April 2017 News Archive

AR, VR and wearables are the main trends in corporate travel

AR, VR and wearables are the main trends in corporate travel
Friday 28th April 2017

A new report from Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) has highlighted augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) as the main trends to watch in the corporate travel industry.

Alongside these developments, wearable technologies are also looking like they are going to be among the main disruptors in this area.

The report took an analysis of 321 million social engagements and found that...

Mismanaged travel programmes are leading to negative feeling towards corporate trips

Mismanaged travel programs are leading to negative feeling towards corporate trips
Friday 28th April 2017

People who travel for business regularly are becoming jaded by the idea of going on more corporate trips due to their travel programmes being mismanaged.

These badly-managed itineraries are leading to travellers feeling frustrated and tired and less likely to want to travel for work, according to a report undertaken by artificial intelligence-powered travel assistant app...

VR search and booking services set to become a reality

VR search and booking services set to become a reality
Thursday 27th April 2017

Technology in the form of apps and online booking tools are part of the everyday fabric of the corporate travel industry. This is largely because they provide a quick, safe and streamlined approach to booking trips, changing information, paying for journeys and more.

However, the business arena of travel is changing. With the ever-increasing rise in personalisation and traveller...

Travel budgets to be surprisingly bolstered by post-Brexit currency fluctuations

Travel budgets to be surprisingly bolstered by post-Brexit currency fluctuations
Monday 10th April 2017

Although there has been much said about how Brexit and the fluctuations it is causing on global currencies will negatively impact the corporate travel industry, it seems now that the opposite is true, at least when it comes to travel budgets.

Research from American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), which spoke to nearly 1,000 travel, HR and procurement professionals, found that...

The impact direct booking and mobility will have on TMCs

The impact direct booking and mobility will have on TMCs
Friday 7th April 2017

Corporate travellers are increasingly booking their trips and accommodation directly with suppliers and are also turning to using mobile services more often.

Research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Concur has found that as many as 30 per cent of global corporate travellers are expecting to use these channels with increasing frequency over the next year. However,...

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