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Team Spirit: 3 tips for working in a remote team

Team Spirit: 3 tips for working in a remote team

Blog posts   •   Mar 26, 2020 11:10 GMT

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, millions of us are now working from home for the forseeable future. In case you are not used to it, let me share some tips that work for my fully-remote team, with members spread across different time zones and geographies.

​Remote Control: How to stay focused while working from home

​Remote Control: How to stay focused while working from home

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2020 14:39 GMT

Since coronavirus has led millions of employees around the globe to work from home, some people are wondering how they’re going to cope. Many of us naturally work better away from the chatter of an open-plan office.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test

Blog posts   •   Mar 17, 2020 07:00 GMT

Whether it’s inflight internet access or the ability to check-in from your mobile phone, technology is changing the shape of travel - and aviation is at the center of much of the innovation.

​Dirty Money: The appeal of contactless payments

​Dirty Money: The appeal of contactless payments

Blog posts   •   Mar 12, 2020 10:59 GMT

There’s a lot of advice out at the moment from different governments around the world, all trying to protect their citizens from Covid-19. The key points from these pieces of advice are to avoid contact as much as possible and to keep washing your hands.

​The Knowledge: Why you should chat to your cab driver

​The Knowledge: Why you should chat to your cab driver

Blog posts   •   Mar 10, 2020 15:56 GMT

Passengers seem to fall into one of two categories: Those that say nothing to their taxi or ride-sharing driver and those who are unfazed by the prospect of reading out a text message from their love interest to a complete stranger. After all, who can resist a confession box on wheels?

​In Lieu of Flowers: Why are we still celebrating International Women’s Day?

​In Lieu of Flowers: Why are we still celebrating International Women’s Day?

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2020 12:50 GMT

For more than 100 years, March 8th has marked International Women’s Day around the world. It was officially recognized by the U.N in 1977 and has been linked to historical changes in legislation all over the world.

Travel safety tips for women (and men too)

Travel safety tips for women (and men too)

Blog posts   •   Mar 06, 2020 14:51 GMT

In preparation for International Women's Day, we have created a useful infographic with travel safety tips for women (and men too).

​3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times

​3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2020 15:26 GMT

Two armed robbers were arrested for stealing toilet paper in Hong Kong, Europe just experienced its hottest winter on record and the sight of people riding buses with plastic storage boxes on their heads is becoming the new normal.

​Travel etiquette: 9 tips that will make you a popular travel buddy

​Travel etiquette: 9 tips that will make you a popular travel buddy

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2020 07:00 GMT

Traveling for most of us, is an exciting experience that broadens the mind. That said, it is true that some trips can become a headache if you encounter inconsiderate travelers along the way. We share here nine travel etiquette tips from our in-house experts, to observe local customs and help avoid faux pas that might offend other travelers.

​All that we share: Standing for zero discrimination

​All that we share: Standing for zero discrimination

Blog posts   •   Mar 01, 2020 08:00 GMT

You may already know that, according to the Boston Consulting Group, companies with a more diverse management team have 19% higher revenue, or that McKinseyresearch shows that racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%.

Navigating China’s payment systems

Navigating China’s payment systems

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2020 07:00 GMT

Despite coronavirus, which has all but isolated China from business travelers around the globe, it is inevitable that organisations will resume their contacts with the world’s second-largest economy in the near future. When that happens, travelers will again be faced with a payment system that can potentially confuse and frustrate them – unless they prepare in advance.

​Promoting sustainable travel - Everyone’s business

​Promoting sustainable travel - Everyone’s business

Blog posts   •   Feb 26, 2020 07:00 GMT

​Are you familiar with the term ‘flysgskam’? Maybe not, but if I tell you it is the Swedish neologism that describes the shame we ought to feel about flying, I am sure you will immediately know what I am talking about.

​What are our biggest travel gripes and can technology solve them?

​What are our biggest travel gripes and can technology solve them?

Blog posts   •   Feb 25, 2020 11:16 GMT

If you asked people thirty years ago for the most unlikely inventions in travel, they might say driverless cars, facial recognition technology or robots. All of these things are here already.

​Future of Payments: Could expense reports be on the way out?

​Future of Payments: Could expense reports be on the way out?

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2020 10:06 GMT

Buying things is pleasurable. Unless it’s for work. Hoarding receipts for coffee and lunch; the finance team picking their way through them and making sure everything squares up at the end of the month: There are no winners when it comes to filing expense reports.

​Rules and rewards: Is there a business opportunity in GDPR?

​Rules and rewards: Is there a business opportunity in GDPR?

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2020 07:05 GMT

GDPR (the European General Data Protection Regulation) has given rise to a transformational shift in the way companies deal with online privacy, but to some, it is still seen as a regulatory burden. The initial impulse to design and implement GDPR programs has, for a large part, been driven by the fear of massive fines.

​Love is in the air - When tech became stronger than arrows

​Love is in the air - When tech became stronger than arrows

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2020 07:00 GMT

We might think business trips are not the most ideal scenario for romantic encounters with stress, fatigue, and jet lag pumping through our veins, but let’s not underestimate the power of love. Dating apps are seeking to connect people in all places and, when it comes to love, the sky is not the limit.

The power of predictive thinking in driving program compliance

The power of predictive thinking in driving program compliance

Blog posts   •   Feb 13, 2020 07:00 GMT

The power of being able to predict traveler preferences and forecast prices have a much greater impact on what you do with that (fore)knowledge.

​‘We don’t talk anymore, like we used to do’ - 4 reasons why messaging is such a popular way of communication

​‘We don’t talk anymore, like we used to do’ - 4 reasons why messaging is such a popular way of communication

Blog posts   •   Feb 12, 2020 11:00 GMT

Technology is changing our life - from how we work to how we shop. It is even defining the way we interact with each other and build our personal relationships. Take Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez as an example. It seems they don’t talk anymore, like they used to do. Is it maybe because now they message each other? Jokes aside, messaging is becoming a popular way of communication nowadays.

​Hyper-Personal: The road to a highly-customized experience

​Hyper-Personal: The road to a highly-customized experience

Blog posts   •   Feb 06, 2020 07:05 GMT

One of the top priorities in our quest to strengthen our position as a truly B2B4E platform is to keep improving the personalization of our services so our clients and their traveling employees can benefit from a seamless experience.

The Deed Is Done: What's next after Brexit?

The Deed Is Done: What's next after Brexit?

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2020 12:01 GMT

The deed is done. Brexit is begun. The United Kingdom is no longer a member state of the European Union (EU). And how did we recognize this historic moment? With the false chiming of Big Ben.