January 2017 News Archive

The rise of corporate/leisure travel

The rise of corporate/leisure travel
Friday 27th January 2017

Research from travel company Expedia has shown that 43 per cent of business travellers are no longer booking separate leisure trips. Instead, they are using the time away from home to turn their trip into a vacation.

Although this sounds simple, it can actually be quite complicated for employees to book their trip extensions, reports Buying Business Travel magazine.

Out of the...

Corporate travel in 2017

Corporate travel in 2017
Thursday 26th January 2017

Although we are less than a full month into the new year, there is little doubt that the corporate travel industry is in for an interesting 12 months.

Predictions of what will happen this year are largely focused on political and economical factors, the biggest influencer of which is Brexit, the outcome of which Buying Business Travel has referred to as "something of a...

Why TMCs are valid for corporate travel

Why TMCs are valid for corporate travel
Thursday 26th January 2017

Travel managers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees are well looked after when they take corporate trips.

In fact, Business Travel IQ states that a high quality of care for travellers should be one of their main concerns for this year and beyond. But how are they best equipped to maintain a good duty of care when employees are on their journey?

The answer lies...

2017 may be the year of chatbots in corporate travel

2017 may be the year of chatbots in corporate travel
Monday 16th January 2017

Chatbots emerged in 2016 as one of the best ways to increase and improve real-time consumer engagement in industries all across the world.

Many Travel Management Companies (TMCs) and others in this area of commerce have adapted this form of communication, as it not only increases engagement but also makes it easier to solve problems that may arise during a client's...

TMCs must take the lead on technology

TMCs must take the lead on technology
Thursday 12th January 2017

​According to the yearly American Express Global Business Travel Forecast, the corporate travel industry fluctuated heavily as a result of political and economic factors. The same report now states that 2017 could be a quiet year overall for business travel, but there are areas that could make this a more positive 12 months for this sector.

The Business Travel Magazine reports that...

TMCs need to change their pricing structures

TMCs need to change their pricing structures
Friday 6th January 2017

​Over the past 20 years, Travel Management Companies (TMCs) have seen a massive change in their income, the services that they offer and how they deliver these to their customers.

In fact, TMCs have been under a huge amount of pressure due to changes like offline to online bookings, which has seen them need to reduce their staff and other areas of their business in order to survive,...

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