COVID-19 exposes flaws in legacy intelligence tools
It is clear that the coronavirus has hit the business travel industry like a bullet. The global business travel sector is expected to take a revenue hit of about $820 billion (£634.92 billion), with China accounting for nearly half of the losses, as [ ... ]
What can travel managers do about the COVID-19 outbreak?
As much as we hate to admit it, the 2019 novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 has become a worldwide pandemic, spreading to approximately 140 countries around the world.
Business travel management is acutely affected by the knock-on affects o [ ... ]
As we enter a new decade for business travel, we kick things off with Europe’s largest business travel conference – the Business Travel Show.
What an eventful two days it was! Over 8000 travel industry professionals attended the event with over [ ... ]
Why does travel programme reporting not reflect programme values?
In addition to twinkling lights, family holidays and food indulgence, the end of year also spells three major things for all business functions: reporting, planning and budgeting.
As a large-spend Procurement category, business travel is no exception [ ... ]
Going off-channel in booking and travel data management
Online booking tool adoption has always been a major pressure point in any travel programme. When travellers book according to policy and through the right channels, the ticketing and travel process can be better managed, duty of care is easier and t [ ... ]
Why do finance directors hate the travel category?
It is the end of another month. Time to submit your programme spend reports to senior management, finance directors or business unit budget owners. Only problem? You have not submitted it yet and are not even close to finishing it.
This is a typical [ ... ]
5 tips for sourcing business travel technology providers
“Today’s illiterate are not those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” This anonymous quote holds true to the shifting sands we see in almost any professional industry. The world is changing quickly. One of the [ ... ]
Just over a week ago, 16 year old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, called out world leaders at the United Nations for their inertia over the climate crisis – claiming they have “betrayed” young people.
The speech made an impact. The Pr [ ... ]
Earlier this month, Certify released their 2019 Travel and Expense Management Report. The report measured how much travel programmes used automation and data management systems in Travel and Expense (T&E) management. 585 professionals from small, [ ... ]
September spells one thing in the diary of every Travel and Lodging Manager – Hotel RFP. It is not exactly the season to be jolly but there are some tips and tricks to make this hotel season easier on your workload and even sweeter in your pro [ ... ]
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