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 …

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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 …

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: …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

Our Favorite Things: 24 Hours in Chicago

Saturday morning. Go time. A mid-morning flight is perfect. Not so early that you set the alarm earlier than a normal workday. Not so late that you miss out on sightseeing time. We have 24 hours. Chicago is the destination. The goal is …