Find out about airline corporate reward schemes, how to manage out-of-policy travel expenses, the benefits of long-term accommodation and more in the guides from FCM's business travel experts.
Finding the best travel management company (TMC) for your business may seem daunting and complicated. But FCM is here to help you through the process, with a series of guides, how tos, videos and white papers, so you can make the best possible TMC selection for your company.
Most travellers will have multiple travel apps on their phone to help smooth their journey. But how can travel managers incorporate the most appropriate apps into their managed travel programme in order to engage travellers, keep them in policy and ensure duty of care?
Both TMCs and corporates with large hotel spends face the challenge to gather their figures, combine that information with all their upcoming needs and then try to use this data to secure the best possible accommodation for their travellers and rates for their employers.
Transformational hotels are positioning themselves as micro-communities within their local neighbourhoods, opening their doors not only to visitors and travellers, but also to those who live and work in surrounding areas.
NDC is a standard developed by IATA to facilitate communication and trade in travel. The idea 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...
Travellers using their work mouse or smartphone just like their home remote control can leave a confused manager. Mark Frary explains how to thrive in a multi channel world.
Rachel Newns, FCM’s Hotel Product Manager explains the three key elements that are needed to control hotel costs. Combine all three to ensure clarity for your travellers and deliver value on your overall spend.
Travel managers and suppliers will need to know what data they hold on their travellers, why they’re holding it and for what purpose. As a result corporates could re-think their strategies to mine data from multiple, disparate sources, whilst initiatives to provide more choice in corporate travel programmes based on travellers’ personal preferences...
Why are so many travel managers encouraged only to control travel costs rather than use travel as a tool to achieve a result? Measuring travel’s ROI could be the first step!
First they were travel managers, then they were procurement. As automation begins to circle round travel buyers, Mark Frary considers which specific job skills will be in demand tomorrow.
The global financial crisis that began a decade ago dramatically dampened demand for business class air travel, possibly for good, but are we on the verge of a renaissance? Some seem to think so.
The continuing evolution of technology has had a considerable impact on the business travel industry which has undergone a deep transformation over the last decade. It’s now a priority for TMCs to stay relevant to the needs of travel bookers AND travellers....