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Mike Atherton

Mike Atherton
A commercially orientated business leader with experience within high growth telecoms and software businesses for UK and USA based companies (start-ups and global brands). Senior management functional responsibilities in sales, operations, IT, customer services in addition to staff roles in corporate strategy. A hands on team leader with significant achievements in refocusing teams and change management.
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Recent Posts

Mantic Point to Power New Risk Management App SafetravelRX

Posted by Mike Atherton on 15 November, 2018

We are absolutely delighted to announce our new partnership with SafetravelRX. Our risk management platform will be powering their service and helping provide medical assistance to business travellers across the globe.

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Topics: Travel Risk Management, News

New Q&A: How is AI Shaping the Future of Business Travel?

Posted by Mike Atherton on 23 October, 2018

From the Lazy Susan and early GDSs to smartphone apps and online booking, technology has always shaped the direction taken by travel management companies. We asked action.ai pioneer John Taylor, how he saw the future of business travel unfolding.

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Topics: Comment, Travel Apps, Communication Strategy

The Future of Voice Recognition in Business Travel

Posted by Mike Atherton on 09 October, 2018

It’s 2018 and we’re living in the future. We have infinite information at our fingertips, Tesla is preparing holidays to the moon, and there are smart devices in every pocket. We’ve become so used to technological advances that we barely batter an eyelid when we hear about artificial intelligence (AI) or voice recognition software. It’s become de rigeur – a true testament to how far things have come. However, there are exciting times ahead for these technologies, especially in terms of how they'll shake up business travel.

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Topics: Travel Apps

Are Your Passengers Fit for Travel? 3 Vital Pre-Travel Health Checks for TMCs

Posted by Mike Atherton on 25 September, 2018

When you’re planning a trip for your business travellers, their health is often the last thing on your mind. However, the importance of pre-travel health checks shouldn’t be underestimated. 

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Topics: Comment, Travel Risk Assessment, Travel Risk Management

Are All Business Travellers Equal When it Comes to Travel Risk?

Posted by Mike Atherton on 05 September, 2018

Every business travel manager has a duty-of-care to keep their passengers safe, but are we failing entire groups of travellers when we assume everybody experiences travel-risk in the same way?

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Topics: Travel Risk Assessment, Travel Risk Management