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Business Travel News

These articles explore key aspects of the industry, including travel buyers, distribution, duty of care, and loyalty programs, providing valuable insights for stakeholders and decision-makers. Travel buyers will find relevant information on the latest procurement strategies, negotiation tactics, and supplier relations, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their travel programs. In the realm of distribution, the archive covers the evolving landscape of booking channels, global distribution systems (GDS), and direct connects, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in this area. The archive also delves into the critical issue of duty of care, emphasizing the importance of traveler safety, risk management, and compliance with ever-changing regulations. Learn also how companies are leveraging loyalty programs to enhance traveler satisfaction, drive cost savings, and foster long-term relationships with suppliers.

Airlines

Study: European corporations are shunning low cost carriers for business travel

Business travelers tend to like low cost carriers more than their managed travel programs do. Corporations would be smart to take a closer look at the LCCs, when possible.

Airlines

Study: Frequent travelers are also frequent users of travel apps

Maps are so much in the news these day, given Apple's maps woes in iOS 6, but business travelers are using airline apps a bit more frequently than maps apps. However, they both are vital downloads.

Business Travel

Study finds technology increases corporate travel specialists’ control of travel policies

Access to individual travelers’ data and personalized booking portals may help businesses monitors the costs of travel, but does nothing to solve the root of their problem -- rising airfares and room rates.

Study finds technology increases corporate travel specialists’ control of travel policies

Business Travel

Business travelers unite on New York Times blog post to gripe about air travel

The comments all dwindle down to the two competing mindsets of a business traveler: one adjusts his expectations to the realities of air travel, while the other believes airlines should adjust regulations to cater to his needs.

Airlines

Business travel is growing, but at tepid pace

Concerns about Europe's economic health are a downer for business travel, according to the Global Business Travel Association. Meanwhile, let's hear it for the strength shown by "transient" business travelers. After all, aren't we all?

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Businesses need to trash traditional travel policies to increase employee productivity

As the rules of travel change, so must the travel policies that employees abide by. The study suggests that implementing a more intuitive, individually tailored trip will result in happier, more productive business travelers.

Business Travel

Travel agency entrepreneur talks about her $1 billion business

Silicon Valley is overrated: Gloria Bohan built Omega World Travel from bricks and mortar in the early 1970s, and she's around to tell a story about persistence and survival.

Airlines

Canadians will breeze through shared border with U.S. with new Nexus program

While Canadian officials work to keep their countrymen flying out of domestic airports, the U.S. is offering perks that will keep Canadian travelers’ dollars flowing through its own airports and airlines.

Airlines

Businesses try to fly on smaller budgets, low-cost carriers see surge in suited passengers

Do you choose to sit in business class on easyJet or economy on a legacy carrier? Businesses' frustrations will only increase as fares rise into the winter and execs try to go farther for less money.

Airlines

Report: Hotel rates are inching up, but airfares are making bigger strides

Airline consolidation in North America is making carriers even tougher to deal with for corporate travel managers and their meandering business travelers.