In Full View – Why should you consolidate your travel expenses?
We’ve all been there. The bargain offer of the new gym membership that’s going to keep you fit. It’s only a small amount each month. But wait, your trainers have holes in them, you need a new padlock for the locker, and definitely a new water bottle (gym drinking fountains – no thanks!). Then there’s parking, a new towel, as well as a post-workout caffeine fix at the café. Suddenly, that gym membe
How to navigate business travel in 2019
“May you live in interesting times,” former U.S Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy famously said in 1966. Indeed. It can feel like we popped a Mentos in a bottle of Coke. There’s Brexit, potential trade wars, the Antarctic melting faster than a forehead full of black market Botox.
Business travel in Gandalf's shoes
My colleague Eric Tyree shed some light on predictive analytics, so there's no need for me to dive into definitions and theories. Let me take the pragmatic approach instead and share with you some of the coolest developments we’re working on at the moment. We may not be Gandalf, the wizard from Lord of the Rings, but data enables us to create our own magic.
How does a travel buyer get 400 hours of time back?
Imagine wasting 400 hours of your life? In 400 hours a person can walk from Paris to Minsk or from Copenhagen to Naples. As it turns out it also takes about 400 hours for travel buyers to secure discounted rates during the Request For Proposal (RFP) season, that time of year when corporate travel buyers think about their hotel rate programme for the next 12 months.
How to land a deal without even trying
Everyone likes a deal. No matter what you’re buying – or how much money you have – a deal’s a deal. The sweetest deal of all is one where you don’t even have to lift a finger. No haggling. No comparison shopping. No need to set up a vigil as you religiously check whether prices have come down enough for you to make that purchase—before it sells out.
Why personalization is essential to business travel
In today’s consumer-driven market, customers don’t just appreciate a tailored experience – they expect it. Personalization helps organizations improve employee loyalty and engagement, and fosters the kind of positive association with corporate travel normally reserved for personal apps and websites.
The Business Of Pleasure: Can you turn a conference into a bleisure trip?
You’ve heard the buzzword, you’ve seen the articles — but is “bleisure travel” really catching on? Yep, and we say: embrace it.
Spring Cleaning: Does your travel reporting need a clear-out?
A couple of weeks ago, a colleague played us a video of Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo working her magic. We watched, mesmerized, as she conjured the most neatly organized closet from what looked like a department store hit by a hurricane. She started by asking the owner of the said closet to imagine her “ideal lifestyle,” and then proceeded to discard everything that didn’t fit.
Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?
It’s tempting to dismiss Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, as a passing fad, and nothing to do with the world of business travel, but what if the technology upon which it is built could make the fear of forgetting your passport, a problem of the past? Well, now there’s a brave new world.