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6 key points to consider when writing a business travel policy

16th October 2015

It is vital for companies to achieve maximum value from business travel spend. Having a clear and well-conceived travel policy in place is the cornerstone on which good travel procurement can achieve the objective of controlling and reducing the corporate travel expenditure company-wide while minimising your legal liabilities. It is said that a clearly defined, well-implemented […]

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10 frequent business traveller frustrations and how to deal with them effectively

7th September 2015

Flight delays or cancellations, long waiting times at the airport, travel times outside of normal business hours, no free Wi-Fi at the hotel, journey planning and trip organisation – the list of factors that can frustrate business travellers is long. A recent study carried out by AirPlus revealed that almost half of business travellers interviewed […]

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Sharing economy companies and business travel programmes – to be, or not to be?

13th August 2015

Business travel management is increasingly influenced by sharing economy and enjoys its growth in popularity amongst business travellers. However, so far there are substantial issues, risks and challenges that need to be addressed and should not be underestimated, such as unregulated pricing, traveller safety and security, compliance with industry-specific regulations, laws related to payments or tax issues. […]

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How to encourage business travellers to adopt your new travel policy?

31st July 2015

Congratulations! You have carried out an extensive tender process, reviewed some corporate travel management companies and made a final decision. You are confident you found the perfect travel management company to drive your business travel programme forward and achieve your cost savings goals. However, now it’s time to revise your travel policy, if you haven’t […]

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Business Travel Planning Checklist – 10 key points effective executive assistants & PAs consider

17th June 2015

Business travel planning is an essential part of PAs, executive assistants and executive secretaries jobs, and for many planning business travel is probably the most time consuming and most fulfilling part of their role. Executive assistants and PAs responsible for managing a large business travel programme, may most of the time have the support from a […]

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Procurement: 9 ways on how to reduce corporate meetings and events spend

2nd June 2015

Procuring meetings and events is not a simple task. You require expert events management and venue knowledge coupled with feasible creative ideas that deliver a true return on a company’s corporate meeting and events budget. Furthermore managing the procurement of corporate meetings and events services has moved up the business travel management agenda challenging procurement professionals. To help you […]

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How to create a successful business travel risk management team in 4 steps

8th May 2015

Companies have a responsibility to provide duty of care to their travelling employees – legally, ethically and from a business point of view. To strengthen your duty of care situation and effectively support your travellers’ well-being and safety companies need to consider various internal and external factors. But finding the best team capable to develop and […]

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Buying business travel services: Roadmap to sustainable procurement for travel buyers

20th March 2015

Sustainable procurement is not a simple issue to address – especially when it comes to buying business travel services. Undoubtedly, business travel plays an integral part in building and maintaining robust relationships with clients and business partners. However, business travel often is the largest generator of carbon emissions, especially for organisations within the professional services industry. For […]