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Here's how to 'KonMari' your business travel

Here's how to 'KonMari' your business travel

Blog posts   •   Mar 06, 2019 10:16 GMT

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has become something of a sensation since scoring her own Netflix series. But does her methodical approach to cleaning a house hold any lessons for bleary-eyed travelers?

​6 questions to ask yourself about your travel program

​6 questions to ask yourself about your travel program

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2019 11:10 GMT

It's a couple of months into the New Year, a time when for many, January resolutions have started to fade. Why not revive your goal-setting spirit by bringing it into your travel program?

Zero Discrimination Day – 5 tips to fight unconscious biases at work

Zero Discrimination Day – 5 tips to fight unconscious biases at work

Blog posts   •   Mar 01, 2019 08:44 GMT

​As a global organization with people from all over the world of different age, gender, sexual orientation, origins, education, work experience, beliefs and many other forms of diversity, we maintain a zero tolerance stance to any forms of discrimination.

​The best metrics for building your hotel program

​The best metrics for building your hotel program

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2019 11:25 GMT

As hotel programs evolve and become more complex, it becomes more important to have the right data to improve your hotel program.

​Empowered to Care – creating opportunities for deeper employee involvement

​Empowered to Care – creating opportunities for deeper employee involvement

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2019 10:03 GMT

Last October, we spoke of the values established more than 80 years ago that continue to guide us as corporate citizens tightly woven into the well-being of our communities.

3 thoughts on corporate rebrands

3 thoughts on corporate rebrands

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2019 10:19 GMT

Coke or Pepsi, Reebok or Nike, Microsoft or Apple? Why are we more loyal to one brand versus another? We choose brands because of how they make us feel, whether through nostalgia, a personal resonance, or aspiration. As author and marketer Seth Godin says, “Great marketers don’t make stuff, they make meaning.”

​Salmon run: How salmon gets from the wild to your plate

​Salmon run: How salmon gets from the wild to your plate

Blog posts   •   Feb 15, 2019 10:34 GMT

Every salmon season, after spending years in the North Pacific, salmon make a long and arduous journey back to Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay—renowned as a mecca for salmon—to spawn. In parallel, there’s another journey that runs from Eastern Europe to Bristol Bay, Alaska; this time carrying the workers who’ll be fishing and preparing the coveted fish for their final destination around the world.

3 ways to love your travelers

3 ways to love your travelers

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2019 11:56 GMT

Oxytocin. It’s a hell of a drug. Well actually, it’s a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter but it’s certainly addictive. Our brains release oxytocin when we get a ‘like’ on social media. It enables us to feel empathy for others. It plays a critical role in birth.

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2019 09:46 GMT

Safety and security are concerns for business travelers and companies alike. Duty of care ranks high on the list of priorities for any travel manager, but it is especially important for those who send their employees to remote or dangerous parts of the world. Significant effort is put into medical and evacuation plans at the destination.

​Why concern for personal data is the new corporate value

​Why concern for personal data is the new corporate value

Blog posts   •   Feb 07, 2019 09:25 GMT

There’s a lot being done these days to promote corporate values. While some values are identified across corporations, other company values may consciously align with a political movement, social trend or global concern.

In or Out? It's the great breakfast conundrum

In or Out? It's the great breakfast conundrum

Blog posts   •   Feb 01, 2019 10:01 GMT

If your negotiated rate doesn’t include breakfast, you’re probably confronted by a tough choice every time you book a room: “Should I pay extra for it?”

Golden Practices – How to act towards a more responsible year

Golden Practices – How to act towards a more responsible year

Blog posts   •   Jan 28, 2019 07:58 GMT

It is New Year’s resolutions time, and not only at a personal level. Companies behave in the same fashion and build strategic plans to succeed. By now, I am sure you’ll have your business lines covered, but what about your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy?

Hints to Lady Travelers – From the Victorian era to the 21st century

Hints to Lady Travelers – From the Victorian era to the 21st century

Blog posts   •   Jan 22, 2019 08:32 GMT

​Mad about cycling and born in Brooklyn in 1853 writer Lillias Campbell Davidson may have been the first hipster in history. Jokes aside, she was a pioneer in addressing a perennial concern for women over the years. She was the first author to write a travel guide for women. ‘Hints to Lady Travellers: At Home and Abroad’ a book of tips to make the journeys of Victorian women safer.

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

Blog posts   •   Jan 17, 2019 12:31 GMT

​There's a gap between what travel buyers believe travelers want from overnight stays and what travelers actually seek. RoomIt and GBTA recently launched a ​survey to identify what is making up this gap, and why it doesn’t seem to be going away. Unsurprisingly, many of the misunderstandings identified in the survey were about how to improve compliance and traveler satisfaction.

Ranking of Countries’ Response to Child Sex Trafficking Released

Ranking of Countries’ Response to Child Sex Trafficking Released

Blog posts   •   Jan 16, 2019 21:39 GMT

The first of its kind benchmarking tool done by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), is supported by the Carlson Family Foundation, the World Childhood Foundation and the Oak Foundation.

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2019 08:52 GMT

Average ticket price (ATP) for air is forecast to increase by 2% globally in February, despite what many economists predict will be a softer global economy heading into 2019. Between anxiety over trade wars, a chaotic Brexit negotiation, and jittery markets, the global economy is expected to decelerate, but, the key is, it will remain above trend, which is helping to shield prices.

Travel Superheroes - Why a travel manager role is really 12 jobs in one

Travel Superheroes - Why a travel manager role is really 12 jobs in one

Blog posts   •   Jan 11, 2019 11:12 GMT

​If you think being a travel manager is an easy task, think twice. The role requires a skill set that would make most professionals break into a cold sweat.

Just what is it with all these New Year resolutions?

Just what is it with all these New Year resolutions?

Blog posts   •   Dec 31, 2018 10:52 GMT

So this is Christmas, And what have you done? Another year over, And a new one just begun. So sings John Lennon around this time of year on almost every radio station into which you can tune. But just why do we ruminate on what we have achieved in the previous twelve months, and feel the need to look forward and make a fresh start?

​Top tips for effective networking from Íñigo Montoya

​Top tips for effective networking from Íñigo Montoya

Blog posts   •   Dec 28, 2018 09:52 GMT

“Hello. My name is Íñigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” It’s the holiday season, the week for watching cult movies and eating chocolate. It’s also the week for pondering how to improve your business skills in 2019.

​Travelese for Beginners – Decoding the language of corporate travel

​Travelese for Beginners – Decoding the language of corporate travel

Blog posts   •   Dec 27, 2018 09:21 GMT

If you just started a career as a procurement manager or your company’s travel budget was assigned to you for 2019, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the baffling amount of acronyms synonymous with the business travel industry.