home today after spending the last 3 days at Ambiente, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for consumer goods. Frankfurt is not one of my favorite cities in Germany but it has plenty to do and see if you are a business traveler looking for good eats and treats after your ...
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admin February 11, 2020

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

#1. 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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admin February 18, 2020

Airlines are increasing baggage fees and the cost of checking two bags can now be more than the cost of the airline ticket –

Last week United Airlines increased its checked baggage fee by $5 to $35 for the first bag and $45 for a second bag. This increase follows the increase by JetBlue Airways in January. If history repeats itself all the other airlines will soon follow suit. The round trip cost of checking two bags is now ...
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admin February 24, 2020

Stop the panic! The world is not coming to an end! –

For the last month, we have seen the world stampede in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in China. Wallstreet crashed over 10% down last week, airlines cut routes, businesses put international travel on hold, and basically the press started a tornado of worst-case scenarios that would and have frightened many people around the world. Last ...
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admin March 3, 2020

Here is my Blockbuster prediction for the year –

In two weeks you will see the biggest airfare sale in the last 10 years – Airlines are seeing a massive amount of ticket refunds and lower ticket sales because of the virus panic. They are also smart enough to know that you always get out of the way of a stampede. They will let ...
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admin March 10, 2020

Everything “travel” is moving to the fall

With all the COVID-19 travel cancellations this spring we are seeing that the majority of vacation travel is being moved to this fall. The 30-day travel ban to Europe has put a wrench in travel plans for many Americans. As a result, we are already seeing a wave of travel reservations rescheduled during the months ...
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admin March 17, 2020

We are open for business and thankful for your kindness –

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind for the travel industry. This week Executive Travel was able to launch our “Survive then Thrive” company initiative to help us make sure when the travel industry does come back that we are able to retain our great team so that we can continue our company’s growth ...
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admin March 24, 2020

Here is my four-step plan to give travelers the confidence to start traveling again –

I think the airlines have done a lot recently to make sure travelers are safeguarded when they fly. However, I think the airlines are going to need to add even more safeguards to give the traveling public the confidence to travel again. After talking to some of our customers and finding out their ideas of ...
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admin March 30, 2020

I have four GIANT predictions that will permanently rock the travel industry as a result of COVID-19:

Prediction #1 – I predict the airline $200 change fees will be permanently banned by the government – All the major airlines except Southwest, prior to COVID-19, charged an average of $200 for someone to change a domestic airline ticket once it had been purchased. The virus has forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights and ...
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admin April 7, 2020