July 2014 News Archive

Should TMCs be turning their attention to the BRICs?

Should TMCs be turning their attention to the BRICs?
Thursday 31st July 2014

For years Western Europe and North America have been the biggest markets for corporate travel globally, and it has made business sense for travel management companies (TMCs) to focus on these areas as they look to acquire new clients and expand their operations.

But increasingly, growth in the business travel industry is coming less from these well-established regions and more from...

Could virtual payment accounts grow in popularity?

Could virtual payment accounts grow in popularity?
Tuesday 29th July 2014

Technology is having a big impact on business travel; from the growth of online and mobile bookings to the trend for big data analytics, there's a lot for travel management companies to keep pace with. Now there is a new area where technology is making its mark, and that is the area of payments.

The use of virtual accounts is an emerging trend within the payments industry, and it...

US business travel spending to rise 7% in 2014

US business travel spending to rise 7% in 2014
Monday 28th July 2014

The United States is the world's biggest business travel market, so it comes as no surprise that spending on corporate trips in the country is rising in line with a recovering economy.

Figures from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) show that the volume of business travel in the US increased by almost three per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same...

Business bookings contribute to growth for Eurostar

The Eurostar has enjoyed a great deal of success in the third quarter of 2013
Monday 21st July 2014

Flying may be a preferred option for many business passengers looking to travel between the UK and the European continent, but there is another convenient option, and it seems it is becoming increasingly popular.

The Eurostar high speed rail link, which connects London with Paris and Brussels, has seen a strong increase in business passenger numbers during the first half of this year,...

Greenpeace apology highlights the importance of responsible business travel

Greenpeace apology highlights the importance of responsible business travel
Friday 18th July 2014

Environmental issues have become an increasingly important consideration within business travel programmes in recent years as organisations look to boost their green credentials.

The environmental impact of corporate trips, particularly where air travel is concerned, has grabbed much media attention of late, and it's why many companies are taking steps to offset their carbon...

Mixing business and leisure

Mixing business and leisure
Thursday 17th July 2014

For years business and leisure travel were two very different animals; people either travelled for work purposes, or they took a holiday on their own time, for their own enjoyment.

However, in today's increasingly globalised world, where employees are making more trips both domestically and abroad to forge partnerships, sign new deals and collaborate with colleagues in other...

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