Data analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Each plays an increasingly prominent role in our lives, so it’s logical to assume that each will become equally important in the sourcing, planning and fulfillment of business travel.
Most travel managers wouldn’t have needed 2018’s survey by ACTE to tell them that mid travelers want more control of their travel experiences, with greater emphasis placed on work/life balance and greater empowerment to make their own decisions.
Recent research has found that, on average, 60% of business travelers follow their company travel policy all or most of the time – including booking though their nominated TMC. But what about the other 40% And what about the 60 – 70% of business travelers outside the U.S. who don’t follow policy? Why do they do this?
The traditional RFP is on the way out. At least that’s the verdict of recent research which found that 51% of travel managers have changed their approach to hotel procurement in the last three years.
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Québec City, the capital of the province of Québec (nope, it’s not Montreal), get ready to be charmed by a city built on more than 400 years of history and culture.
Marriott Rewards, SPG, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards now offer you booking, earning and redeeming at all hotels across all of our participating brands. Starting now, you only need one account to access these elevated benefits.
Traveling to San Diego for GBTA? Lucky you! The city boasts 300 sunny days per year; an international airport close to the city center. Find out more here!
FCM August Innovation Spotlight
By 2020 the millennials (those born between the first half of the 80s and the first half of the 90s, AKA Generation Y) will have inherited the world. Well, the workplace anyway. Thing is, they’re pretty much yesterday’s news already.
Customers traveling in United Polaris business and first class will be able to relax and dine before their travels in the new United Polaris lounge at New York/Newark (EWR). At over 27,000 square feet, the lounge boasts 15 different types of seating for up to 455 travelers, and comes equipped with 570 power outlets, 450 USB ports, 10 private daybeds and 10 luxurious shower suites.
Most cybersecurity experts agree that about 20 percent of travelers are subject to cyber-crime when abroad
New research by the Events Industry Council (EIC) has confirmed that face-to-face meetings and events deliver substantial benefits to the U.S. economy by not only contributing $446 billion in GDP and $104 billion of federal, state and local taxes, but by supporting 5.9 million jobs.