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  • Increasing security concerns present challenges and opportunities for travel managers

    Business travellers remain concerned about safety Organizations must ramp up emergency planning efforts With global travel facing an ever-growing number of security threats, corporate travel buyers are dealing with a growing number of traveller concerns, and struggling to adopt the tools necessary to address them. But according to new research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), travel managers increasingly recognize they have a central role to play in fulfilling their…

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  • Corporate travel buyers double down on safety and security

    Amidst a challenging aviation security environment and the continued threat of terrorism globally—and as new proposed policies and regulations to address these concerns start to take shape—business travellers and travel managers are growing increasingly worried about travel safety, according to a new global survey of corporate travel buyers from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). The study, Checking In: Servicing the Multifaceted Modern Business Traveller, conducted as a timely, focused follow-up to the 2016 ACTE and GBT Meet…

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  • Channeling the power of data and mobile technology are top priorities for travel managers

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released its seventh Travel Management Priorities report, the second in a two-part analysis of CWT’s annual travel manager survey. The global report shows travel managers will put more emphasis on data and mobile technology to direct their travel programs in 2015, with a continued focus on cost-saving and traveller engagement. The research highlights the top priority (at 63 per cent) is leveraging travel data to build predictive analyses and benchmarks. This underlines that with better…

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  • Technology to transform the role of travel managers by 2019

    Travel managers expect their role to shift from tactical to more strategic activities Technology is poised to transform the role of travel managers within the next three to five years, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Travel managers see their positions shifting to a more strategic role, thanks in part to streamlining and automating processes. Today, travel managers’ responsibilities are dominated by tactical tasks, with…

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