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.
15 ways business travelers can save on their next business trip (and the benefits for them if they do)
Sure, it’s nice to be able to save your company money on business travel, but have you thought about why doing so may be in your own best interest?
We know how difficult it can be to stay on top of all the industry news, so we’re hoping to make that task easier for you. That is why we’ll be featuring a roundup of useful news items that we carefully have chosen for business travelers, travel managers and those involved in the company’s travel program.
Looking for a good hotel? One that’s near your meeting venue and in line with your company’s travel rule, of course. If you sometimes feel confused by the broad selection of hotels, these tips will help you find the right one in our online reservation service.
Together with our customers, we have implemented a major change by transitioning to using the new online booking service, which is based on the KDS Neo tool. Like any change, this has been more challenging for some users than others. I would like to thank everyone for your efforts, support and active participation in this time of learning new things, says our Director of Development Susanne Lindroos.
Meet Christer Nordlund, the new Vice President and General Manager for American Express Global Business Travel’s Nordic region where Finland belongs, too. Christer has a long experience of business travel in HRG, thus his appointment will drive the smooth integration of GBT and HRG into the world’s leading business partner for managed travel.
We know how difficult traveling for business can be at times and we want to do whatever we can to make it easier for our corporate travelers, which is why we are constantly striving to perfect our tools and technology. This includes our Amex GBT Mobile app, which we recently have rebuilt and are relaunching.
When was the last time you flew to the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) – the #1 airport in Paris? Did you know that, in recent years, the airport has undergone extensive renovation with the aim of making the airport’s operations clearer and more functional? Perhaps now is a good time to revisit the new and improved airport.