Six Brilliant Hacks Every Smart Business Traveller Needs to Know
Productive, efficient and modern business travellers are tech savvy and super-organised. From mastering the art of packing to maximising your downtime at the airport, this blog post will help you travel smarter and enjoy the rewards that follow. Seek recommended accommodation Most business travellers will have experienced the frustration of arriving at their hotel only […]
Why Visuals are the Key to Communicating with Business Travellers
And how to get everyone to read your travel policy. Humans love visual material. According to studies, coloured visuals increase a person’s willingness to read a piece of content by 80%. Imagine if you could apply this to your travel policy – people might actually read it! Clearly, very few of us ever depart from […]
Why You Need a Holistic Approach to Travel Risk Management
Every business traveller has individual needs and requirements. So, why do we send them all off on their travels with the same risk management programme?Research by Collinson Group suggests that just 47% of HR professionals issue employees with company guidelines for safety while travelling. That’s disconcerting enough, but the more pressing question is whether or […]
8 Ways to Manage Hotel Budgets – Without Getting in the Way of Work
When you’re used to both booking the travel and being the traveller yourself, it’s easy to get caught spending more than you need to on hotels. Last minute plans or changes to your schedule mean you’re focussing on the business priorities rather than the actual cost. The wrong room rate or location can end up […]
How Data and Technology are Transforming the Travel Manager’s Role
As the travel industry continues to evolve at a rapid rate, the skillset required by travel managers is following suit, with data analysis and tech-savviness at the top of the list. Not only do today’s travel managers need to be experts in collecting, managing and analysing data, they’re increasingly required to be aficionados in everything from […]
Top Ten Business Travel Tips
Congrats! You’re about to plan your next business trip. The dates are set, the meetings are booked – all you need to do now is get the flight and accommodation sorted. … But before you rush off to book a room for the night, check out our top ten business travel tips infographic. When you’re […]
Five Tips for Growing Your Business Network While on the Road
Networking is a vital business skill, and it’s not just for jobseekers. Entrepreneurs and managers, especially in small- to mid-sized companies, rely on strong networks to create new business opportunities, improve their skills and keep up with the latest developments.There’s no reason your networking activities should stop when you leave town for a business trip. […]
Find the Right People: Essential Skills Every Travel Manager Needs
Let’s face it – business travel can be rather dull. Every detail is arranged for you and, while this is undoubtedly convenient, the inflexibility offered by a stringent travel policy often results in nothing more than a foreign business meeting punctuated by air travel and taxi rides. Business travel in the modern age is thankfully […]
How Technology Has Inspired a Business Travel Transformation
Technology inspires business travellers and fuels their expectations. It’s completely changed the travel booking process and made going through a travel agent or calling up a hotel a thing of the past. It has created a business travel transformation. It’s also changed the very way we view business travel. The old stereotype of the bleary-eyed business […]