How to Manage Passive Business Traveller Spending
Passive business traveller spending refers to expenses that result from unintentional decisions made by the employee. It includes taxes, fees and other costs that simply occur as a result of the person doing their job. Although some of the spending might be unavoidable, if you aren’t managing passive spending, you might be building unnecessary costs […]
Is Business Travel the Key to Happiness at Work?
People are more likely to find happiness by spending money on experiences rather than objects. But does this thinking apply to business travel? Can leaving the office to meet clients, go to conferences and visit other sites really make you happier at work? According to research done by Booking.com for Business, 30% of people would take a lower salary […]
11 Travel Destinations Where Your Data Will Probably Be Compromised
We’re all at risk from corporate data theft when travelling for business. It’s estimated that 40% of data breaches are caused by external intrusions, and with cyber criminals developing increasingly sophisticated methods for stealing information from business travellers’ mobile devices, vigilance remains key. In this post, we’ve picked out eleven travel destinations where your data is most […]
The Impact of Open Bookings on Spend Reporting
25% of the travel buyers we surveyed said that direct bookings and rogue travellers are a key challenge of theirs. Maybe it’s a challenge for you too?
Reporting on Hotel Spending: Spotlight Interview with Philip Nauta
Collecting the right data and reporting on hotel spend can be draining and time-consuming; you need to gather the data, organise it, write the report and create the charts. What’s worse? This data is essential to your travel management programme, but knowing you have all the right information isn’t easy. To unpick this challenge, we sat […]
What Every Travel Manager Needs to Know About Travel AI and Bots
First of all, what are bots and how do they work? A bot is a piece of software which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to mimic human interaction. In doing so, it can respond to natural questioning in a manner that belies its pre-programmed, digital brain. Facebook, among others, is betting big on bots, […]
A New Approach to Cost-Savings in Business Travel
How to reframe the way your business measures travel to optimise spend. In order to support commercial success, travel departments are often tasked with trying to decrease costs. Unfortunately, this usually results in a travel programme riddled with inefficiencies and poor standards for employees. From urging travellers to share rooms to focussing too heavily on negotiated […]
Two Reasons Modern Travel Managers Also Need to be Data Analysts
The skills required by modern travel managers are changing. In particular, a report by Radius Travel uncovered that 51% of surveyed travel managers believe data analytics skills will become more important in the future. What is changing in the world of business travel that means data analysis is becoming more important? And what can travel managers […]
3 Challenges Facing Travel Managers … And How to Overcome Them
Travel managers all face different hurdles at work. Although we often have similar goals and objectives, our specific challenges can be very different – covering everything from increasing policy compliance and streamlining the reporting to engaging employees and building relationships with key stakeholders. The challenges facing travel managers stem from the different numbers of travellers […]