November 2016 News Archive

The rise of technology that understands traveller's needs

The rise of technology that understands traveller's needs
Tuesday 29th November 2016

The travel industry, including those who travel for corporate reasons and work with Travel Management Companies (TMCs), is seeing personalisation of travel experiences and itineraries becoming the norm.

However, it is developing technology that is facilitating the requests and needs of travellers and as it continues to improve consumers are able to be more and more instantly gratified...

Corporate bookings between UK and US fall in 2016

Corporate bookings between UK and US fall in 2016
Tuesday 29th November 2016

Travel Management Companies (TMCs) have noticed a significant decrease in the amount of corporate travel bookings companies have made in both the UK and US this year.

Bookings have gone down by around 4.2 per cent from the UK to the US across the year so far and flights have shrunk by two per cent from the US to the UK, according to figures from American Express Global Business...

Chat and virtual reality to bring travellers and TMCs closer together

Chat and virtual reality to bring travellers and TMCs closer together
Tuesday 29th November 2016

Technological advances are set to change and improve the travel industry, particularly when it comes to personalisation and mobile tech, however these aren't the only things that are going to revolutionise this sector.

Chat services and virtual reality are adaptations that travel agents and Travel Management Companies (TMCs) have to look towards now to assess the needs of their...

Will BA credit card charges affect TMCs?

Will BA credit card charges affect TMC?
Monday 21st November 2016

British Airways has changed its credit card fees and travellers could be charged up to a maximum of £20 per flight booking. The change is set to take place from December this year and will be a huge rise from the current £5 flat fee the airline normally has in place for credit card transactions.

The new charge will be applicable for both leisure and corporate bookings but...

Safety and work-life balance a main issue for corporate travellers

safety and work-life balance a main issue for corporate travellers
Thursday 10th November 2016

As the corporate travel industry continues to become more and more personalised, there are requests and issues from travellers that are keeping companies, including travel management companies (TMCs), on their toes.  

With the increasing movement of the arena towards digital and automated processes, the main concern that travellers have concerns their personal safety, according to...

Travelport says TMCs set to become fully automated

Travelport says TMCs set to become fully automated
Friday 4th November 2016

​There is a future for travel management companies (TMCs) and travel agencies, but it will see them operating very differently from current methods of work.

At least, this is according to Gordon Wilson, chief executive officer (CEO) and president at Travelport global distribution system (GDS). Different travel products have always been at the mercy of agencies, but the processes and...

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