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  • July Premium Content

    July Premium Content

    Street Smart  Read Free Now >>>
    Ground Transportation
    Traditional black car providers and upstart ride-hailing disrupters are in a heated race for your traveler’s rides

    Open Door Policy
    Lodging
    Good times keep rolling for North America’s hotels, but savvy negotiating can help your program stay afloat

    Tech to Pay
    Expense Management
    More payment solutions for travelers mean more options – and more    decisions – for travel managers

    Survey Says...
    Managing Travel Programs
    Travel programs need to keep travelers ‘in the loop’ and it starts with asking the right questions at the right time

    Holy Hotel Data!
    Data Management
    Phat Data can help put to rest some of the insomnia-inducing problems in your lodging program

    Lost & Found
    Technology
    Steps travelers can take to recover devices. Serko’s Zeno gets NDC Level 3 certified. Cvent buys Kapow

    Traveler Q&A
    Buyer's Think Tank

    ​BTE Think Tank members offer thoughts what to ask to make your traveler surveys more effective




  • June Premium Content

    June Premium Content

    The ABCs of NDC  Read Free Now >>>
    Air Travel, Distribution and Booking Tools

    IATA’s New Distribution Capabilities promise more creative links between airlines and travel buyers

    A Different Way to Stay
    Lodging

    Independent properties and soft brands are making a splash in the hotel pool – each in their own way

    Tools of the Trade
    Distribution and Booking Tools

    Getting travelers to make the right booking decisions often comes down to having the right booking technology

    Walk the Talk
    Travel Management Companies

    Regular and meaningful buyer/supplier conversations are often the keystone for a successful travel program

    Data & the TMC
    Data Management

    Your travel management company can be a treasure trove of Phat Data – if you take the initiative

    Here Be Dragons
    Technology

    ​Who can predict the future of travel? Eurostar joins Travelport rich content. Yatra and Chrome River partner

    The Case for Travel
    Buyer’s Think Tank

    ​Add value by folding your program into the larger corporate strategy, advise BTE Think Tank members






  • May Premium Content

    May Premium Content

    Extended Outlook Read Free Now >>>
    Lodging
    Bigger, broader and easier to book, longer term lodging is making waves with business travelers

    The Sum of the Parts
    Data Management
    Under a deluge of data, corporate travel looks for the right tools to turn raw information into intelligencer

    The Risk Reward
    Duty of Care and Risk Management
    ​Travel threats are real and varied, so creating a risk management program to address them takes a big picture effort

    Blockchain: Truth & Consequences
    Data Management
    ​Distributed ledgers could upend everything we know about our travel data

    Sky High
    Technology
    ​Inflight connectivity is a hot commodity

    Consider the Source
    Buyer Think Tank
    ​Deciding how your program’s data is provided is critical to your strategy, say BTE Think Tank members



  • April Premium Content

    AprilPremium Content

    Eradicating IROPS  Read Free Now >>>
    Air Travel
    Travel disruptions – aka ‘irregular operations’ – are costly. But data and mobile technology can ease the pain

    Just Rewards
    Just Rewards
    Playing the hotel loyalty points game can score stronger program compliance and boost traveler satisfaction

    Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    Expense Management
    More than ever, artificial intelligence is taking business travelers out of the expense management equation

    Room for Negotiation
    Industry Interview
    ACTE research shows new hotel sourcing models are gaining traction

    SMM: Meetings’ Secret Sauce
    Meetings and SMM
    Implementing a strategic meetings management program today can be as vexing as ever

    Seeing is Believing
    Data Management
    Visualization tools transform Phat Data into   compelling – and sometimes surprising – stories

    Digital Pathways
    Technology
    Mobility, blockchain, VR and AI – technologies revolutionizing travel. The EU enacts sweeping data protections.

    When Travel Troubles Strike
    Buyer Think Tank
    Who should take point during travel disruptions? BTE Think Tank members weigh in



  • March Premium Content

    March Premium Content

    New Ways to Pay  Read Free Now >>>
    Expense Management
    Technologies like virtual cards and digital wallets are revolutionizing payment platforms, and that’s just the beginning

    Bumper Crop
    Air Travel
    Global route maps are blossoming. Here’s a look at ten intriguing new services connecting the world

    TMCs as Risk Partners
    Travel Management Companies, Duty of Care and Risk Management
    Travel management companies play an important role in Duty of Care – but there’s more to the story

    Phat Data & NDC
    Data Management
    New Distribution Capabilities are hanging the data game for buyers and suppliers alike

    Flying Start
    Technology
    Travel-related concepts that owe their beginnings to Kickstarter

    Balancing the Risk
    Buyer’s Think Tank
    Managing Duty of Care is important. Don’t overlook opportunities to round out your strategy




News

July 22, 2018


Lola Launches New Features

Business travel platform introduces “Book on Behalf,” a desktop version of the app, and centralized payments >>

Certify Buys Abacus

Travel and expense management company adds expense reporting solution to portfolio >>