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February 2020 Business Travel News

By Travelink on February 12, 2020

Ride-Hailing Bumps Meals as Most-Expensed 2019 Spending Category, Says Certify

Ride-hailing services were the most-expensed business spending category in 2019, according to a new Certify report, the first time since 2015 that meals didn't top the list. 

Uber ranked as the overall most-expensed vendor, according to Certify's SpendSmart Year in Review Report, which was based on more than 50 million expense transactions totaling more than $5.1 billion in spending submitted by employees of Certify's client corporations during 2019.

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Onboard Credit: What is it good for?

By Travelink on February 1, 2020

No matter what cruise line you research, you're bound to encounter Onboard Credit or Shipboard Credit offers. These can range from as little as $25 to upwards of $1,000 depending on the cruise line, itinerary, length of travel, or amount of guests in your party all factor in. It's no secret that travel agencies have a leg up when it comes to onboard credit amounts. Read on to see how you can make the most of your bonus! 

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Are You Prepared For Real ID 2020?

By Travelink on January 22, 2020

Starting in October of this year, all Americans flying domestically throughout the United States will be required to present a Real ID to pass through airport security and board a flight. Going to the DMV most likely falls at the bottom of your To-Do list, but you do not want to be denied entry by airport security and unable to board your flight when October rolls around. The notice has been going out for years that this was on the way and we expect the TSA will not be lenient for those who have ignored the news. The most lengthy part of the process is likely the usual wait at your DMV, but here are a list of steps you can take to make sure you are Real ID Ready:

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January 2020 Business Travel News

By Travelink on January 15, 2020

IRS Lowers 2020 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service for 2020 has lowered the rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes. The standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be 57.5 cents per mile driven, half a cent lower than in 2019.

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Smart Cruising: 8 Reasons You'll Want to Book With Us

By Travelink on January 8, 2020

Kicking off a new year means the cruise lines are now into their annual Wave Season, bringing us their best deals during January and February. Working with a travel advisor during this time is crucial! You will have access to all the best offers from every cruise line and you'll want the experience of a travel advisor to comb through the opportunities and customize a vacation (or two) to your personal needs. We'll even bring our own shipboard credit bonus to the table as we work with the cruise lines to ensure you receive every potential bonus amenity available.

Embarking on a cruise is an exhilarating experience that only gets better by the minute.  A cruise vacation can delivery so many unique moments and memories, yet planning one can be a nightmare if you don't know what to look for. That's where we come in.  As your trusted travel advisors, we can ensure a relaxing, exciting cruise from the minute you leave your home to the minute you arrive back. Here are 8 reason you should work with one of our travel advisors to book your cruise vacation. 

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Topics: New, Cruises, Travel Tips, Travel Advisor