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Podcast: CEO Insights – An Interview with John Snyder, BCD Travel President & CEO

On this week’s episode of The Business of Travel, GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick talks with John Snyder, BCD Travel President and CEO, about the workforce in the business travel industry, innovation and engaging travelers.     You can download and listen to The Business of Travel in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and your other favorite podcast directories. Be…

Podcast: Reduce Your Travel Costs

On the latest episode of The Business of Travel, GBTA discusses cost savings strategies in managed travel programs from the basics on up. Marc Casto, CEO of Casto Travel, and Mark Ziegler, Senior Travel Manager of Global Travel Services for NetApp, both join the podcast from Silicon Valley to share their experiences, perspectives and best practices when it comes to saving your travel program money.

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Hit The Ground Running: Uber, Lyft, Autonomous Cars and Ground Transportation Upheaval

This is the first in a series of ground transportation articles we’re calling “Hit The Ground Running.” The point is to help you, the travel manager or TMC, navigate the massive upheaval in the ground transportation industry and figure out how you want to manage it.

TMCs Support Companies in Improving Traveller Experience

The GBTA Foundation recently released a study in partnership with Sabre Corporation on creating a frictionless travel experience. The study explored traveller friction around the globe from the business traveller perspective as well as through the lens of managed travel and human resource professionals. Depending on an organization’s culture and resources, a travel program tends…

Involving TMCs in the Hotel RFP Process
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Involving TMCs in the Hotel RFP Process

Employees preparing for a business trip don’t simply select whatever flight or hotel they feel desire and hop on for the ride. There is careful planning done behind-the-scenes by professionals whose role is to ensure the safe and efficient travel of individuals within a company. Travel managers develop strategic plans and policies for all forms…

Business Travelers and Technology: Embracing Self-Service and Personalized Travel Options
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Business Travelers and Technology: Embracing Self-Service and Personalized Travel Options

Embracing technology is nothing new to the business traveler. The Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. has a vintage travel insurance machine on display that used to be a fixture at airports around the world. The machines were designed for the traveler who needed a little bit more peace of mind regarding the security…

Extended Stay Accommodations: What Travel Buyers Needs to Know
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Extended Stay Accommodations: What Travel Buyers Needs to Know

The GBTA Foundation conducted a new study in partnership with WWStay to understand how travel programs approach their need for extended stay accommodations. This is a follow up to a 2015 study showing nearly half of U.S. international business travelers have used extended stay accommodations in the past 12 months, with 72 percent of Millennials…

Expanding Roles in the Cards for TMCs

Expanding Roles in the Cards for TMCs

A recent GBTA Foundation study, sponsored by Concur, looked at how corporate travel programs keep adapting in today’s changing world. It focused on how travel management companies (TMCs) are serving companies and business travelers by surveying both travel buyers and the travelers themselves. Let’s talk about priorities over the next five years. Travel buyers in…

Booking Behaviors vs. Company Policy: An Opportunity for TMCs

Booking Behaviors vs. Company Policy: An Opportunity for TMCs

A recent GBTA Foundation study, sponsored by Concur, talked to both business travelers and travel buyers about booking behaviors. Over the past year, business travelers are generally satisfied with booking business trips across a variety of channels. Looking at the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, more than 85 percent of business travelers are…