When it comes to determining business trip success, what travel managers say is important is different from what they ultimately measure. Those were the findings of a new research project from The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and BCD Travel. The paper, Quality Management in Business Travel, was released Oct. 12 ahead of ACTE’s 2018 Paris Global Summit & Corporate Lodging Forum.
Hotel sourcing strategies are ripe for change. A new white paper from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, underwritten by BCD Travel, shows corporate travel managers are increasingly frustrated with the manual, time-intensive process of hotel requests for proposals.
Traveler engagement plays an important role in a successful modern travel program. This paper explores how improved business intelligence, marketing tactics, evolving technologies and the availability of professional consulting services are helping travel managers promote traveler engagement. Get engaged to encourage smart buying decisions that drive savings and support safe travel.
Virtual cards have emerged as alternatives to traditional corporate travel payment solutions, but the hassles associated with them could often outweigh their benefits. This white paper from BCD Travel’s Research & Intelligence division explains how virtual payment automation works and which companies can benefit from it.
Now that mobile is coming to the forefront of business travel, applications are the next step to ensure your company’s success. Mobile has quickly evolved from an instant messaging tool to a personal command center. Your travelers are using them at home and on the road—making mobile devices a great way to connect with colleagues and the program itself.
All business travelers face risk when they travel, and that risk is shared by employers. Today’s travel managers fully understand how important travel risk management (TRM) is to their travel program, their travelers and their company. This paper offers expert advice, industry insights and customer case studies on how companies have successfully created travel risk management programs. BCD travel TRM experts offer seven distinct, digestible steps that any company can take to better prepare for travel crises and disruptions.
Sharing economy suppliers like Airbnb and Uber have set their sights on corporate business. The time is right for travel managers to consider the merits of sharing economy suppliers. Investigate the sharing economy before dismissing it or banning it in its entirety. Advito’s whitepaper explains more about managing travel in a sharing economy.
Integrating a company’s transient travel and meetings can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. Some of the biggest companies in the world are taking evolutionary steps toward an integrated travel and meetings strategy in search of the savings, increased control and improved traveler satisfaction that integration promises.
Many companies needlessly leave money on the table each year. How? They fail to fully recoup the refunds they’re due in value added taxes, or VAT. But now we offer a best-in-market fix that sets us apart from our competitors: Automated VAT Reclaim powered by Taxeo.
This paper looks at several sub-categories of travel spend that are considerably more hidden, including dining and entertainment, ground transportation and mobile charges. The challenge for travel managers is that travelers buy these services outside of the boundaries of the travel program, so data on this spend can be hard to come by. But, today’s mobile technology and a new generation of virtual service providers are creating new opportunities to book, measure and manage these previously unmanageable sub-categories.