TMCs and travel managers take note: Travel programs that lack a strong mobile platform are driving business travelers to alternative booking services and inviting noncompliance with travel policy. A travel data analysis firm advises companies to make their own apps easier to use.
What’s worse than filing state and federal income tax returns once a year? Filing business travel expense reports. That’s the word from a recent poll of business travelers.
The growing importance of mobility, data and virtual payments is changing the way travel managers see themselves and their future.
TripIt’s new program for travel management companies (TMCs) is hitting its target. The Concur unit designed TripIt for TMCs with industry input and six major firms have lined up as launch customers.
Business travelers are passing up taxi queues and hotel bookings for Uber, Airbnb and other shared services. Are travel programs keeping up?
In this era when cybercrime is outpacing physical crime, any corporate agency without cyber liability protection is a sitting duck, according to a corporate travel specialist. The answer, he says, is cyber liability coverage.
Travel disruptions can cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and direct expenses. While productivity can’t be recovered, other travel costs can if business travelers use a corporate card with the appropriate insurance provisions and work with their travel departments to submit claims.
Reduced fuel costs are helping airlines rack up record profits without dramatic fare hikes. Surging profits give them more opportunity to lower ticket prices, or cut better corporate deals in highly competitive markets, while maintaining healthy profit margins.
New hotel entrants are offering free Wi-Fi, a must-have for business travelers. One of them, London-based Amba Hotels, said U.S. businesses spent $7.3 billion last year on Wi-Fi connections for business travelers.
There will be dire consequences for business travel—and the economy—if Congress this week fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), says the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).