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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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Op Ed: Scott Gillespie On The Folly Of Blanket Bans On Internal Corporate Travel

Industry thinker Scott Gillespie of tClara is focused on determining which trips are and aren’t worthwhile. He advocates using a scalpel rather than a sledgehammer…

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Op Ed: Scott Gillespie On The Surprisingly Strong Case For Meeting In Person

Industry provocateur Scott Gillespie of tClara poses the question, “Why travel for business?” To help answer that, tClara between Aug. 17 and Oct. 12 surveyed…

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Plumbers And Priests? Farmers And Hunters? Profession Ponders ‘Essential’ Business Travel

What’s “essential” business travel? The corporate travel profession has always struggled with this and the answers have changed over time. Some organizations traditionally defined it…

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As Finance Leaders Discuss Digital Transformation, Scholar Advises Companies To Shrink Administrative Departments And Pool Their Resources

New York — You hear it all the time: Business travel is an investment. Do corporations really believe that? Are they savvy enough to do…

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Op Ed: Scott Gillespie On Predicting The Value In Travel

Today’s advisor is industry veteran Scott Gillespie, managing director of tClara. Scott’s guidepost tackles what travel program managers should try to predict — and what…

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Posted in Policy Productivity

What’s A Business Traveler’s Time Worth?

U.S. authorities this week said an expanded “laptop ban” is “still on the table.” A prohibition on large personal electronic devices in passenger cabins on…

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