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If you want to get The Wall Street Journal’s readership riled up, attempt to rank the nation’s 20 busiest airports from best to worst. That’s what travel editor Scott McCartney discovered after publishing the results of the paper’s first annual survey and becoming the focus of heated discussion — receiving reader comments such as “I think there must have been a misprint. These are the 10 worst... read more

CES (formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show) is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and features hundreds of speakers, more than 200 education sessions and multiple showrooms of exhibitors. To give you an idea of just how big this show is, the Association reports that CES 2018 involved “more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and exhibit space of more than 2.7... read more

How to Become Your Executive’s Strategic Travel Partner

How can you build trust with your executive so that you’re seen more as a strategic partner, and less as a glorified travel agent? Today’s executives don’t need a simple secretary or a walking, talking Travelocity to support their travel needs; what they need is a strategic partner. According to Chief Executive, contemporary Executive Assistants are more than secretaries. They’re researchers, advisors and... read more

Help Shape the Future of Momentum

McKenna Michel

November 1, 2018

Our goal with the Momentum blog is to serve as your go-to resource for business travel management information, news, insights and trends. But we need your help to get there! That’s why we’re asking: what do you want to hear about from us? So far, we’ve been covering the following topics: Travel Safety & Security — The information you need to stay safe while on the road. Industry Insights... read more

  Planning a trip to CES this year? Read on for more information on registering for the event, as well as getting around once you’re on site.   What Is CES? CES—formerly known as The International Consumer Electronics Show—describes itself as “the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and... read more

Busy executives don’t have a moment to waste, whether that means staying productive while traveling on the ground or navigating through commercial airports more efficiently. Fortunately, there are several expedited “trusted traveler” security programs that can help them significantly cut down on time spent going through airport security and border control. Here’s a brief summary of the most popular... read more

How to Enroll in STEP (and Why You Should)

Jordan Garner

September 25, 2018

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

As the world grapples with political tensions, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and natural disasters, frequent travelers know that staying safe while abroad is a serious concern. Luckily for U.S. citizens, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State to ensure that all Americans traveling or living abroad stay safe, secure and informed. Here’s how... read more

Last week, the Savoya team traveled to San Diego along with 7,000 other travel industry professionals for the 2018 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual convention. In addition to exploring the more than 400 exhibitor booths, we attended several educational sessions and heard speakers including Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, address the current state of the industry.   With few better... read more

To celebrate Savoya’s new European Premier Touring class vehicles in London, we’ve pulled together a few of the best tips we’ve found for effective, efficient business trips to the city. Read on for everything from the parks where you can catch a quick job between meetings to hacks for looking like a local that’ll help keep you safe.   Tip #1: Bring the Right Adapter This tip is an obvious one,... read more

Business travel can be a massively complex undertaking, both for travelers themselves and for the support teams managing it. If you’re responsible for another person’s travel, no one expects you to keep every detail straight in your head - especially if you’re juggling multiple travelers and multiple trips. But if you want to be seen as an all-star travel planner,  you do to have a firm grasp on the... read more