Airbnb Listings Will Appear in Concur Searches

Airbnb listings soon will appear alongside traditional hotel properties in accommodation search results on the Concur desktop platform, but only for travelers from companies that have chosen to work with Airbnb. A hotel search in Chicago, for instance, will bring up not only branded properties from hoteliers like Hilton and Marriott International but also Airbnb…

How Real Time Travel Data Helps Managers Control Expenses

Managing travel programs is a complex, time consuming process that involves ensuring travelers have a safe, pleasant travel experience while managing the variable finances associated with business travel. Today, with more and more travelers self-booking or going outside of pre-set policies, measuring travel spend becomes increasingly difficult. Expense reporting systems are giving travel managers vital…

Are You Leaving Airline Points on the Table?

No matter the size of your travel program, there’s a chance your company is missing out on thousands of dollars in benefits by neglecting to maximize savings through corporate airline loyalty programs. Even if you have enough volume to score multiple discount rates with different carriers, it’s still possible you could be leaving airline points…

Risk Management: Plan to be Prepared

The landscape of today’s competitive marketplace depends on executives, assistants, and travelers being able to conduct business throughout the United States and the world alike. As political climates shift within the U.S. and abroad, corporate travelers are subjected to emerging policies that affect the ability to increase their presence across geographical and economic borders. Working…

Use These 3 Tools to Take Control of Your Company’s Travel and Expense Management

Business travel, such as sending employees to conferences, meeting with key clients, and attending training events is a necessary expense that ultimately supports company goals. However, for many companies, processing travel expenses make up a significant portion of total operating costs. Fortunately, with the proper tools in place, travel and expense management is an easily…

How to Avoid Caribbean Hurricane Season

Caribbean hurricane season is prime time for landing a deal. Sure, there’s some risk involved, but with smart planning and a bit of luck you can end up with a sunny and affordable tropical vacation … or get a refund if Mother Nature is seriously uncooperative. Here are tips from meteorologists, a travel insurance agent,…

Three Keys to a Successful Travel and Expense Management Program

A comprehensive travel and expense management program is critical to containing indirect business expenses. Creating a company-wide travel policy can be challenging in and of itself, but enacting the plan and ensuring compliance across the board can be seemingly impossible. Fortunately, with the proper preparation and execution, businesses can successfully implement travel and expense management…