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 [ ... ]
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 [ ... ]
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