The Long View: 3 things that everyone in the business travel industry should be monitoring over the next few years
Between industry leaders lobbying for easing of travel restrictions in time for summer holidays, and eyes and ears firmly on vaccination rollouts and the Delta variant, so much seems to be riding on the next few months.
In March, we polled our customers who said the most important enablers to see them return to business travel were widespread vaccine distribution (weighting the importance of t
Costing the Earth: The lifestyle changes our followers are willing to make for sustainability
We have had better times than the past 18 months. But there has perhaps been one silver lining. A ban on non-essential travel and lockdowns enabled us to witness - for the first time ever - what happens to our environment when normal life grinds to a halt.
What’s in a word?
Almost every day I deal with a neologism, while sometimes I have to engage with a prelogism, and, occasionally, if I am especially lucky, I attend the birth of a protologism. What am I? This isn’t actually a riddle, and I am not a doctor (well, I am a spin doctor, but that actually has nothing to do with it.)
These Four Walls : 5 ways to make quarantining at a hotel easier
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
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
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?
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
As a business
leader who has run operations on six continents, and global teams from bases on
three of those in my career to date, I am constantly amazed by people who ask if
I would like to speak about women in leadership, or from a woman’s perspective.
Leadership has nothing to do with gender. It is about leading. Period. However, I am passionately committed to ensuring that everyone who
Ready for Take-off: 2 mindset shifts for modern travel
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
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?
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.