2016 airfares to rise at modest to moderate rate

first_imgNothing is ever certain in this life, but it’s a pretty good bet airfares won’t take off next year. Matter of fact, the American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2016 (GBT) is predicting only a modest hike in the cost of airline tickets—depending on where you live and where you’re headed.In a prepared release the American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) says, “Led by favorable market conditions in North America and tempered growth in Asia, the airline industry will see slight pricing gains as increased demand is offset by similar growth in capacity partially spurred by lower fuel costs.”What’s this mean for you and your (or your company’s) pocketbook? Here’s the region-by-region rundown:North America. Short-haul business class tickets are predicted to increase .4% to 2.4% next year; long-haul business class by .4% to 2.9%. GBT forecasts a .7% to 2.7% hike in long-haul economy airfares. But the best news of the bunch is the projected cost of a short-haul economy ticket. GBT believes it will fall by as much as 1.5%, and rise no more than 1.1%. Latin America. If you’re bound to, or intend to fly within, Latin America be prepared to reap the benefits of what American Express Global Business Travel labels “economic headwinds.” They’re expected to drive down the prices across the board, but especially in economy class. The forecast predicts short-haul business class will rates will fall by 3.5% to .5%; long-haul business class seats could sell for 3% less than they did. Back behind the curtain, short-haul economy class is predicted to plummet by as much as a full 4% to a more modest .5%; long-haul economy class accommodations should drop 1% to 4%. Europe and the Middle East. 2016 European airfares are predicted to remain relatively stable—that’s if you book a seat in the back. “Premium cabin costs,” says GBT, are “the exception.” Overall, “continued pressure from both LCCs (low-cost carriers) and the Gulf Carriers “will place strong downward pressure on fares throughout Europe, particularly on short- and long-haul routes to Asia.”In the Middle East itself expect rapid capacity growth by Gulf Carriers and a persistent, lingering weakness in the region’s petro-pegged economy to “generally push… prices lower.” In Europe, short-haul business class is projected to fall as much as 1% and not to rise more than 2%. No such luck with long-haul business class. GBT says those airfares should rise between 1% and 3%. Short-haul economy passengers should pay between 2% less to 1% more for a seat, while long-haul economy looks to be as much as 3% less expensive.Middle East airline short-haul business class seats aren’t cheap. They’ll cost you 2% to 5% more; long-haul business class in the region should run 1% to 3% more. GBT envisions short-haul economy in the Middle East increasing by between 2% and 3%. Long-haul economy should rise no more than 1%. Asia-Pacific. Look for domestic economy airfares to show the most robust price increases in the region. This will be especially true in China, where the burgeoning middle class is making its mark, and loves to travel. Domestic Asia-Pacific business class airfares should increase between 1% and 2.8% according to American Express. International business class looks to post a .6% to 2.6% gain, while intra-APAC business class tickets might rise as much as 2%. Domestic economy fares are predicted to increase 2% to 3.5%, international economy seats 1% to 2.7% and intra-APAC seat prices between .5% and 2%.So blow the winds of change in the year to come—modestly to moderately. Pack accordingly.last_img read more

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Don’t Let Your Prospecting Muscles Atrophy

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now If you neglect to do something for long periods of time, your effectiveness will gradually decline. It will atrophy, or waste away.The more time you spend away from prospecting, the more your mindset atrophies. Because you aren’t picking up the phone, the first thing to wither away into nothingness is your willingness to pick up the phone and call your dream client. As your willingness slowly dissolves, you find it more and more difficult to do the work that creates opportunities.After some time away from prospecting, your skills start to atrophy, too. You lose these skills far faster than you imagine. Every week without dialing the phone, you are little more rusty, a little bit more off your game, and a little less effective with your language.Once the willingness and skills have declined, your confidence begins to decline. Just like muscle, it starts to shrink from lack of use. Your confidence gets weaker and weaker until it is so shriveled up that you are unrecognizable as a salesperson. If you were once a hunter, you no longer look like one now.Prospecting is the lifeblood of a sales organization. It is one of the primary outcomes a salesperson must create. A salesperson who can’t or won’t create new opportunities isn’t a salesperson.Sometimes, when a salesperson is successful, they believe that they shouldn’t have to prospect. They start to believe that they should only be required to create value once a lead has been fully vetted and the prospect is “ready to buy,” an incredibly poor practice.If you stop prospecting, your prospecting muscles will atrophy. When later it becomes important for you to create opportunities, you will have lost your superpowers. You want to keep your mindset, keep your skills, and grow your confidence.Don’t let your prospecting muscles atrophy.last_img read more

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Coaches’ trust becomes title motivation for Arellano

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Prado, who’s already won two titles, knows that they shouldn’t be celebrating Final Four victories and that they would only let their guard down when they win it all.“We won’t celebrate this one because we still haven’t got what we aimed for at the start of the season and that is to defend the title,” said Prado who had seven points against the Lady Heavy Bombers.“Of course we’re happy but we still need to work even harder to get what we want.”Prado, who is on her last playing year, added one more thing that’s motivating her ahead of the finals series against San Beda.“This is my last playing year and it’s super important for me to leave something behind,” said Prado.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jovielyn Prado, the Season 92 Finals MVP, said they plan to repay their coaches with nothing else but the biggest trophy of the year.“We will win this championship for our coaches who have, since the first day, worked really hard in teaching us,” said Prado Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Chiefs booked their return flight to the championship round after brushing off Jose Rizal University, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17.Arellano didn’t even need to use its twice-to-beat advantage, a perk that was given to the Lady Chiefs after finishing the preliminaries with an 8-1 record and 23 points as the no.1 team. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH No pressure for Raqraquin, San Beda ahead of NCAA finals View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Coaches can only do so much with their Xs and Os, and the Arellano Lady Chiefs know that their mentors’ lessons are much bigger than just tactics and plays.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

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Mou masterclass puts Spurs in their place

first_imgManchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Mourinho masterclass puts Kane-less Tottenham in their place Goal 21:48 10/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anthony Martial Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Stats Spurs suffered from a lack of penetration as the trademark efficiency of the hosts came good in the end Jose Mourinho is keeping Manchester United in the Premier League title race, albeit by playing in a very different style to leaders Manchester City, who have made the greatest start ever to a campaign since the English top flight adopted its current format.While the Etihad side are winning matches amid regular flurries of goals, the Red Devils are a side that thrive under the Portuguese manager’s pragmatism. They recently stifled Liverpool and on Saturday defeated in-form Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford.It took a goal from Anthony Martial less than 10 minutes from time to decide the match, though that is typical of a team that has excelled in the closing stages of games this term.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Although Spurs, who were branded ‘the Harry Kane team’ by Pep Guardiola, were without their leading attraction, they were still thought to pose United a major challenge. Mourinho certainly respected them and made the match as tight as possible in order to quell their opponents’ threat.The London side might have edged the hosts in many of the key statistics – they had more possession, completed passes and shots on target – but they were not the team that have blown other sides away so often this term.MUN TOT USMuch of this was due to the Portuguese manager’s organisation, which helped United keep a fifth successive home clean sheet at the start of the season. Indeed, the visitors spent a good amount of time in the Manchester United half. A quarter of their possession came in that area, although United did have 29% in the equivalent statistic at the other end. Spurs offered a balanced approach to their attacking play, probing equally down either flank and only slightly less in the middle. They had little joy with any approach as they managed only four shots on target and nine in total – three of which were from hopelessly ambitious distance. By contrast, United had fewer efforts but were able to make one count in typically timely fashion. Interestingly, much of their attacking threat came from the left of the pitch, with Marcus Rashford able to drift into that area on a regular basis and it was from that area that Martial got the winner.So, while this was hardly sparkling for the home team, it was efficient and good enough to keep them within realistic striking distance of their neighbours. Ultimately, that is all Mourinho will be concerned with.All stats featured in the article came courtesy of the Goal+ app, exclusive to Samsung devices. Download the most cutting edge football app now!last_img read more

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