5 steps to build a business case for improved data analytics
Increasingly, leaders in travel, meetings and expense are seeing the value of implementing specialised data analytics solutions. In most travel managers’ eyes it is clear why better data analytics can make their day-to-day jobs more efficient while a [ ... ]
The ABC’s of NDC – what does NDC mean for corporate travel managers?
IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) has, of late, become a frequent word on the lips of travel managers, airline companies, TMCs and GDSs alike. It has proven its ability to have a profound effect on all layers of the corporate, and commercial t [ ... ]
On the 27th to the 29th November, the annual GBTA Europe conference took place in Berlin – this time sponsored by VDR. This nine-year old conference hosted tasty debate around NDC, women in business travel, the role of innovative technology, bu [ ... ]
Dissecting the hype: is AI useful in Travel Management?
2018 saw an explosion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – based tools and technology ranging from advanced booking engines, AI-driven software as well as chatbots responding to conversation and delivering real information. The only question is, w [ ... ]
Let’s face it. We live in a world of hyper-effective, powerful technology that is permeating into our lives at every point of the day, even when we travel for business. Business travellers constantly receive tempting new flight and hotel offers on th [ ... ]
What happens when Travel Managers get asked to manage meetings?
15% of an organisation’s collective time is spent in meetings while 3% of their annual revenue is spent on hosting meetings and events. This might seem like a small number, but in companies where revenue stretches up to $60 billion per annum and ther [ ... ]
Travel Managers finally have their own Digital Assistant
PredictX is excited to begin making our brand new PredictX Digital Assistant available. Managers will be able to ask the PredictX Travel voice app questions regarding their travel program – eliminating the need to navigate specialised travel da [ ... ]
The 11th of August to the 15th saw PredictX make a grand appearance at the largest event in the corporate Travel calendar -the GBTA annual convention.
The GBTA Foundation Partnership Initiative brings together more than 50 industry leading companies [ ... ]
We are approaching Hotel season – a season that, according to a 2017 survey conducted by GBTA, causes frustration to 33% of travel managers. The question is, why are a third of travel programmes so demotivated by this process? The GBTA survey n [ ... ]
Hotel season is upon us. Almost every webinar seems to be occupied with one question: should we use fixed or dynamic hotel rates?
A best practice for hotel programmes is to have a hybrid approach including a mix of dynamic discounts and preferred fix [ ... ]