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Can You Optimize Your Travel Program While Balancing the Needs of Business Travelers?

When companies wish to squeeze more ROI out of a travel program, they often turn to a program optimization (PO) approach to unearth new cost-savings opportunities and understand where things…

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Webinar: Optimizing Business Travel in a Consumer-Driven World

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) and Institute for Supply Management recently co-hosted an informative webinar called “Optimizing Business Travel in a Consumer-Driven World” to show companies how to demonstrate…

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When It Comes to Your Hotel Program, Knowledge Is Power — And Can Lead to Extra Savings

By Cindy Armitage and Jackie Visnic A hotel program has two distinct functions: There’s sourcing — identifying, evaluating and negotiating with suppliers — and then there’s ongoing program management (OPM)…

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Hotel bookings & Risk Management in Focus: Why Capturing Your Total Travel Spend Is Important

By Jackie Visnic and Constanze Briefi As an organization, you have a duty of care obligation to protect your traveling employees. You have invested time and resources to select your…

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8 Hidden Hotel Fees and How Business Travelers Can Avoid Them

Of course, anyone who regularly travels for business or works in the travel department of a company knows how much the airline carriers look for clever ways to jack up…

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How Medium-Sized Companies Can Win the Battle for Talent

Medium-sized businesses are powerful employers and contributors to their nation. Yet, these companies must overcome a number of unique challenges to stay competitive, let alone grow. Chief among them is…

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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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Business travel rewards: Maximize frequent flyer miles and more

One of the perks of business travel is the ability to maximize frequent flyer miles and travel rewards. By choosing the right combination of airlines and credit cards, business travelers…

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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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TSA PreCheck & Global Entry Benefits

When you’re a frequent traveler, every second of time saved is a second of sanity maintained. Getting in and out of airports as quickly as possible is important for both…