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 […]
Top 9 European Hotels with the Best WiFi for Business Travel
Stay connected while travelling for business. There’s nothing worse than checking into a beautiful, well-located hotel only to discover the WiFi is sluggish and unreliable – especially when you’re travelling for business. Worse still, being asked to pay a sizeable fee for the privilege of using what is now one of life’s essentials can ruin […]
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 […]