• February Premium Content

    February Premium Content

    Expense App-titude Test
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    Expense Management, Technology
    Mobile expense reporting solutions arehere, and your business travelers are ready

    AI: Growing Reality
    Technology
    No longer the Next Big Thing, artificial intelligence has come of age

    Around the World, Around the Corner
    Lodging
    Thinking local when going global is key to a hotel program that works anywhere

    Let’s Be Careful Out There
    Duty of Care and Risk Management
    A take-along safety & security briefing for every traveler


    Two Cents From the Company Dime
    Two Cents
    CTM buys Corporate Travel Planners. IRS shaves mileage reimbursement. Troovo patents automated virtual payment process. Coupa acquires Yapta

    Phat Data Ahead!
    Data Management
    It’s time to prepare a 2020 vision for your travel program’s data strategy


    Password Roulette
    Technology

    ‘123456’ makes your data security an easy mark. Six expense and payment companies form Emburse. IHG rolls out digital in-room solution


    Travel Buyer's POV
    Buyer’s Think Tank
    When non-travel management types try to get a handle on travel costs, the solutions may look good on paper, but in reality often prove to be impractical and downright costly


    Event Horizon
    Buyer’s Think Tank
    Even for the best-planned meetings, glitches loom and hassles abound




  • 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

    COVID-19: Travel in Turmoil  Read Free Now >>>
    Managing Travel Programs, Duty of Care and Risk Management
    How corporate travel is responding and what to expect next

    Leveraging Loyalty
    Lodging
    Hotel points programs have become key in the business travel ecosystem

    Corporate Payments Come Alive
    Corporate Cards and Payment Systems
    Innovations in financial tech open up new ways to pay for business travel

    Whither TMCs?
    Managed Travel ROI, Travel Management Companies, Managing Travel Programs

    A brief history of travel management companies and where they go from here

    A New Take on Ground
    Data Management, Ground Transportation

    Phat Data is the key to changing perspectives in ground transportation

    Two Cents From the Company Dime
    Two Cents

    BCD Travel, CWT test messaging interface. Proposal would exempt Trusted Travelers from Real ID. Amex GBT enters TMC hotel content race. Focus on sustainability sharpens. TMCs take on jet lag.

    Remote Controls
    Technology

    As work-from-home grows, so do the technology risks. ARC and Amadeus ink cooperative agreement. TripActions unveils virtual card. WebBeds to use Troovo payment platform. Groupize now includes all meetings.

    Travel Buyer's POV #14
    Travel Buyers Think Tank

    The importance of managing risk, maintaining business continuity and ensuring employee safety and wellbeing have been brought into stark relief by the sudden and vicious onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Keep it Clean
    Travel Buyers Think Tank

    Pandemic or no, healthy habits and caring for one another should be part of everyday life



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June 05, 2020