February 2013 News Archive

MENA corporate travel market recovering, study suggests

Middle East travel
Thursday 28th February 2013

The corporate travel market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains on the road to recovery a new study has suggested.

Some 43 per cent of travellers surveyed by the 2012 YouGov Travel Oracle reported increased travel budgets during 2012.

This compared to 35 per cent in 2010 and 41 per cent in 2011.

"In the wake of the global economic crisis, companies...

Extensions create new opportunities for travel technology

Travel management systems
Wednesday 27th February 2013

Businesses seeking to ensure a successful deployment of travel management technology need to look beyond the short term.

Ensuring a smooth introduction of new technology systems and processes is just the beginning - when it comes to adding value with technology.

Travel management firms need to ensure they...

Australia hopes to attract more business travellers

Australia
Tuesday 26th February 2013

Australian tourism chiefs are seeking to attract more business travellers down under, it has been reported.

According to federal tourism minister Martin Ferguson, businesses are investing more in events and exhibitions in a bid to encourage more visitors to Antipodean shores.

He explained that Tourism Australia has increased the marketing budget for such events by 34 per cent,...

Optimise employee productivity with travel technology

Travel technology
Monday 25th February 2013

Mid and back-office technology solutions give travel management companies (TMCs) the opportunity to optimise employee productivity.

Travel management systems help TMCs in a number of ways - ensuring agents can access the latest up to date information on clients, bookings and the industry as a whole.

This enables them to make accurate and insightful decisions quickly, which can...

Technology automation has a variety of benefits

Technology automation
Friday 22nd February 2013

Businesses of all different kinds - including travel management companies (TMCs) - can benefit in a number of ways by automating manual tasks.

Using technology to complete workloads instead of people helps companies to save time, since machines can often perform work at a faster rate than individual employees.

They can also work with a higher level of accuracy, based upon...

Travel firms add value by keeping clients up to date

TMCs
Thursday 21st February 2013

Well-informed travel management agents offer significant value to businesspeople while away on corporate trips, it has been claimed.

Angela Walsh, founder of Ireland-based Corporate Travel Management, said agents can add value to the business travel process if they are armed with relevant information.

Speaking to the Irish Times, she suggested that offering round-the-clock...

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