Phylicia Sierer

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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Future of Meetings & Events

By Phylicia Sierer on May 18, 2020 11:00 AM

In a matter of a few weeks we have seen global travel grind to a halt. The meetings & events industry has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic alongside every other travel-based market.  We’ve gone from hosting events with thousands of people to scrambling to move to a virtual platform and keep our programs full of their usual content and collaboration.

Topics: Meetings & Events Tips "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: 2021 Hotel RFP Season

By Phylicia Sierer on May 11, 2020 11:39 AM

With the recent GBTA endorsement regarding 2021 Hotel RFP season many travel buyers are left to question how they should manage their processes.  Although we respect those involved in that decision, we do not necessarily agree with GBTA’s stance and are fully prepared to manage our clients 2021 hotel programs.

Topics: Hotel RFP "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Implementing Travel Policy Changes

By Phylicia Sierer on May 1, 2020 10:00 AM

As we all slowly begin the process of phasing back into society, cities and states are opening up,  people are getting back to work, and while travel may seem like something to come later, now is the time to think about what travel is going to look like for your company. Inevitably, you will have to adjust your travel policy, for some those changes may be minor, but for others now will be the time to really mandate that travelers follow your policy to ensure their safety – and your company’s. 

Topics: travel policy "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Your Account Manager Will Be Your Ally

By Phylicia Sierer on April 17, 2020 10:34 AM

The quickly evolving coronavirus crisis has changed the travel landscape in a matter of weeks leaving many companies scrambling to figure out what business travel will look like once we all return to work. One thing that is absolutely clear, as much as they have been in the past, a proactive and informed account manager will be key to a successful travel program moving forward. They will be your trusted advisor helping you manage all the changes to your program. But if you are asking yourself, how do I know that my account manager is set up to help navigate our company through these uncharted waters? We have outlined a few crucial points your account manager should be reaching out to assist you with.  

Topics: account management Travel Management "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Stepping Up During Times of Crisis

By Phylicia Sierer on April 3, 2020 9:30 AM

Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the travel industry as a whole has faced many complications and hardships. With some travel management companies, hotels and airlines, letting go of thousands of employees leaving many travelers confused and at times – helpless.

Topics: Travel Management "COVID-19"
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Bridging the Gap Between Registration & Meeting Air Travel

By Phylicia Sierer on June 5, 2017 4:32 PM

Meetings are a wonderful thing - we go, we network, we share ideas, and we learn! But what about everything that goes on in the background? How do you get everyone to the meeting with as little stress as possible? Booking all those airline tickets can be time consuming and downright tedious, so there must be a way to make the process easier, right?!

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What Travelers Need to Know About: REAL ID

By Phylicia Sierer on March 20, 2017 4:00 AM

The signs are up and the deadlines are real, but do you know where your state stands in relation to the REAL ID Act?

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What Travelers Need to Know about TSA Pre✓®

By Phylicia Sierer on February 27, 2017 9:18 AM

Are you scratching your head and wondering what you can do to make traveling a little less painful for your travelers? For many people, one of the biggest pain points is getting through security screening. The lines are always long, and by the time you reach the front you have to take off your shoes, pull out your laptop and wait around (barefoot) to be called through the screener.

Topics: airlines Airport General Global Entry Homeland Security Industry Update International Travel Traveler Conversations TSA WTI
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8 Steps for Creating a Pre-Travel Emergency Plan

By Phylicia Sierer on January 16, 2017 12:04 PM

* Content from this blog was derived from webinar hosted on January 11, 2017 with On Call International. To view the webinar recording in its entirety please click here.

Keeping track of the components of a well-managed travel risk management program isn't easy…sometimes our days can get so hectic, we barely have time to react, let alone be proactive.

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Survey Results Are In!

By Phylicia Sierer on October 11, 2016 12:32 PM

We asked. You spoke. Now we are going to take action! 

The results from our survey are in!

Topics: Uncategorized