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 [ ... ]
How to use artificial intelligence to improve data quality
Sometimes we see artificial intelligence as little more than a buzzword. We are incessantly told that it is set to change the way we work but it’s often difficult to see how the theoretical capabilities can translate to making a difference in reality [ ... ]
Businesses have been going mobile for quite some time now. While expanding their operations requires them to get people with the right skills in the right place at the right time, frequent business travel to other countries is becoming an everyday re [ ... ]
GBTA predicted that, by 2020, worldwide corporate travel spend will reach $1.6 trillion — a whole 25% more than it was in 2015.
Managing spend in Travel is no easy business. In fact, Travel ranks as the second most difficult expense category to manag [ ... ]
Clean up the mess! How to avoid poor data quality in a business travel programme
Everyday we see TMCs and other data specialists boast about new, innovative solutions. We hear about digital assistants, predictive analytics and pre-trip data making data analysis as close to real-time as possible yet, often, one of the most untold [ ... ]
From policy to technology: how to effectively manage risk
Risk is an inevitable part of any business function, however, as most of us know, there has never been a category with as large a number of uncontrollable and unforeseeable variables as Travel. Uncontrollable variables often equals increased risk. Le [ ... ]
Introducing the 100 Club at the Business Travel Show 2019
Turning 25 this year, the Business Travel Show offered the amazing inspiration and insight we usually come to expect…. and a little more.
Introducing the 100 Club
Located near the café at stand B512, PredictX was discussing data and innovation with [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]