The Business Traveler's Corner

Small Businesses, Mid-size Businesses, Large Corporations: How Do They Travel For Business?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Jul 23, 2018 1:04:54 PM

Business travel vary according to each company's activities and the markets it targets. Small Businesses, mid-size businesses and large corporations: what are their common points and their differences? How do travel management companies answer their very different needs? Marc da Rocha, Director of Sales and Account Management at Brickell Travel Management explains.

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Topics: first class travelers, business travelers, Business travel agency, Travel Management company, Corporate travel management

When Things Go South, Having a Reliable Travel Management Company Matters!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Jun 12, 2018 2:24:47 PM

Picture this: You arrive in a different country on an important business trip. You take a taxi to your hotel, settle into your room comfortably, and suddenly, disaster strikes. You could not have seen it coming, but for now, you find yourself stranded in the middle of a critical situation in an unknown country.

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Topics: travel risk solutions, traveler safety, Travel Management company, Business travel agency, corporate travel, business travelers

2018 Business Travel Trends!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Apr 22, 2018 10:31:53 PM

Inflight Wifi, Cryptocurrency or Airbnb…

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Topics: Corporate travel management, Travel Management company, business travelers, Business travel agency, Bleisure, Business Travel

New Vaccination Requirements For South American Travelers!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Feb 19, 2018 3:42:08 PM

The recent surge of yellow fever cases in South America has become a headache for business travelers. Travel managers must stay well informed about new immunization requirements being imposed by certain countries in the region. Travelers may have boarding or immigration entry denied if they do not comply with these new yellow fever requirements.  

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Topics: Corporate travel management, business travelers, business class travel, Business travel agency, corporate travel, Travel Risk Management, Duty of Care, traveler safety

[Infographic] Working With A Corporate Travel Agency, What Are The Benefits?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Feb 2, 2018 4:10:23 PM

With the ease of online travel services, many organizations are  handling their travel needs internally. You may be asking yourself then what is the benefit of using a travel management company in today’s connected world anyway?

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Topics: business travelers, business class travel, Business travel agency, Corporate travel management, Travel Management company

Step-by-step to apply for the new electronic visa to Brazil!

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Jan 29, 2018 3:54:03 PM

Getting a Brazilian visa for American citizens just got much easier!

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Topics: business travelers, Business travel agency, corporate travel, business class travel, visa services

Exciting news for Business travelers flying Emirates out of Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Jan 9, 2018 2:25:04 PM

Last November we learned that Emirates is making some changes to their Boeing 777-200LR aircraft that services  Fort Lauderdale and Orlando Airports. As part of the reconfiguration, Emirates’ 777-200LRs:

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Topics: Business travel agency, Business Travel, corporate travel, business class travel, business travelers

How to Cut Your Business Travel Costs

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Dec 28, 2017 2:20:46 PM

Saving money on business trips can be more complicated than it looks - especially if you have many employees in different locations at different times. However, there is always a way to keep expenses down without having to compromise on the quality of travel or the safety of your travelers.

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Topics: Business Travel, Business travel agency, corporate travel, Expense Reporting, expense management, Travel Policy

HAVE YOU MEASURED THE IMPACT OF OPEN BOOKING TRAVEL PROGRAMS?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Dec 22, 2017 10:41:46 AM

Buzzwords such as ‘Open Booking’ and ‘Unmanaged Travel Program’ are phrases that are often debated interchangeably within the business travel world.  While once synonymous, technology has made it possible to maintain both an Open Booking and managed travel program. Open booking is a travel management strategy that allows employees to book through whichever channel they prefer, whether it be directly on the airline or hotel website, an online booking site, or a travel agent. The travel industry is divided on the topic, while some view it as the future of managed travel, others see it as a logistical nightmare that will encourage non-compliance and lessen the quality of data.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel Policy, Corporate Compliance, corporate travel, Business travel agency, open booking

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