• December Premium Content

    December Premium Content

    Seeing Uncertainty 
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    Lodging
    Could 2020 be the year of reckoning for the hotel industry’s long-running boom?

    TMCs Tool Up
    Travel Management Companies, Technology
    Choosing a travel management company may come down to which tech fits best

    Evolving Cards
    Corporate Cards and Payment Systems
    Technology is bringing new options and new players to the world of travel payments

    Traveler Experience Counts
    Managing Travel Programs
    What travel managers and veteran travelers expect from today’s travel programs

    Travel Buyer's POV #11
    Travel Buyer Think Tank

    STravel Buyer’s POV brings fresh perspectives and ideas to inspire innovation and thought leadership in the corporate travel industry

    Two Cents From the Company Dime
    Air Travel, Technology
    Is corporate travel weakening? The challenge of chat. Concur names ‘Elite’ TMC partners. Hotel reshopping comes to Egencia. Climate is back on the travel agenda

    Phat Data 2020
    Data Management
    Take time to plan your Phat Data strategy – it can change the way you manage your program

    The Future Past
    Technology
    ​Tomorrow is closer than we think. Legacy travel companies’ apps and websites lag behind. ARC invests in Traxo. Kayak launches business arm

    Think Tank
    Change Happens

    ​For corporate travel, both opportunities and obstacles abound in 2020








  • November Premium Content

    November Premium Content

    The Price Is Right?  Read Free Now >>>
    Lodging,Managing Travel Programs
    Once distrusted by travel buyers, dynamic hotel rates are finally getting hot

    The Expanding Booking Toolbox
    Distribution and Booking Tools

    The consumer buying experience is changing the way corporate travelers choose to book

    Where Meetings Meet the Road
    Ground Transportation, Meetings & SMM
    Events, big and small, require careful pre-planning – and that includes getting attendees there and back

    Two Cents from the Company Dime
    Technology, Air Travel
    Delta-LATAM deal shakes things up, plus outsourcing pro and cons, NDC in TMCs’ court, and Direct Travel launches tech marketplace.

    The Dragon Challenge
    Going Global
    The Dragon Challenge

    Travel Buyer's POV#10
    Travel Buyers Think Tank
    In this month’s POV, our Think Tank team explains that demonstrating the value of a managed travel program involves more than just numbers.

    Phat Data, Phat GDS
    Data Management
    Global distribution systems hold a wealth of data – and the treasure house is being unlocked

    Go Phish!
    Technology
    E-mail scams are getting more numerous, harder to detect and exploiting more vulnerabilities

    Give Yourself a Hand
    Travel Buyers Think Tank
    Give Yourself a Hand







  • October Premium Content

    October Premium Content

    The Big Story: Change in the Air: New Capabilities, New Connections 

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    Air Travel

    As the NDC ecosystem scales up, more partnerships are emerging

    Change in the Air: NDC By the Numbers
    Air Travel, Data Management
    A different shopping and buying technology can deliver new dimensions in air travel data

    Change in the Air: NDC Forecast: Partly Sunny
    Air Travel
    As air travel buying becomes more complicated, NDC offers solutions as well as complications of its own

    Down to Basics
    Air Travel
    New low fare classes are tempting, but what’s the value proposition for corporate travelers?

    Unique Stay
    Lodging
    Lifestyle hotels are answering the business traveler’s call for something different

    Share the Ride, Share the Data
    Data Management
    Ground transportation has become the hot new ticket in your Phat Data strategy

    A Matter of Opinion
    Technology
    Reviews are playing a major role in travel decision-making, and trust is a critical factor

    Travel Buyers POV — #9
    BTE Think Tank
    One recent phenomenon in the corporate travel space is the increasing presence of lifestyle hotel brands. Whether independent properties, so-called soft brands or new concepts from recognized hospitality chains, these properties are on the radar of business travelers – and therefore are playing a larger role for travel buyers.

    In Search of Generation Next
    Buyer’s Think Tank
    It’s a job that’s challenging, rewarding and yes, even fun – and nobody wants it





  • September Premium Content

    September Premium Content

    The Global TMC Connection  Read Free Now >>>
    Travel Management Companies,Managing Travel Programs
    It’s a different world out there for international travel, so choosing the right travel management company is critical

    Room to Run?
    Lodging
    The outlook for North American hotels in the year ahead – a case of cautious optimism

    Great Expectations
    Managing Travel Programs
    Buyers manage traveler choices and corporate goals in the midst of changing times

    Accommodating the Alternatives
    Lodging

    Are Hotels and Airbnb Converging The latest trends in long-term lodging for business travelers

    Phat Data Takes Flight
    Data Management, Air Travel

    Air travel produces mountains of information and your airline partners know how to use it. Do you?

    The Expanded World of Expense
    Expense Management, Corporate Cards and Payment Systems

    Choosing the right expense management tool for global business travel takes a look at the big picture

    GBTA 2019 Tech Roundup
    Technology

    The annual convention always provides a showcase for innovation in the business of managed travel

    Travel Buyer's POV #8
    BTE Buyers Think Tank

    As the traveler experience increasingly takes center stage, the questions around travel policy – what it should look like, how it should be enforced, should there even be one – are more critical than ever.

    Quench the Burnout
    BTE Buyers Think Tank

    Your road warriors want to be heard – and you’re just the person to listen



  • July/August Premium Content

    July/August Premium Content

    The Big Story: HOTELS 2020 
    Lodging

    Managing tomorrow’s hospitality landscape
    RFPs: Evolving – or on their way out? 
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    How tech and market changes drive hotel policies
    Beyond BAR: Getting to meaningful metrics

    Brave New Payments World
    Corporate Cards and Payment Systems
    Discovering innovative ways to pay

    Meetings Checklist
    Meetings and SMM

    Expert advice for staying ahead of events

    NDC Changes the Game
    Air Travel, Distribution and Booking Tools

    How the new standards will transform air booking

    TMC Ties That Bind
    Travel Management Companies

    The right choice of a travel management company can be critical for your program’s success

    Phat Data Time Out!
    Travel Management Companies
    Take a step back to consider where your data strategy is and where it can take you from here

    Connecting the Future
    Technology

    The latest list of emerging technologies is surprising as ever

    Travel Buyer's POV
    Buyer's Think Tank

    This month, our Think Tank’s point of view looks at an expanding universe of corporate card options and the benefits for travel programs

    A Matter of Strategy
    Buyer's Think Tank

    Your TMC’s account manager can be a key asset in your travel program



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