According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have now been recorded in 195 countries and territories outside of China. To control the spread, governments around the world are recommending against all but essential travel to certain countries, quarantining citizens returning from affected areas and restricting non-resident arrivals. After the WHO …
As demand declines and governments around the world restrict travel, airlines are adjusting their operations, and, in some cases, suspending all services. This report summarizes what airlines across Europe are doing and planning.
For years, the hotel contracts for a U.S.-based defense and cybersecurity firm were pretty straightforward. The company used most of the same hotel properties over and over. It negotiated rates annually, factoring in per-diem amounts allowed by its government clients.
Top destinations for business travelers from the United States.
Top destinations for business travelers from Europe.
Keeping employees happy, productive and safe on the road is the No. 1 priority for a California company with annual travel spend of US$140 million and 10,000 employees who take at least one business trip a year.
Domino’s leverages the power of BCD Travel’s DecisionSource®, TripSource® and SolutionSource® platforms to keep travelers safe, and the international pizza chain’s ability to manage through unrest in Hong Kong has proved the strategy’s value.
Pharmaceutical company Grünenthal chose BCD Travel as its global managed travel provider, after working with BCD successfully in Germany for 10 years.
Following Concorde’s retirement in 2003, it’s been more than 15 years since a supersonic passenger aircraft last operated a commercial service. And yet travelers and travel companies continue
to dream of supersonic travel.
Aerospace firms are working together to tackle the industry’s growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. One solution is to power aircraft using electric engines. A prototype of the world’s first commercial all-electric passenger aircraft is already flying.
NASA’s Space Shuttle completed its last mission in 2011, but the appetite for space travel hasn’t disappeared. The race for space has continued among private enterprise. Passengers could be traveling into space as soon as 2020.
Robots can help deliver a personalized experience to travelers. While travelers are happy to use automated technology, they’re less sure about interacting with robots. Deploying robot services in airports and hotels improves customer service and lowers costs.
Getting smoothly around a city can be just as important to business travelers as flying between cities. New business models, such as ride-hailing, are already changing the way we travel around on the ground. Technological innovations including electrification, connectivity and autonomy are poised to further transform the way we travel in and between towns and cities.
The idea of passengers traveling in pods at high speed in sealed transportation tubes may seem to be straight out of a science fiction novel. It’s not. It’s an idea-turned concept inspired by technologist billionaire Elon Musk in 2012. Seven years later, Hyperloop transportation systems are nearing full-scale testing, with the first commercial operations ready perhaps within a few years.If it delivers what’s been promised, Hyperloop could transform short-haul travel, offering business travelers and their companies a sustainable travel option and untold cost and productivity savings.