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Pundits Assess Greater Reliance On Travel Management Companies, And Its Challenges

The pandemic made more companies question the value of business travel, but at the same time, reliance on the partners that help manage it grew….

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Posted in Distribution Service

Direct Airline Booking Took Share From Indirect During The Pandemic, But Will It Last?

As a percentage of airline passengers boarded globally, those who booked via global distribution systems in the years leading up to the pandemic roughly equaled…

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Op Ed: Paul Tilstone On New TMC Needs In A New Era

Festive Road’s Paul Tilstone interprets recent survey results about corporate clients’ relationships with travel management companies suggesting that even in the face of current market…

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Posted in Productivity Risk Sustainability

Scott Gillespie Creates Patent-Pending Trip Justification Tool For New Era Of Business Travel Demand Management

Should you Zoom or should you go?  Veteran travel industry advisor Scott Gillespie developed a simple tool to help decide. There are others, and he…

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Posted in Careers Negotiating Productivity

McKinsey Highlights Travel As Poster Child For Outsourcing

In a November paper that otherwise favored optimizing indirect procurement over outsourcing it, McKinsey & Co. suggested companies consider outsourcing travel procurement. It’s debatable whether…

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The Future Of Travel Management Companies: Part Four, Pricing Comes To Jesus

People called for a restructuring of travel management company pricing for years before the pandemic; now, some call it urgent. Stopgaps are in place in…

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Travel Snafus Are Piling Up, As Are Resources To Help Avoid Them

Job No. 1 for today’s managed travel program is understanding fluid government and supplier policies, and preparing travelers for what they’ll face on the road….

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