1. Articles in category: Business Travel

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    1. How company culture is changing spend management

      Explore Welcome to Business Review Australia (Jul 20 2015)

      How company culture is changing spend management

      Enforcing strict expense management policies is essential for companies looking to save on expenses but runs the risk of making employees feel disenfranchised and micromanaged. Companies that use technology to monitor staff spend can achieve better expense management without damaging employees’ trust. Matt Goss, managing director – Australia & New Zealand, Concur, said, “Businesses need to keep a close eye on expense-related issues such as taxes, labour regulations and return on investment.

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      Mentions:   Australia   New Zealand

    2. 'Price not key when choosing a travel management company'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 4 2015)

      'Price not key when choosing a travel management company'

      A travel management company is necessary if you spend more than £100,000 a year on business travel, delegates were told.  Price should not be the key consideration when choosing a travel management company (TMC), a conference was told. Nick Hurrell, partner at 3SIXTY Global, told buyers that capability in areas such as security, technology and traveller tracking was more important.

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      Mentions:   London

    3. SAA moves at last to cull lossmaking routes, flags major future changes

      Explore Polity.org.za (Feb 17 2015)

      SAA moves at last to cull lossmaking routes, flags major future changes

      South African Airways (SAA) confirmed on Monday that some R600-million in yearly savings would arise as a direct result of a decision to cull lossmaking services to Beijing, China, and Mumbai, India, as from the end of March.

      The cessation of the long-haul routes, together with impending changes to the troubled national carrier’s North American services, would salso make up the lion’s share of R1.1-billion in sustainable savings identified during the first 60 days of a 90-day action plan, aimed at ensuring that the group remained solvent.

      In a frank briefing, acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout reported that ...

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      Mentions:   Beijing   India   Airbus

    4. What Does 2015 Hold for Travel and Expense Management?

      Explore cporising.com (Jan 26 2015)

      Frequent visitors to CPO Rising will know that the complex category of business travel has increasingly become a bigger line-item at the average enterprise. In fact, the current business travel industry has not seen this level of growth since long before the economic downturn of last decade. As we move into a new year, what does the continued growth, and evolution, of this category truly mean for the typical company?

      Unfortunately, the notions of “business travel management” and “expense management” are typically relegated to the back offices of companies across the globe

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    5. African airlines struggle to benefit from oil’s fall

      Explore BDlive (Jan 12 2015)

      African airlines struggle to benefit from oil’s fall

      AFRICAN airlines are struggling to realise the benefits of a lower oil price as the positive effect is offset by weakening currencies in SA, Kenya, Nigeria and other economies, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata).

      Demand for international travel in the region has decreased due to "adverse economic developments" in countries that are oil reliant, such as Nigeria.

      Iata’s forecast data showed combined airline profits were "barely positive" for this year at $200m, which is about $2.51 a passenger.

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      Mentions:   China   US Federal Reserve   Nigeria

    6. No Let-Up In Air Travel Rates

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 9 2015)

      No Let-Up In Air Travel Rates

      While the fall in oil prices has eased cost pressure on airlines travel buyers are yet and may not see any reduction in ticket prices, but there is more they can do to ensure they are getting the best deal.

      The collapse of oil prices has eased the considerable pressure that had built up on the world’s airlines over the past few years. Seemingly endless increases sent jet fuel prices spiralling upwards and with them went the cost of fares.

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    7. Three Events Management Metrics That Matter

      Explore cporising.com (Dec 15 2014)

      The world of complex spend management can often frustrate the typical procurement executive, as each category that encompasses this area has its own distinct set of capabilities, competencies, solutions, and yes, even performance metrics.

      Events management is an arena that has evolved tremendously over the past few years, with organizations treating corporate events (in all of its forms, such an incentive, customer / client, revenue-generating, etc.) more as “engagements” than one-shot live meetings

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    8. Top Tips For Managing Hotel Spend

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 24 2014)

      Top Tips For Managing Hotel Spend

      Everyone likes a comfy bed and a suite, but unfortunately hotel spend is an often-overlooked area for businesses. Rooms are frequently purchased on an ad-hoc basis with hotels that are not ones that the company has already negotiated rates with.

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    9. Three Travel / Expense Management Metrics That Matter

      Explore cporising.com (Oct 6 2014)

      It’s been previously stated here at CPO Rising that the business travel category has been on both a budgetary and strategic rise over the past half-decade; as more and more enterprises rely on business travel to foster customer relationships, spark new business development and maintain core supplier unions, it becomes critical for the average enterprise [...]

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    10. Top tips on procuring hotel accommodation

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jul 23 2014)

      This is the perfect time of year to review sourcing strategies and remember what an important role they play when procuring hotel accommodation. The hotel market is fragmented and highly complex which means that many companies often lack the necessary analysis tools and benchmark information needed to obtain and negotiate an efficient hotel programme.

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    11. Two out of three firms in Europe centralise travel procurement

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jun 25 2014)

      Two out of three firms in Europe have a centralised travel procurement operation, compared with just one out of three in North America.  A study by Egencia added frequent travellers are more likely to make their own bookings, as are travellers from multinational organisations.

      It also analysed how companies can optimise these different organisational models for cost-effectiveness and traveller satisfaction. In terms of centralised procurement, Egencia said: “Companies may choose to focus on this category of bookers in their efforts to implement cost-saving initiatives.

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    12. The true costs of self booking travel

      Explore SmartProcurement.co.za (Mar 5 2013)

      The true costs of self booking travel

      Shirley Le Roux, MD of TraveluXion gives SmartProcurement her take on the true cost of self booking and, in turn, what clients should be prepared to pay for ‘self-booked transactions’.  Self booking for this purpose means that a company has access to a self-booking tool that enables them to preview, select, and finalise an itinerary of their choice – termed ‘online booking’. In most instances this is rolled out in conjunction with their Travel Management Company (TMC).



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    13. Global Airports Survey 2013-2014 - Market Trends, Buyer Spend and Procurement Strategies

      Explore ResearchMoz (Jan 30 2013)

      This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from ICD Researchs exclusive panel of leading global airport industry executives; it provides data and analysis on buyer expenditure, procurement, and developments within the global airports industry. The report includes key topics such as global airport industry buyer expenditure and procurement behaviors and strategies, and identifies the threats and opportunities within the global airport industry. 

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      Mentions:   Taiwan   Brazil   China

    14. SAA ready to overcome challenges

      Explore iol.co.za (Nov 14 2012)

      SAA ready to overcome challenges

      A successful national airline is a key contributor to local economic growth . With the global airline industry going through a rough patch, during which many airlines, including practically all local players, have taken strain, it is not surprising that so much has happened, been said and written about SAA in the past few months. Yet despite the challenging times it has faced, the national airline continues to play its key and unique roles to the benefit of the South African and regional economies.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Africa

    15. New low-cost African airline to sell first tickets next week

      Explore Engineering News (Nov 5 2012)

      New low-cost African carrier Fastjet would start selling tickets next week, ahead of its first flight later this month, the company, which is featuring the African grey parrot as its logo, said on Monday. Aim-listed Lonrho, which owns 67.4% of Fastjet, said in a statement that the airline would launch a website next week, providing information on routes and fare schedules, as well as allowing tickets to be bought using credit/debit cards.

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      Mentions:   Angola   Kenya

    16. Demand for business travel in Africa rises

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Sep 28 2012)

      Economic growth across Africa is increasing demand for business travel across the region, with African carriers cutting cross-continental routes to make way for more flights to cities in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.  According to travel management company Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) demand is particularly strong in countries other than South Africa,

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      Mentions:   London   Africa   South Africa

    17. Business travel spend to bounce back in 2013

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jun 12 2012)

      The UK, Germany and France will all see increases next year, following subdued growth in 2012.

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      Mentions:   France   Germany

    18. Buyers baffled by airline charges

      Explore procurement-iu.com (May 30 2012)

      Buyers baffled by airline charges

      Managing business travel spend is becoming increasingly challenging due to the multiplication in fare types on top of new airline ancillary fees and credit card booking charges. This means that buying business travel, whether as a business traveller, in-house travel manager or external travel agent is becoming more complex.

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    19. Why Do Some Organizations Adopt One-Card Programs and Some Do Not?

      Explore mypurchasingcenter.com (Mar 30 2012)

      Why Do Some Organizations Adopt One-Card Programs and Some Do Not?

      As the name implies, a commercial One Card program brings a mix of purchase types together within one program. An organization can provide one piece of plastic to an employee, allowing P-Card-like purchases (i.e., goods/services), travel and entertainment …

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    20. Spot buying becomes more popular with travel buyers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 1 2012)

      Business travel managers and purchasers are moving away from negotiated corporate deals in favour of spot buying, even though the purchasing process is becoming more professional. (Read Full Article)

    21. Business, first class travel grows within Africa

      Explore iol.co.za (Feb 20 2012)

      Business, first class travel grows within Africa

      Formerly strong growth in first class and business class air travel between Africa and Europe, the Far East and Middle East dipped over the year to December, according to the latest International Air Transport Association survey but it rose within Africa, due to strong economic growth in several countries, and between Africa and the southwest Pacific area. Premium travel fell by 7.9 percent between Africa and the Far East, by 5.7 percent between Africa and the Middle East and by 4.8 percent between Africa and Europe.

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      Mentions:   Pacific   Africa   Iata

    22. Don't pay for uneaten breakfasts, travel buyers told

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Feb 7 2012)

      "Make sure you are not paying for limo transfers that aren't needed and breakfasts that aren't eaten," Sarah Makings, KPMG's European category manager.

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      Mentions:   London   Germany   KPMG

    23. Higher travel costs expected this year

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Feb 7 2012)

      Delegates at the Business Travel Show in London were told Asia's hotel prices will rise dramatically in 2012, particularly in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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      Mentions:   London   Asia   Singapore

    24. Travel buyers want to erase Ryanair

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Dec 27 2011)

      Asked which person, place or thing associated with business travel purchasers would most like to expunge, the Irish budget airline came top. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

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