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What are business travellers' priorities?

Productivity important among business travellers
Tuesday 17th March 2015

Providing an effective business travel service for clients involves understanding their needs and matching them against your priorities as a travel management company (TMC). 

While it is vital to understand that each business you deal with has unique demands, and within those organisations individual requirements differ, there are some elements that all employees look for when...

GTMC 'disappointed' HS2 link to Heathrow snubbed

HS2 won't be linked to Heathrow
Friday 13th March 2015

Business travellers will lose out because of the government's decision not to link Heathrow to the HS2 network, according to the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC). 

Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC, said the decision was "disappointing and frustrating", and suggested improving access to the new rail system and making it easier to use would increase...

Business travellers choose perks over first class tickets

Business travellers opt for concierge services
Thursday 12th March 2015

As a travel management company (TMC), you may assume that frequent business travellers expect more than an economy class seat, but new research suggests otherwise. 

Priority Pass, an airport lounge access provider, has released results of a questionnaire sent out to 958 travellers, which shows three-quarters of respondents fly economy. 

More than that, the vast...

PwC's European hotel forecast predicts rate rises in 2015-16

Report hints at hotel rate rises in 2015-16
Thursday 5th March 2015

Travel managers looking for bargains may have to work harder, as hotel room rates in London are expected to reach record high levels in the next two years, according to PwC's European hotel forecast. 

As with anything, rates are affected by demand and at present the hotel industry is very much in the driving seat. The report shows that occupancy levels in the capital are...

TMCs: Understanding Millennials

Anecdotal evidence from Buying Business Travel shows Millennials are different
Thursday 26th February 2015

Millennials are defined as anyone born between 1980 and 2000, and one thing you can say about them for certain is that their influence on society and in business is growing. 

According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey, millennials will make up 75 per cent of the global workforce by 2025. 

Barry Salzberg, chief executive of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, warned that in...

Caring for a company's road warriors

Companies switching travel buying responsibility to HR
Thursday 26th February 2015

Companies are beginning to realise that corporate travel is no longer a procurement function, but rather something that needs to be managed by HR. 

That was the premise of the discussion at the Business Travel Show's Hosted Buyer Pre-Show Conference, and it seems an increasing number of companies are towing this line. 

Moving travel to HR is "a good PR...

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