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Will the Pandemic Cause Travel Levels to Go Up Substantially?

While it may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that an event that had such a drastic, negative effect on an industry, will eventually become a great boon, boosting volume moving forward…it’s quite likely that may be the case. Two factors contribute to this point of view… Factor #1: Telecommuting The following telecommuting/remote work statistics were compiled…

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Alternate Airports

Sold-out situations sometimes require extraordinary solutions. Flight times may not match up, or worse a traveler is stranded after a cancellation. Or perhaps it’s the weather making life hard for travelers. Whatever the situation, the best travel agents will already know most of these and can shift plans to accommodate travel when the first choice…

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What Kind of Travel Manager Are You?

We work with a lot of travel managers. And the funny thing we’ve noticed is that while they are all different, we often see many traits and tendencies which are alike. Attention to detail is one…all travel managers have good attention to detail, it’s in the blood. Beyond that, many travel managers have other similarities…

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A Refresher Course on International Etiquette

As corporate travelers begin heading back out in the world it pays to take a look, once again, at cultural differences and examine those cultural norms which are taken for granted in other countries, but may present stumbling blocks to American attempting to do business overseas. When meeting with your counterparts in foreign countries, there…

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Turbocharging Online Booking with TripIt

As a certified Concur Travel & Expense support partner, we hear from travelers every day looking for ideas for getting the most from their online booking tool. One of our standard suggestions is that they consider the benefits of adding TripIt to their travel platform as a way to enhance the benefits they already enjoy…

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Travel Management Isn’t Rocket Science

That’s right, saving money with your travel program isn’t rocket science. It’s actually easy to make an impact on your travel spend if you know what to do, and most importantly, you have the right travel management partner. Having a managed corporate travel program —where an external travel management company, who manages the booking, budgeting,…

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Triage for Corporate Travel

The definition of triage in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the sorting of and allocation of treatment to patients and especially battle and disaster victims according to a system of priorities designed to maximize the number of survivors.” And while we might actually feel like “battle and disaster victims” after the last two years, most of…

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Corporate Travel Services Your Firm Needs Now

As you move to increase your travel back to previous levels (and beyond) there are corporate travel services which are crucial to managing the movement of your employees around the world. Tracking Travel Restrictions Around The World. Even though we’re 18 months into the pandemic a wide disparity of protocols exist among different nations. In…

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Making Sense of Europe’s Guidelines for Corporate Travelers

Just two months after adding the U.S. to its Safe Travel List, the European Union did an about face and recommended to its 27 member states that they ban nonessential travel from the United States. To be clear, the recommendation was not a ruling; each EU country would still be responsible for setting its own…

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University Travel Programs

A couple of decades ago a consultant (who shall go unnamed) started a trend by giving out bad advice, and that mistake has persisted, like a bad cold, ever since. University travel buyers who still hold his advice to be true are doing their employers a disservice by disregarding some of the most important guiding…

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