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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

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

How is the Business Travel Experience Different for Women?

Posted by Mike Atherton on 21 March, 2018

The #metoo movement has opened many eyes to the frequency and depth of the inappropriate behaviour women often experience, but how have women who travel for business been affected?

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Topics: Travel Risk Assessment, Travel Risk Management, Comment

How Important is Voice Interaction in Business Travel?

Posted by Mike Atherton on 01 March, 2018

Voice interaction isn’t a new concept:  the first iteration of Apple’s voice assistant Siri was released way back in 2011. However, it’s only in the last couple of years that it’s really begun to capture the collective imagination, and this is particularly true in the case of corporate travel.

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Topics: Communication Strategy, Travel Apps, Comment

Could Blockchain Transform Corporate Travel?

Posted by Mike Atherton on 15 February, 2018

If you’re at all engaged with corporate travel news or pay any attention to the tech hype machine, chances are you’ve heard of blockchain . It exists in most people’s mind as the latest tech craze, simultaneously making some early adopters very rich and provoking condemnation from heads of state, economists, and bankers.

But what is it really, and how is it being applied to corporate travel? Are we on the brink of a paradigm shift, or amid another short-lived bubble?

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Topics: News, Insider, Comment, Travel Apps