Blog posts • Jul 21, 2020 12:17 GMT
Back in the 1950s, the concept of ‘telecommuting’ was first touted as being the future of work. The term was said to have been coined by Jack Niles, a former NASA engineer who proposed it as an innovative answer to traffic, urban sprawl, and scarcity of non-renewable resources. The concept is still around, but in 2020, we all know it simply as ‘working from home’, or just ‘WFH’.
Blog posts • Jul 09, 2020 10:08 GMT
What if I said that you could drop your mundane commute altogether and instead, make your face-to-face interactions with colleagues really count?
Blog posts • Jul 07, 2020 12:44 GMT
Around the world, travel restrictions are gradually being eased. In recent weeks, a number of countries have allowed domestic travel to resume. Some have even restarted – or announced plans to restart –international travel through the formation of “travel bubbles” and “travel corridors”, where borders are only being opened only to visitors from certain countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog posts • Jan 14, 2020 10:49 GMT
This is the second of a three-part blog series on NDC. In the first, we talked about how airlines and the industry will distribute content via New Distribution Capabilities, or NDC. In today’s offering, we’ll look at why consumer-driven content is the key to driving NDC adoption.
Blog posts • Jan 07, 2020 09:38 GMT
This is the first in a series of three blog posts in which I look at what is actually happening in the way that airlines make their content – i.e. fares and services – available to the customer (known in industry-speak as “airline distribution”), and why it matters to the business traveler and travel manager.
Blog posts • Dec 31, 2019 13:12 GMT
2019: The year that kept us glued to our screens for news of trade wars, Brexit and climate change. It was also the year that gave us incredible breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, making our experience of business travel easier, more enjoyable and hopefully, productive.
Blog posts • Dec 26, 2019 09:03 GMT
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” goes the chorus of the Andy Williams holiday hit. Those lyrics may not ring true if you’re flying over the December holiday season.
Blog posts • Dec 12, 2019 09:36 GMT
The most recent iteration of the GBTA Traveler Sentiment Index yielded more positive results. The latest release also yielded some interesting findings on technology. While talk of technology in business travel tends to dwell on the future, our study found that traveler sentiment today is still greatly influenced by technologies we all take for granted.
Blog posts • Nov 15, 2019 15:39 GMT
A move away from seeing return-on-investment from a savings and compliance perspective, towards understanding the value that employees bring, is emerging more often. Savvy companies are putting their employees well-being at the core of their travel program
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.
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.
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.
Blog posts • Oct 11, 2019 13:19 GMT
Fashionistas might guess the author of the quote that gives title to this post. Coco Chanel was of the opinion that to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
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 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.