News & Articles - Kate Vasiloff

  • Are corporate travel programs getting the hotel rates they negotiate?

    By Kate Vasiloff, GBTA Foundation The GBTA Foundation, the education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with HRS Global Hotel Solutions, conducted a global survey to assess if and how travel managers audit their hotel rates as well as reasons why some travel programs choose not to do so. Globally, 86 per cent of travel managers audit their negotiated hotel contract information, including rates, amenities and other negotiated features, once it is loaded into the system to…

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  • The role of technology in event planning

    By Kate Vasiloff, GBTA Foundation A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology. Conducted in partnership with Lanyon, the study is being released during a Lanyon Live breakout session. Meeting and event planning starts long before anyone sets foot onsite, of course, and many factors can greatly contribute to or detract from the success of an event. A majority of planners (57 per cent) use events or meeting…

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