Our Favorite Things: The Trafalgar St. James, London, in The Art of Hospitality’s Hotel Portfolio

Not that you’d want to, but if you did… you could experience the best of London without ever leaving The Trafalgar St. James. The Trafalgar – run by dedicated hoteliers, not a corporation – is a true destination hotel, combining London’s greatest modern elements and showcasing them via design, décor, food, drink and service. 

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Don’t Face Winter Without CIRE Travel and Velseka’s Matzo Ball Soup

There are two things you should never face winter without: CIRE Travel and knowing where to find the best matzo ball soup in New York City. Both can get you through the worst things about winter – travel delays and being sick.

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Contrasting Honeymoons for Couples Who Want the Best of Both Worlds

You want to honeymoon in an exotic location and experience things you both will remember for a lifetime. That you can agree on. But, you might have different ideas on where that location is and what those experiences involve. With a contrasting honeymoon, you both have the honeymoon of your dreams and can save the compromising for grocery shopping and house cleaning.

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A Q&A with Rebecca Sanders, New Member of the “Visited All 50 States” Club

Ten years ago, Rebecca Sanders, one of our corporate travel planners, set a goal to visit all 50 states. In September 2017, she achieved that goal. Idaho was the last on her list, but definitely not least. We asked Rebecca to tell us all about her trip, and we’re sharing the highlights of her Idaho adventure with you.

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Marge in HR Shouldn’t be Your Corporate Travel Planner

Marge in HR is about to come unhinged. Corporate travel planning has fallen on her shoulders, and she doesn’t have time to browse hundreds of travel sites to compare prices, book and manage reservations, much less track and report travel expenses.

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Protecting Traveling Employees in a Time of “Permanxiety”

The global travel industry news platform, Skift, coined the term “permanxiety” to describe travelers’ current state of mind in light of natural disasters, mass shootings, passengers removed from flights and general unrest. At a global forum, industry thought leaders discussed how permanxiety was affecting travel and how they were responding. Permanxiety is a thing now, but our processes and concierge-style service help alleviate the anxiety of traveling for our clients.

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CIRE Travel’s Five Favorite Urban Wellness Hotels

CIRE works with a collection of properties that cater to executives who value luxury and wellness-centered services and amenities. From fitness programs and spa treatments to lifestyle-specific healthy, gluten-free and vegan menus, business travelers have more options than ever to stay centered during hectic work weeks.

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Now, This is What We Call Corporate Wellness

Day spas outnumber Starbucks in the U.S. Apps like Soothe and Zeel deliver, on demand, a licensed massage therapist to a home, office or hotel room within an hour. A growing number of spas and hotels focus on “silence.” Wellness isn’t just for weekends anymore, it’s essential during the work week with more people taking a proactive approach to their health and well-being.

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Help Us Help Food Bank For New York City

In partnership with Tzell, CIRE Travel will donate one item of food for every ticket we issue for the month of June in honor of Tzell’s fifth annual Day of Giving, Thursday, July 13.

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CIRE Travel’s, Eric Hrubant, Talks to the New York Times About European Travel Deals

By now, everyone has heard that thanks to a strong dollar, now is the time to book a dream European summer vacation. In the April 30, 2017 Sunday edition of the New York Times, Chief Travel Planning Officer and owner of CIRE Travel, Eric Hrubant was quoted in the article, “A Bounty of Europe Travel Deals.” Hrubant notes that many of his clients travel to London and other European cities.

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