Business travelers as a whole don’t seem to mind the idea of employers using GPS tracking, despite what some may consider an invasion of privacy.
A recent survey on the topic by Travelport showed 55 percent of business travelers don’t mind if companies monitor their business travels via GPS, while 45 percent said they would object to such a request. The results were collected in Travelport’s 2018 US Business Traveler and Travel Policy report.
The report showed most business travelers claim to comply with their company’s travel policies, with 69 percent saying they always comply, 26 percent saying they often do; 89 percent said their companies were conscientious about how business travel affects their personal lives.
The majority also said their company allows them to keep miles and loyalty rewards they accrue on business trips.
Fifty-seven percent said their companies increased business travel spending in 2018, while 85 percent said their companies reimburse for expenses like in-flight WiFi and checked bags.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.
British Airways launched a new in-flight entertainment channel in honor of its year-long centenary celebration. The new channel, christened Celebrate BA100, highlights the best of British in-flight entertainment.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
An industry-first update to the award-winning Four Seasons app allows guests to plan travel more seamlessly. The app, completely overhauled, now includes a new trip planning itinerary feature that allows guests to easily customize their stay.