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From greener travel to leaner travel, traveller centric programmes and new-age event experiences, 2023 is set to bring fresh change and a few challenges to the business travel landscape.
Sustainable travel is a hot topic right now. Some would argue hotter than it has ever been, and it’s certainly no coincidence that our global temperatures are following the same trend.
You might still book your travel plans at your desk, but what about the information or changes you need to make when you’re out and about? Here’s some of the top features that travel bookers and travellers need from their travel app and yes, they’re all available with FCM.
Which is more important? Your people, or the planet? That's the question companies are grappling with as they strive to balance keeping their travellers happy, while meeting their sustainability goals in order to gain a competitive edge and meet their corporate responsibilities.
You may hear the terms virtual reality and augmented reality thrown around interchangeably, but they in fact accomplish two very different things. We discuss the difference and the benefits of the two within business travel.
As we welcome 2023 many organisations are looking ahead to the new year and new opportunities. ESG (environmental, social, and governance) obligations are top of mind, with issues around sustainability and diversity, equality, and inclusion driving broader strategies for many businesses around the globe. Companies are still grappling with new ways of working – not to mention navigating the current economic environment.
A new global standard for travel risk management was released in late 2021 that is gaining increased attention with the business travel community.
Stronger recovery than expected, sold out planes, trains and hotels, soaring prices, etc. For companies and buyers, there is very little room to manoeuvre and they no longer have the same bargaining power as they did in the past. Have suppliers finally seized control? In view of these new challenges, TMCs must find the right strategies to help companies provide effective support for their travellers whilst controlling costs. At the heart of this ecosystem, TMCs have to find the right balance between technology and people.
FCM is on a mission to tackle corporate travel’s taboos. To get the industry talking about the areas of travel management that are a little prickly and usually avoided. And it just so happens that FESTIVE ROAD are too – that’s why we asked them to help us.
Discussions around climate change and sustainability have intensified over the last year. The planet is facing a climate catastrophe – unless there is immediate action. According to Bonnie Smith, General Manager at FCM South Africa, this shift will impact leisure and business travel alike, with travel management companies (TMCs), travel managers and bookers playing an increasingly important role in responsible travel and the implementation of real, measurable solutions.
“Insight is information beyond the obvious”. We loved hearing this from Jo Lloyd, Global Head of Account Management and Consulting at FCM Summit, held earlier this year.
A travel company that's mindful of both global and local trends has its advantages.