Travel 29th November 2019 - 2 min read

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 [ ... ]
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Security 21st November 2019 - 6 min read

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 [ ... ]
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Big Data 31st October 2019 - 5 min read

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 [ ... ]
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Travel 17th October 2019 - 5 min read

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 [ ... ]
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Travel 3rd October 2019 - 5 min read

The climate crisis and business travel

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 [ ... ]
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Travel 25th September 2019 - 4 min read

Man vs machine in travel and expense management

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, [ ... ]
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Travel 3rd September 2019 - 7 min read

The Hotel Season Survival Kit

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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Travel 20th August 2019 - 8 min read

GBTA the PredictX way 2019

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 [ ... ]
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Travel 13th August 2019 - 6 min read

What is next for technology in business travel?

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 [ ... ]
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Travel 23rd July 2019 - 6 min read

The three dimensions of travel data

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 [ ... ]
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