Careers

The corporate travel careers info below includes original and licensed content about the role of the travel manager and related professionals, what’s happening with membership associations, workplace issues and professional development.

Some examples
• Our coverage of GBTA and industry events
• The 570: Accounts of the pandemic’s toll on corporate travel jobs
• Collaboration, culture and remote work
• The evolving roles of various industry professionals
• Best practices and tips for leadership
• Diversity in the workplace
• Outsourcing and other alternative servicing configurations
• Industry advocacy and education

Book Review: Travel Management 101

Former BCD Travel research director Claudia Unger points out that 76 U.K. universities offer a combined 450 tourism-related degrees, none of which focus on corporate travel. If a new program started, her recently published book could fit on the reading list. “Corporate Travel: Hiding in Plain Sight” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016) is written at…

Podcast 11: James Filsinger, Tom Botts, Chris Vukelich, Flo Lugli and Mitchell Stern

Our eleventh podcast episode features the second installment of a panel discussion recorded last month on hotel pricing and the lodging request for proposals process. The first part is here. Our expert guests were Yapta president and CEO James Filsinger, Miraval Group SVP and CMO Tom Botts, industry veteran Chris Vukelich and Navesink Advisory Group’s Flo…

Podcast 10: Flo Lugli, Tom Botts, Chris Vukelich, James Filsinger and Elizabeth Grygo

Our tenth podcast episode features the first installment of a panel discussion recorded this week on hotel pricing and distribution strategies. The expert guests are new Miraval Group SVP and CMO Tom Botts, Yapta president and CEO James Filsinger, Navesink Advisory Group’s Flo Lugli and industry veteran Chris Vukelich. They talked with Jay Campbell and David…

Travel Safety As Career Path

She’s chair of the Global Business Travel Association risk committee. She built the travel safety program at Bank of America. Now Facebook has hired her to do the same. She’s Erin Wilk, and she appears to be one of the only dedicated travel safety managers in the corporate world. Apparently Bank of America thought it was…

Podcast 8: Sharon Tolliver, Frederic Khalil, Linda Doty and Simone Buckley

Our eighth podcast episode features a discussion recorded this month with three procurement experts: former Thomson Reuters VP of sourcing operations Linda Doty, former Guardian Life chief procurement officer Frederic Khalil and ROA Consulting Group managing partner Sharon Tolliver. They spoke with Jay Campbell about how travel relates to procurement, procurement transformation and professional certifications….

Podcast 7: Judy Bauer, Evan Konwiser, Patrice Simon

Our seventh podcast episode features an interview Jay Campbell conducted in November with Judy Bauer, a longtime travel management practitioner recently retired from Marsh & McLennan Companies. Judy is keeping her hand in the business, taking the occasional project, but she has turned over MMC’s large travel program to her team members including Greg Wilczek and…

Alternative Launches After Fiscal Mismanagement Downs Government Travel Group

After three decades in operation, the Society of Government Travel Professionals last spring lost its tax-exempt nonprofit status. It had failed to file required Internal Revenue Service documents for three consecutive years. Sources said the organization’s board blames its former executive director, Rick Singer. SGTP last year fired his company, the now-defunct Edge Consulting, which had been…

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