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.
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.
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.
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?
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:
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.
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.