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Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Blog posts   •   Oct 01, 2019 13:49 GMT

What images does the word “slavery” conjure up in your mind? People in iron collars shipped on huge wooden galleons, forced to work the fields under the whip of the master? Perhaps you think that slavery is a concept abolished in the 1800’s?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2019 14:43 GMT

​Not long ago, I came across an article by PhocusWire. The author questioned whether or not consumer demand for convenience will transform the baggage experience.

How we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all year round

How we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all year round

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2019 06:56 GMT

This week marks the celebration of the UN Global Goals Week 2019. Starting last Saturday, 21 September, and running until the end of the month, this United Nations campaign is designed to drive action and raise awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and halt climate change by the end of 2030.

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2019 15:48 GMT

It's critical to choose the right partners when planning an event – ideally, whose business philosophy and corporate code align with your own.

​Good Migrations: 3 ways to be a more sustainable business traveler

​Good Migrations: 3 ways to be a more sustainable business traveler

Blog posts   •   Sep 13, 2019 09:27 GMT

As highlighted in our 2020 Global Travel Forecast, geopolitical and environmental issues have made predictions for travel trends volatile.

​Travelers Agree:  Healthy travel leads to growth

​Travelers Agree: Healthy travel leads to growth

Blog posts   •   Sep 10, 2019 09:47 GMT

By and large people feel that business travel is vital to achieving success for themselves and their company. As revealed in a recent Traveler Sentiment Index by GBTA and RoomIt, nearly 70% of respondents desire to travel more often.

Fit for Work: Can you stay healthy on a business trip?

Fit for Work: Can you stay healthy on a business trip?

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2019 10:21 GMT

Conventional wisdom dictates that it’s inevitable to pick up unhealthy habits while traveling for work. But the consequences of sacrificing your standards at the alter of midnight room service are grave.

The Perfect Fit: Should you have a one-size-fits-all or tailormade travel policy?

The Perfect Fit: Should you have a one-size-fits-all or tailormade travel policy?

Blog posts   •   Aug 29, 2019 09:30 GMT

The first step in business travel management is to draft a travel policy. There is a lot to consider when arranging business travel, so it makes sense to have a robust corporate travel policy in place. But how is it supposed to be built? Using a one-size-fits-all approach or a tailor-made one taking into account the differences of your traveling population?

​Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?

​Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2019 10:00 GMT

Sourcing was a hot topic at this year’s GBTA convention with education sessions. Some companies have made headlines recently by declaring traditional sourcing models dead, and news articles consistently boast about sourcing enhancements that may or may not be arriving in the near future.

Perks of the Job - 7 ways to boost employee satisfaction

Perks of the Job - 7 ways to boost employee satisfaction

Blog posts   •   Aug 19, 2019 13:40 GMT

Just as business travel is changing, your employees are also changing. Millennials are about to become your biggest employee demographic, and Generation Z is growing into the workforce. Where Millennials prefer to use technology to communicate, favour seamless experiences, and look for workplaces that give them more travel choices – Gen Z are true digital natives.

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

Blog posts   •   Aug 15, 2019 11:50 GMT

RoomIt recently helped launch the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, which measures business traveler sentiment over the course of a year. There are many universal trends among business travelers from all regions, like high satisfaction with business travel (86%), and especially for the hotel-related components of travel.

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2019 03:38 GMT

Corporate travel programs are increasingly ditching the annual hotel sourcing ritual in favor of longer-term commitments. Why? Multi-year contracts mean less time spent sourcing, and more time optimizing and building strategic relationships with suppliers.

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blog posts   •   Aug 08, 2019 09:47 GMT

“If we surrender to the air, we can ride it.” Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison wrote in her novel 1977 novel, Song of Solomon. Her passing this week leaves us with a trove of wisdom, including this powerful quote. It’s a reminder to take risks and surrender to the unknown.

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2019 14:00 GMT

In a ​recent study, we found that 83% of business travelers consider fitness options when booking a hotel. Swim, run, cycle, dance, walk – or stand on your head, whatever you do to keep fit, sticking to your schedule is hard when you travel.

Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.

Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2019 08:57 GMT

​Since 2013, World Day against Trafficking in Persons has been held every 30 July. A UN resolution designated this date to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human Trafficking is an issue that exploits people of all ages – children included – for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex.

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

Blog posts   •   Jul 23, 2019 13:41 GMT

RoomIt and GBTA launched a study to measure the factors influencing sentiment among business travelers across the globe. Survey respondents feel strongly that travel is integral to the success of their business. 83% say it is very important to the overall financial performance of their company, and the vast majority say face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to conduct business.

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:03 GMT

​In an era where the mere mentions of terrorism, viral epidemic, natural disaster, or political unrest reverberate around the world, the topics of safety and security have entered our daily discourse. Meetings and events are no different, realms where the real, practical necessity of protection from harm lands firmly center stage.

Stop Over or Push On - Should you take an ultra-long-haul flight?

Stop Over or Push On - Should you take an ultra-long-haul flight?

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2019 07:32 GMT

Getting from one side of the globe to the other has never been simpler. Ultra-long-haul (ULH) flights can now leap over half the world in a single bound. But not everyone thinks a 19-hour flight is the best way to travel.

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2019 06:51 GMT

Incentives are a key part of the meetings and events landscape, a powerful tool to motivate the workforce and reward employees for their effort. So what are planners in Asia Pacific doing to keep their incentive trips fresh and interesting?

Back To The Future: How to predict your way to a better traveler experience

Back To The Future: How to predict your way to a better traveler experience

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2019 09:18 GMT

Sometimes, business travelers just run into bad luck. Their preferred flights have no seats available, so they have to take one with a 10-hour layover. The hotels close to the meeting location are priced out of budget. And when they get to the airport, they find their flight has been canceled. But what if it wasn’t just down to luck?