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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.

Topics: program compliance Risk Management Tips Travel Travel Management travel policy Uncategorized
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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.

Topics: online adoption How-To International Travel Online Booking program compliance Risk Management Travel Management travel policy Uncategorized
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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.

Topics: Air France airline airlines American Airlines airfare Amadeus Business Travel Corporate Travel data distribution General IAG IATA Industry Update NDC Sabre surcharge Travel Travel Management Travelport Uncategorized WTI
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World Travel, Inc. Emergency Response - Debrief After Hurricanes and Earthquakes

By Tiffany Zerby on October 24, 2017 12:44 PM

September was a tragic month for many people, whose lives were impacted by the quick succession of devastating hurricanes and earthquakes mainly affecting the Caribbean, Mexico, and the South and Southeast United States. Our thoughts are with those who are still suffering in the aftermath of these natural disasters.

Topics: alerts earthquake emergency response hurricane notification Uncategorized WTI
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Overview of the NDC Program: What You Need to Know

By Tiffany Zerby on July 17, 2017 11:59 AM

Over the last few years in the airline industry, more attention has been given to improving the user experience, as well as the consistency of that experience across distribution channels. More specifically, IATA (International Air Transport Association) launched what it calls the NDC program, and as of late, this program has been gaining traction.

Topics: General Industry Update Uncategorized WTI
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An Insider's View on Hotel Trends: Key Data Points to Fuel Your Negotiations

By Tiffany Zerby on July 10, 2017 10:29 AM

In the heat of summer, the last thing you probably want to think about is setting your hotel program goals for 2018, but hotel RFP season is right around the corner, usually running from August to October. This is when most hotels request a bid package from companies to evaluate their hotel spend and make a pricing decision for their negotiated rate.

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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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A Flier's Rights

By Chesley Turner on April 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Voluntary vs. Involuntary Bumping

It's time to lay a little truth on you:

Topics: airlines Airport Advice etiquette How-To Industry Update Opinion Traveler Conversations U.S. Government Uncategorized
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Stop the Madness!

By Chesley Turner on April 3, 2017 8:32 AM

Improve Travel Management with Trip Approvals

All those trips being booked, emails flying back and forth between travelers, arrangers and systems. How do you know your travelers are booking what they should be booking? How can you be positive your data is correct?

Topics: Approval Processes economy General travel policy Traveler Conversations Uncategorized
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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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