Mobile - The New Frontier for Travel Policy

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Business mobile travel is becoming more prominent; “…the Enterprise Mobility Exchange predicts that by 2015, 1.3 billion workers or 37 percent of the global workforce will be considered mobile,” (Porter-Rockwell, 2014). Due to the change in how and where they work, corporate travelers are increasingly more reliant on mobile devices for use in accessing the most current business and travel information. This shift is causing a change for businesses, who must find a balance between facilitating conveniences for their travelers and maintaining executive financial control.

Mobile Policy Example 1:

If a company owned device must travel with you internationally, you are required to notify your manager for approval at least two weeks prior to departure. Notification should include:
Dates of travel (start and end)
Devices traveling
Each international destination
This will ensure the most cost effective plans/features can be added to the mobile number. The Company will approve costs for additional international plans/features and usage based on the end user’s position and length of travel.
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Tags: travel policy compliance, Mobile travel

Because We’re Appy About Mobile Travel Tools

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

What do TripIt, TripLingo, and FlightView have in common? They are all on Travizon’s list of business traveler must have apps and corporate mobile travel tools. Technology and corporate travel go hand-in-hand, and there are a plethora of mobile apps available to business travelers. Apps are not only helpful to travelers, they are also beneficial to executives and travel managers, allowing simple and convenient tracking and acquisition of information that helps to drive travel policy compliance.

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Tags: Mobile travel

Cross Cultural Training and Duty of Care, A Wise Investment

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Tue, Dec 16, 2014

A company’s staff is always its greatest investment. In order to yield business and financial growth, you need a strong committed group of employees, helping to complete the daily tasks that allow your business to function. In order to maximize employee productivity, safety and wellbeing employers must invest in Duty of Care and cross culture training.

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Tags: Risk management solutions, Duty of Care

The New Car Rental Strategy In the Sharing Economy

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Thu, Dec 4, 2014

The sharing economy is gaining popularity, and, by effect, astronomical revenue:  “The global sharing economy market was valued at $26 billion in 2013 and some predict it will grow to become a $110 billion revenue market in the coming years, making it larger than the U.S. chain restaurant industry,” (Cannon & Summers, 2014).

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Tags: Car rentals, Car rental vendors

The Latest Travel Technology: Hotel Self-Check-In Kiosks

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Excuse Me, Kiosk, Can You Recommend A Restaurant?

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Tags: Travel Technology

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Speak Mandarin! - Duty of Care

Posted by Sarah on Mon, Nov 3, 2014


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Tags: Travel risk management, Risk management solutions, Duty of Care, International Business Travel, international traveler, Global risk management solution, Travel Technology

The Sharing Economy and Travel Management

Posted by Sarah on Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Sometimes it feels like it would be a lot easier, not to mention cheaper, to borrow a neighbor’s car, in lieu of relying on a rental company—behold the "sharing economy," also known as the "peer economy" or "collaborative consumption." Nowadays sharing is no longer confined to the realm of friends, family, and neighbors. Entire megalopolises are linking electronically, to allow those in possession of key goods and services to share with those seeking to buy them.

In the world of corporate travel, this funnels down to services like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. Uber and Lyft both work to connect drivers to riders, providing an alternative to the traditional taxi. Airbnb is a lodging service in which private residences/rooms are rented to guests. There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the sharing economy, with claims that the businesses impact personal safety and have regulatory issues. Advocates for the marketplace counter that these business actually increase safety, by having more readily available assistance in emergency situations.

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Tags: Benefits of a Managed Travel Program, Business Travel Management

Collaborate with Event Management Companies

Posted by Christine Sherman, CMP on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Today’s executive assistants wear a lot of hats. When they’re not managing day to day operations, compiling reports, drafting presentations, coordinating calendars; they’re putting out fires or anticipating and researching the next big project. And now that meetings planning has fallen onto many EAs’ to-do list, we think it’s time to focus on how administrators can work with event management companies to achieve more efficient, seamless programs.

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Tags: Event Management solutions, Meeting Management Solutions, meetings management

Leveraging Opportunities for Business Travel in APAC, Russia and UAE

Posted by Anita Salvatore on Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Business travel in APAC and surrounding markets is changing fast.  Did you know, for example, the number of passenger aircraft in China will grow by about 325 percent between 2012 and 2032, eventually accounting for 17 percent of global air travel? Did you know India is on pace to become the world’s youngest country—with nearly two-thirds of its population set to join the working age group by 2020? Facts like these, combined with unique cultural shifts, will increasingly change the way we approach global travel management.

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Tags: global travel management, Travel Management in Asia Pacific, International Business Travel

5 Business Travel Costs Your Company Is Ignoring

Posted by Anita Salvatore on Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Flights. Lodging. Meals. You’ve got the big ticket T&E items covered, right?  Not so fast…

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Tags: corporate travel policy compliance, travel and expense, unused ticket management

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