While ranked #8 and #12 in domestic popularity, respectively, Washington, DC and Boston tied for the best average overall guest rating (4.1) among Top 25 U.S. Cities . According to hotel guests, Boston also offers the best hotels in terms of condition (4.2), service (4.2) and cleanliness (4.4) among Top 25 Cities. Among other top destinations with average overall guest ratings of 4.0 and above, Portland hotels offer the most affordable rates ($126) according to the Hotel Price Index.
Purchasing Power released an infographic, 'Vacations: A Luxury or A Necessity?' that depicts employee vacation practices and outlines the consequences of failing to use all paid time off and not getting away.
Two new reports, Payment Solutions for Travel Managers and Business Traveler: Landscape of Travel Payments, sponsored by TSYS reveal that general awareness of new payment technology, such as mobile payments and contactless cards is high, but interest is focused around the expense reporting side.
Data through the Group Stage of the tournament, which includes opening day (June 12) through the close of the Group Stage (June 26), revealed triple-digit increases in spending, compared to the same period last year, in cities such as Natal (+851%); Cuiaba (+963%); Curitiba (+167%); and Manaus (+409%).