4 Best Practices for Mobile Data Security

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Mobile devices are convenient, and it’s easy to forget that there are a vast array of malware specifically targeted at our mobile solutions.

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Tags: Mobile travel

Hashtag Business Traveler Problems

Posted by Anita Salvatore on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

It’s 6:00 AM. You’ve just boarded your 3.5 hour business flight to an unfamiliar city. Your flight the day before was already canceled and rescheduled, so now you’ll be arriving just in time for the morning project meeting with your new client, with zero downtime to regroup or finish prepping before presenting your strategic plans. After being stuck in security behind a pack of tourists who seem to have never set foot in an airport before, you’ve finally been seated – next to someone yapping away on their cell phone relentlessly complaining to some customer service department about how their briefcase handle just snapped off, yada yada yada. Sometimes you just can’t catch a break. #BusinessTravelerProblems

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Tags: Business travel, Business traveler, Business travel experience

What Really Makes The Modern Business Traveler Happy?

Posted by Anita Salvatore on Tue, Jun 9, 2015

When you’re traveling for business, there are a number of both agreeable factors and unfortunate conditions that can make or break your trip faster than you can say bon voyage! As leaders in travel and technology, our goal is to take a deep dive into this topic and explore the ways in which business travel can be a stressful process – versus what characteristics make it as effortless as possible.

The next step? Having compiled a list of our most important and relevant questions, we created and distributed the 2015 Business Travel Survey – and received insightful feedback from a wide variety of seasoned business travelers. The results have been appropriately categorized into four key areas of concern and subsequently segmented by several key demographics based on job title, age group, and travel frequency.

The full results from the survey will be published this month, and you can gain access to the complete report by registering here. For now, catch a glimpse into what the modern business traveler has to say about business travel conditions and which factors heavily influence engagement and attitude:

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Tags: Business travel, perfect business trip, Business traveler

Mobile Predictions and Groundbreaking Apps

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Wed, Jun 3, 2015

There is no disputing that technology has taken a giant leap in the past decade, and nowhere is that leap more apparent than in the realm of mobile technology and smartphones. The technological advancements in this area directly correlates to the divergence from PCs to mobile devices. Mobile traffic has now surpassed PC traffic and, just last month, Google announced that more U.S. based queries are generated from mobile devices than from web searches on PCs. “Google executive Jerry Dischler said that the shift to majority mobile searches has occurred in 10 key markets, including the U.S. and Japan,” (Yahoo).

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Tags: Mobile travel

5 Considerations for Travel Policy in the Sharing Economy

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Wed, May 20, 2015

The sharing economy (or peer-to-peer service) is gaining prominence, and changing the face of many markets, including travel. What was once the “norm” for hotel reservations and car rentals is beginning to broaden with the emergence of a myriad of new companies, who focus on directly connecting one individual able to supply a service to a singular consumer. Two of the most popular peer-to-peer services (in the travel market) are Uber and Airbnb.

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Tags: Travel Policy, Sharing Economy

Business Travel Planning in Policy and Practice: Survey Says…

Posted by Anita Salvatore on Mon, May 18, 2015

What makes the modern business traveler tick? What do they like about traveling? And what drives them crazy? As a leading company in travel and technology, it’s important for us to stay as up-to-date as possible, and know exactly what our prospects and customers take into consideration when evaluating corporate travel options. Therefore, we took the liberty of digging into these issues by creating the 2015 Business Travel Survey.


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Tags: Business travel, business travel policy

5 Tips for the Global Traveler in Asia

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Mon, May 11, 2015

The world is changing, and as power shifts and new trends emerge we find ourselves on the precipice of what is being called Globalization 2.0. Globalization 2.0 (sometimes referred to instead as Globalization 3.0) denotes the movement from Western dominated economic culture to the rapidly developing Asian market, and the shift in power that this brings.

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Tags: Travel Management in Asia Pacific, Global travel

Unused Ticket Management: Three Best Practices for Business Travel Savings

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Tue, May 5, 2015

Corbis-Tkts_and_moneyDo you know where to find the largest opportunity to save money for your business travel program?

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Tags: unused ticket management

A Mobile Travel App to Save Time at Customs

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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.

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Tags: Mobile travel

Proof in the Pricey Pudding – The Expense of Travel Dining

Posted by Sarah dePontbriand on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

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).

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Tags: travel and expense

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