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01/03/2018 Beware of the taxman - are your business travellers liable for tax?
Business travellers may need to pay taxes in foreign countries they visit for as little as one day. ...
01/02/2018 Green light - are you following new EU CO2 reporting rules for travel?
A new EU-wide requirement for many more companies to report on their CO2 emissions, including those ...
01/01/2018 Flight plans - how major airline changes could affect your supplier programme
From new low-cost long-haul services to the disappearance of well-known European carriers, the globa...
01/12/2017 2018 Forecast - the year ahead for business travel
How much you are going to pay for travel around the world over the next 12 months – and what are the...
01/11/2017 Let's work together - Finding the right internal collaborators to manage your company travel programme
Travel management is becoming an increasingly multi-disciplinary practice, requiring significant inp...
01/10/2017 Get ready for GDPR - how Europe's new data protection legislation affects your travel programme.
The EU's Genereal Data Protection Regulation will have a profound impact on corporate travel from Ma...
01/09/2017 Pre-trip approval – is it right for your company?
Requiring travellers to get the green light for their planned journeys is coming back into fashion. ...
01/08/2017 “Bleisure” – a pleasure or a pain for your travel programme?
Allowing corporate travellers to add leisure time to their business trips makes good sense from an H...
01/07/2017 Easy money – why FinTech is taking the pain out of payments
Virtual, mobile and invisible payments and up-and-coming blockchain technology all promise to make c...
01/06/2017 Direct airline distribution – a blessing or a curse for corporate travel buyers?
Airlines are building direct channels to sell not only seats but ancillary services to their corpora...
01/04/2017 The shock of the new – how to integrate Airbnb and Uber into your managed travel programme
Strong employee demand is pressurising businesses to let their travellers book Uber and Airbnb, even...
01/03/2017 New tricks – how to find fresh savings from a mature travel programme
Even if you already have a smooth-running policy and impressive supplier discounts, there are always...
01/02/2017 Your travel policy under threat – how to handle hotels tempting your travellers to book direct
Hotels are stepping up the incentives they offer guests to book direct with them – and that’s a head...
01/01/2017 2017 forecast – the year ahead for business travel
In the most uncertain global environment for many decades, how will the cost of business trips devel...
01/12/2016 World class – Take your travel programme multinational
It’s no longer only the mega-corporations which want to manage travel across borders. Even relativel...
01/11/2016 Advance maths – how encouraging travellers to book early can save a fortune
Your business can slash air ticket costs by 30 per cent or more through advance booking, but you nee...
01/10/2016 Foreign VAT recovery – a great opportunity to reduce travel costs
Businesses can reclaim the VAT their travellers incur on foreign trip, yet many don’t bother because...
01/09/2016 You and the EU – How the single European market has helped business travel
The shock of the UK Brexit vote make this an ideal moment to ask what corporate travel has gained fr...
01/08/2016 Expense management – why buying an online tool is the first step, not the last
Automated tools are speeding up reimbursement claims but companies need a broader strategy to optimi...
01/07/2016 Getting to know you – how personalisation is transforming corporate travel
Travel suppliers are building massive databases that allow them to deliver carefully customised offe...
01/06/2016 Let’s get together – how to build a great managed meetings programme
Bringing meetings spend under control is even tougher than running a general business travel program...
01/04/2016 Turning data into action – find the right KPIs for your travel programme
Key performance indicators provide an instant snapshot of the state of your travel programme. But ho...
01/03/2016 Driven to succeed – why now is the right moment to build a ground transportation programme
The Uber revolution and some excellent new management technology mean businesses can no longer ignor...
01/02/2016 Move with the times – take your travel programme mobile
A mobile strategy for your travel programme is no longer optional but essential for understanding, e...
01/01/2016 Death of Safe Harbor – why a court ruling on data privacy threatens contracts between European clients and US travel service providers
If your company uses any United States-based travel service providers you urgently need to review wh...
01/12/2015 Risk management – make your travellers even safer
Shocking terrorist incidents and disasters during 2015 have proved yet again that companies need a r...
01/11/2015 The EU Interchange Fee Regulation – what does it mean for your corporate card programme?
The European Union is capping the amount card companies can charge to merchants who accept their pla...
01/02/2015 New year, new start – it’s time to fix your hotel programme
Whether it’s corporate rates being undercut or low compliance levels, managing hotels has never been...
03/09/2014 What is the future for ... TMCs?
Travel management companies have faced severe criticism for failing to innovate. But if they start t...
03/09/2014 Make your data safe – are your travel service providers protecting your confidential traveller records?
Recent security scares have highlighted how easily travellers’ booking and credit card data can be s...
03/09/2014 Added value – how to manage the challenge of ancillary fees
Airlines are making more and more money from ancillary fees, and that means corporate clients need t...
13/06/2014 What is the future for ... GDSs?
In the first of a series on whether big changes lie ahead for key players in travel management, we a...
13/06/2014 Play your cards right – choosing the best corporate payments programme for your business
Payments are a vital element of your travel strategy, but there are many choices to make when buildi...
13/06/2014 World class – how to make sure your travel programme is truly multinational
Multinational travel management used to be all about controlling a few key countries, with everywher...
27/03/2014 The digital revolution – introducing social media into your travel programme
Travel managers are greatly improving communications with travellers through social media. Here’s ho...
27/03/2014 End of the world – has the trend for travel management globalization reversed?
Using the same service provider in every country may be going out of fashion as the pendulum swings ...
27/03/2014 The ABC of NDC – a beginner’s guide to New Distribution Capability
IATA's New Distribution Capability project to modernize air sales through agents is one of the hotte...
12/10/2012 Staying alive – how to keep your company’s travellers healthy
Does your business look after the health of its travellers? If not, there could be a big price to p...
12/10/2012 Better ways to pay – how mobile phones and single-use virtual numbers will revolutionise corporate cards.
Within a few years, we could be paying for hotels and meals with a tap of our mobile phones – and t...
12/10/2012 Please don’t go! – controlling costs through demand management
Companies devote a lot of attention to reducing how much they spend per business trip – but if they...
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