Gant Travel News 12/13/2013

The open-booking debate has moved beyond pros and cons. TMCs are now focused on finding the best ways to embrace and profit from open booking. Travel Market Report recently interviewed Patrick Linnihan, President of Gant Travel Management, to learn more about Gant’s approach.

Because travel isn’t aggravating enough already…In-flight connectivity is overwhelmingly viewed as a positive, with one big exception—in-flight cell phone calls. An Associated Press-GfK poll found that 48% to 78% of Americans are not receptive to the idea of in-flight calls, with the strongest opposition coming from those who travel most frequently.

“Seeing” a doctor while on the road.  High on the list of travel-related hassles is finding oneself in need of medical attention while away from home.  A new app, Doctor on Demand, offers physician consultations for nonemergency medical situations, including prescription refills.

As the holiday travel season gets under way, remember to check the TSA’s website for information on taking gifts and food on board. Click here for a general list, or search for a specific item.

Gant is a business travel management firm. We help clients optimize their travel spend by employing a combination of technology, people and processes to coordinate business travel properly. In addition to corporate travel, we also provide meeting and event planning services. Gant Travel is a shareholder in RADIUS, a global travel company with over $19 billion in sales located in over 80 countries worldwide. www.ganttravel.com

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