Tag Archives: Advito

Updates: Self-Service At United; Corporate Travel In Academia; Seat Swap Flop; Advito-Cisco

Sometimes the things we write about peter out. Sometimes more developments happen, but they don’t warrant an entirely new article. In other cases, something unexpected or counterintuitive is noteworthy in its continuance. Hence, the Updates post. Click to jump to United’s self-service portal enhancements, the next step for an emerging college-level corporate travel education program, Advito’s expanding collaboration… Read More »

ARC Data Showing Promise For Buyers

Prism data is the basis for corporate deals with the big U.S. network airlines. It will be for the foreseeable future. But it has limitations. The Airlines Reporting Corp. designed new tools for corporate buyers and agencies that better detail activity and marketplace benchmarks. This can prepare them for contracting. In an early use case of ARC Corporate… Read More »

2017 U.S. Corporate Hotel Rates: Small Increases, Some Happy Surprises

[CLARIFICATION, Jan. 4, 2017: An HRS spokesperson explained that while the company promotes independent properties, it does not require sourcing clients to commit to using them. Rather, those clients are asked to funnel “a reasonable” share of total hotel volume through HRS systems. This article has been updated with that information.] U.S. corporate negotiated hotel rates generally are… Read More »

‘Trust But Verify’ Your Hotel Safety Vetting

Most organizations don’t inspect every hotel property they tell travelers to use. They can do some of that with the help of travel management companies and risk specialists, but covering the globe is a tall order. So how do travel management pros really know if properties in their programs are safe? Mostly they’re taking the hotels’ word for… Read More »

Teleconference 6: Traveler Engagement

Traveler Engagement Feb. 9, 2017 Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! This event’s recording may be purchased here or gifted here for $10. Grab the slides here. A big part of travel management is traveler management, or it should be. Our sixth teleconference featured four practitioners discussing the tools, metrics, benefits and challenges of traveler engagement. Speakers: Festive… Read More »

Offsetting Trends To Keep 2017 Airfares About Flat In North America

[UPDATE: June 28, 2017: BCD Travel’s Advito slightly raised several of its 2017 airfare projections, owing to strong global demand and improving economic conditions. It also increased to $52 per barrel from $50 its assumption for the price of oil, due to geopolitical tension. “Efforts by airlines to push up prices have so far had only limited success,”… Read More »

Advito, Cisco Aim To Revive Virtual Conferencing’s Connection With Travel Management

Integration between immersive remote conferencing systems and travel providers was popular several years ago. Marriott and Starwood installed some telepresence rooms. Sabre explored and its GetThere unit built booking systems for conference facilities. American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel partnered with a Cisco reseller. It all fizzled. Last month, BCD Travel announced its Advito consultancy… Read More »

Snack Giant Mondelēz International Takes Jumbo Bite From Travel Spend

When a CFO says the company will cut its more than $100 million travel budget in half, only suppliers need to panic. For travel managers, it’s like a power-up. That’s how Ike Ihenacho has spent the past year and a half of his professional career — unleashing newfound power at $30 billion snack maker Mondelēz International. Thanks to data consolidation from United Kingdom-based Pi, the… Read More »

2016 Price Forecast: Flat Airfares And More Hotel Hikes

[UPDATE, Nov. 24: Forecast data from American Express Global Business Travel is included.] [UPDATE, Oct. 1: Information from NYU’s outlook on expected hotel rate increases is included.] For 2016, corporate travel buyers should expect hotel rate growth in the low- to mid-single-digit percentages while airfares on average show little change. Those are the bottom-line conclusions forecast by BCD Travel’s Advito and,… Read More »