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Time is money, and this applies to business travelers as well. In a recent study looking to identify the main challenges business travelers face, employees stated time spent in transit as the most challenging aspect of business travel. The study, titled “Creating a Frictionless Travel Experience”, was in collaboration between the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Sabre, a leading Global Distribution Systems provider.
A conference in Hong Kong. A business deal in Buenos Aires. Expanding operations to Sydney. The current business climate has made every company a global company. But with this global economy comes a need for services on a global scale, ones that are able to perform whether at 2PM or 2AM. When it comes to managing business travel, a 9-to-5 business hour mentality is no longer feasible. Travel Managers sleep easier knowing their employees have someone reliable to call when their flight gets cancelled in the middle of the night and they are stranded in another continent.
On Sunday, September 24th, the Trump administration announced new, permanent restrictions on travel from 8 countries. An updated version of the travel ban signed earlier this year maintains the ban on 5 countries from the previous list, and adds 3 new countries: North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela. Sudan, included in the previous travel ban, is having its restrictions lifted immediately.
As we move towards an increasingly globalised world, organizations are travelling to more diverse locations than ever. Against a backdrop of heightened risk exposure in seemingly safe cities, one thing is clear; business must continue. To support business enablement, travel management companies now play an integral role in ensuring risk mitigation is in place.
In today's global business environment, companies of all sizes may have sales territories or business operations that extend well beyond one location. Capitalizing on growth opportunities in 2017 and beyond requires international travel, as evidenced by companies spending more than $1.2 trillion on business travel last year. This trend is expected to continue, according to the Global Business Travel Association, with spend increasing 5.8 percent annually to $1.6 trillion in 2020.
Park Hyatt Hamburg in the heart of the city, opened its doors in 1998. This luxurious hotel features 283 rooms including 21 suites and 31 apartments, a restaurant and bar as well as nine function rooms and the Club Olympus, wellness area.
The Levantehaus, a traditional 1912 warehouse built by architects Franz Bach and Carl Bensel underwent two years of renovations and in November 1997, saw the opening of various shops and restaurants in the Levantehaus shopping arcade. This was followed by the opening in April 1998 of Park Hyatt Hamburg, located on the top seven floors of the building right in the heart of Hamburg.
Topics: Hotel Programs
A survey of over 350 corporate travel managers or buyers by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) revealed that 72% of travel managers have not yet achieved their desired travel policy compliance level. With compliance being key to company savings as well as traveler safety, it’s important to consider strategies for improving adherence to policy.
The Supreme Court has ruled to allow the Trump administration to enforce the controversial 90-day travel ban on travelers from select Muslim countries. Overturning the lower courts that blocked it back in March, the executive order initially called for travel restrictions over the course of a 90-day period. The order now puts limits on who can arrive from six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.