Blog posts • Apr 24, 2018 09:18 GMT
The landscape and importance of security in the Meetings & Events industry has changed drastically in the past few years. To be adequately prepared planners must make safety and security a core part of the planning and event management process.
Blog posts • Apr 13, 2018 11:00 GMT
WebExing may not be an official word, but – like Xeroxing to the 90s – it’s currently in vogue for company meetings – replacing the conference call as the next best thing to a physical face-to-face engagement. But, if you went to a meeting, you would mind your Ps & Qs and, hopefully, know how to behave - so why do some people forget basic etiquette when they join a virtual meeting like WebEx?
Blog posts • Apr 12, 2018 11:01 GMT
There’s a saying in the sub-aqua world: “plan the dive; dive the plan.” By meticulously planning each stage of the dive, divers can avoid doing careless things like running out of air, or risking the loss of a dive buddy. And it’s a motto well-suited to business travel. Plan well, and you can avoid putting yourself at risk.
Blog posts • Apr 10, 2018 09:32 GMT
It’s tempting to dismiss Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, as a passing fad, and nothing to do with the world of business travel, but what if the technology upon which it is built could make the fear of forgetting your passport, a problem of the past? Well, now there’s a brave new world.
Blog posts • Apr 06, 2018 11:03 GMT
“I want to put a ding in the universe,” said Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative people the world has ever known. “Good for him,” you might be thinking. “I’m trying to plan a conference, not create the next Apple.” You’ll still want to put a “ding” in the hearts and minds of your attendees, though. By far the best way is to forget about what the competition is doing – and get creative.
Blog posts • Mar 28, 2018 10:30 GMT
Large, complex travel programs often require significant data processing, integration and analytics. Many integrate travel, card and expense data to understand expenditure, tackle off-channel spend and manage suppliers. Sometimes travel managers will look to systems integration services and/or analytics tools for help. But TMCs – like CWT – can actually be a better option.
Blog posts • Mar 23, 2018 10:29 GMT
In Part One, I looked at the concept of predictive analytics and some common pitfalls. Now I’m going to give you some real-world examples of predictive analytics for travel managers.
Blog posts • Mar 22, 2018 10:30 GMT
Predictive Analytics is like the afterlife – everybody likes the idea of it but nobody knows what it is. I’d like to help clear this up. To do so, I will show you how travel managers can use predictive analytics. In this first instalment, I’ll walk you around the challenges of predictive analytics. Next, we’ll get into how corporate travel managers can use it to improve travel programs.
Blog posts • Mar 20, 2018 09:30 GMT
Almost everyone who has traveled for work can recall a time when they arrived at their destination dog-tired and woefully unprepared.
Blog posts • Mar 09, 2018 09:00 GMT
Ice skating has been in the news a lot lately. At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Academy Awards in Hollywood, USA and – coming up at the end of this month – the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy.
Blog posts • Mar 02, 2018 08:00 GMT
Travel budgets are constantly under pressure – often severe pressure. That’s because travel is often in the top five costs. So when the CFO looks for savings, all too often, travel winds up taking the hit. How does a travel manager defend that pot?