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
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).Read More
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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.
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.
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.
Flights. Lodging. Meals. You’ve got the big ticket T&E items covered, right? Not so fast…
It’s that time of year again: the pre-work window for hotel RFPs and the ideal juncture for a complete review of your managed hotel program. Last year we talked about key opportunities to be explored during hotel RFP season. This year we’re adding some tips to the list, based on the following hotel sourcing predictions: