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Op Ed: Will Tate And Kathy Kent On ‘True’ Global

GoldSpring Consulting’s Kathy Kent and Will Tate sketch out the foundations for going global with corporate travel management companies. Global is a frequently used term to describe a corporate travel program and its travel management company support. When you hear “global” and “TMC,” what model comes to mind? Everything from every country is the same?…

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Avis Budget Cracks Down On Illicit Use Of Discount Codes

Travelers taking advantage of rates negotiated by companies they don’t work for is one of the oldest tricks in the book. With car rental rates rising amid recovering demand and limited inventory, Avis Budget is telling customers they must prove they are entitled to discounted rates by producing verification of their employer. Small businesses must…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Buyers Muse On The Keys To Corporate Travel Management’s Future

Industry observers can’t resist the temptation to speculate on what new or revived business habits are permanent or how the travel manager role will change. Corporate travel buyers and other experts speaking during a pair of July 20 virtual events offered their best guesses about the processes and dynamics that will outlast the end of…

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Op Ed: George Kalka On Why You Need To Hear The Silent Traveler

Fox World Travel’s George Kalka highlights why corporate travel programs may need to refresh the ways they gather input from travelers. Silent travelers can be found in every organization’s travel program. How are you listening? These travelers are our most challenging travelers to hear. Often, they are technology-forward, self-sufficient employees who are less likely to communicate…

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McKinsey To Corporate Travel Managers: Seek Insights On Resuming Travel From Intermediary Data

McKinsey & Company on Wednesday published its latest assessment of the “comeback of corporate travel,” and it’s not bad. That is, the evaluation neatly summarizes many of the pandemic-driven issues corporate travel leaders are grappling with, and the outlook isn’t the end of the world. The management consultancy sees 80 percent of 2019 volume coming…