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Risk Predictions for 2023

As we move from 2022 into the new year, it is important to evaluate the ever-changing travel and risk landscape.  We should focus on developing solid processes to protect our companies and employees from the potential dangers both while traveling and in our normal business activities. Over the past couple of years, we have seen…

Industry collaborates to solve talent crisis across business travel industry during GBTA Europe Conference

The Big Idea reports on industry findings Brussels (5 December 2022) – Representatives from all areas of the business travel eco- system gathered at the GBTA Europe Conference in Brussels in November during The Big Idea session, sponsored by BCD Travel. The travel management company developed the theme for the session “Travel and The Law…

Many Voices, One Purpose – Business Travel Industry Unites for GBTA Europe Conference 2022 in Partnership with VDR

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association, VDR – wrapped up their eighth successful joint regional conference in Europe this week. Hosted at the Square – Brussels Convention Centre, 8-10 November, the event brought together more than 800 attendees from 22 countries for insights,…

OVER TWO-THIRDS OF BUSINESS TRAVEL IS ALREADY CARBON NEUTRAL

Two-thirds of business travellers told to avoid air travel  A fifth of business travellers want organisations to prioritise sustainable travel 1 in 6 avoid unnecessary business travel because of the environmental impact A survey of 500 business travellers, conducted by Opinium* and commissioned by World Travel Protection, a leading global travel assistance organisation, reveals that…

FCM EXPANDS EUROPEAN FOOTPRINT INTO SPAIN 

Barcelona office opens to support growing  business travel needs of clients and prospects  10 November, 2022 – Global travel management company FCM today announced it is boosting its service capabilities across Spain through the opening of a new FCM ownedand-operated Barcelona office staffed by a dedicated team of expert consultants.  Previously assisted by local agency…

TripStax warns against rush to implement new tech to fix human talent challenges in 2023

More start-up tech companies will enter the business travel sector in 2023 with innovative solutions for automating pockets of the business travel industry predicts TripStax (www.tripstax.com). However, TMCs should not rush to adopt new tech merely to solve human resourcing challenges, TripStax warns, as hasty decisions could lead to another level of chaos in terms…

TRIPBAM Contract Audit for Air and Hotel Identifies

Thousands in Lost Savings for Clients   BRUSSELS, 10 November 2022 — TRIPBAM, the global provider of air and hotel rate reshopping, auditing, benchmarking and sourcing, today shared new client data in which its TRIPBAM Contract Audit solution for air and hotel identified hundreds of thousands in lost savings from a handful of global corporates.  The…

Direct ATPI introduces Microsoft Teams technology integration to supercharge client experience 

The traveller persona-based technology will consolidate everything a traveller requires for a seamless journey. 11th November 2022 – Dominant provider of corporate travel solutions Direct ATPI has partnered with Microsoft to empower the tech-savvy traveller. This innovation will allow clients to view, plan, book and discuss business trips all on Microsoft Teams. From downloading an…

Employees across Europe concerned about delayed expense reimbursements   

Thursday 10, November – A new SAP Concur study has found that over half (58%) of employees across Europe are concerned about the impact of delayed expense reimbursements on their personal finances. The “Expense Management in Times of Inflation: How to Improve Employee Experience” report takes a closer look at the topic of inflation and…

5 Steps to Reduce Emissions from Business Travel

Amex GBT’s Global Business Consulting team has published a white paper designed to help travel managers find strategies and solutions to decarbonise their travel programmes. The report, entitled 5 Steps to Reduce Emissions from Business Travel, looks at understanding this challenging journey, from conversations to data-driven business strategies. It covers a range of measures including…