In this issue ..The Internet - An interpreter of alternates or just an alternate?
Relax with UNIGLOBE Dear Business Traveler,
Essential News Some of us have spent hours on the Internet shopping for airfares and hotel rooms.
Travel Blunder Interestingly, we have also managed to convince ourselves that our time-consuming
web searches are finding us the best deals around.
At your Leisure The fact is that procuring travel online is an extremely fragmented experience. What
How to get an Upgrade this means is that most travel websites are unable to extract and display fares from
the entire universe of available fares. So, in a world where there can be as many as
70,000 fare changes daily, how can you be sure you are getting the best value?
I believe the internet is sending out a very strong message - consumers will need to
depend increasingly on a travel solutions provider such as UNIGLOBE where
technology takes over the formidable challenge of simultaneously searching
numerous different channels including Internet fares and the 'travel agent only'
system (Global Distribution System). The internet is trendy but high mobility, globe
trotting business travelers need a travel ‘partner’ who can show value in both price
Regional Marketing Manager
..Relax with the UNIGLOBE Support System
The UNIGLOBE Support System (USS) is a robust accounting and expense
management platform that disposes of the traditional static reports and delivers
specific information that will help you understand your organization’s travel trends,
enforce travel policy compliance and help you in making the right decisions to
contain your T & E costs.
Using USS we analyze and interpret your travel data and recommend how best to
manage all aspects of your travel program for bottom-line improvements. Whether it
relates to overall purchase patterns, travel policy alternatives, non-compliance or
supplier negotiation opportunities, USS provides a comprehensive suite of paper
and electronic reports to support your overall Procurement Strategy and identify
Managing your company's needs from start to finish and then reconciling those
needs with your bottom line - that's the difference between other agencies and a
UNIGLOBE travel management company. For more information on how your
organization can control its Travel spend please contact your UNIGLOBE Agency.
Continental Airlines New York-Mumbai direct flight
Continental Airlines has added yet another non-stop flight to India connecting the
two financial trade centres of the world, Mumbai and New York. The maiden flight,
that began from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, will initially
operate four times a week - departing New York Liberty on Sundays, Mondays,
Fridays and Saturdays with the frequency increasing to daily service from October
Whenever you hit the road on Singapore Airlines to start 3 new services from Bangalore
business, a certain mindset takes
over. There are many important The Singapore Airlines announced commencement of three additional services from
details to be taken care of while Bangalore from October 29, taking the number of flights from the city in a week to
on the fly. Do you have a system 10. In addition to daily night flights, there will be day flights on every Monday, Friday
for keeping track of your receipts, and Saturday from Bangalore to Singapore and vice-versa
for example, or a method of
backing up the data on your
laptop? Have you packed all the
necessary cables, power cords Air Arabia Starts Bangalore Service from 15 October
and re-chargers for your
electronic gear? Here is a look at UAE-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia will launch its flights to Bangalore on October
five new products and services 15, its ninth destination in India. The flights will initially operate four times every
designed to make your business week between Bangalore and Air Arabia''s hub in Sharjah, and daily from October
travel more productive and 29.
..Travel Blunder: Reservation Aggravation
You slept through the alarm, your taxi was late, the traffic was a nightmare, you
misread your itinerary: whatever the excuse, it's suddenly painfully obvious that
you're about to miss your flight. By the time you arrive at the airport, the airline has
declared you a no-show. You are likely be charged a penalty for changing your
ticket plus you will have to wait in line as check-in agents try to accommodate you
on a later flight. Worse, if you booked your own flight through a discount website it
may come with so many restrictions that absolutely no changes or refunds are
Solution? Book your trip through a UNIGLOBE Travel agent. As soon as you
suspect you are not going to make it to the airport on time, call the agency or the
24Hour UNIGLOBE Rescue Line. After quickly reviewing the fare you paid, your
frequent flyer status and the airline's policy on ticket refunds, your agent can
instantly book you a new flight thereby saving you the hassle of the waiting in long
queues and uncertainty of dealing with check-in agents at the airport.
..At Your Leisure: Explore Shanghai with UNIGLOBE
Shanghai a scintillating city is swirling with rapid cultural change. The largest city in
China, Shanghai contains the most striking blend of oriental and western cultures
and of the past and present. The city is the hotspot of modern China; a
cosmopolitan city buzzing with the concept of 'lifestyle revolution', showcased in the
architectural temples of art, fine dining and contemporary urban living on the Bund.
To enjoy and explore this scintillating city, contact your UNIGLOBE agency for a
..Business Plus: Frequent Flier Miles …. Simplified
A conservative estimate of the number of unused frequent flyer miles sitting in
accounts around the world is a staggering 10 trillion. Chances are, if you fly regularly
on business, a few of those miles belong to you. Most business travelers are
members of at least two airline loyalty programs, and also accrue points through
credit card use, hotel stays and car rentals. The question is, will you able to redeem
them before they expire?
UNIGLOBE has some answers
..How to get an Upgrade
Getting an upgrade is a rare commodity. How can you better your chances? If economy class is oversold, it's the business
traveler, usually a frequent flyer with elite status, who is upgraded to a seat in business or first, followed closely by a full-
fare passenger. If business is brisk and flights are operating at full capacity, the chances of receiving an upgrade might
seem slim no matter what your status.
Click here to learn how booking through UNIGLOBE can help improve your chances of getting an upgrade.
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