October 2016 
Land In Tokyo, Not Near Tokyo with New Tokyo-Haneda Service

Delta is proud to introduce daily, nonstop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Tokyo-Haneda, as well as new daytime service between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Haneda, starting October 29, 2016. Delta is the only U.S. airline to provide dual-gateway service to Tokyo-Haneda, the most convenient airport to downtown Tokyo.

With Tokyo-Haneda 40 miles and 45 minutes closer to central Tokyo than Tokyo-Narita, your travelers will save time getting to the city proper and back. Traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul on Delta, travelers enjoy single-terminal connections to more than 110 U.S. destinations and Delta's outstanding operational reliability in the Midwest and around the world.


Our new Tokyo-Haneda routes feature the same superior products and services customers have come to know us for, including:

  • 180-degree flat-bed seats with direct aisle access featuring Westin Heavenly® In-flight bedding in our Delta One™ cabin
  • In-seat power and Gogo® Wi-Fi across all cabins
  • Upgraded Main Cabin meals, plus Häagen Dazs®, Ben & Jerry's® or Magnum® ice cream on board*
  • Slippers for Main Cabin passengers

Together with the existing Delta Comfort+™ and Main Cabin amenities, which include an eye mask, a pair of earplugs and a full-size bottle of water following meal service, the newly-added slippers will further improve the comfort for customers seated in any Delta cabin.

Delta unveils flagship Delta Sky Club at ATL Concourse B

Delta customers and employees celebrated the grand opening of the airline's second-largest Delta Sky Club today at Atlanta Concourse B. 

Delta literally put the "sky" in its new Atlanta B Club, as the facility rests above the B Concourse of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic skyline view that includes downtown Atlanta. For more than two years, the airline has invested in the Delta Sky Clubs, making them another reason to choose Delta. Atlanta's B Club represents a renewed thinking behind the airline's guest experience and features local touches designed to provide a meaningful, inviting environment for Club members and guests, from modern décor seating to locally inspired art, a first-of-its-kind wine wall and premium drink offerings.

Guests can pair their favorite beverage with complimentary chef-inspired Southern fare. Acclaimed Atlanta Chef Linton Hopkins, who dishes up menus on select Delta flights from Atlanta to Europe, provides locally inspired soups, salads and breads exclusive to the Atlanta B Delta Sky Club. Additional menu items include pasta and rice salads, corn and blueberry muffins, rye rolls and soup toppings, including crispy chickpeas, coconut shavings and croutons. For breakfast, guests can enjoy locally baked bagels, hard boiled eggs and a yogurt bar with toppings, while fruit and snacks are offered throughout the day. 
Blue Ribbon Business Travel has partnered with automated online expense reporting tools!

Simplify expense reporting for your business travelers.
It's never been easier for business travelers to complete and submit an expense report and quickly 
get reimbursed - all online. 

These expense tools create expense reports automatically, pulling travel and expenses from airline, car and hotel itineraries, personal and corporate credit card transactions, checking accounts, and scanned receipts.  Streamline the expense reporting process and improve the review and approval flow between departments.

They turn lengthy, tedious paper-based approval processes into one-click, online approvals. Managers can easily review and approve expense reports from anywhere, at any time - no paperwork involved. 

In fact, most expenses are pre-approved based on policy rules set in the system, and scanned receipts are included online making review and approvals faster and easier. Expense policy violations are clearly highlighted so managers can request corrections or simply remove questionable line-items and submit the expense report for reimbursement.  

The expense systems convert transactions for international travelers into the appropriate currency based on the date of travel.

To learn more, email us at info@blueribbontravel.com
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Marriott International and Starwood Hotels officially joined forces

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels officially joined forces, creating the largest lodging company in the world. As far as business is concerned, this is a big deal involving two huge brands 
and a lot of money. For consumers, it doesn't really mean much - unless you belong to one of the brand's loyalty programs. Before joining forces, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty members had access to 1,300 hotels and resorts around the world. 

Now that Marriott and Starwood have joined forces, members of both loyalty programs can now access 5,700 hotels and 1.1 million rooms in more than 110 countries. This includes 30 of the world's most popular brands, like The Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott and W Hotels.  Members of SPG, Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards are able to link their accounts. By doing this, members of the three programs will be able to experience perks and benefits not previously available to them. 
Enterprise Car Sales Opens 2 New Locations in Arizona

Enterprise Car Sales, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has opened two new locations in the Phoenix area. "As the sixth largest city in the country, Phoenix has a high demand for quality used car-buying services," said Chuck Maslin, manager of Enterprise Group Car Sales in Arizona. "With the opening of our new Scottsdale location and an expanded facility in the San Tan Motorplex in Gilbert, we're well equipped to meet this local demand. These locations allow us to display more inventory than ever before while improving the customer experience."
The 3,831-square-foot Scottsdale dealership can accommodate more than 100 vehicles, according to the company. The 13,192-square-foot San Tan Motorplex can accommodate 135 vehicles and shares space with an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch.

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