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​Open for Business: What matters in travel right now

​Open for Business: What matters in travel right now

Blog posts   •   Dec 02, 2020 08:56 GMT

COVID-19 has changed nearly every organization; it’s certainly changed the business travel world. Despite benefitting from video conferencing services (e.g. Zoom, WebEx, and Skype) we have realized that what matters most is the human touch. The smiles. The eye contact. The ability to read a room. Coffees with colleagues or lunch with prospective clients.

​Travel Toolbox – 3 ways to keep your people informed

​Travel Toolbox – 3 ways to keep your people informed

Blog posts   •   Nov 27, 2020 13:09 GMT

Recent vaccine news – though being a cause for great optimism- may be making some people complacent, some scientific advisors have stated. Where there’s complacency for some, there’s anxiety for others.

 Covid-19: 5 steps to prep for another wave

Covid-19: 5 steps to prep for another wave

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2020 10:07 GMT

In many countries globally, we are seeing second waves and there may be more to follow. We are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel with the highly-promising emergence of vaccines with but there may be insufficient supply, at least initially, of a single vaccine.

​Out of Isolation: 3 rules for employee mental health

​Out of Isolation: 3 rules for employee mental health

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2020 09:19 GMT

Duty of care for companies is typically focused on protocol and practicalities such as travel alerts and tracking. But there’s no doubt that the link between mental health, lockdowns, and the associated uncertainties of the pandemic is real.

Passion in a Pandemic: Judging the Business Travel Journalism Awards 2020

Passion in a Pandemic: Judging the Business Travel Journalism Awards 2020

Blog posts   •   Nov 18, 2020 11:29 GMT

​It has been both painstaking and an honour to judge the ‘Oscars’ equivalent for business travel journalism - the Business Travel Journalism Awards 2020 (BTJAs).

​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.

​Ten top tips to tremendous telepresence (or how not to blow your video conference presentation)
​Laptop of Luxury: Why we all need to play a part in closing the digital divide

​Laptop of Luxury: Why we all need to play a part in closing the digital divide

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2020 10:03 GMT

“I do not fear computers,” said the writer Isaac Asimov in the early 1980s, “I fear the lack of them.” Asimov predicted that education would be forever changed by technology, and it would be an integral part of teaching and learning. He was right.

Leadership is a privilege: My top five inspirational leadership quotes
Natural Progression: Can the pandemic act as a catalyst for more sustainable events?
Back into the thick of it

Back into the thick of it

Blog posts   •   Oct 27, 2020 11:12 GMT

​Tearing up the BCP rulebook: 3 ways to approach business continuity during a time of uncertainty

​Tearing up the BCP rulebook: 3 ways to approach business continuity during a time of uncertainty

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2020 08:21 GMT

The phrase ‘BCP’(Business continuity planning) borders on a misnomer as companies around the world continue to navigate and plan around the impact of Covid-19.

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-Covid-19 World

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-Covid-19 World

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2020 08:36 GMT

In this new and somewhat unfamiliar landscape, if the Meetings & Events industry is to successfully re-build itself and emerge stronger from the crisis, we need to think and act differently. We need to have more flexibility, more patience and more wisdom.

Ties that Bind: How to build professional relationships when travel is restricted

Ties that Bind: How to build professional relationships when travel is restricted

Blog posts   •   Oct 16, 2020 12:56 GMT

Whether it’s for work, leisure, or both, traveling to new places and meeting with other people is essential for connection and motivation.

Saving Face: 7 steps to a safe small meeting

Saving Face: 7 steps to a safe small meeting

Blog posts   •   Oct 14, 2020 09:47 GMT

We all know of somebody who has started a complex new role but is yet to meet their colleagues in person, or hosted a creative virtual team brainstorm that started off fizzing with ideas until audio and visual connectivity gave out.

 Stronger Together: A simple step for better mental health

Stronger Together: A simple step for better mental health

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2020 09:36 GMT

​The World Health Organization estimates that around one in four of us will be affected by a mental health disorder at some stage of our lives, while the World Economic Forum has noted that mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world.

 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.

​Going the Distance: 3 tips for essential travel

​Going the Distance: 3 tips for essential travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 02, 2020 09:23 GMT

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, coined the term ‘Reiseangst’ (from the German, ‘fear of travel’). While we’ve seen a raft of new phrases in the last six months, this one’s ripe for a revival. Even the most seasoned travelers find themselves weighed down with concerns that didn’t exist previously.

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.

It’s Time for a Sea Change in Maritime Crew Wellbeing

It’s Time for a Sea Change in Maritime Crew Wellbeing

Blog posts   •   Sep 24, 2020 08:46 GMT

As governments have sealed borders and imposed travel restrictions, and airlines have dramatically scaled back their operations, seafarers have been stranded for weeks or even months onboard vessels, at airports and in hotels. Vivien Miranda, Client Manager, Asia Pacific, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine (CWT ERM), believes more needs to be done to advance the wellbeing of maritime crew members.