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Remote Work Should Be (Mostly) Asynchronous

The return to business travel is seen as a function of the return to the office, but not everyone will come back. What does that mean for collaboration, training, productivity, stress and quality of work? Steve Glaveski, CEO of Collective Campus and author of “Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life,” argues…

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GBTA Survey Finds Email Still Rules In Travel Program Communications

One of the biggest challenges of the pandemic for organizational travel program managers is keeping up with changing information and updating travelers on what they need to know. A late summer 2021 poll released last week by the Global Business Travel Association examined travel program communications from the perspectives of more than 500 U.S.-based managed…

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Delta Remains More Confident Than Some In Business Travel Recovery

Delta is always first among publicly traded airlines to report quarterly earnings. Its boss, Ed Bastian, typically talks more about the corporate travel market than peers at other airlines. Thursday offered no exception, as he told Wall Street analysts to expect a strong spring and summer. “While the new variant is not done, it appears…

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Tools Emerge To Help Travelers, Buyers And Bosses Decide Whether To Go Or Stay

To stay or go? To meet and how? What’s it worth? Risk calculators from academics and others are helping members of the general population make up their minds about going out and doing things. Decision fatigue applies to business development, networking and training as much as it does holiday family gatherings. If you have had…

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SAP Concur Faces Class Action Suit For Alleged Violations Of Disabilities Act

SAP Concur’s TripIt website is “not equally accessible to blind and visually impaired consumers,” according to a suit filed Thursday in federal court. The civil action alleges the site violates Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the New York City Human Rights Law. Filed in the U.S. District Court of…

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Public Streets Are The Lab For Self-Driving Experiments

With Tesla making its way into the rental car market and business travelers choosing from a variety of new mobility modes, employers need to keep their ground transportation risk policies up to date. Roy Furchgott writes about how regulations determine liability for autonomous driving, a quickly arriving technology. Tesla’s relentless vision for self-driving cars has…

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For Deem And Others, Accessibility Is About Leveraging Mobile, Standards And Big Tech

As corporate travel event organizers and information providers continued to highlight Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the needs of travelers with disabilities this year came to the fore. The BTN Group this summer ran an online event diving into the challenges of accessibility in travel. The topic found its way to other trade publications and one…