Tag Archives: Advito

Prime Numbers Is Among Those Teaching Alexa About Travel Programs

By | June 21, 2018

Prime Numbers Technology is about to add to the small list of skills performed by Amazon Alexa for travel managers. The tech company’s clients soon will be asking the device about their programs and industry benchmarks. It’s not the only industry data firm building voice-activated travel management question-and-answer exchanges. Travel Incorporated is one travel management company also putting… Read More »

Predictive Analytics: Not Just For The Point Of Sale

By | April 24, 2018

Used mostly for policy and preferred supplier modeling or to sense travelers’ wants and needs when they make bookings, predictive tech in travel management holds a lot more promise. Potential use cases for predictive analytics range from the practical to the big picture. Wouldn’t it be good to know if an employee is burned out and about to… Read More »

Questioning The Advance Purchase Airfare Axiom

By | December 5, 2017

Is it still a bad idea to wait until the last few days before a flight to buy a ticket? Yes. However, extra capacity and low-fare competition is causing some counterintuitive pricing. Walk-up fares, for example, are not always the most expensive. For the most part, travel management pros continue to advocate advance purchasing. It’s a common component of… Read More »

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

By | July 12, 2017

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

By | March 23, 2017

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

By | January 4, 2017

[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

By | December 15, 2016

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 »