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​Mission Possible:  5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

​Mission Possible: 5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

Blog posts   •   Nov 14, 2019 11:53 GMT

Next week, from 19 - 21 November, companies from around the world will gather in Munich at Europe’s largest business travel event. The GBTA Conference 2019 is an opportunity for organizations to showcase their latest products and services, share their insights, and get in touch with colleagues, suppliers, clients, and prospects.

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2019 10:37 GMT

Throughout the world, organizations are undergoing seismic shifts in their travel programs as they respond to technological advances, developments in the supply chain and evolving traveler expectations.

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 31, 2019 10:45 GMT

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most talked about trends in corporate travel. But while travel managers are showing increased interest and curiosity in AI, there is still much confusion about what the term actually means and how it can be applied to business travel.

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2019 13:39 GMT

To an outsider, traveling for work can seem like a glamorous whirlwind of big deals made in boardrooms or winding down at iconic rooftop bars. But for anyone who travels regularly, the reality of business travel can be more sallow complexions and attending your child’s birthday party via FaceTime.

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.

​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.

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?

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.

Cab or app? Business travelers in Asia Pacific have mixed feelings, but corporate travel programs show openness to ride-sharing services

Cab or app? Business travelers in Asia Pacific have mixed feelings, but corporate travel programs show openness to ride-sharing services

Blog posts   •   Jul 01, 2019 02:07 GMT

Convenience, pricing transparency and cost savings are prompting many companies in Asia Pacific to permit the use of ride-sharing services for business travel.

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2019 09:27 GMT

If you’ve sat in the middle seat on a long-haul flight between a toddler and a basketball player with his kneecap lodged under your laptop, you know what torture feels like. Nobody prefers the middle seat. That we can agree on.

​Don’t be stingy: Let employees keep their miles

​Don’t be stingy: Let employees keep their miles

Blog posts   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:21 GMT

I’ll concede that the title of this blog is a little clickbaity. Most companies have seen the light on this once-thorny issue. They know better than to get between a bleary-eyed traveling employee and their miles. But there are some who subscribe to the idea that because the company paid for the flight, the company owns the miles.

The Room Is Mine – How to captivate your audience

The Room Is Mine – How to captivate your audience

Blog posts   •   Mar 15, 2019 10:02 GMT

Like it or not, at some point in our careers it is likely that we will need to deliver a speech or a presentation in front of a big audience. Whether it is a talk at a major event, a sales pitch to win a top account or a presentation for an internal audience, public speaking is a key skill to develop if you want to advance your career.

Here's how to 'KonMari' your business travel

Here's how to 'KonMari' your business travel

Blog posts   •   Mar 06, 2019 10:16 GMT

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has become something of a sensation since scoring her own Netflix series. But does her methodical approach to cleaning a house hold any lessons for bleary-eyed travelers?

3 ways to love your travelers

3 ways to love your travelers

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2019 11:56 GMT

Oxytocin. It’s a hell of a drug. Well actually, it’s a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter but it’s certainly addictive. Our brains release oxytocin when we get a ‘like’ on social media. It enables us to feel empathy for others. It plays a critical role in birth.

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2019 09:46 GMT

Safety and security are concerns for business travelers and companies alike. Duty of care ranks high on the list of priorities for any travel manager, but it is especially important for those who send their employees to remote or dangerous parts of the world. Significant effort is put into medical and evacuation plans at the destination.

In or Out? It's the great breakfast conundrum

In or Out? It's the great breakfast conundrum

Blog posts   •   Feb 01, 2019 10:01 GMT

If your negotiated rate doesn’t include breakfast, you’re probably confronted by a tough choice every time you book a room: “Should I pay extra for it?”

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

Blog posts   •   Jan 17, 2019 12:31 GMT

​There's a gap between what travel buyers believe travelers want from overnight stays and what travelers actually seek. RoomIt and GBTA recently launched a ​survey to identify what is making up this gap, and why it doesn’t seem to be going away. Unsurprisingly, many of the misunderstandings identified in the survey were about how to improve compliance and traveler satisfaction.

​Travelese for Beginners – Decoding the language of corporate travel

​Travelese for Beginners – Decoding the language of corporate travel

Blog posts   •   Dec 27, 2018 09:21 GMT

If you just started a career as a procurement manager or your company’s travel budget was assigned to you for 2019, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the baffling amount of acronyms synonymous with the business travel industry.

Up in the Air – 7 essentials for an enjoyable journey

Up in the Air – 7 essentials for an enjoyable journey

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2018 13:43 GMT

​If, like George Clooney in Up In the Air, you spend a significant chunk of your time at work riding the clouds (hopefully not doing so to fire people), I am quite sure any improvement that airlines do to pump up their services is music to your ears.