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Mixing Business Travel And Leisure Puts Companies On Alert For Higher Spending, Liability

Reporting on industry recovery, some travel suppliers have pointed to an uptick in trips that combine business and leisure. Such blended activity is nothing new, but the pandemic elevated its profile thanks to the changing nature of work, more employee-friendly approaches and the shock to travel itself. For organizations, the related considerations include whether to…

Concerned About Cross-Border Fiascos, Travel Management Professionals Preach Flexibility, Patience And Preparation

Corporate travel professionals are concerned that the apparatus of international travel won’t be ready for an expected uptick in businesspeople wanting to cross borders in the coming months. Processes for documenting inoculation and negative tests remain works in progress, while international transit rules are tremendously complicated and often change with little notice. Corporate travel buyers…

Reporter’s Notebook: Reviewing Job Performance During Covid, Coordinating Travel Mgmt. And Security, Reconsidering Corp. Airline Deals, Pursuing Testing Standards

This autumn isn’t panning out the way many of us expected. Business travel hasn’t bounced back, and in-person industry education is non-existent. Fortunately, virtual forums are standing in. The batch of insights below came from online events conducted by Deem (Sept. 24), the Institute of Travel Management (Sept. 29), and Atlas Travel, Cornell University and…

Travel Management Companies Cut Jobs In Face Of Coronavirus Impact On Corporate Travel Demand

Multiple corporate travel agencies said they had made the difficult decision to lay off employees as a result of the coronavirus-related drop in corporate travel. It’s a worst-case scenario mere weeks removed from a years-long phase in which travel management companies struggled to find talent, especially travel agents. TMCs contacted this week by The Company…

DOT To Award Cash Prize For New Thinking On How To Fight Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Transportation through Jan. 31 is accepting submissions for its first annual Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award. DOT is giving out a $50,000 prize “to incentivize an increase in human trafficking awareness, training and prevention among transportation stakeholders.” The introduction of the award program coincides with National Slavery and Human…

Mobile Air Bookings Poised To Enter Corporate Travel’s Mainstream

It was inevitable. Following hotel bookings, air bookings are coming in full force to mobile devices for corporate travel. Concur, Egencia and several other travel management companies and booking tech providers already offer them through their mobile apps. American Express Global Business Travel and BCD Travel seem ready to follow in the near term. Carlson…

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