1. Articles in category: Business Travel

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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)

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. Travel and legal deal to save NZ public sector $178 million

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Dec 17 2011)

      The deal, struck with airlines and law firms, is available to all agencies in the public sector including up to 2,500 schools. Announcing the deal this week, minister for economic development Steven Joyce, said it showed the power of the whole government when contracting services. “We’ve shaved an average of 18 per cent off the $100 million [£49 million] annual external legal services bill, a great result,” he said. The legal services contract covers a panel of law firms that are large, medium and small. The government said robust monitoring will for the first time enable agencies to ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Germany   New Zealand   Rebecca Ellinor

    17. UK Local government buyers to access better travel rates

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Dec 14 2011)

      A national deal for air, rail, hotels, serviced apartments and conferences services will be available to local authorities from 1 January. (Read Full Article)

    18. Tackle fare unbundling travel buyers tell UK government

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Dec 7 2011)

      More than three-quarters of travel buyers want the state to do more over the transparency of ancillary charges. Some 77 per cent of the 82 business travel purchasers in the UK & Ireland who responded to a survey by the Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM), said the government is not doing enough to address the transparency issues facing buyers who pay for hidden ancillary charges on top of flight fares offered by airlines. An increasing number of airlines are now splitting up fares, with charges for items such as baggage and other items falling outside traditional business travel systems. “These results ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Institute of Travel & Meetings   Paul Tilstone

    19. Travel buyers blast airline unbundling

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Nov 23 2011)

      Travel purchasers believe airlines are trying to avoid putting ancillary charges through systems by unbundling services. (Read Full Article)

    20. Analysis: Travel spend on the rise despite fears over economy

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Nov 15 2011)

      Travel spend is traditionally one of the first spend areas to be cut back when the going gets tough - but is that still the case? (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London

    21. MindClick SGM Announces Progress Toward Aligning Its Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSPI) with the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System

      Explore PR Newswire (Nov 9 2011)

      Sustainability consultancy MindClick SGM, founder and leader of the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium, is working with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to advance the shared mission of a sustainable future for hospitality. The rapidly growing Consortium, comprised of more than 25 global companies, is creating a scorecard rating system to measure the sustainability performance of suppliers of hotel furnishings and supplies. The scorecard, known as the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) measures corporate social responsibility, product, and environmental sustainability performance. Consortium members are currently evaluating the HSP Index to ensure that it meets the information and measurement ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Toyota   New York

    22. Travel buying in Namibia '100 per cent clueless'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 31 2011)

      "Too much trust is placed in what travel agents say. The result is they are charging more even doubling prices charged by airlines and hotels," Monique Swart, founder of ABTA. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Angola   Namibia

    23. Sustainability loses out to cost cutting in business travel

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 19 2011)

      An annual survey shows that only 4 per cent of respondents believe their company is cutting travel for CSR reasons. (Read Full Article)

    24. More Power to Travel Procurement Pros

      Explore mypurchasingcenter.com (Oct 17 2011)

      More Power to Travel Procurement Pros .... about ancillary fees charged by airlines and how companies are handling them. The explosive growth of the fees is particularly frustrating for customers, he said. A source of the frustration: A lack of visibility into traveler spending on the fees for checked baggage, meals, upgrades and the like. With the proliferation of data on travel spending financial institutions like BMO are much more a part of the travel data ecosystem than they had been just a few years ago, he said. What keeps his team busy--in addition to integrating recent acquisition Diner’s Club--is making sure data that’s available ... (Read Full Article)

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