There’s now a new mobile travel app in limited use designed to skirt the irksome, and often lengthy, airport customs queues. Mobile Passport App is designed to let users get their questionnaire forms and passport information sent to the customs database, prior to standing in front of a customs agent.Read More
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We all know that travel can be a huge expense. Airfare and hotel rates are constantly rising, as are the additional charges for things that were once included. Airlines—in particular—are known for their, shall we say creative, sources of added fees; Ryanair’s famous scheme to charge passengers for bathroom use, for instance. Yet one of the priciest travel costs, is also one of the most often overlooked: “dining spend can be one of the largest line items on the expense report, just below air and hotel,” (Gould).
When you think about it, it makes sense. Think back to the last vacation you had. Unless you’re like my parents (who invested in a loaf of bread, peanut butter and jelly to keep us fed at the hotel on family vacations), you aren’t preparing your own food. You dine out and indulge when you’re vacationing, right? Well studies show that it is not the vacationers but the business travelers, who are really eating up the big bucks. “Business diners spend 6% more than leisure diners,” (Fast Casual).Read More
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Companies are saving 1.1% of their total annual air spend…without lifting a finger. This blog outlines how and why airfare savings from $10K to $100K are well within reach.
What goes into your company’s airline spend? Maybe more than you realize. Countless factors influence that annual figure—including airlines’ operational costs; how the airlines sell; and how your travel managers, procurement teams, or TMC agents buy. And if you’re not paying attention, it could be “the worst of times” for your budget…Read More
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A recent survey of travel managers across 56 countries and more than 500 organizations found that mobile data security is the number one concern in 2015.Read More
Employee incentive travel program budgets are up and companies are investing more in robust experiences for top performers. The proof shows it more than pays for itself!Read More
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Delta is paving the way for US carriers, following the lead of European counterparts, with the addition of their uber restrictive - Basic Economy - class of service, affecting corporate airfares and leisure airfares alike.Read More
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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.
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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.Read More
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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.Read More