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Ditchin’ cabbin’ it: Few business travellers now take a taxi Ditchin’ cabbin’ it: Few business travellers now take a taxi

Ditchin’ cabbin’ it: Few business travellers now take a taxi

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Main image:  “BOY, if you’re a taxi owner, you’d better think about a new model.” After studying his company’s latest report on business-travel spending, Bob Neveu is pretty clear about the way the world is heading.Certify, an expense-management software company, released its quarterly report of spending trends on on July 27th, and the numbers are stark. Traditional taxis now account for just 8% of ground transportation transactions among American business travellers—the first time that figure has been in single digits. In...
Ditchin’ cabbin’ it: Few business travellers now take a taxi Ditchin’ cabbin’ it: Few business travellers now take a taxi

Ditchin’ cabbin’ it: Few business travellers now take a taxi

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Main image:  “BOY, if you’re a taxi owner, you’d better think about a new model.” After studying his company’s latest report on business-travel spending, Bob Neveu is pretty clear about the way the world is heading.Certify, an expense-management software company, released its quarterly report of spending trends on on July 27th,...

Bump not slump: Donald Trump’s effect on tourism has not been as bad as feared

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Main image:  A FEW months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the headlines about travel to America were dire. “US Travel Industry Fears a ‘Lost Decade’ Under Trump,” Bloomberg warned. “Trump Slump Could Take a $1.3 Billion Toll on US Travel Spending,” the travel-news site Skift stated. “US Travel Industry Fears Trump Slump,” reported The Hill, which quoted the executive director of the Global Business Travel Association saying that the president’s early policy agenda “is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before” and “creates doubts about the safety and security of traveling.” This blog was no less pessimistic when we announced back in February that “International visitors are already turning their back on Trump-era America”. Yet people continue to travel. For all the fretting over Mr Trump’s bans on travellers from several majority-Muslim countries, his administration’s prohibition on laptops and tablets on flights from airports around the Middle East, his support for the disruptive boycott of Qatar, and his general unpopularity around the globe, travel to America has not plummeted. In fact in May it grew for the 13th straight month.The number of international travellers coming to America in May increased by 5.2% compared with a year earlier according to a report released last week by the US Travel ...

Bump not slump: Donald Trump’s effect on tourism has not been as bad as feared

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Main image:  A FEW months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the headlines about travel to America were dire. “US Travel Industry Fears a ‘Lost Decade’ Under Trump,” Bloomberg warned. “Trump Slump Could Take a $1.3 Billion Toll on US Travel Spending,” the travel-news site Skift stated. “US Travel Industry Fears Trump Slump,” reported The Hill, which quoted the executive director of the Global Business Travel Association saying that the president’s early policy agenda “is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before” and “creates doubts about the safety and security of traveling.” This blog was no less pessimistic when we announced back in February that “International visitors are already turning their back on Trump-era America”. Yet people continue to travel. For all the fretting over Mr Trump’s bans on travellers from several majority-Muslim countries, his administration’s prohibition on laptops and tablets on flights from airports around the Middle East, his support for the disruptive boycott of Qatar, and his general unpopularity around the globe, travel to America has not plummeted. In fact in May it grew for the 13th straight month.The number of international travellers coming to America in May increased by 5.2% compared with a year earlier according to a report released last week by the US Travel ...
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