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Plugged In: What do business travelers expect from their tech?

Plugged In: What do business travelers expect from their tech?

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.

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

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

​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.

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

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.

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.

​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.

The Price is Right - 5 ways to boost your travel program savings

The Price is Right - 5 ways to boost your travel program savings

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:42 GMT

It’s likely you’re already using a travel program solution that searches for lower rates on an already booked flight and hotel reservation. If you are, are you squeezing the most savings out of it?

Making a Bundle: How Are Travel Programs in Asia Pacific Responding to the Trend of Airlines Charging for Ancillaries?

Making a Bundle: How Are Travel Programs in Asia Pacific Responding to the Trend of Airlines Charging for Ancillaries?

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2019 01:29 GMT

Window or aisle? Would you prefer quicker access to the bathroom and your baggage or to not be disturbed and have a better view? And more importantly, should the company or the employee pay for the choice? This question is becoming more of an issue for travel managers as both full-service and budget carriers bet on unbundling ancillaries as a strategy to maximise revenues.

​Spirit of Punk  - Does your travel program encourage originality?

​Spirit of Punk - Does your travel program encourage originality?

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2019 10:17 GMT

The Sex Pistols is an iconic band responsible for initiating one of the most important, controversial and influential movements in modern culture, Punk.

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2019 12:35 GMT

Ponder this question: When you're on a plane, do you prefer to have no access to the internet or have to sit next to a talkative stranger? In an era where we spend most of our time glued to our screens and not having internet connection can make most of us break into a cold sweat, the answer seems obvious. But is it really? How many of us favor hours of conversation over online connectivity?

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

We recently kicked off our 2019 Innovations LAB. Clients and partners joined our exploration of new technology impacting the travel industry. The event was held in Silicon Valley, the center of tech innovation, at the HQ of our incubator partner Plug & Play.

​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.

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?

​6 questions to ask yourself about your travel program

​6 questions to ask yourself about your travel program

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2019 11:10 GMT

It's a couple of months into the New Year, a time when for many, January resolutions have started to fade. Why not revive your goal-setting spirit by bringing it into your travel program?

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.

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2019 08:52 GMT

Average ticket price (ATP) for air is forecast to increase by 2% globally in February, despite what many economists predict will be a softer global economy heading into 2019. Between anxiety over trade wars, a chaotic Brexit negotiation, and jittery markets, the global economy is expected to decelerate, but, the key is, it will remain above trend, which is helping to shield prices.

Travel Superheroes - Why a travel manager role is really 12 jobs in one

Travel Superheroes - Why a travel manager role is really 12 jobs in one

Blog posts   •   Jan 11, 2019 11:12 GMT

​If you think being a travel manager is an easy task, think twice. The role requires a skill set that would make most professionals break into a cold sweat.