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Remember the days before COVID? Even though we like to look at the pre-COVID era as a time of calm and stability, the truth is that even before COVID-19, the global workforce was undergoing a sea change.
Change isn't easy. There's technical and human elements to consider. The technical part, a new system or process, is relatively easy to figure out. But human behaviour and habits? That's more difficult.
The Holy Month is set to start any day now, and whilst we may be familiar with the traditions held in the UAE, it’s important to educate yourself on being a smart traveller and what to expect while travelling during Ramadan. Despite there being a reduction in traveller activity around the world currently, here are our top tips for travelling during Ramadan.
Today’s business travel programmes deliver huge amounts of data – everything from details of hotel bookings and flights to individual passenger expenses and preferences for food, seats and rooms.
There is no point having copious amounts of data if you can’t check it continuously and whenever the need arises.
The advantage of having the highest quality clean data is that you have instant access to quick actionable elements of your programme to better shape your travel spend.
Business travel programme data is not only about your hotel bookings, flight tickets and transfer journeys.
We know that a web interface will not always be the way a client wants to access their data. Not all of our customers in the future will want to log into a reporting platform to see their data.
The idea behind NDC is that everyone involved in the business of distributing content – such as airline seats and fares – are all talking the same (technical) language and using the same syntax to exchange messages on shopping and booking components of travel...
We know that finding the best travel management company (TMC) for your business can seem very challenging. We’ve seen what works for buyers – and what really doesn’t work. That's why we've written a comprehensive guide to creating the best possible TMC selection process...
Travel programme leakage is the bane of any travel programme manager the world over. Before COVID-19 hit, businesses were seeing dollars and productivity hour’s march out the door as employees chose to book outside of the travel policy and expense claim back at a later date.
There has been a call recently from certain travel industry bodies to eliminate Hotel RFPs for a year or more. This approach would see 2021 rates mirror those set for 2020, and no new negotiations until the 2022 season. FCM, together with 4th Dimension Consulting provide some perspectives on the topic.