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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog posts • Aug 09, 2019 11:48 GMT
Anybody whose job requires having good ideas knows that staring at a blank screen won’t get you there. Neither will sitting in the same chair and sipping the same latte from the same mug as every other day. A rigid routine won’t make you the next Hemingway or Dali. It will make you a Mr. Men character. In other words, two-dimensional and predictable.
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.
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.
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.
Blog posts • Jul 25, 2019 13:38 GMT
When it comes to packing, I’ve always wanted to be like Mary Poppins. How cool would it be to be able to get away with a small carry-on bag containing all the items in the world? The joys of a bag like this... Imagine being able to take everything with you without the hassle of carrying a fully loaded suitcase.
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.
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.
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.