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Before We Break, An Appeal

Dear Readers, The Company Dime turned two last month, which could mean we’ve entered a new phase of maturity. More likely, we’re ready to break more stuff — hopefully news! That requires hard work. We’re happy to bust our tails for you, but we also need your support. It has come to our attention that the practice of…

Teleconference 7: Mobile Technology

Mobile Technology March 9, 2017 It’s everywhere, so what’s next for mobile technology in corporate travel? Our expert panel discussed the status quo, keys to creating a mobile strategy, the possible impact of mobile self-service on jobs and operations, and emerging functions like chatbots. Listen to a recording of the live teleconference. This episode featured American Express Global…

Teleconference 6: Traveler Engagement

Traveler Engagement Feb. 9, 2017 Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! Listen to a recording of the live teleconference. 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 Road associate Mia Andersson, Shire senior…

Teleconference 5: Inside TMC Economics

Inside TMC Economics Jan. 12, 2017 Special 90-minute episode Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! Listen to a recording of the live teleconference. During the sold-out Teleconference 5 AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee and Short’s Travel Management CEO David LeCompte talked about the differences in how their companies generate income, as illustrated below. They also talked about expenses and…

The Company Dime, Festive Road Partner On New Monthly Virtual Business Travel Event

The Company Dime and business travel engagement consultancy Festive Road are delighted to announce a media partnership to co-produce our new Teleconference series. The relationship will see Festive Road partners Caroline Strachan and Paul Tilstone providing insights and content ideas to The Company Dime co-founders Jay Campbell and David Jonas for this new, monthly live and…

Teleconference 2: Hotel Buying

Hotel Buying Oct. 13, 2016 On Teleconference 2, The Company Dime and expert guests examined the dynamics of the ongoing 2017 hotel rate negotiating season. ABC Global Services CEO Eric Altschul, Hilton executive director for business travel sales Maria Chevalier, Festive Road associate Lora Ellis, Anthem travel and events director Cindy Heston and HRS VP of the Americas Suzanne Neufang provided their insights. Listen…

Teleconference 3: Online Booking Tools

Online Booking Tools Nov. 10, 2016 Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! Listen to a recording of the live teleconference. Highlights of Teleconference 3 included Jay Campbell’s observations of the US Airways v. Sabre trial and Upside chairman Jay Walker taking questions about his business travel proposition for small and medium enterprises. Microsoft global travel and venue…

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