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 These Four Walls : 5 ways to make quarantining at a hotel easier

These Four Walls : 5 ways to make quarantining at a hotel easier

Blog posts   •   Jan 28, 2021 11:31 GMT

The prospect of an extended stay at a hotel rarely has negative connotations. What is a hotel if not a magical place where you can tuck swimming pool-pruned fingers into room service fries, cloaked in a fluffy robe, on a bouncy-castle bed? As arduous as business travel can sometimes be, extending your hotel stay after the work element of your trip has ended is an indulgence.

​A Picture of Health: Why we need a unified approach to Covid-safe air travel

​A Picture of Health: Why we need a unified approach to Covid-safe air travel

Blog posts   •   Jan 22, 2021 10:59 GMT

Just as the race to invent a vaccine dominated headlines months ago, the topic du jour at the center of getting back to life’s great pleasures -including cross-border travel– is the health passport.

​Seeing Stars: 6 ways to prepare your people for post-Brexit travel

​Seeing Stars: 6 ways to prepare your people for post-Brexit travel

Blog posts   •   Dec 17, 2020 11:07 GMT

31 Dec 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition period. As we get closer to the end – the theme tune to the game show ‘Deal or No Deal’ is in the back of our minds - it’s natural to be concerned by the dizzying news emerging from negotiations in Brussels. On the plus side, 2020 has pushed us to new depths of resilience and ease at navigating uncertainty.

​Checks and Balances: Can pre-trip approval boost travelers’ confidence?

​Checks and Balances: Can pre-trip approval boost travelers’ confidence?

Blog posts   •   Nov 13, 2020 10:19 GMT

There are many things we couldn’t have imagined doing a year ago – wearing a surgeon’s mask to buy groceries, working solely from home, and embracing tasks we once loathed. Along with filing taxes and tackling the kitchen junk drawer, getting approval for a trip used to be a tedious but necessary part of life.

Leadership is a privilege: My top five inspirational leadership quotes
 Ready for Take-off: 2 mindset shifts for modern travel

Ready for Take-off: 2 mindset shifts for modern travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2020 13:41 GMT

The internet is awash with travel tips - roll your clothes to save space, change your money before you depart, and pack extra socks. Travel hacks published last year now read like old books found in a charity shop. Now, we’re hot washing clothes, using cards instead of cash, and packing extra face masks.

The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

Blog posts   •   Sep 30, 2020 12:59 GMT

​Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Well, we are certainly in such times.

​Keep The Change: Will business travel evolve for the better?

​Keep The Change: Will business travel evolve for the better?

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2020 10:31 GMT

The question facing many global businesses now is how travel will change. 9/11 changed the airline industry, the 2008 recession changed spending mindsets. Change is inevitable, of course.

​How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel

​How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2020 10:41 GMT

As many countries emerge out of lockdown, business travel is beginning to resume. It should come as no surprise. An Oxford Economics study found that each dollar invested in business travel can result in as much as $12.50 in revenue.

​How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ

​How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ

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’.

Getting Back on the Road: 9 things to plan for as travel resumes

Getting Back on the Road: 9 things to plan for as travel resumes

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.

Why now is a good time to consider consolidating your travel program

Now is the time to shape the future of business travel

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.

The Catalyst: How innovation prevails in times of crisis

The Catalyst: How innovation prevails in times of crisis

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.

​In Times Like These: Collaboration is essential

​In Times Like These: Collaboration is essential

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2020 09:48 GMT

As we search for a sense of normalcy, this crisis presents an opportunity to better lead by example, better care for clients and colleagues, and change to position for the best possible future.

COVID-19:  An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

COVID-19: An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

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.

​Remote Control: How to stay focused while working from home

​Remote Control: How to stay focused while working from home

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2020 14:39 GMT

Since coronavirus has led millions of employees around the globe to work from home, some people are wondering how they’re going to cope. Many of us naturally work better away from the chatter of an open-plan office.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test

Blog posts   •   Mar 17, 2020 07:00 GMT

Whether it’s inflight internet access or the ability to check-in from your mobile phone, technology is changing the shape of travel - and aviation is at the center of much of the innovation.

​3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times

​3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times

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.

Navigating China’s payment systems

Navigating China’s payment systems

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2020 07:00 GMT

Despite coronavirus, which has all but isolated China from business travelers around the globe, it is inevitable that organisations will resume their contacts with the world’s second-largest economy in the near future. When that happens, travelers will again be faced with a payment system that can potentially confuse and frustrate them – unless they prepare in advance.