World Travel Inc.

As Off-Channel Capture Solutions Evolve, Demand For Policy Compliance Grows

The latest research shows that as an outcome of the pandemic, more companies will expect employees to make reservations with their designated travel management companies. This makes sense for duty of care, spend management and carbon tracking. Meanwhile, providers of third-party solutions that help capture most of what isn’t booked in-channel continue to add capabilities….

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…

Former American Airlines Strategist Envisions Shift In Corporate Travel Discounts And Agency Incentives

What if airline incentives paid to travel management companies don’t rebound? Former American Airlines head of global sales and distribution strategy Cory Garner thinks carriers should invest some of these dollars in interactions with corporate travelers and personalized fares. Garner argued in a Tuesday post that unstable airline capacity and feeble business traffic leave a lot…

New Firm That Connects Travelers With Local Lawyers Abroad Signs Travel Management Companies

Many in travel can tell a story of a friend or “a friend” who got into legal trouble in a foreign country. Whether more or less serious than a misdemeanor, such entanglements can be hugely disruptive. Travel management companies including First In Service and World Travel Inc. this month partnered with a new firm that…

For These Three Travel Managers, Value To Their Organizations Took Off In The Pandemic (Audio)

Along with travelers and budget holders, corporate travel managers hold the keys to business travel industry recovery. Among three companies represented on a Sept. 24 Teleconference call, Anaplan was hardly traveling and iRobot and Jabil were traveling some. Their veteran travel managers found it interesting that their value within the organizations grew even after volumes…

Adelman’s Self-Service Pre-Trip Approvals System Allows On-The-Fly Modifications

Adelman Travel Group built what it considers a first-of-its-kind self-service travel authorization tool. Called Hot Spot Approvals, the proprietary technology allows clients to assign approvers to particular travelers or establish start and end dates without having to ask the TMC for help. The “intuitive, web-based, simple” system doesn’t rely on traditional hierarchy data, according to…

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. Safety aside, crossing state or country borders is challenging, if not impossible, depending on the latest entry and exit rules. No one wants a traveling employee to run into unexpected,…

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