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The Travel Management Problems Posed By Direct Booking Growth

As major hotel companies expand their direct booking offerings to travelers (in an effort to compete with online travel agencies) and as more business travelers use these methods, travel managers…

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Why a Cost-Focused Travel Program May Not Be the Best Deal

Travel managers (TM) know full well that when the global economy took a nosedive during the 2008 financial crisis and many companies slashed their budgets, their department was one of…

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What Are the Hidden Expenses of a Cost-Focused Travel Program?

Business travel is an important investment. Companies spend millions of dollars to empower road warriors to do what they do best: Meet new people, forge connections and facilitate positive business…

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Dive Into Business Intelligence to Cut Costs, Boost Compliance

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has access to tons of data, each year processing billions of dollars in travel spend from millions of business trips. We have breakdowns on…

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At Their Bleisure: How to Incorporate Blended Travel Guidelines Into Your Policy

There are multiple reasons why so many travel managers and HR directors are leading the charge to adopt guidelines on “bleisure” travel — a rising phenomenon in which business travelers…

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Driving Savings and Managing Growth in Middle Market Travel Programs

A survey conducted by The BTN Group (Business Travel News) and American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) found a host of middle market organizations experiencing business travel growth. Nearly two-thirds…

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Just for Business Travel Managers: How To Leverage Transparency & Gain Control of Your Program

Travelers not booking within company policy. Hotel and airline costs that stretch beyond a firm’s comfort zone. Dissatisfaction among employees regularly on the road. These are challenges any travel manager…

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A Personal Touch: How the Travel Industry Is Supplying a More Customized Experience

With machine learning becoming more sophisticated and other robust tools able to capture tons of data about travelers, the travel industry is looking for ways to use this massive amount…

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A Closer Look at the Multifaceted Modern Business Traveler

In September 2016, ACTE conducted a research study, underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel, to understand better what it is that modern business travelers are seeking in their travel…

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Energy & Mining Insights Report: Evolving Travel Requirements for the Resources Sector

The natural resources industry has faced a number of challenges over the last few years. Crude oil prices have dropped from US$121 a barrel in 2011 to around US$49 a…

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How to Integrate Sustainable Practices into Your Travel Program

With the New York Times and other publications recently reporting that Earth has reached its highest temperature on record for the third consecutive year, some company leaders are working to reduce…

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5 Steps to Launching a Sustainable Travel Program

Many business leaders who aim to reduce their company’s carbon footprint often overlook how little tweaks here and there to their travel program can make a big impact. For many,…