Tag Archives: Global Business Travel Association

Affiliate Of TSI Markets Tech-Driven, Low-Fee Travel Management Service To Corporates

By | July 9, 2018

A “next-gen” global corporate travel technology and management outfit related to TSI USA is hawking services with $0 fees to corporate buyers. Called TripEasy, the startup plans to exit stealth mode this summer. The TripEasy website indicates users incur no fee for basic services including online booking, a bot, employee profiles, company policy and reporting. Five dollars per transaction adds corporate… Read More »

The Year In Polls: Travel Risk Is Ubiquitous, Preparation Isn’t

By | December 20, 2017

It’s clear that travel risk management is a top priority for travel management professionals (1, 2). Recent industry research, though, showed companies are at varying stages of preparedness. The demand is there. Company leaders, investors and regulators may insist on certain measures. Travelers are asking, too. One-quarter of the travel managers polled in April 2017 by the Association of… Read More »

The Year In Polls: Booking Channel Policy Compliance Offers Results, Opportunity

By | December 19, 2017

For any given business travel program, the only policy compliance numbers that really matter are its own. Even so, industry research in this area can help shape dialogue on the topic and sometimes influence the perspectives of a travel manager’s key constituents. A handful of surveys that this year addressed corporate travel booking policy compliance showed that while it… Read More »

The Year In Polls: Despite Irritations, Business Travelers Are Happy

By | December 18, 2017

Travel management’s top priority for a long time was cost control. Now, duty of care and traveler safety are front and center. Traveler satisfaction continues to rank a bit lower (1, 2). Nevertheless, corporate travelers seem to be a pretty satisfied bunch, at least according to 2017 industry research. It sounds counter-intuitive. Business travel is grueling. The list of headaches and… Read More »

Pana Shifts To Non-Employee Travel, A Niche With Many Pain Points

By | December 12, 2017

Business travel startup Pana is eyeing profitability next quarter after narrowing its focus to a seemingly underappreciated and underserved population in corporate travel: non-employees. Contractors, suppliers, board members, prospects, family members and job candidates have many similar needs, but it’s employed business travelers for whom companies design policies and procedures. Firms employ workarounds to address other constituents, but… Read More »

Substantial Progress On Gender Balance Eludes Business Travel Professionals

By | December 7, 2017

EasyJet last month took heat for a gender pay disparity that it attributed to the preponderance of males among its pilots. The company also is paying its incoming CEO more than his female predecessor. If only such discrepancies were unique to easyJet. Throughout the travel industry, women remain under-represented in executive ranks and boardrooms. In travel management, they’re clearly underpaid… Read More »

GBTA May Add Airbnb To Hotel Sourcing Tool

By | November 6, 2017

GBTA will consider “all forms of accommodations” for a forthcoming update to its hotel request for proposals template. Aiming to complete the update in time for 2019 rate negotiations, GBTA will establish a volunteer task force to determine which new elements to incorporate, according to an association official. Bringing home-sharing into the annual hotel RFP process would be… Read More »