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 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.

​Future of Payments: Could expense reports be on the way out?

​Future of Payments: Could expense reports be on the way out?

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2020 10:06 GMT

Buying things is pleasurable. Unless it’s for work. Hoarding receipts for coffee and lunch; the finance team picking their way through them and making sure everything squares up at the end of the month: There are no winners when it comes to filing expense reports.

The Deed Is Done: What's next after Brexit?

The Deed Is Done: What's next after Brexit?

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2020 12:01 GMT

The deed is done. Brexit is begun. The United Kingdom is no longer a member state of the European Union (EU). And how did we recognize this historic moment? With the false chiming of Big Ben.

Fly Zone: What we learned from creating a podcast

Fly Zone: What we learned from creating a podcast

Blog posts   •   Jan 21, 2020 13:41 GMT

It’s launch week for Business Travel On The Fly, the monthly podcast that dives into issues affecting those of us who spend time up in the air, out of the office, and away from home on work trips.

NDC: Why Consumer-Driven Content is King

NDC: Why Consumer-Driven Content is King

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.

The Blog Log: Our top five posts of 2019

The Blog Log: Our top five posts of 2019

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.