October 2014 News Archive

40% of business travel spend to come from Asia Pacific this year

40% of business travel spend to come from Asia Pacific this year
Thursday 30th October 2014

Economic development across the Asia Pacific region continues apace and the impact is being felt across numerous industries, including business travel.

Demand for travel is increasing among companies in China, India and other growth markets, and as a result spending on corporate trips is rising all the time.

Now a new report has shown that this year, some 40 per cent of the...

Another low cost carrier targets business passengers

Another low cost carrier targets business passengers
Tuesday 28th October 2014

While business class flights with luxury airlines are still very much in demand among corporate travellers, the reality of today's economic climate means that many companies are thinking twice before allowing their staff to book premium seats.

Cost control has become a much bigger focus for organisations around the world, and it has led many to take a closer look at what low-cost...

Video conferencing and business travel

Video conferencing and business travel
Friday 24th October 2014

Something has happened in the last decade or so that has had a profound impact on the business travel industry. Video conferencing technology has taken off in a big way, and it has allowed people from different corners of the world to speak 'face-to-face' without either of them having to move from their office and board a plane.

A survey carried out by conference call provider...

Could the Ebola crisis impact business travel?

North American airlines are providing better experiences for their passengers
Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 4,500 lives since it was first reported in March, and although most of these deaths have occurred in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, there have been a tiny number of cases in the US and Europe.

There is widespread concern over the possible spread of the disease, with airports stepping up their screening efforts and...

Which countries should TMCs look to for growth?

Should TMCs be turning their attention to the BRICs?
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As a successful travel management company (TMC) keen to expand globally, you're probably keeping a close eye on business travel activity around the world to identify the next big market.

Well the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) might just help in this regard, as they show which countries are experiencing the biggest growth in passenger...

Making the case for new travel technology

Making the case for new travel technology
Friday 17th October 2014

There can be something of a disconnect between IT, procurement and senior management when it comes to investing in new technology. All three can have very different priorities and different ideas on what is worth paying for, and for the IT teams that are convinced of the benefits of a new solution this can be very frustrating. This is often the case when it comes to travel management software...

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