What is “the cloud” and why is it changing the way we do business
Most of us have heard about “the cloud” at least once, yet sometimes it may be difficult to understand what it is and how it can benefit everyday business functions.
Most of us know that “the cloud” does not refer to fluffy white things in the sky. R [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]
The 51st annual GBTA convention did not disappoint. Over 7000 travel industry leaders and professionals attended to talk about business travel industry concerns.
This year’s GBTA theme was “Evolve” – aptly depicting the change we have seen in t [ ... ]
At the GBTA conference in Chicago, GBTA and CWT, with the support of Rockport Analytics, released the travel trends forecast for 2019 and beyond. The travel trends forecast analysed both macroeconomic trends and pricing trends emerging in air, hotel [ ... ]
The travel management profession is probably well aware of the need for data to drive decisions. Whether it is supplier management or policy promotion, data underlies everything most travel managers do.
Even though the travel industry acknowledges th [ ... ]
Traditionally, business travel has always been “policy first”. When travellers remain on policy we save money and control risk. Duty of care is also manageable. Everyone is happy.
Enter the millennial workforce, often called the “job-hopping generati [ ... ]
You are waiting at the airport. As you glance at the departure board you see the red digits spell out a word – delayed. We can safely say that neither travel managers nor travellers are fond of it. Flights need to be rescheduled, meetings need [ ... ]