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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.  

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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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Sourcing Strategies for Travel Program Optimization

By Tiffany Zerby on June 10, 2019 11:42 AM

In our last article, “7 Hot Topics in Corporate Travel Management,” we offered a full recap of the Hot Topics Roundtable, an interactive breakout session at World Travel, Inc.’s Spring Symposium 2019. However, the Hot Topics Roundtable wasn’t the only session that provided actionable strategies to Travel Managers across the globe.

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7 Hot Topics in Corporate Travel Management

By Tiffany Zerby on May 21, 2019 1:11 PM

At World Travel, Inc.’s Spring Symposium 2019, we had several breakout sessions that enabled travel managers and procurement officers to learn more about topics that were important to them. These sessions included a Hot Topics Roundtable, Sourcing Strategies with Data Insights, Strategic Meetings Management with Cvent, and Going Global.

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10 Key Performance Indicators for Your Corporate Travel Program

By Tiffany Zerby on April 10, 2019 9:05 AM

The second quarter of 2019 is well underway, and for many, this is a time to look back at our goals and main initiatives for the year to determine whether we’re on track. It’s also a time to look forward, as many any companies may be starting to prepare reports for mid-year management meetings.

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How to Achieve Your Travel Program Goals in 2019

By Tiffany Zerby on February 7, 2019 1:51 PM

While many of us are working towards our own personal goals for 2019, the new year also brings new opportunities to adjust our business goals and determine how each department can better contribute to the overall plans for the company.

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5 Data Points to Fuel Your Hotel Negotiations (Webinar with IHG)

By Tiffany Zerby on October 9, 2018 1:40 PM

We recently published an article, “How to Reduce Travel and Expense Costs for Your Company,” which offered seven time-tested strategies to reduce travel costs. One of the most important strategies we recommended was to negotiate rates. Negotiating supplier contracts like car, hotel, and even airline can be a huge savings opportunity.

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The "Real" Deadline for Travelers to Have a REAL ID Compliant License

By Tiffany Zerby on September 26, 2018 12:11 PM

As states continue to become compliant with the REAL ID Act, which sets universal, nation-wide standards for identification (i.e. driver’s licenses), there is still mounting confusion for companies and their corporate travelers over which enforcement deadlines to pay attention to.

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You Don't Need to Choose Between Booking Corporate Travel Online and Receiving Quality Service. Here's Why

By Tiffany Zerby on January 23, 2018 11:00 AM

When it comes to managing your corporate travel program, you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Of course, you also want your travelers to have an excellent experience and be well taken care of.

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Adoption of the NDC Program: What's New with Airlines & Travel Aggregators

By Tiffany Zerby on November 10, 2017 9:15 AM

In a recent blog article, “Overview of the NDC Program: What You Need to Know,” we introduced IATA’s NDC (New Distribution Capability) Program, which is quickly becoming the industry standard for the transmission of data between airlines and the travel community.

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