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Jessica Cardenas

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3 Travel Policy Tips for Zika Virus Prevention

Posted by Jessica Cardenas on Mar 23, 2016 6:00:00 PM

The Zika virus has become a huge ongoing concern for travelers –pregnant women in particular. The virus, transmitted from Aedes mosquito bites, has only mild symptoms if any at all for most that are infected. However, there is mounting evidence that the Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, causing severe developmental issues and sometimes death. Because of this risk to newborns, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that pregnant women avoid travel to areas where the Zika virus is actively spreading and on March 8, The World Health Organization (WHO) joined them on that recommendation.

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Topics: travel policy

6 Tips for Keeping Hotel Costs Down

Posted by Jessica Cardenas on Jul 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM

In today’s global business world, travel is a necessity. And whether you’re flying or driving, a hotel stay is a must. With the economy in a better place now than it was one year ago, hotels aren’t afraid to raise rates. And they have, according to a number of sources including The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and CNBC. Hotel rates have increased between 4 and 5% in the past year.

As the person who manages your companies’ travel needs, how do you find the balance between a satisfied travelling employee and a cost-conscious hotel room?

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Topics: travel policy

5 Apps to Help Manage Travel Stress

Posted by Jessica Cardenas on Jun 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM
For millions of US residents, business travel is a necessary part of their lives. According to the US Travel Association, US residents logged 452 million business trips in 2014. While business travel can be exciting and rewarding from many perspectives, it can also be stressful. Everything from getting to the airport to lost luggage to poor eating patterns can contribute to the stress.
 
Thankfully, your mobile devices can help you manage that stress. Travel apps can inform you of potential travel hazards, help you keep up physical activity habits, and help you eat healthier on the road. Here are five apps that can help you maintain your health when you travel on business.
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