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Now is the time to shape the future of business travel

Now is the time to shape the future of business travel

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2020 10:33 GMT

​As governments, organizations, and the media work around the clock to make sense of the impact of Covid-19, the new normal is bandied around with casual abandon. But as business travelers grapple with issues for which there is no blueprint, one thing is for sure: Companies have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to scrap the old and welcome in the new.

​Physically Distant, Socially Connected: How to guide a global workforce through troubling times

​Physically Distant, Socially Connected: How to guide a global workforce through troubling times

Blog posts   •   May 14, 2020 10:07 GMT

While Covid-19 reshapes industries, economies and societies in previously unimaginable ways, business leaders need to think beyond immediate survival to unite employees and define culture for the long-haul.

​ERM Travel in the Time of COVID-19: A Note of Thanks

​ERM Travel in the Time of COVID-19: A Note of Thanks

Blog posts   •   May 01, 2020 11:16 GMT

For most companies, domestic and international business travel has come to a standstill amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with virtual meetings filling the void.

The Catalyst: How innovation prevails in times of crisis

The Catalyst: How innovation prevails in times of crisis

Blog posts   •   Apr 30, 2020 15:59 GMT

​There’s no rule book for pivoting a business during a global pandemic, but when it comes to innovation, necessity is the mother of invention.

​In Times Like These: Collaboration is essential

​In Times Like These: Collaboration is essential

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2020 09:48 GMT

As we search for a sense of normalcy, this crisis presents an opportunity to better lead by example, better care for clients and colleagues, and change to position for the best possible future.

COVID-19:  An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

COVID-19: An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2020 15:01 GMT

As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of this crisis, affecting families, business communities, and indeed the very fabric of our society, I am awed by the selfless dedication of so many people to help others less fortunate during this difficult time.

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.