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Travel fatigue is a growing phenomenon affecting many business travellers. According to a survey by World Travel Protection, only 33% of business travellers report feeling pleased to be back on the road for work after the pandemic. The term refers to more than just physical exhaustion from travel; it encapsulates a sense of emotional and mental weariness at even the thought of embarking on a journey.
In the vast expanse of global business travel, there’s an MVP we can't ignore: “Sustainability.” But as our suitcases zip to the boarding gate, the question looms: Is sustainability getting the VIP pass or stuck navigating security checks?
In today's digital era, the travel and tourism industry is submerged in waves of data. As Jo Lloyd, our leading light at FCM, aptly puts it: “Know what the question is you’re trying to answer. Otherwise, you will go down a data rabbit hole.”
Your boss may not necessarily be keen on understanding every line item on your travel expense report, but they certainly need to understand the overall value that your business travel brings to the table.
August is Women’s Month in South Africa, a time for renewed focus on gender equality and women’s welfare – which also makes it a good time to evaluate how well your corporate travel policy safeguards women.
Many travel buyers are still largely focused on how they can reduce business travel costs. We asked FCM Consulting how travel buyers can shift their strategies to help.
We all know events can be powerful catalysts for success, but let's face it—they often leave a less-than-desirable impact on the environment.
To protect your employees and ensure their safety and security, companies have to think about business travel risk management and reducing risks when travelling for business.
Unless you’ve been on a self-imposed digital detox on a remote island for the last decade, you’ve probably received promotional and sales emails that address you by name. But as far as artificial intelligence (AI) technology goes, email personalisation is old news. Very old news.
When it comes to accommodation, today’s business travellers require a lot more than a bed for the night. In fact, travel policies have moved beyond price in order to meet the needs of business travellers, allowing for convenience, safety, connectivity and a host of different value-adds.
Many are wondering how AI is used in the travel industry, using generative AI and tools like Chat GPT. Discover more about FCM’s plans.
In the dynamic world of business travel, South Africa stands as a compelling case study. The nation is wrestling with economic pressures, rising inflation, an evolving aviation industry, and emerging trends that are drastically reshaping the landscape of business travel.