Inform, a new-style report from BCD Travel’s Research & Innovation team, focusing on specific issues and sharing relevant insights in an easy-to-consume format. Inform reports can be standalone or part of a series, such as emerging technology and travel management or managing business travel risk.
Emerging technologies and travel management
Approached from a travel manager’s point of view, the papers aim to close a knowledge gap within the travel industry when it comes to understanding the implications of digital technology. This is real-world information for real-world programs.
This series of Inform reports explores how these technologies can interact with six aspects of travel program management:
N° 5 – Payment & expense
Find out how emerging technologies like machine learning, chatbots et al can radically simplify payment and expense management, not just for travelers, but for their employers, too.
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In the coming months, 1 more report will follow, about performance management.
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Managing business travel risk
Business travel risks are on the rise, and so are travelers’ expectations for how companies should help them stay safe and deal with disruptions. Strong partnerships between businesses and their travel management companies pave the way for mitigating risks, complying with duty of care and increasing traveler satisfaction.
Travel risk survival kit
This Travel Risk Survival Kit offers warnings about the economic, geo-political, health and safety and cyber risks ahead for business travelers and corporate programs. Get advice on how companies can mitigate those risks and fulfill duty of care.
Managing air quality risk
This new Inform report about air quality and business travel helps travel managers to get informed about air pollution, find out if travelers are at risk and get advice on how to act on it to comply with duty of care obligations.
Meet the Research and Innovation team behind the Inform series
Senior Manager, Analytics & Research
We’re just beginning to see how machine learning helps travel programs save money.
Senior Director, Research & Corporate Innovation
You can read about AI and the IoT anywhere, but do you know the direct tie-in to managed travel?
Senior Manager, Research & Intelligence
Self-executing contracts? Bots requesting bids from airlines? It’s all possible with digital technology.