Travel Weekly Features CIRE Travel President, Eric Hrubant, for Aiding Clients in Brussels

Travel Weekly, “the travel industry’s trusted voice,” featured Eric Hrubant for coming to the aid of a CIRE client traveling for leisure in Brussels the morning of the attack on the city’s airport and subway system. Several CIRE clients were in Brussels at the time and one was checking in for his flight when the explosions happened. All of CIRE’s clients are safe, and Eric and his team are calling their close connections with airlines, hotels and transportation companies to expedite next travel steps.

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50 Shades of Savings

Spreadsheets aren’t sexy. However, CIRE’s travel reports contain some pretty intriguing, juicy details for our corporate travel clients. Depending on your preferences and needs, our travel reports are delivered on a monthly or quarterly basis. They are tailored to each client and provide an in-depth look at travel expenditures and cost savings (gross and net) achieved through your relationship with CIRE Travel and our parent company, Tzell Travel Group.

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Our Favorite Things: Four Seasons Hotel New York

Of all the views in Manhattan, the Four Seasons offers quite possibly the best

Manhattan isn’t lacking in its share of luxury hotels, but there are only a few that can deliver on rooms with a view. For discerning travelers who put a view of the New York City skyline high on their priority lists, Four Seasons Hotel New York offers quite possibly the best. Accommodations at the Four Seasons begin on the higher floors so a larger percentage of their rooms include a breathtaking view, unlike other comparable hotels with views compromised by surrounding skyscrapers.

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Security Tips for the Savvy Business Traveler

As corporate travel planners, we take pride in the fact that our business travel clients have our team behind them every second of their trip. We are your invisible entourage, clearing your way to the plane, the hotel or meeting when delays or logistics threaten to derail your plans.

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Our Favorite Things: How Will We Know Unless We Go?

Like many of our clients, travel is part of our job, as well as our playtime. Between us five CIRE Travel planners, we have twenty destinations around the globe on our travel agendas. Yes, we can almost hear a collective chorus of the world’s smallest violins playing just for us as we plan our individual work and leisure trips for 2016. Poor us, right?

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Global Entry? TSA Precheck? Both or Neither?

The long, winding lines themselves are testament to airport security’s screening increasing and changing processes. While air travel will never return to the shoes-on, stroll through times of the past, there are programs aimed at quickly and efficiently getting you through the lines: Global Entry and TSA Precheck. Deciding which program, if either or both, is the ideal fit for you depends a great deal on your particular travel habits.

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CIRE Travel’s Version of Caroling

If we could, the CIRE staff would personally visit you for some festive caroling. Instead, we need to stay near our Manhattan office, making sure all of our clients’ travel plans go smoothly.

You’ll have to sing along in your head with us. A one, and a two, and a one two three four…

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How Many Airline Agents Does it Take to Change a Ticket?

None. Just CIRE Travel.

Changing an airline ticket can be a hassle, and expensive too. Something came up. A storm is coming. The system goes down. Millions of travelers are changing their flights. All of them going online or calling airline reservations lines at the same time. But, the CIRE team watches the news. We follow the weather. And we’ve been known to reroute our clients way ahead of crowd for best availability and to get you there on time.

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Our Favorite Things: Flying Aboard an Emirates Airbus A380

Private suites and shower spas in first class. Flat bed seats in business class. Extra room and ambient lighting in economy. Inflight Wi-Fi throughout the aircraft. The Emirates Airbus A380 comes as close as it gets to flying in a private jet, only it’s a lot bigger. Oh, and it has a bar in the business class.

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Pack Light and Carry On

In 2014, U.S. airlines generated combined revenue of more than $3.35 billion dollars in baggage fees alone, not counting the income earned from carry-on luggage. While these fees seem here to stay, here are some ways to reduce or avoid many common airline fees.

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