The United Kingdom has made it clear with its strong support of Boris Johnson in December’s general election: It wants to “get Brexit done.” Assuming the European Union signs the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the UK is set to leave the EU next week, on Jan. 31. So what does this mean for your corporate travel program and business travelers?
We are pleased to introduce you to Johan Wilson, the new Vice President and General Manager for American Express Global Business Travel’s (GBT) Nordic region.
Finnish business travellers now have even more options to reach the metropolitan areas in Asia from Helsinki. Finnair launched a service to the brand-new Beijing Daxing Airport in early November, and Haneda in Tokyo will follow in March. Enjoy the range of options available – but make sure to land at the correct airport.
What has already been done and taken into account before an ice hockey team can travel to their tournament? Junior National Team Secretary Annika Tirinen from the Finnish Ice Hockey Association explains.
There has been a lot of talk about New Distribution Capability (NDC). As more in the travel industry start to pilot NDC-enabled connections — including American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) — more travel managers (TM) are wondering how NDC may impact their travel programs. To learn more about your peers’ sentiments toward NDC and how they are coping with the shifting air distribution paradigm — as well as five ways TMs can prepare for the changes ahead — read more and download our full report here.
If you’ve been reading up on NDC, the IATA-led project that had a slow start but recently has been gaining momentum, you’ll notice many acronyms (including the two we just hurled at you), industry lingo and organizations being used whenever the topic comes up. To catch up on the jargon as well as understand more about the organizations embracing NDC, here’s a special glossary devoted to the new distribution standard.
Many employees are quite accustomed to integrations. They inevitably mean a change in many ways to people, to us as employees. Here, you need to start looking at the principles of change leadership: how to make people work towards a common goal and learn to appreciate diversity and turn it into a strength. These things are far from simple and do not happen on their own or overnight. Where should you start?
Did you know that we can also help you with different company events both in Finland and abroad? We strengthened our events team six months ago by hiring a seasoned professional, Kaisa Eljaala, to lead the events team. It's time to get to know Kaisa better.
Taking a cab in some cities can cost you an arm and a leg, while in others, fares can be surprisingly good value and provide the best option for getting around. American Express Global Business Travel takes a look at tariffs charged by taxis, across the globe, for getting from the airport to the city center, with train fares for comparison where relevant.
Tampere was chosen as Finland's best city for tourism, and it takes second place in the Finnish conference statistics. In August 2019, Tampere attracted more than 60,000 spectators, 80 lorries and quite a pile of pyrotechnics for two concerts by German legends Rammstein. No wonder, then, that the sauna capital of the world attracts more and more guests for events, meetings and conferences each year. So, why not take a trip to Tampere yourself?
Have you ever tried to get the best possible flight fare or route by combining several different return tickets and planning to criss-cross them, or to use outward flight on one ticket and inward flight on the other? It may feel like a great idea in the beginning, but believe us - it does not pay in the long run. With a bit of bad luck, you may end up - instead of a double booking - with no booking at all. Find out what to do.
Finland lives by its exports. Smooth international trade will ensure our success both now and in the future. Are your travellers enjoying their trips, however? Finns are the world’s happiest people, but do you know how happy your employees are on their business trips? What would motivate them to follow the travel rules?
Travel experts do demanding customer service work where customer needs may be anything from train tickets to a trip around the world. The easier reservations have moved to the increasingly popular online services, and the service team’s expertise is mostly required in challenging cases. Read more on Travel Care work and their lead Annikki Piispa.
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has agreed to join the Qantas Channel program that launches on August 1, 2019. As part of the program, GBT will provide its clients and travellers access to fares and new content sourced from the NDC-enabled Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP).
We know there are a lot of misconceptions traveling employees (and even some travel managers) have about managed travel. So today let’s lay to rest some of the confusion once and for all by debunking four common myths.
What trends are impacting your corporate travel program? From NDC to Brexit and disruptions, both good and bad, today we will explore a few phenomena that can have an impact on your business travel program.
In recent years, I have talked a lot about doing good and combining it with the company’s operations. Many things fall under “social responsibility”, but if we consider charity to be one part of it, companies have a lot of ways to do good. What alternatives there are and which fits whom, wonders Jutta Vatanen.