Services for global travel management
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.
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.
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.
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.
“AI” is a buzzword being thrown around in the industry a lot these days. Such technology dramatically can enhance the business travel experience. Marilyn Markham, global product director at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) explains a few ways how.
A contract is a shared promise. For travel services, it is the intention of both parties to engage in something larger. This intention needs to materialise in the correct manner. Good planning and flawless purchasing are no longer enough. What happens after the purchase has been made? Is it being implemented as planned? Who is tracking it?
Once again, it is that time of the year when budget proposals are floating on companies’ desks and competing with other critical deadlines. Does this grind your gears? We will give you a few tips that can save time while budgeting, controlling travel costs and arranging competitive bidding for service providers as well as catering to insurance companies’ needs, both now and in the future.
Increasing savings for many companies can be a long game strategy rather than an instantaneous win. This was true for one of our customers in Latin America, Grupo Alfa, who has more than 50 subsidiaries and 10,000 travelers. One way they wanted to increase their savings was by consolidating all of their subsidiary travel programs and adopting an online booking strategy to alleviate their onsite booking. Find out how they succeeded.