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WHERE TO STAY WHEN TRAVELLING FOR WORK WHERE TO STAY WHEN TRAVELLING FOR WORK

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Nov 15, 2019

Flight Centre Business Travel is part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel companies. This means we have global negotiation strength larger than many other travel management companies (TMCs). With this negotiation strength, we can access special corporate rates ...

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The State of Hospitality Distribution: Direct Bookings THE STATE OF HOSPITALITY DISTRIBUTION: DIRECT BOOKINGS

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Nov 15, 2019

Commissions, rising acquisition costs, price undercutting – it’s hard to be a modern hotelier and it means that the channels they directly control are more vital than ever before. In the right hands, direct channels and strong funnels to them give hoteliers critical breathing room in the...

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Your guide to business traveler well-being YOUR GUIDE TO BUSINESS TRAVELER WELL-BEING

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Nov 12, 2019

We’ve never had more ways to instantly connect with people halfway around the world, and yet we’ve never been so keen to meet our overseas colleagues, business partners and customers face to face. Traveling is at the heart of what we do and we believe business travel and creating these o...

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HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WHILE TRAVELLING FOR BUSINESS HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY WHILE TRAVELLING FOR BUSINESS

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Nov 10, 2019

There’s nothing like a face-to-face meeting for getting results. But when you or your employees travel for business, the long hours, coupled with being constantly on the go, can leave you feeling tired and unmotivated. Meanwhile, being out of office means you can easily get behind on your to-d...

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BOOKING BUSINESS TRAVEL FOR BEGINNERS BOOKING BUSINESS TRAVEL FOR BEGINNERS

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Nov 08, 2019

When it comes to booking business travel, whether you’re responsible for the travel arrangements of a small company with frequent, high-spending travellers, or a business owner who struggles to manage their own bookings, this guide will simplify everyday corporate travel processes. Flight Cent...

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A GUIDE TO YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL EXPENSES A GUIDE TO YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL EXPENSES

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Nov 01, 2019

The world of business travel expenses can be a minefield: keeping track of all those invoices and receipts, especially if they come in at different times from different suppliers, some by email, some printed, and some even written out by hand, can be a challenging and time consuming process. In orde...

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THE MODERN BUSINESS TRAVELLER THE MODERN BUSINESS TRAVELLER

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Oct 30, 2019

‘Whether you’re an entrepreneur or part of a small to medium-sized business, travelling for work can be crucial to its smooth running and growth. An increase in the number of flights available as well as the destinations they serve has made the world a lot smaller while the opportunities...

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5 Ways to Transform your Expense Reporting 5 WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR EXPENSE REPORTING

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Oct 25, 2019

Work-related travel is on the rise. Despite the success of video conferencing and other digital alternatives, corporate travel is still expected to grow substantially in the coming years. At Rydoo, we believe that nothing can truly replace the value of face-to-face meetings, to build trust and move ...

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The Journey to Integrated Travel Management THE JOURNEY TO INTEGRATED TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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Oct 21, 2019

Travel buyers have long dreamed of being able to pull together the various threads of complex travel programmes and weave them into a seamless, integrated process. They no longer need to wait: robust, tested technology is available that makes end-toend integration across managed travel a reality. Ev...

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Decentralized Data for the Travel Industry DECENTRALIZED DATA FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Oct 15, 2019

Relying on blockchain technology, URTravel strives to level the playing field between travel-related businesses and their customers. At present, the travel industry – an enormous market that generates some $7.8 trillion a year – is riddled with imbalanced business-client relationships th...

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The 6-step Plan To Automate Your  Travel & Expense Management THE 6-STEP PLAN TO AUTOMATE YOUR TRAVEL & EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

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Oct 10, 2019

Automating your expense management is a relatively simple project that will save your company many unproductive manhours because employees no longer have to deal with tedious expense reports, yield an ROI of up to 500 percent and increase your employees’ happiness. Choosing the right travel &a...

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Expense Management 101: How to Improve Traveler and Finance Efficiency with Automation EXPENSE MANAGEMENT 101: HOW TO IMPROVE TRAVELER AND FINANCE EFFICIENCY WITH AUTOMATION

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Oct 10, 2019

Nobody likes doing their expenses, but it need not be made more difficult with laborious processes. For those who travel frequently (who are often an organization’s most valuable employees for revenue generation), the need to manually create expense reports every week can not only be a time-su...

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The Future of Corporate Travel THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE TRAVEL

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Oct 04, 2019

Managing employee travel effectively is a vital part of an organization's success. Travel is an established part of doing business, so providing a frictionless travel experience that allows the person to focus on doing business, not travel, is becoming increasingly important. Seamless travel als...

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How To Make T&E Management  The Most Efficient Process  In Your Company HOW TO MAKE T&E MANAGEMENT THE MOST EFFICIENT PROCESS IN YOUR COMPANY

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Oct 04, 2019

There’s only one thing you can say for sure about travel and expense management — they’re always changing. As a CFO, travel manager or accountant, you’re trying to stay in touch with everything that’s happening in the industry and make the right decision for your compan...

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Step by step guide to structuring an effective travel RFP STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO STRUCTURING AN EFFECTIVE TRAVEL RFP

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Sep 25, 2019

Well, that’s not necessarily the case. RFPs are only ‘good’ for you and your business if you do them properly. The inconvenience and time taken to put together a lengthy RFP is completely wasted if it’s not tackled properly. That’s where the old adage of “what you...

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2025: Air travel for a digital age 2025: AIR TRAVEL FOR A DIGITAL AGE

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Sep 20, 2019

We are in the midst of a significant demographic shift from a pre-digital to a post-digital age. Within 10 years, the majority of the global population will be post-digital generations – those that have grown up interacting with online technology and using it as a way to manage their lives.Thi...

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Biometrics for better travel BIOMETRICS FOR BETTER TRAVEL

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Sep 05, 2019

Learn from the experiences of air transport industry (ATI) front runners who are exploring single token identity management to create a frictionless walk-through experience for passengers. This report combines SITA’s global airline, airport and passenger research with ground breaking examples ...

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7 Ways Face Recognition Can Unlock A Secure, Frictionless and Personalized Travel Experience. 7 WAYS FACE RECOGNITION CAN UNLOCK A SECURE, FRICTIONLESS AND PERSONALIZED TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.

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Aug 28, 2019

Boarding a plane used to be the exciting start to any journey, even a business trip. But today’s airports are busier, more congested and stressful than ever. According to the International Air Transport Association over 4 billion passengers boarded airline flights worldwide in 2017. With deman...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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How to choose the right travel management company HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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Aug 14, 2019

Finding the best travel management company (TMC) for your business can seem very challenging:  Getting the right outcome is crucial for tackling your second-largest controllable expense and looking after your travelling employees

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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TRAVEL COSTS TRAVEL COSTS

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Aug 07, 2019

Travel costs are expenses for transportation, lodging, subsistence, and related items for employees who are in travel status on official business of the non-Federal entity.

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Behavioral economics and your travel program BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM

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Aug 03, 2019

To change behaviors businesses need to first identify and understand the key problems or challenges travelers face. Then these insights into traveler friction can be used to tweak travel programs to achieve better compliance and engagement – and to reduce the human cost of frequent travel.

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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How technology impacts the way people book and go on vacations HOW TECHNOLOGY IMPACTS THE WAY PEOPLE BOOK AND GO ON VACATIONS

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Jul 12, 2019

Today, travelers have the ability to review and rate virtually every aspect of their travel experience and prospective travelers base many of their purchase decisions on what others are saying. Consumer satisfaction plays a strong role in the evaluation of travel brands, and in order to build an aut...

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Online Guides and Tours Booking ONLINE GUIDES AND TOURS BOOKING

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Jul 12, 2019

In tourism, there are a huge number of intermediaries that make our holidays so expensive. But traveling provides brightest emotions. Thus, the main purpose of Guider.travel is to make the world of tourism easy and affordable for travelers. Guider.travel niche is providing direct contact of a touris...

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BUSINESS TRAVEL SAFETY 101:KEEPING EMPLOYEES SAFE ON THE ROAD BUSINESS TRAVEL SAFETY 101:KEEPING EMPLOYEES SAFE ON THE ROAD

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Jul 10, 2019

Business travelers are increasingly aware of the challenges they face when leaving the office. A study by American Express Global Business Travel and the Association for Corporate Travel Executives found that more than anything else, today’s business travelers want a better sense of security w...

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DRIVERS OF CHANGE IN HOSPITALITY DRIVERS OF CHANGE IN HOSPITALITY

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Jul 10, 2019

The number of international travelers is expected to almost double by 2036, and as this number grows, so too do the demands on the hospitality industry. This is a period of unprecedented change, where advances in cloud and analytical technology meet guests who both create and share more data, and pl...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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Digital Travel Landscape IN APAC DIGITAL TRAVEL LANDSCAPE IN APAC

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Jul 01, 2019

The digital landscape in APAC is shaped by the Chinese and Indian consumer to a large extent, and the travel industry is no exception. China and India have the highest number of users of travel websites, with 311 million (38%) and 152 million (54%) respectively. Each of China and India independently...

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Tourism Sector Deal Building a world-class experience economy TOURISM SECTOR DEAL BUILDING A WORLD-CLASS EXPERIENCE ECONOMY

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Jun 29, 2019

The United Kingdom is rich in cultural heritage; it offers landscapes of outstanding natural beauty as well as vibrant city life and urban attractions. From the one thousand years of history of the Tower of London to the unique Giant’s Causeway clifftop experience in Northern Ireland, UK touri...

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Distributing rates and fares: Mobile, platforms and consultants DISTRIBUTING RATES AND FARES: MOBILE, PLATFORMS AND CONSULTANTS

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Jun 28, 2019

Despite new technology allowing for free international calls and video conferencing, business travel is still an integral part of corporate life. A recent survey by Travelodge found that over half of employees in Britain say they regularly travel for business, with a third saying they take 50% more ...

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The Birkenbihl-Approach to Language Learning THE BIRKENBIHL-APPROACH TO LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners experience difficulties because even if vocabulary has been learned well, the words have been learned as individual units (e.g. “put” with several possible translations into the native tongue of learner) while now in context only one of these possibilities describes the meaning....

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Helping travellers, bookers andorganisations think and choose better. HELPING TRAVELLERS, BOOKERS ANDORGANISATIONS THINK AND CHOOSE BETTER.

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Jun 26, 2019

How do you take a mature travel programme to
the next level? It’s a challenge many organisations
spending upward of £2m a year on corporate travel are
struggling with.

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Introducing mobile tech into your business travel programme INTRODUCING MOBILE TECH INTO YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL PROGRAMME

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Jun 25, 2019

There are so many travel apps out there that it can be tricky to know where to start. Which ones can you trust 100% with employee data? Which ones will allow you to plan a programme that’s compliant with your travel policy? Below are some popular travel apps that have been designed to help emp...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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Five ways to take back control of your travel expenses FIVE WAYS TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR TRAVEL EXPENSES

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Jun 20, 2019

With business travel rated one of the five biggest expenses
for a business of any size, it is hardly surprising that
cost-control remains a high priority for travel managers
and business owners today

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Safer Business Travel & Duty of Care SAFER BUSINESS TRAVEL & DUTY OF CARE

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Jun 20, 2019

We live in an increasingly global world; new markets are always on the horizon, and with new markets comes the need for expanded services. One aspect of this globalization is the rise in business travel, which shows no signs of slowing down. The business travel industry is a signi¬cant part of t...

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Global Immigration and Business Travel 101 GLOBAL IMMIGRATION AND BUSINESS TRAVEL 101

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Jun 20, 2019

International mobility and travel managers’ jobs are already complicated enough with pressure to contain costs, increase traveller convenience and satisfaction, and meeting your duty of care to your employees traveling in a rapidly changing world. With rules and regulations on visas and immigr...

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Reducing the costs of business travel REDUCING THE COSTS OF BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Jun 20, 2019

Managing travel is often one of the most overlooked expenses within a business, even though it’s one of the biggest! Considered an unavoidable cost by many, business travel can sometimes be neglected even when there are lots of things that can be done to prevent business travel costs spirallin...

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Social Travel Providing an Integrated Travel Experience SOCIAL TRAVEL PROVIDING AN INTEGRATED TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Jun 19, 2019

The Travel & Hospitality sector is one such serviceoriented industry, which has the capability to offer an immersive social experience to travelers. Travel is a social experience which is seldom undertaken alone, and the quality of the experience is also partly dependent on the company of fellow...

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Designing a better future: Protecting traveller wellbeing DESIGNING A BETTER FUTURE: PROTECTING TRAVELLER WELLBEING

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Jun 15, 2019

Driven by a desire to help you, help travellers, we felt a good starting point was to sense-check where we are as an industry and identify what would be most beneficial going forward in creating a rigorous research process with an emerging evidence-base to guide you and your strategy

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Dynamic and Personalized Pricing DYNAMIC AND PERSONALIZED PRICING

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Jun 15, 2019

Countless papers and articles over the past months and years have outlined dynamic pricing, not just for the travel industry. Interestingly, the airline industry has always been somewhat of a leader in dynamic pricing as it is a concept that airlines have used for years. This paper will describe the...

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Managing every mile MANAGING EVERY MILE

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Jun 14, 2019

Today's world is rich in opportunities for growth and expansion. Travelling for business is key to unlocking these opportunities as we seek to build relationships, explore new markets and uncover new ways of working.

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Tips for SMEs when booking global hotels TIPS FOR SMES WHEN BOOKING GLOBAL HOTELS

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Jun 12, 2019

When searching for hotels online, the choice of booking options can be overwhelming. Prices differ from site to site and from day to day; hotels are fully booked on one site but not another, and inclusions vary considerably too. That’s where a travel management company such as Corporate Travel...

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Travel account management savings TRAVEL ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT SAVINGS

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Jun 12, 2019

We know that cutting costs and making savings wherever possible  is on every company’s agenda. And of course, every business strives to get the best possible hotel rates when its employees travel. But are you saving as much money as you could? Is there anything you could do to lower rates...

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10 Travel Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 10 TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Jun 12, 2019

The need for big data analytics expertise in the corporate travel job market is continuing to rise. In a recent national study of LinkedIn profiles and job openings for travel managers and TMC account managers, our research found that travel professionals are expected to champion emerging tools and ...

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MEASURING TRUE IMPACT IN DIGITAL TRAVEL ADVERTISING MEASURING TRUE IMPACT IN DIGITAL TRAVEL ADVERTISING

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Jun 10, 2019

As consumers increasingly research, shop and book travel on multiple digital platforms, travel marketers have amped up their digital advertising budgets, their focus on measuring the true impact of their ad spend and identifying what is working, and what is not.

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How to travel on a budget for business HOW TO TRAVEL ON A BUDGET FOR BUSINESS

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Jun 06, 2019

A recent study in the UK by the Dynamic Currency Conversion Forum showed unclaimed travel expenses cost business travellers an average of £142 (R2,621) per international trip. The study also found that fewer than one in eight corporate travellers were able to reclaim all of their expenses and ...

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The ‘Sharing Economy’ and Corporate Travel Programs. THE ‘SHARING ECONOMY’ AND CORPORATE TRAVEL PROGRAMS.

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Jun 05, 2019

For organizations considering amending their travel policy to include sharing services such as Uber and Airbnb, it is quite clear that in terms of Duty of Care and Data, that bookings made through the TMC using established suppliers are the most logical choice. However, both Uber and Airbnb offer so...

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Why Do People Travel? WHY DO PEOPLE TRAVEL?

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Jun 04, 2019

Most People Travel because they want to see
their families and friends who live far away. Invitations from families and friends are seldom so
you will decide to travel just to see them.

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Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2019 World TRAVEL & TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT 2019 WORLD

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Jun 04, 2019

As one of the world’s largest economic sectors, Travel & Tourism creates jobs, drives exports, and generates prosperity across the world. The sector, comprised of a wide range of industries, aims to serve and support domestic, international, business and leisure visitors. Companies, large ...

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All about NDC ALL ABOUT NDC

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Jun 03, 2019

Since the 1960s the world’s travel industry has relied on Global Distribution Systems (GDS) to aggregate content, combining airline schedules, fares and availability into combinations accessible to travel agents, as well as aggregate hotel and car content.

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A Digital Culture For A Smart Tourism A DIGITAL CULTURE FOR A SMART TOURISM

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Jun 03, 2019

Since its very first stages the tourism industry has always
represented a global strategic market. However, due to
the post-industrial society’s changes in terms of
collective needs, much has changed and new business
sectors as well as new forms of tourism have aris...

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5 Fool Proof Ways to Control Your Business Travel Costs 5 FOOL PROOF WAYS TO CONTROL YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL COSTS

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May 31, 2019

Controlling your business travel costs doesn’t need to be a complicated process. By following a few simple rules, you too can keep track of your travel budget and save valuable time for your business. To help you, we’ve put together five fool proof ways to save money and increase the val...

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Rising to the challenge of digital transformation RISING TO THE CHALLENGE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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May 29, 2019

For over 20 years, Sagittarius has worked with many travel clients, supporting them on their journey to improved customer experience and digital greatness. One thing that has become apparent in recent years is that while they all have their own individual business and digital challenges, there are a...

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Our Travel Expert’s guide to: Getting the best airfares OUR TRAVEL EXPERT’S GUIDE TO: GETTING THE BEST AIRFARES

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May 28, 2019

For the most part, booking flights for work isn’t like booking flights for your next personal trip. In business travel, time is money. And quite often, travel time can be dead time, with your travellers having to get to the airport, wait around at the airport, and then make their way to their ...

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HOW TO SERVICE THE DIGITAL PASSENGER HOW TO SERVICE THE DIGITAL PASSENGER

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May 23, 2019

Digital transformation has fundamentally changed passenger expectations about air travel. An overwhelming majority of travelers today want access to digital services to improve their journey. Airports are meeting passenger demands with varying degrees of success. For most, the biggest barrier is the...

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Big Data Creating a 360-degree View of the Connected Traveller BIG DATA CREATING A 360-DEGREE VIEW OF THE CONNECTED TRAVELLER

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May 23, 2019

The good news is that the data about customer interaction sits with you. But the big question is – what to do with this big data that can deliver value to the end customer and the travel service provider as well. The following represents a most impactful of the many benefits that can be derive...

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Embracing the Social Element in the Airline Loyalty Programs EMBRACING THE SOCIAL ELEMENT IN THE AIRLINE LOYALTY PROGRAMS

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May 22, 2019

Air travel and the associated loyalty program has become a commodity in today’s world. Loyalty program, also known as FFP (Frequent Flyer Program), is one area which has shown tremendous growth, since first such initiative was launched 40 years ago. The idea was to reward customers for their f...

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A modern take on travel procurement A MODERN TAKE ON TRAVEL PROCUREMENT

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May 20, 2019

Advancements in technology (test and learn product culture, cross-device experiences, predictive analytics, and machine learning) can help better manage travel costs, especially in lodging, which is where we see the most opportunity. If technology is not top of mind when developing your strategic ap...

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Booking accommodation for business travel BOOKING ACCOMMODATION FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL

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May 18, 2019

Booking a hotel room for a business trip isn’t the same as booking a room for a business trip. There are so many things to consider: will your traveller need to check-in early so they can freshen up before a meeting? Will they need a workspace and WiFi? Will they need breakfast? What time will...

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How does the travel industry engage with customers that abandon bookings? HOW DOES THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY ENGAGE WITH CUSTOMERS THAT ABANDON BOOKINGS?

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May 15, 2019

Booking abandonment is an issue for all online travel websites. Many companies experience drop out rates as high as 90% – far higher than figures for other industries. To find out more about the issue, Optilead conducted customer engagement tests on 100 top travel and leisure websites to see h...

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Travel Pricing Outlook TRAVEL PRICING OUTLOOK

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May 15, 2019

Data specialists from both ARC and Expedia Group analyzed ARC’s global flight data and Expedia Group’s lodging trends to distill actionable information to help people save money on travel. While it’s impossible to guarantee when to find the lowest prices, after examining the variab...

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DESTINATION 2030 DESTINATION 2030

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May 15, 2019

The Travel & Tourism sector, which accounts for 10.4% of global GDP, is a cornerstone of the global economy; creating jobs, driving exports, and generating prosperity across the globe. As the world urbanises and cities cement their roles as global economic hubs that catalyse innovation and busin...

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Destination selection during the traveler’s path to purchase DESTINATION SELECTION DURING THE TRAVELER’S PATH TO PURCHASE

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May 15, 2019

For many travelers, picking where to go on their next trip can be just as exciting as getting there. Today’s travel shoppers are more attuned to the plethora of choices than ever. Inundated by media, they realize that there are nearly endless possibilities when it comes to choosing a destinati...

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MEGATRENDS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM MEGATRENDS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM

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May 15, 2019

In this era of accelerating change, powerful forces are converging to fundamentally alter the ways people live, work and interact all around the world. This inaugural report, published in collaboration with Bloomberg Media Group, provides a data-driven and innovative examination of five-interlinked ...

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Travel and Tourism Marketing Opportunities TRAVEL AND TOURISM MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

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May 13, 2019

The 2018 U.S. traveler is more informed and uses more media and sources of information than ever before in the history of travel. That’s why Miles funds independent research biannually to help our clients make the most of their marketing dollars. Sign up for our email to stay informed at Miles...

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Luxury Travel And Retail LUXURY TRAVEL AND RETAIL

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May 10, 2019

Tourism into the GCC has grown considerably in recent years as the region continues to rapidly develop its retail, hospitality, entertainment, F&B and cultural offerings. Experts note this growth will only continue as more human and capital resources are invested, with the implications for retai...

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How to create a sustainable travel program for indirect procurement HOW TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PROGRAM FOR INDIRECT PROCUREMENT

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May 08, 2019

When building out a Travel Policy, it is important to understand your goals for cost savings, as well as your traveler’s buying behavior towards compliance. Focusing on only one area will dramatically reduce your opportunity to run an effective program. In the end, it is important to remember ...

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Why Employees Hate Your Travel Program WHY EMPLOYEES HATE YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAM

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May 08, 2019

In many organizations, employee travel policies are severely enforced, as if every employee was a criminal in the making. In this hostile environment, companies may distance competent, loyal and hard-working people, resulting in significant retention and recruitment issues.
That said, employe...

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Creating a 360-degree View of the Connected Traveller CREATING A 360-DEGREE VIEW OF THE CONNECTED TRAVELLER

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May 03, 2019

The good news is that the data about customer interaction sits with you. But the big question is – what to do with this big data that can deliver value to the end customer and the travel service provider as well. The following represents a most impactful of the many benefits that can be derive...

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The ultimate list of humanitarian travel tips THE ULTIMATE LIST OF HUMANITARIAN TRAVEL TIPS

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May 02, 2019

Humanitarians travel to save lives and to help others. That’s why it’s essential that the trip goes smoothly. Raptim is in the business of organizing and preparing humanitarian travel. So, we have some insider knowledge on how to make sure all goes well. That’s why we have put toge...

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The State of the American Traveler THE STATE OF THE AMERICAN TRAVELER

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Apr 30, 2019

The State of the American Traveler tracking survey, shows that 32.7 percent of leisure travelers expect to increase the number of trips they will take this year. This is down from 37.6 percent one year earlier. Leisure travel spending expectations also dropped, with 32.3 percent of American traveler...

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The future of air travel THE FUTURE OF AIR TRAVEL

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Apr 27, 2019

The future of air travel is here. Already over the last few years, we have seen a significant shift towards more convenience for travelers, from the booking process to crossing the border at their destination..

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Hospitality and leisure trends 2019 HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE TRENDS 2019

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Apr 26, 2019

The hospitality and leisure (H&L) industry is big and diverse; it has traditionally claimed some of the closest relationships with global consumers of any sector. People eat, sleep, play games, cement friendships and seek cures in H&L facilities. Given this dynamic, it isn’t surprising...

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A Blockchain-based Tourism and Community Economy A BLOCKCHAIN-BASED TOURISM AND COMMUNITY ECONOMY

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Apr 22, 2019

Many cultural communities lack the convenience and services of big cities while holding enormous tourism potential. Moreover, the access to healthcare, financial services and others is often very limited. Due to their location, the members involved have long accepted those difficulties; but the lead...

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A Blockchain based Tourism and Community Economy A BLOCKCHAIN BASED TOURISM AND COMMUNITY ECONOMY

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Apr 22, 2019

Many cultural communities lack the convenience and services of big cities while holding enormous tourism potential. Moreover, the access to healthcare, financial services and others is often very limited. Due to their location, the members involved have long accepted those difficulties; but the lead...

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DOMESTIC TOURISM IMPORTANCE AND ECONOMIC IMPACT DOMESTIC TOURISM IMPORTANCE AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

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Apr 19, 2019

While countries often tend to focus on international tourism due to the revenue earned through exports, domestic tourism remains the leading form of tourism, representing an important tool for regional economic growth and development. With over 50% of the global population now categorised as “...

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Structuring Ticket Process Outsourcing STRUCTURING TICKET PROCESS OUTSOURCING

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Apr 18, 2019

For Travel Agencies, ticketing is a function that
entails high process time, while being low as a
value generating function. It is a function that
adds to the agency‘s costs in terms of the time
spent on query handling and ticket distribution,
while the agenc...

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American Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism AMERICAN RESIDENT SENTIMENT TOWARDS TOURISM

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Apr 18, 2019

The Global Travel & Tourism industry continues to grow at a healthy pace, but not without some challenges. Over the past decade, we have been witnessing significant resident backlash against tourism growth in several major international destinations including: Barcelona, Venice, Amsterdam and Du...

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Business Travel Payment and Data Security BUSINESS TRAVEL PAYMENT AND DATA SECURITY

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Apr 17, 2019

Every year, data breaches expose billions of records worldwide.1 2 In most cases (76%), perpetrators are financially motivated.3 For several reasons, corporate travel programs may be particularly vulnerable: 1) Vendor data: Travel involves financial transactions with a multitude of vendors including...

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The benefits of a truly global TMC THE BENEFITS OF A TRULY GLOBAL TMC

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Apr 16, 2019

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), worldwide business travel spend rose by 3.5% in 2016 to $1.3 trillion1 and is expected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. That’s the same as the US government has spent in the war on terror since 9/112. As travel spend rises, so too does...

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The Digi-Smart Indian Business Traveller THE DIGI-SMART INDIAN BUSINESS TRAVELLER

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Mar 29, 2019

The year 2018 will be the year of embracing smart technology in business travel. After our first whitepaper on ‘Business Travel in India’, we’re delving deeper into the biggest disruptor in travel – digitalisation and how we’re preparing ourselves to stay ahead of the i...

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This is why we can go everywhere THIS IS WHY WE CAN GO EVERYWHERE

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Mar 28, 2019

Tavitt’s ‘Travel Recommendation Service’ recommends the best and most efficient travel route for people to visit all the tourist attractions they select. Please think about the ‘cue’ or ‘chance’ for people to take action. I want to go to Spain and see this s...

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The Power Of Tourism: Travel And Tourism Marketing Essentials THE POWER OF TOURISM: TRAVEL AND TOURISM MARKETING ESSENTIALS

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Mar 25, 2019

The Power Of Tourism: Travel And Tourism Marketing Essentials. Define Your Target Audience. Identify the specific travelers and their interests that you want to target. Don’t try to be all things to all visitors. Make sure you clearly define who you want to reach.

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Synchronizing the Hospitality Industry SYNCHRONIZING THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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Mar 21, 2019

Hotelier Coin’s team of international luxury hoteliers, blockchain and fintech experts partnered with the best hotel tech, travel tech and fintech companies around the globe to build a legacy that will power the greatest change the hospitality industry has seen in decades.

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Discover how managing booking abandonment can benefit your travel business DISCOVER HOW MANAGING BOOKING ABANDONMENT CAN BENEFIT YOUR TRAVEL BUSINESS

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Mar 20, 2019

Booking abandonment is a major issue that affects all online travel sites. The term ‘abandonment’ is used when an online visitor browses a website, looks at the products or services, but then leave the site before completing the payment process.

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Understanding the mindsets of the airport traveller UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSETS OF THE AIRPORT TRAVELLER

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Mar 15, 2019

However, we should also celebrate the good things about air travel; in the last 100 years we have amassed a rich cultural folklore around this subject. There’s the one involving catching people at the airport (having bought “whatever the cheapest ticket is!”) to proclaim your undyi...

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Mobile Payments In Travel & Tourism: Unlocking The Potential MOBILE PAYMENTS IN TRAVEL & TOURISM: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL

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Mar 13, 2019

With 83% of passengers travelling with them, mobile devices are an essential part of the travel journey today. Mobile is well integrated into the modern Travel & Tourism experience: with travellers using apps to arrange a ride to the airport, getting an electronic boarding pass, accessing in-fli...

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Travel & Tourism: Generating Jobs for Youth TRAVEL & TOURISM: GENERATING JOBS FOR YOUTH

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Mar 12, 2019

Travel & Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors across the world, characterised by part-time and seasonal working opportunities, and requirements for skilled and unskilled labour. As such, it presents great opportunities for younger people who may have difficulty in finding employment. So...

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The Arrival Of The Last Minute Traveler THE ARRIVAL OF THE LAST MINUTE TRAVELER

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Mar 06, 2019

Whether you’re a state tourism office, a hotel marketing director or even the owner of an ice cream shop on Wildwood’s boardwalk, understanding how tourists tick can help sell more tickets, bookings and single-scoops.

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Travel risk management TRAVEL RISK MANAGEMENT

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Feb 28, 2019

When your employees travel for business, their safety is of the utmost importance. And so, before they even think about heading off on their journeys, both you and your travellers must be aware of the risks involved.

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Traveler 360° Study: Insights from Corporate Travellers across the Globe TRAVELER 360° STUDY: INSIGHTS FROM CORPORATE TRAVELLERS ACROSS THE GLOBE

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Feb 27, 2019

Most business travelers agree that business travel helps create and maintain strong relationships, helps with professional development, and is a good use of their time. Also, more than three-quarters of travelers across all countries agree that business travel is enjoyable and more than 9 in 10 trav...

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Driving change in the travel experience DRIVING CHANGE IN THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Feb 26, 2019

Travel is getting much more tech-savvy, but some brands still have a long journey ahead. With airlines facing massive turbulence on the customer experience front, and thousands of hotels and tour providers struggling to differentiate at a time when loyalty is dead, what can travel brands do to make ...

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Aiming for 100% Travel Programme Visibility AIMING FOR 100% TRAVEL PROGRAMME VISIBILITY

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Feb 25, 2019

We are Team RoadX - a FESTIVE ROAD and PredictX innovation partnership creating data services which will increase the strategic function of travel management. We wanted to know how far travel has come to achieving the data visibility needed for travel programmes of the future. So we asked our networ...

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The future of payments in travel THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS IN TRAVEL

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Feb 21, 2019

Digitalization hasn’t just changed the way people shop and pay for travel, it has raised customer expectations – over price, over user journey and, increasingly, over ways to pay. Travel companies could be forgiven for thinking that matching those expectations will be a complex and costl...

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The 8 mistakes you will no longer make in 2019 THE 8 MISTAKES YOU WILL NO LONGER MAKE IN 2019

whitepaper

Feb 21, 2019

Often, after the implementation of an SBT * within the company, buyers and/or travel managers come up against the following comment from users: “I can find it cheaper on the Internet! “. Except, even if this means challenging the rates on the web, it’s better to make sure we are co...

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Synchronizing the Hospitality Industry SYNCHRONIZING THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

whitepaper

Feb 13, 2019

Hotelier Coin’s team of international luxury
hoteliers, blockchain and fintech experts
partnered with the best hotel tech, travel tech
and fintech companies around the globe to build
a legacy that will power the greatest change
the hospitality industry has se...

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Disrupting the Travel and Tourism industry DISRUPTING THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Feb 05, 2019

Tourism marketing aims to present a traveller with a vision of a destination, hospitality accommodation or event that will raise his intention to travel and hence lead to a booking. Virtual reality (VR) is a software-created artificial environment presented to the senses in a way that makes the user...

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Understanding Customer Behavior Through Demand-Based Analytics UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMER BEHAVIOR THROUGH DEMAND-BASED ANALYTICS

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Feb 04, 2019

Demand-based analytics promise a step-change in travel brands’ capabilities, unlocking huge insights that will allow brands to better target consumers, build superior products and adjust faster to changing patterns. Every organization selling to travel consumers is working against a ticking cl...

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Trivago Industry Insights: Traveler Profile TRIVAGO INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: TRAVELER PROFILE

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Feb 03, 2019

Metasearch is a critical component in the online hotel marketing and distribution landscape, with more than 94% of online travelers ¹choosing metasearch when booking accommodation online. This translates into millions of searches that give leading metasearch platforms,
such as trivago, a...

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White Paper For Hospitality In Europe Towards Sustainable Tourism In Europe WHITE PAPER FOR HOSPITALITY IN EUROPE TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN EUROPE

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Jan 23, 2019

The hospitality sector is one of the key drivers of the European economy, both in terms of employment as well as of direct contribution to the economy (close to 5% of GDP*). Indeed, the hospitality industry alone created 1,6 million new jobs between 2013 and 2016 taking its workforce from 10,3 milli...

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Redefining Corporate Travel Management REDEFINING CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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Jan 19, 2019

The dynamics of business travel have been
changing around the world in sync with the
new age corporate traveller. India continues
to grow at a rapid pace with increasing
contribution to global business travel spends.
With an annual growth of more than 11%,
w...

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India travel guide INDIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Jan 16, 2019

Whether you’re new to travel or not, every country comes with a unique set of challenges for its visitors. India is one of the most unique challenges of all—take our word for it, we’ve been doing business there for 15 years! In many ways, the cultural diversity in India exceeds the...

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Building a mobile strategy for your corporate travel programme BUILDING A MOBILE STRATEGY FOR YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL PROGRAMME

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Jan 16, 2019

The increased use of mobile devices for travel has been nothing short of dramatic since the first apps appeared nearly a decade ago. Smart phones and tablets are a necessity in the business travel space and most will have multiple travel apps downloaded on them in order to smooth their way through a...

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AI Travel White Paper AI TRAVEL WHITE PAPER

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Jan 16, 2019

AI Travel Marketplace is a realization of Blockchain 3.0. Our objective is to make travel industry flat. We provide a marketplace where all travel agencies in the industry can all join to sell their content with one-click publishing and resellers can provide localized service in their home country. ...

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Air sales and the travel agency distribution channel AIR SALES AND THE TRAVEL AGENCY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL

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Jan 15, 2019

We live in a time of disruption and rapid change in the global travel ecosystem. From initiatives such as New Distribution Capability (NDC) and ONE Order to dynamic shifts in technology, business models and consumer behavior and expectations, travel retailing is becoming increasingly complex. That c...

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Dynamic Travel Packaging: The Next Game-Changer DYNAMIC TRAVEL PACKAGING: THE NEXT GAME-CHANGER

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Jan 14, 2019

Airlines are launching holiday brands, hotels are launching their own tour operators, rail companies are selling accommodation, metasearch players are upselling packages within flight search results, even Google is taking an interest in the practice of offering package search results in and outside ...

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To Travel Is To Discover TO TRAVEL IS TO DISCOVER

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Jan 09, 2019

As one can guess, we all love traveling. Getting out and seeing the world is reinvigorating. However, while traveling is a great stress reliever, setting up a holiday can be a pain. We’d like to add the fact that setting up a holiday can be a pain not only for the traveller, if he chooses to g...

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2019 Travel Trends and Expectations 2019 TRAVEL TRENDS AND EXPECTATIONS

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Dec 27, 2018

Consider this report a round -trip ticket through the mind of today’s American consumer and their expectations and attitudes about travel in 2019. As aspirational as travel is, requiring daring and imagination, it also calls for immense practicality and preparation on the part of the traveler....

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Travala in Numbers TRAVALA IN NUMBERS

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Dec 22, 2018

This Business Plan is not a prospectus or offer document of any sort and is not intended to constitute in itself an offer of securities of any form, units in a business trust, units in a collective investment scheme or any other form of investment, or a solicitation for any form of investment in any...

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YFC Travel 2019 YFC TRAVEL 2019

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Dec 15, 2018

With 15 locations to choose from, there really is
something for everyone among the YFC holidays
available in 2019. From working in New Zealand
to volunteering in Sri Lanka or Costa Rica, YFC
Travel has so much to offer members who want to
pack up and get away!

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Look after staff when they travel for business LOOK AFTER STAFF WHEN THEY TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS

whitepaper

Dec 12, 2018

While the term “risks” may conjure up thoughts of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, we’re also talking about smaller, more personal risks. This includes risks that affect your employees’ wellbeing, and smaller events that might impact their travel plans, such as what t...

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2019 Millennial Travel Trends 2019 MILLENNIAL TRAVEL TRENDS

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Dec 05, 2018

Did you know there are 9.5 million Millennial households in the United States? Typically defined as the generation born between the early 1980s to mid 1990s, the average Millennial is planning to take 3 trips over the next year.In this post, see the latest must-read stats on Millennial travel trends...

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The ecological chain of distributed tourism service THE ECOLOGICAL CHAIN OF DISTRIBUTED TOURISM SERVICE

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Dec 04, 2018

There is no doubt that the OTA model based on the Internet has made travelling easier for all of us, and this is a huge improvement and disruption for the travel industry. However, as the saying goes, “Too much water drowned the miller”. The increasing standardization of information thro...

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2019 Iowa Tourism Facts 2019 IOWA TOURISM FACTS

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Nov 21, 2018

Tourism in Iowa is about more than places to visit; it’s jobs, economic growth, quality of life, and revenue generation. It’s about investing in Iowa’s future. Iowa’s tourism and travel industry asks for your support and investment. In turn we offer revenue for the state that...

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Top trends in hospitality for 2019 TOP TRENDS IN HOSPITALITY FOR 2019

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Nov 21, 2018

Accounting for more than 10% of global GDP and the creation of one in five new jobs according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism continues to be one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. It is also an industry undergoing rapid transformation, shaped by new technol...

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Looking after your employees when they travel for business LOOKING AFTER YOUR EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS

whitepaper

Nov 20, 2018

Whether abroad or here in the UK, when you or your employees travel for business, it’s important to be aware of any potential risks. You should know how to avoid these risks, as well as how to deal with them appropriately, should they occur. While the term “risks” may conjure up th...

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The Wanderlust Report THE WANDERLUST REPORT

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Nov 18, 2018

Turning around a destination to once again attract profitable customers often requires a reevaluation of its competitive positioning. This issue of the Wanderlust Report presents a method for addressing positioning problems of underperforming and distressed destinations.

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The 2018 Local SEO Holiday Checklist THE 2018 LOCAL SEO HOLIDAY CHECKLIST

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Nov 18, 2018

In 2017, offline retail experienced a 5.5% increase in holiday sales1, exceeding forecasts. 2018 could be even better for your business - but only if you’re checking the right boxes.
Whether you are in the middle of holiday planning or just getting started, there is no time like the pre...

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THE LIVING BUSINESS IN TRAVEL THE LIVING BUSINESS IN TRAVEL

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Nov 15, 2018

Considering that the travel industry has been in the crosshairs of disruption for years, this is not unexpected. What is extraordinary, however, is that only 63 percent of C-Suite direct reports agree with their bosses in believing that past approaches are irrelevant today.

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World’s Largest Decentralized Tourism Ecosystem Powered by Ethereum Blockchain. WORLD’S LARGEST DECENTRALIZED TOURISM ECOSYSTEM POWERED BY ETHEREUM BLOCKCHAIN.

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Nov 15, 2018

The travel and tourism industry is the world’s largest commercial service sector industry. The World Trade Organization (WTO, not to be confused with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)) is the leading international body that monitors international macroeconomic data.

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Navigating the New Global Business Marketplace NAVIGATING THE NEW GLOBAL BUSINESS MARKETPLACE

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Nov 14, 2018

According to Aberdeen Research, 100% of “best-inclass” companies (those with the highest customer retention and sales growth numbers) offer group travel to recognize year-end sales success. And while the concept of incentive travel works, understanding how to deliver the most motivating ...

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A 14-day experience exploring scenic New Zealand A 14-DAY EXPERIENCE EXPLORING SCENIC NEW ZEALAND

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Nov 07, 2018

For 28 years the Readers’ Rail Tours have been taking our loyal readers on unforgettable journeys exploring the rich history and culture of New Zealand. Like-minded travelers come together to enjoy this unique experience of rail, cruise and coach travel - all while forming lifelong friendships...

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A DECENTRALIZED PLATFORM FOR AIRSAVE TRAVEL COIN A DECENTRALIZED PLATFORM FOR AIRSAVE TRAVEL COIN

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Oct 30, 2018

Travel - one of the most critical fuels to human inspiration, and a primary reason many of us
have had to work all year round. The ability to travel to destinations we want to see and experience
the world from vastly different locations is something that is important to our modern
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TRAVEL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS TRAVEL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

whitepaper

Oct 30, 2018

Experience Columbia SC executes a robust paid and earned
media strategy in key markets, increasing awareness while
driving an incredibly qualified, active travel-planning
audience to their official travel-planning channels

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Hospitality trends HOSPITALITY TRENDS

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Oct 24, 2018

The US lodging industry has experienced six consecutive years of growth from 2010 to 2016, with an average annual RevPAR growth of 6% according to Smith Travel Research. The majority of the survey respondents were largely optimistic about the growth in the US hospitality industry, “with approx...

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TravelCash TRAVELCASH

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Oct 23, 2018

Whether it’s for business or leisure, travel presents many challenges when it comes to money. For consumers, there are risks associated with carrying cash or credit cards. Your money - or worse, your identity - can be stolen. Traveling to foreign countries may require currency exchange fees an...

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TOURIST REVIEW CRYPTO TOURIST REVIEW CRYPTO

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Oct 22, 2018

In each year, we spend one part of our time on resting or holidays to travel, play and enjoy and anyone feels difficult to deciding where to go, how to rest, what to eat as well as play and more importantly whether that place is suitable with us and our relatives or not? You start to look for destin...

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Unlocking the Potential for the Airline Industry UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

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Oct 18, 2018

The airline industry has always been dependent on intermediaries to provide critical services like settlement, distribution, and maintenance among others. Airlines depend on the various intermediary agencies to manage and share a lot of passenger and operational data with them.

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Multi-generational travel MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRAVEL

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Oct 17, 2018

Travel trends change, and the new top travel trend among Canadian travellers is multigenerational travel. With the baby boomer generation retiring in large numbers and wanting to spend more time with family, and with millennials having an increasing desire to travel and explore the world, more famil...

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TRAVEL TRENDS REPORT 2018 TRAVEL TRENDS REPORT 2018

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Oct 17, 2018

The past 12 months have been challenging for the wider UK economy, with inflation outstripping wage growth and a continued assault on the value of the pound providing the backdrop to the year.

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THE FUTURE OF ePASSPORTS AND BORDER CROSSINGS THE FUTURE OF EPASSPORTS AND BORDER CROSSINGS

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Oct 15, 2018

The way international travel and border crossings take place is the subject of ever new challenges and continues change. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations agency that oversees international air travel, formulates global policies and strategies to respond to the...

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What are the opportunities for solo tourism from Europe? WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOLO TOURISM FROM EUROPE?

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Oct 12, 2018

The market for solo tourism products in Europe is booming. The number of singles is growing, as is the number of people that travel solo by choice. They increasingly tend to visit developing countries, seeking adventures, relaxation, solitude or connection. Self-development and unique experiences ar...

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7 reports to help review your travel programme 7 REPORTS TO HELP REVIEW YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAMME

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Oct 11, 2018

When managing a business travel programme, it’s important to monitor how that programme is performing and keep track of how much your employees are spending. This is where reporting comes in.

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Best Countries 2018 BEST COUNTRIES 2018

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Oct 10, 2018

Behind a country’s wealth and success are the policies that create possibilities, the people that drive the effort and the history that shapes the environment and perspective. Globalization has expanded a country’s presence beyond its physical borders, and the 2018 Best Countries ranking...

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

whitepaper

Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Managed Travel 3.0 : An insight from the inside MANAGED TRAVEL 3.0 : AN INSIGHT FROM THE INSIDE

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Sep 30, 2018

Just as there is much more to the whole travel process than the booking, there is also more to business travel than the expense. In any Managed Travel programme, corporate and social responsibility and optimisation of spend remain at the forefront of corporations’ minds. Yet there is more to M...

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2018 Holiday eCommerce Predictions 2018 HOLIDAY ECOMMERCE PREDICTIONS

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Sep 28, 2018

Holiday shopping predictions for eCommerce this year are off the charts. Holiday sales are expected to reach an all-time high; but unfortunately, the shares will not be split evenly amongst merchants and retailers.

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More value, better travel experience MORE VALUE, BETTER TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Sep 25, 2018

In this paper, Triphop, an online travel company with over 90,000 members, outlines its vision of a decentralized ecosystem utilizing smart contract technology to align incentives between travelers and travel suppliers thus facilitate market growth and development for hoteliers.

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Transformation Strategy For The Tourism Sector TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR

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Sep 20, 2018

The tourism sector is one of the few sectors in South Africa that continues to grow economically and globally despite the recent economic challenges. The tourism sector is one of the six core pillars of growth in the country according to the New Growth Path Frame and the National Development Plan. T...

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Railroading in the Canadian Winter RAILROADING IN THE CANADIAN WINTER

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Sep 19, 2018

This document details the impact of winter on Canadian Pacific (CP)’s operations, including how we measure the magnitude with a series of critical operational metrics that constantly assess the performance and health of the rail system.

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How Alaska Airlines Automates HOW ALASKA AIRLINES AUTOMATES

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Sep 18, 2018

Alaska Airlines business units regularly evaluate whether application workloads should be placed into the public cloud or in on-premises data centers. Alaska Airlines evaluates application placement based on a number of factors, including cost, capacity, and automation tooling. Offering an alternati...

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FAIRER AND MORE INTELLIGENT TAX POLICIES IN TRAVEL & TOURISM FAIRER AND MORE INTELLIGENT TAX POLICIES IN TRAVEL & TOURISM

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Sep 17, 2018

Travel & Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, generating over US$2.3 trillion in direct contribution to global GDP in 2016. Together with the value of the supply chain in the form of indirect and induced impacts, the sector contributed 10.2% to world GDP in 20...

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FUTURE OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY 2035 FUTURE OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY 2035

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Sep 15, 2018

It was commissioned by IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee (IAC) carried out by the School of International Futures (SOIF), and informed by exchanges with the airline industry and external experts.

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Travvil - Global Travellers Platform TRAVVIL - GLOBAL TRAVELLERS PLATFORM

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Sep 15, 2018

Our vision is to create a community of people, whoad here to the principles of sustainable tourism and the environment while traveling and exploring smnmma
countries. Additionally, a small part of every Trawil 9 U: e.
transaction on the platform and using Trawil coins supplies organiza...

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DATA ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY DATA ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

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Sep 15, 2018

Over the last couple of decades the entire airline industry has been going through a paradigm shift: As air travel became an ever-more easily accessible commodity, airlines had to rethink what their roles should be beyond simply being an operator of airplanes lest they themselves become easily repla...

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Gozo is the industry-first blockchain-enabled loyalty points clearinghouse and travel savings club GOZO IS THE INDUSTRY-FIRST BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED LOYALTY POINTS CLEARINGHOUSE AND TRAVEL SAVINGS CLUB

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Sep 14, 2018

The GOZO Token is a coin that can be used to purchase goods and services within the Gozo ecosystem. Acquisitions of GOZO Tokens through the initial coin offering are non-refundable. GOZO Tokens are only to be used in connection with Gozo.

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Luxury Hospitality: Personalisation & Loyalty LUXURY HOSPITALITY: PERSONALISATION & LOYALTY

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Sep 13, 2018

Despite seeing a healthy industry growth, luxury hospitality brands are finding increasing challenges in digitalisation. Technology is not only contributing to a very crowded market space by giving smaller brands a chance to be seen, but it has also had a significant impact on consumer profiles &nda...

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Unleash The Power To Travel UNLEASH THE POWER TO TRAVEL

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Sep 10, 2018

The travel industry is an important and decisive sector to the global economic development. Its direct impact to the global economy was more than 7 trillion USD in 2017. Given the current globalization typified by a changing pattern of traveler's demands, our options and means of travel are cont...

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TRANSATLANTIC AIRLINE FUEL EFFICIENCY RANKING, 2017 TRANSATLANTIC AIRLINE FUEL EFFICIENCY RANKING, 2017

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Sep 09, 2018

Public information on airline fuel efficiency remains scarce. Starting in 2013, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) began assessing the fuel efficiency of U.S. airlines on domestic operations for 2010, with subsequent updates for 2011 through 2016

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How the Travel Industry Can Take Advantage of the Booming New Membership Economy HOW THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BOOMING NEW MEMBERSHIP ECONOMY

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Sep 03, 2018

In the last decade, the membership economy has witnessed a drastic boost. It is no longer limited to premium clubs and societies. Individuals belonging to different domains can take the benefit of membership-driven companies. It allows a consumer to save money and only pay for the subscribed service...

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TIME TO FLY TIME TO FLY

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Aug 30, 2018

They did this because they consider the TMC to be their most important business partner today and wish to see them continue to play that role. But it also would be fair to say that, broadly speaking, the TMAG participants would like to see the TMC community evolve to create greater value in a new di...

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Blockchain Solutions for Green Travel BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR GREEN TRAVEL

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Aug 24, 2018

Travel & Tourism is a massive sector, with substantial opportunity for Blockchain technologies to improve traveller experience. It is one of the world’s largest industries, with a very bright future. There are currently over 1 billion international and over 4 billion domestic trips every y...

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Marine & Offshore Travel MARINE & OFFSHORE TRAVEL

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Aug 24, 2018

When we think of the managed travel industry we generally think about suited up travellers, kitted with laptops, briefcases and corporate presentations all packed neatly into compact hand luggage. But there is a whole other side to managed travel and these travellers only rarely make the headlines. ...

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State of Travel Insurance 2019 STATE OF TRAVEL INSURANCE 2019

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Aug 23, 2018

Travel-insurance sales to Americans
traveling outside of the country will
increase 3.96% in 2019, up from our
2.88% projection for 2018.

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JetSet Whitepaper JETSET WHITEPAPER

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Aug 16, 2018

Travel can be defined as many things to many people. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, the
thought of leaving your world of familiarity behind for the unknown can be exciting and glamorous.
We are entering a new golden age of travel, with low ticket prices fueling a surge in...

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Lyons Preliminary Programme of Activities LYONS PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

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Aug 15, 2018

Since the growth of Lyon as a tourist destination, which began a decade or so ago, joint-production, jointconstruction and participative development have been the cornerstones of an approach intended to be collaborative and agile from the outset. The ONLYLYON brand was born of this collective commit...

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Digital Memories: Travel Trends in the Age of Social Media DIGITAL MEMORIES: TRAVEL TRENDS IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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Aug 15, 2018

The actual travel experience might be fleeting, but memories—no matter how big or small—last forever. This is even more true for today’s digital traveler: Memories are shared with friends all over the world, travel decisions are made based on the recommendations of strangers, and o...

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Technical White Paper TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER

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Aug 15, 2018

Travel business has shown incredible growth in recent years, far exceeding the growth of global GDP in general and will continue to do so over the next decade. The use of innovative digital technology is the most advanced one of the main drivers of this growth, create giant online travel like Airbnb...

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Understanding travel risk management UNDERSTANDING TRAVEL RISK MANAGEMENT

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Aug 15, 2018

The world is an increasingly dangerous place, so the health and safety of business travelers is rightly at the top of the corporate agenda. According to 2017 research by Ipsos Mori, 72% of business travelers and travel managers believe that health and security risks have increased in the past year w...

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Crowdvilla White Paper CROWDVILLA WHITE PAPER

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Aug 10, 2018

All information and materials contained in this document are provided for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time. REITECH Pte Ltd ("REIDAO") may, on behalf of Crowdvilla Ltd (A Non-Profit Organisation) (“Crowdvilla”) add information to, remove or amen...

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Get your tour off the starting blocks GET YOUR TOUR OFF THE STARTING BLOCKS

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Aug 08, 2018

After lots of hard work, training, and dedication, your team has the opportunity to tour. Of course, this is great news, and everyone’s very excited, but then, reality sinks in.

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Report Automation in the Travel Industry REPORT AUTOMATION IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Aug 08, 2018

TapestryKPI is a SaaS-based solution tackling the challenge of aggregating disparate data from multiple sources and transforming the data into usable clean data sets that organizations require for business performance monitoring. TapestryKPI saves time and money in gathering valuable data and automa...

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THE EXCHANGE THE EXCHANGE

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Jul 27, 2018

Destination Melbourne is pleased to announce an exciting rebrand of our Melbourne Tourism Industry Exchange (MTIE). Over the past 10 years, MTIE has been the centerpiece of Melbourne Tourism Week, and it will continue to be. Now called The Exchange, the event has been given a new name and visual ide...

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Get smart with your travel budget GET SMART WITH YOUR TRAVEL BUDGET

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Jul 25, 2018

By following a few simple rules, you can save valuable time for your business, and control your travel costs at the same time. To help you, we’ve put together some top tips on how to get smart with your travel budget: Once you’ve decided to take control of your business travel budget, st...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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65 TRAVEL STATISTICS TO KNOW IN  2018-2019 65 TRAVEL STATISTICS TO KNOW IN 2018-2019

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Jul 19, 2018

For tour and activity operators, it can be challenging to find current travel trends and statistics without having to look at hundreds of articles across the web. At TrekkSoft, we know how valuable travel statistics can be to operators, so every six months we do all the research for you. Each Decemb...

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IPSOS AFFLUENT INTELLIGENCE THE NEW EXPERIENTIAL TRAVELER IPSOS AFFLUENT INTELLIGENCE THE NEW EXPERIENTIAL TRAVELER

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Jul 17, 2018

At Ipsos Affluent Intelligence, we’re focused on helping companies understand Affluent influencers (Affluencers)—the most influential consumers in every category. Affluencers are category enthusiasts, early adopters, experimenters, and heavy spenders. Most importantly, they’re the ...

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Smart Trip Platform SMART TRIP PLATFORM

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Jul 16, 2018

Travel business has been showing amazing growth in the past years, far outstripping the growth of the global GDP as a whole, and will continue to do so in the next decade. The use of the most innovative digital technologies has been one of the prime movers of this growth, creating such online travel...

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS TOURISM IS BIG BUSINESS TO CHICAGO TRAVEL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS TOURISM IS BIG BUSINESS TO CHICAGO

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Jul 15, 2018

Choose Chicago executes a robust paid and earned media
strategy in key markets, increasing awareness while driving
an incredibly qualified, active travel-planning audience to their official travel-planning channels.

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Travel Planning 2020:The Journey Toward Market Prosperity TRAVEL PLANNING 2020:THE JOURNEY TOWARD MARKET PROSPERITY

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Jul 10, 2018

By harnessing Code Halo thinking, travel and hospitality
companies can transform their business models by offering
an automated and customized trip planning experience,
ushering in a new era for the travel industry

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Travelvee TRAVELVEE

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Jul 05, 2018

Travelvee is a decentralized platform for tourist bookings and travels, in which the blockchain is used, and smart contracts targeting the sector in the tourism industry on not occupied rooms in hotels of all levels. We offer a completely new approach in the tourism industry. Without any fees and in...

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Do you really know how much your company is spending on travel? DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR COMPANY IS SPENDING ON TRAVEL?

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Jul 04, 2018

Think you know your company’s total travel spend? Think again. With travel spends often fragmented across multiple sources, it can be hard to keep track of your overall figures. It’s not unusual for a company’s travel costs to come from a number of different places. Your employees ...

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Saving money on your travel programme SAVING MONEY ON YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAMME

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Jun 29, 2018

Once you’ve written your travel policy, you’ll want to make sure that it is adhered to. On top of that, making the policy fluid, allowing it to continually evolve to support both your objectives and your travelers’ experiences, will ensure you always get the best value out of your ...

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Booking Travel Online BOOKING TRAVEL ONLINE

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Jun 29, 2018

More and more people are choosing to book travel online but what are the benefits of this system? And how should you go about using it? In this guide, we look at everything you need to know about booking holidays or transport on the Internet. We will cover: • How and why to book travel online &...

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MEGATRENDS DEFINING TRAVEL IN 2018 MEGATRENDS DEFINING TRAVEL IN 2018

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Jun 28, 2018

Our Skift Megatrends annual package is the largest annual editorial effort from the Skift reporting team. These megatrends reflect our work on connecting the dots through Skift's intensive daily and long-term research coverage of various parts of the travel industry, our hundreds and hundreds of...

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The Millennial Shift in Business Travel THE MILLENNIAL SHIFT IN BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Jun 20, 2018

Few topics in recent years have captured the business travel industry’s collective attention as has the spread of Millennials in the workforce. The habits and desires of today’s youngest workers and their perceptions of structured travel programs and established processes have transfixed...

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Spotlight on Hospitality 2018 SPOTLIGHT ON HOSPITALITY 2018

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Jun 20, 2018

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. The Institute has been in existence since the 1930s and its reputation as a membership organisation promoting quality standards a...

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WTIC TOURISM CHAIN WTIC TOURISM CHAIN

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Jun 19, 2018

Tourism is a traditional industry. With the advent of the "Internet plus" era, the tourism industry has undergone tremendous changes. In the process of reform and transformation, the areas, businesses, service modes and position of the tourism industry will also change greatly.

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TOKENIZING TRAVEL LEISURE MARKET TOKENIZING TRAVEL LEISURE MARKET

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Jun 16, 2018

No part of this document (hereinafter referred to as the “Whitepaper”) is to be reproduced, distributed or disseminated without including this section “Disclaimer of Liability”.

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Elevate Staff Efficiency While Improving Guest Satisfaction ELEVATE STAFF EFFICIENCY WHILE IMPROVING GUEST SATISFACTION

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Jun 15, 2018

Mastering the art of communication in the hospitality industry goes beyond the words themselves – the right conduit for realizing effective communication is essential.

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Business travel and the savings equation BUSINESS TRAVEL AND THE SAVINGS EQUATION

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Jun 06, 2018

Achieving the right level of spend on your business travel can be a tricky balancing act, like an equation. Spend too much and you’ll make a large dent in your PnL; spend too little and you’ll limit your company’s overall growth in terms of sourcing new opportunities, closing deals...

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Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel MEGATRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

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May 31, 2018

Global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 1.4 billion trips in 2018. On the back of an upgraded economic outlook for major economies such as the US, Japan and the Eurozone, inbound receipts are expected to see an even stronger rise of 11%. Domestic trips are booming in Asia Pacific, wher...

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EyeforTravel San Francisco Summit 2018 Round-up EYEFORTRAVEL SAN FRANCISCO SUMMIT 2018 ROUND-UP

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May 31, 2018

The San Francisco 2018 summit was all about helping travel industry professionals separate the real from the hype. Check out the Round-up to see where the industry is placing its bets for the future.EyeforTravel’s San Francisco Summit 2018 brought together the industry to dissect the technolog...

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Asia Cruise Trends 2018 Edition ASIA CRUISE TRENDS 2018 EDITION

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May 29, 2018

Asian sourced cruise passenger numbers hit another record high in 2017 with 4.052M taking an ocean cruise (up 20.6%). While mainland China posted a much slower growth than in previous years, it maintained its dominance in 2017, accounting for 59% of all Asian passengers. Its slowdown can be attribut...

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Decentralized Booking DECENTRALIZED BOOKING

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May 27, 2018

Travel and tourism have generated an approximate of $7.2 Trillion which is 9.8% of global GDP last 2016. Online booking comprises a majority of the revenues with 76% of those transactions conducted online.

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Online Travel 2020 ONLINE TRAVEL 2020

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May 24, 2018

With the travel distribution landscape undergoing a period of great transformation, major players in the industry need to be on the lookout for potential “black swans” if they want to succeed in the years to come. For this paper, Amadeus has used scenario planning to map trends and to de...

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Business Travel Duty of Care Essentials BUSINESS TRAVEL DUTY OF CARE ESSENTIALS

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May 17, 2018

When you or your employees travel for business, duty of care is of the utmost importance. Not only should you have systems in place to ensure the safety of your team while they’re away, but make sure they know where to turn in the event that things do not go according to plan.

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HoweyCoins HOWEYCOINS

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May 15, 2018

The Internet is a global network connecting individuals and entities around the world. In the 30 years since
widespread use, the Internet has broken down barriers and distances in terms of information and commerce.

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HOSPITALITY INNOVATION INDUSTRY REPORT HOSPITALITY INNOVATION INDUSTRY REPORT

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May 13, 2018

Hotels are increasingly challenged by emerging competitors and shifting customer demands and expectations; Airbnb being just one example of the former and Millennials of the latter. It is becoming clear that all of the ‘traditional’ players in hospitality will need to innovate in order t...

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Business Hotels THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOOSING BUSINESS HOTELS

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May 06, 2018

With this additional negotiation strength, we can access special corporate rates at a vast range of hotel options in all four corners of the globe. Furthermore, we’re able to include complimentary value-added extras, such as free breakfast, Wi-Fi and room upgrades, as part of our global smart-...

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The Digitization of Cruise Bookings THE DIGITIZATION OF CRUISE BOOKINGS

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May 05, 2018

The online revolution has changed the way consumers research and shop, and cruise vacations are no exception. Whether consumers book their cruise online or simply start their research there, travel sellers need to be ready to assist them through the entire process. All signs indicate the use of mobi...

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National Heritage Tourism Summit Discussion Paper NATIONAL HERITAGE TOURISM SUMMIT DISCUSSION PAPER

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May 05, 2018

Tourism across the globe is becoming more about journeys and experiences than simply viewing or visiting sites and destinations. Research has repeatedly found that what encourages a visitor to a certain destination is its ability to engage in unforgettable and truly inspiring experiences that touch ...

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Finding Flights FINDING FLIGHTS

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Apr 28, 2018

The choices for U.S. and Canadian travelers flying to Bonaire continue to change. Many of these airline alternatives require knowledge of schedules, days of operation, gateway cities and routing to successfully navigate and find the most viable choice for your travel plans.

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LET LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN

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Apr 24, 2018

"Let’s make it happen" reflects the values of our country while keeping the invitation open and thus allowing everyone to feel concerned by it. The two elements of the symbol X and the invitation complement each other and communicate as "Luxembourg’s Signature" the pr...

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WHY GO IT ALONE? THE VALUE OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS WHY GO IT ALONE? THE VALUE OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

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Apr 24, 2018

Forgive us the throwback moment, but when it comes to engaging consumers, brands are smart to embrace the power of partnerships. Any brand – be it a start-up or a global powerhouse-has the power to drive a bottom line strategy while providing meaningful, rewarding experiences to customers.

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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2018 OECD TOURISM TRENDS AND POLICIES 2018

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Apr 24, 2018

The OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2018 report provides a clear picture of policies designed to support tourism competitiveness, innovation and growth. The report also highlights the significance of the tourism economy, providing data on domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and empl...

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Driving Intelligent, Interconnected Mobile Engagement Throughout the Travel Journey DRIVING INTELLIGENT, INTERCONNECTED MOBILE ENGAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE TRAVEL JOURNEY

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Apr 24, 2018

Your travel brand needs to reach an increasingly mobile traveler and to do so in a smart, linked up way, but do you know how? This free mobile market report will give you the analysis, insight, and strategy to become a mobile master. The results from our Mobile in Travel 2018 Survey are in and the f...

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Blockchain and distributed ledger technology at Travelport BLOCKCHAIN AND DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY AT TRAVELPORT

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Apr 24, 2018

A blockchain facilitates secure online transactions. It is a decentralized digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that the record cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the collusion of the network.

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visitor experience VISITOR EXPERIENCE

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Apr 24, 2018

Every day, visitors to your community are spending locally: it might be on a bed for the night, a rental car, petrol or maybe a bus ticket; buying meals, snacks, and a coffee; visiting a museum or trying a round of golf; maybe hiring a bike for the cycle trails or skis for the slopes.

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German Travel Consumer 2018: Outbound and Domestic Travel Patterns GERMAN TRAVEL CONSUMER 2018: OUTBOUND AND DOMESTIC TRAVEL PATTERNS

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Apr 21, 2018

German travel consumers are set to spend more than €130 billion on leisure travel in 2018 in a market that is going from strength-to-strength. Download the free report excerpt now to understand the international and domestic travel markets.German travel consumers are set to spend more than &eur...

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2018 travel and hospitality industry outlook 2018 TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

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Apr 19, 2018

A strengthening global economy lies at the heart of industry growth. Each year, the global traveler pool is flooded with millions of new consumers from both emerging and developed markets, many with rising disposable incomes and a newfound ability to experience the world. A sleeping giant has truly ...

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FACEBOOK MARKETING FOR TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS FACEBOOK MARKETING FOR TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS

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Apr 18, 2018

Facebook is on a social mission to make the world more open and connected. Since its humble beginnings in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, Facebook has grown to become the dominant social network in the world with over 1 billion users and the distinction as the number one social media website in 127 cou...

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Destination digital DESTINATION DIGITAL

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Apr 18, 2018

Digital is changing how we live. Connected humans and machines continuously learn, innovate, take control, disrupt-all the time. A person with an idea and a laptop can mobilize a movement and change the world. Think Mark Zuckerberg.

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Tourism, nature and sustainability TOURISM, NATURE AND SUSTAINABILITY

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Apr 18, 2018

Tourism is one of the fastest growing economies of the word. This does not only imply that economic growth is increasing, but also that more travellers demand a greater variety of destinations and attractions and that the experiences tourists are seeking are becoming diverse. In view of these change...

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PEOPLE, PLACE AND POLICY GROWING TOURISM TO 2025 PEOPLE, PLACE AND POLICY GROWING TOURISM TO 2025

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Apr 15, 2018

Ireland has an exceptional tourism offering and the sector is of critical importance to the economy. To ensure the sector continues to grow in a sustainable manner, it is essential that a clear policy framework is in place.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT 2018 WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM ECONOMIC IMPACT 2018 WORLD

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Apr 14, 2018

The right policy and investment decisions are only made with empirical evidence. For over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has been providing this evidence, quantifying the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism.

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FUTURE TRAVELLER TRIBES 2030: BEYOND AIR TRAVEL FUTURE TRAVELLER TRIBES 2030: BEYOND AIR TRAVEL

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Apr 14, 2018

Everybody’s habits, needs, and preferences are just a little different when they travel. Window or aisle seat? A preference for a room on a higher floor? An automatic or manual transmission rental car? Pad thai or tuna maki rolls? And those preferences might be different if an individual trave...

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EyeforTravel Smart Travel Data Summit North America 2018 Round-up EYEFORTRAVEL SMART TRAVEL DATA SUMMIT NORTH AMERICA 2018 ROUND-UP

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Apr 12, 2018

Companies with a strong handle on their data have a major edge. They can move first and move faster than their rivals and speak to their consumers in ways that other can’t. EyeforTravel’s Smart Travel Data Summit North America Round-up brings together companies that excel in these fields...

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Crowdvilla shared holiday homes CROWDVILLA SHARED HOLIDAY HOMES

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Apr 10, 2018

Crowdvilla aims to provide true sharing of its global portfolio of hotels and holiday properties on the blockchain. Based on the concept of the common good, Crowdvilla’s community pools their resources to acquire properties together for their shared use. The portfolio would ideally occupy the ...

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Cool Cousin COOL COUSIN

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Apr 10, 2018

Cool Cousin is a decentralized travel agency, connecting travelers and like-minded locals for personalized on-demand guidance.

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German Travel Consumer 2018: The German Consumer and Travel Market in 2018 GERMAN TRAVEL CONSUMER 2018: THE GERMAN CONSUMER AND TRAVEL MARKET IN 2018

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Apr 09, 2018

Germany is Europe’s most important travel market. It alone accounts for 30% of EU citizen’s overnight stays in foreign countries and is the world’s third-largest outbound market. Click here for a free report extract giving an overview of the German travel market in 2018. Germany is...

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why go it alone? The Value of Brand Partnerships WHY GO IT ALONE? THE VALUE OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

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Apr 01, 2018

Forgive us the throwback moment, but when it comes to engaging consumers, brands are smart to embrace the power of partnerships. Any brand – be it a start-up or a global powerhouse – has the power to drive a bottom-line strategy while providing meaningful, rewarding experiences to custom...

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The next destination for travel and hospitality THE NEXT DESTINATION FOR TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY

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Mar 31, 2018

The travel and hospitality industry has always been and still is an early adopter of technological innovations. However, the changing business scenario and dynamic customer preferences are giving rise to challenges that call for a new strategy – one that simultaneously renews existing systems ...

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MARRIOTT MARRIOTT'S BOLD MOVE AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT LOYALTY IN TRAVEL

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Mar 29, 2018

There has been a lot of talk recently about Marriott’s proposed acquisition of Starwood and what it would mean for guests, competitors, intermediaries, and the companies’ loyalty members if the transaction ultimately happens. Would SPG members see the value of their points diminish over ...

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Our customers will never be happier than our staff OUR CUSTOMERS WILL NEVER BE HAPPIER THAN OUR STAFF

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Mar 26, 2018

In the hospitality business, it’s a given that turnover is generally high. In fact, Deloitte puts employee turnover in the sector at around 30% - nearly twice the average. This is expensive - the combined costs of continual recruitment and the effects this churn has on productivity cost about ...

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Advancing Travel Programs ADVANCING TRAVEL PROGRAMS

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Mar 25, 2018

As managed travel programs move into their teen years, the twenties and even thirties, many managers are asking ‘what’s next’ as they strive to demonstrate returns. Nearly 60 percent of travel buyers surveyed by The BTN Group and Travel and Transport described their managed travel ...

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Understanding Future Demand and Needs for Cruising in Australia UNDERSTANDING FUTURE DEMAND AND NEEDS FOR CRUISING IN AUSTRALIA

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Mar 23, 2018

The cruise market is set to continue growing in Australia with the estimate for the next 12 months to be in the range of 14-18%. It is expected that by July 2018, 1.63 m Australians will have cruised. A third of Australians have some likelihood to cruise in the next 12 months, rising to two thirds a...

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Mobile Solutions for the Travel & Tourism Industry MOBILE SOLUTIONS FOR THE TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Mar 20, 2018

Millions of people take to the roads and skies every year to visit or travel to their favourite holiday destination. As the world goes mobile, travellers are using their mobile devices to book tickets, search for leisure and adventure activities and to gather information about various travel destina...

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White Paper on California Tourism WHITE PAPER ON CALIFORNIA TOURISM

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Mar 14, 2018

California is the number one travel destination in the United States. In 2010, approximately 200 million visitors generated $95.1 billion in spending on goods and services in the state. Visitor spending directly supported jobs for 873,000 Californians and resulted in $6.1 billion in direct state and...

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Decentralized Travel Booking Marketplace DECENTRALIZED TRAVEL BOOKING MARKETPLACE

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Mar 14, 2018

This document follows the processes of the Concierge.io design and development and execution. Concierge.io is a decentralized travel booking marketplace that utilizes the NEO blockchain, reducing 3rd party interaction, whilst pledging a transparent operational process. Concierge.io system to the tra...

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Boost business travel technology BOOST BUSINESS TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 14, 2018

Many travel management companies offer business travel technology platforms. Technology can be anything from online booking tools (OBTs) to mobile apps, and come with features such as traveller tracking, traveller profiles and travel alerts. The main aim of these tools is to save time for travellers...

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How Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Companies Can Use SMS HOW TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY COMPANIES CAN USE SMS

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Mar 13, 2018

The general availability of SMS — those 160-character messages exchanged on mobile phones — on everything from the most basic handsets to the most feature-rich smartphones makes text messaging the lowest common denominator for information dissemination, for sending out alerts, mobile cou...

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Aqua Intelligence AQUA INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 06, 2018

AQUA Intelligence is a data-driven platform on the blockchain that enables consumers to monetize and validate their personal data. Based on trusted data and other sources, AQUA Intelligence creates the most comprehensive and decentralized profile for each consumer. By leveraging Artificial Intellige...

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Top 100 City Destinations 2018 TOP 100 CITY DESTINATIONS 2018

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Mar 06, 2018

Euromonitor International’s city arrivals research covers over 600 cities. This report highlights the top
100 cities based on 2017 international arrivals. International arrivals by city includes visitors from abroad
who arrive at the city under review as their first point of entr...

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The Death of Cash in Travel? THE DEATH OF CASH IN TRAVEL?

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Mar 05, 2018

The way people pay for travel is reaching a new level of complexity. There are now a host of local players offering e-wallets, currency cards, peer-to-peer exchanges, and credit and debit cards, all hoping to compete with cash. Download this free report now to understand how payments are diverging a...

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Connected Travel and Expense Management CONNECTED TRAVEL AND EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 03, 2018

The way businesses are managing employee travel and expenses (T&E) is changing. New technologies, a world of new travel options and a more empowered workforce have transformed the playing field for the finance team – even compared to just a few years ago. During this time, the finance lead...

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HOTEL DESCRIPTIVE CONTENT HOTEL DESCRIPTIVE CONTENT

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Mar 01, 2018

In the world of hospitality distribution, we often refer to the “content conundrum:” the challenge of taking images, property and room information and everything else consumers want to know about a hotel’s services, rules and amenities and displaying them quickly – and accura...

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Expedition 3.0: Travel and hospitality gone digital EXPEDITION 3.0: TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY GONE DIGITAL

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Mar 01, 2018

Travel and Hospitality is one of the key sectors of the Indian economy. Not only is it one of the highest foreign exchange earners, but also one of the largest employment generators. The future looks bright for travel and tourism, with more demand for supply growth in inbound as well as domestic tou...

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Decentralized data Exchange for the Travel Industry DECENTRALIZED DATA EXCHANGE FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Mar 01, 2018

It is obvious that the future belongs to platforms that are capable of collecting and structuring any data. Artificial Intelligence applications will be able to use collected and stored data to anticipate user preferences and provide accurate recommendations. The more data, the smarter are the algor...

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Vacationing Through The Blockchain VACATIONING THROUGH THE BLOCKCHAIN

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Mar 01, 2018

Its purpose is to describe the anticipated plans of TravelBlock for developing a new blockchain token (“Token”) that will be used on a platform sponsored by TravelBlock (“Platform”). Nothing in this document should be treated or read as a guarantee or promise of how TravelBlo...

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Autonomous Smart Travel Ecosystem AUTONOMOUS SMART TRAVEL ECOSYSTEM

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Feb 27, 2018

The Securities Act of 1933 sec. 2 (a) defines “security” as: “any note, stock, treasury stock, security feature, security-based swap, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement, collateral-trust certificate, p...

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The Case for Responsible Travel : Trends & Statistics 2018 THE CASE FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL : TRENDS & STATISTICS 2018

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Feb 25, 2018

The travel and tourism industry is booming. During 2017, the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, international tourist arrivals grew by 7% to reach a total of 1.326 billion. This total far exceeds the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s 2010-2020 long-...

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INSPIRATION TO DESTINATION CONTENT MARKETING FOR TRAVEL BRANDS INSPIRATION TO DESTINATION CONTENT MARKETING FOR TRAVEL BRANDS

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Feb 23, 2018

Climb Mount Everest. Win a prize in Mega Millions. Get accepted into Harvard. These are all things that you’re more likely to do than click on a banner ad. So how can the travel industry overcome the resistance to click on ads? Two simple words: content marketing.

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The Millennial Shift in Business Travel THE MILLENNIAL SHIFT IN BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Feb 20, 2018

Few topics in recent years have captured the business travel industry’s collective attention as has the spread of Millennials in the workforce. The habits and desires of today’s youngest workers and their perceptions of structured travel programs and established processes have transfixed...

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THE WORLD’S FIRST CHAIN OF HOTELS BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN! THE WORLD’S FIRST CHAIN OF HOTELS BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN!

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Feb 20, 2018

The information set forth in this document may not be exhaustive and does not imply any elements of
a contractual relationship. Its sole purpose is to provide relevant and reasonable information to potential token holders in order for them to determine whether to undertake a thorough analysis...

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ICO Campaign ICO CAMPAIGN

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Feb 20, 2018

In recent years more floating developments, both individual properties and larger communities, have sprung up around the world. That’s led some development experts to say on-the-water communities could be a more sustainable, affordable and, in many cases, safer, option than building on land.

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Shaping the Future of Travel SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

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Feb 17, 2018

Amadeus has commissioned Oxford Economics to undertake a study exploring the trends shaping the future of travel, and examining a range of factors including global trends in travel growth, travel in emerging and frontier markets, business travel and seamless travel. This report follows on from, and ...

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Engaging Stakeholders In Managed Travel Programs ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN MANAGED TRAVEL PROGRAMS

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Feb 15, 2018

As the quest for travel program compliance and savings remains the focus at many companies, travel executives reported that quarterly, if not monthly reporting to senior management, chief financial officers, and business unit budget owners has become more important in the past year, according to res...

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FACEBOOK MARKETING FOR TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS FACEBOOK MARKETING FOR TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS

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Feb 15, 2018

Facebook is on a social mission to make the world more open and connected. Since its humble beginnings in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, Facebook has grown to become the dominant social network in the world with over 1 billion users and the distinction as the number one social media website in 127 cou...

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Travel & Retail TRAVEL & RETAIL

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Feb 14, 2018

The collaborative opportunities have always been so close. After all, the travel and hospitality sector circles the globe, with customer touch points at every airline, airport, hotel, and restaurant. Meanwhile, retailers fulfill consumers’ material needs and desires daily. Somehow the two indu...

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FLIGHTCHAIN FLIGHTCHAIN

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Feb 14, 2018

Blockchain has been having been heralded as a transformational technology. While several use cases have been identified by airlines and airports, research is required to establish the suitability and practicalities of using blockchain to establish a ‘single source of truth’ for various d...

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THE INSTITUTE OF TRAVEL MANAGEMENT THE INSTITUTE OF TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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Feb 02, 2018

Business leaders widely accept that an organizations success is underpinned by an efficient and integrated systems infrastructure. The speed and sophistication of new technologies and connectivity are driving change everywhere, and more and more organizations are investing in new platforms to enhanc...

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The Travel Blockchain THE TRAVEL BLOCKCHAIN

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Feb 02, 2018

Tripio is the first travel marketplace based on the blockchain. It leverages the decentralized network provided by blockchain technologies to directly connect global customers and service providers. Moreover, it builds a service ecosystem based on transparent, tamper-resistant trust and incentives.

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UNIVERSAL CRYPTOCURRENCY BASED ON ETHEREUM FOR TRAVELERS IN THE WORLD UNIVERSAL CRYPTOCURRENCY BASED ON ETHEREUM FOR TRAVELERS IN THE WORLD

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Feb 02, 2018

The EBCoin ecosystem will revolutionize the duty-free/tourism tax refund market, currently estimated to be valued at $60 billion a year. EBCoin will function as an ERC20 token, standardized on the Ethereum blockchain and will be complemented by a complete eWallet solution. By using the EBCoin platfo...

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Tooristing the world, one place at a time! TOORISTING THE WORLD, ONE PLACE AT A TIME!

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Feb 01, 2018

Almost every industry can be seen to be distancing itself from the conventional product-centric business model in favor of providing the right kind of experience. Tourism as a whole is no different. There seems to be an ever-emerging emphasis on the journey rather than the destination. 

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BLOCKCHAIN TRAVEL REVIEW PLATFORM WHERE USERS GET PAID BLOCKCHAIN TRAVEL REVIEW PLATFORM WHERE USERS GET PAID

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Jan 24, 2018

People have a special skill to see the world in the most unique ways. Their opinions, views, and discoveries alter the way we see the world and have an enormous impact on our daily decision making. These days, a lot of decisions are made based on online content. Revenue of the content industry was w...

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Luxury Travel and the Visitor Economy: Key Insights and Trends LUXURY TRAVEL AND THE VISITOR ECONOMY: KEY INSIGHTS AND TRENDS

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Jan 24, 2018

Luxury has a perennial fascination for humans and the travel industry is no exception. But that fascination is easier to recognise than to define. “Luxury, we all know what it is when we see it, but it’s almost impossible to define” notes Professor Michael Scott in the Story of Lux...

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Digital & Data Strategies for Travel 2017 Round-up DIGITAL & DATA STRATEGIES FOR TRAVEL 2017 ROUND-UP

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Jan 22, 2018

What exactly will the travel organization of the future look like? Attendees from around the globe came to EyeforTravel’s Digital & Data Strategies for Travel 2017 summit to find out. Read the free round-up report to see what their conclusions were. More than 250 digital and data professio...

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2018 TRAVEL TRENDS, ATTITUDES AND USAGE 2018 TRAVEL TRENDS, ATTITUDES AND USAGE

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Jan 20, 2018

In recent years, bots were heralded as critical to the future of the travel industry, but only 4 percent of our survey respondents anticipate booking a trip through a travel bot or chat bot in 2018, and only 22 percent say they’re even aware of the existence of travel bots. Instead of bots, WE...

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The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2018 THE CASE FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL: TRENDS & STATISTICS 2018

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Jan 19, 2018

The travel and tourism industry is booming. During 2017, the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,
international tourist arrivals grew by 7% to reach a total of 1.326 billion. This total far exceeds the United Nations World Tourism
Organization’s 2...

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State of the American Traveler STATE OF THE AMERICAN TRAVELER

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Jan 17, 2018

America’s love affair with leisure travel remains strong. Our most recent travel sentiment tracking study shows leisure travel expectations are continuing the pattern of stability seen in recent years. The State of the American TravelerTM results for January shows that optimism about upcoming ...

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Unpacking travel insurance UNPACKING TRAVEL INSURANCE

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Jan 17, 2018

Accidents can happen while you’re overseas – even if you’re visiting a “safe” destination. If your trip goes south, you could be saddled with an enormous bill for medical, legal and other expenses. The New Zealand Government won’t bail you out. That’s why co...

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Destination Healthy Aging - Global Coalition on Aging DESTINATION HEALTHY AGING - GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING

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Jan 16, 2018

As the age-related demographic shift takes place across the globe, staying active and engaged will be essential to ensure the health and well-being of individuals and society as a whole. Globally, there will be 1 billion people over the age of 60 by 2020, and currently, in the United States, there i...

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ADVENTURE TOURISM MARKET REPORT ADVENTURE TOURISM MARKET REPORT

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Jan 15, 2018

The George Washington University (GW), the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), and Xola Consulting (Xola) undertook the following study of the Adventure Travel Market in 2009. The goal of the study was to gain a better understanding of the size and characteristics of this important market seg...

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CULTURAL & HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE UNITED STATES CULTURAL & HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE UNITED STATES

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Jan 10, 2018

Ten years ago a seminal blueprint for cultural and heritage tourism was adopted by the more than 1,500 dedicated political and industry leaders and practitioners as part of their national agenda for the travel industry, which they developed at the 1995 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism. R...

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Can Voice Change the Way We Travel? CAN VOICE CHANGE THE WAY WE TRAVEL?

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Jan 08, 2018

Voice is the hot investment area for the biggest players in tech at the moment but what do they see and can AI-powered voice services really change a field as complex as travel? Download this free report to find out. If you haven’t encountered Alexa, Siri, Cortana or Google’s growing num...

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The Case for the Province of Ontario to Engage Strategically in Sport Tourism THE CASE FOR THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TO ENGAGE STRATEGICALLY IN SPORT TOURISM

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Jan 01, 2018

Passionate about this province—its resources, its opportunities—and its athletes, Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance (CSTA) and Tourism Toronto jointly commissioned this White Paper. It is intended to stimulate focused dialogue and set in motion a compelling strategy to harness the benefit...

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White Paper on Sustainable Tourism Development and Promotion in the Western Cape WHITE PAPER ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION IN THE WESTERN CAPE

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Jan 01, 2018

Tourism in the Western Cape and its related components and activities have not been managed and developed in accordance with a clear, collective policy and strategy. As a result, the various components of the industry are largely uncoordinated and inwardly focused. This has resulted in ad hoc and fr...

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Airsave Travel AIRSAVE TRAVEL

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Jan 01, 2018

Travel - one of the most critical fuels to human inspiration, and a primary reason many of us have had to work all year round. The ability to travel to destinations we want to see and experience the world from vastly different locations is something that is important to our modern civilization. We g...

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The Sustainable Tourism Index: Enhancing the global travel environment THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDEX: ENHANCING THE GLOBAL TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT

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Dec 29, 2017

Tourism, as with most industries, exerts both positive and negative influences on the world. On the plus side, the sector’s economic contribution is enormous. World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates that factoring in spending in ancillary sectors, travel and tourism contributed 10%...

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2018 CRUISE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK 2018 CRUISE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

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Dec 25, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has released the 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook.

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THE TRAVEL MARKETER’S GUIDE TO THE U.S. DIGITAL TRAVEL LANDSCAPE THE TRAVEL MARKETER’S GUIDE TO THE U.S. DIGITAL TRAVEL LANDSCAPE

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Dec 21, 2017

As online travel in the U.S. enters its third decade, the distinction between online and offline travel is blurring. Speak to any travel marketer today and they will almost certainly agree: there is no more “online” vs. “offline” travel marketing. There is only travel marketi...

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Engaging Your Travelers To Boost Managed Travel Performance ENGAGING YOUR TRAVELERS TO BOOST MANAGED TRAVEL PERFORMANCE

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Dec 19, 2017

Communicating the benefits of travel program compliance to all travelers within an organization is a sizable task. Travelers, after all, take many shapes. They come from multiple generations; have varying levels of comfort with technology; including senior executives and support workers alike, and s...

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The Digital Business Traveler THE DIGITAL BUSINESS TRAVELER

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Dec 15, 2017

Today’s digital business traveler wants one thing above all: self-service. Travelers want the freedom to handle parts of their journey themselves – from downloading digital boarding passes on the go, to amending bookings in the event of disruption or using mobile payment options. They wa...

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Online Air Flight Booking ONLINE AIR FLIGHT BOOKING

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Dec 15, 2017

Our airline reservation, management, and booking software provide a comprehensive solution for all aspects of Online Travel air-ticket booking, effectively integrating reservations, sales, flight details into one system.

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Airline Turnaround Management AIRLINE TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT

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Dec 15, 2017

Punctual turnarounds have become a critical factor for success for airline operations, though
actively controlling ground processes is still relatively uncharted territory for many airlines. The
period of time between on-blocks and off-blocks therefore very often remains a “black...

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Travelflex TRAVELFLEX

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Dec 10, 2017

The travel industry is a trillion dollar business, which accounts for over 10% of the employment worldwide. The industry is growing steadily every year. Due to technology, traveling has been made easier and we are able to travel further in less time. However, financially things could be made easier ...

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HOTEL TECHNOLOGY INFOGRAPHIC HOTEL TECHNOLOGY INFOGRAPHIC

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Dec 07, 2017

43% of international travelers always take their mobile professional devices with them on holiday or on weekend trips. 89% of seasoned international travelers say mobile professional devices are a means of staying in touch with their loved ones.

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Roomdao ROOMDAO

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Nov 30, 2017

A powerful tool for hospitality managers and car rental service providers to streamline processes and optimize booking management. Proper management is vital for the successful running of any business. However, this is far from being easy to achieve. The emergence of new technologies such as the blo...

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Flying times for airline frequent flyer programs FLYING TIMES FOR AIRLINE FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMS

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Nov 30, 2017

Hospitality businesses live and die by their reputations but are accommodation brands really focusing enough on the one moment where they have the guest’s complete and undivided attention: The stay itself? Now, a wave of innovation is giving hotels new opportunities in this space and opening u...

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Pally Decentralised Social Travel PALLY DECENTRALISED SOCIAL TRAVEL

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Nov 27, 2017

In the near future, there will be 370 million traveling Millennials worldwide1, who, until the inception of Pally, had extremely limited access to social travel communities that offer useful local interactions, as well as affordable, high-quality curated experiences. Moreover, those aged between 15 ...

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A Tale of Two Industries: How Online Travel and Business Process Management Have Grown Synergistically A TALE OF TWO INDUSTRIES: HOW ONLINE TRAVEL AND BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT HAVE GROWN SYNERGISTICALLY

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Nov 22, 2017

Change has been the only constant in the online travel business. Unrest in tourist hotspots, a hard-hitting recession, mergers and acquisitions, and a complete transformation of consumer behavioral patterns the industry has seen and suffered it all.

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The Five Stages of Travel THE FIVE STAGES OF TRAVEL

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Nov 21, 2017

You’re in the travel business. Congratulations for being a part of giving people something they love! In fact, 96% of American travelers are planning a domestic trip in 2016.1 Travel doesn’t just broaden the mind, it refreshes, rejuvenates, and improves people’s outlook on life. Bu...

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The Future of an Industry: AI to Z of Business Travel THE FUTURE OF AN INDUSTRY: AI TO Z OF BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Nov 21, 2017

Business travel is ripe for a shake-up, with low-cost carriers and short-term rentals already muscling in. Business travel has the potential to become highly automated because it is a more frequent activity, whereby brands can deliver and improve on the product and service thanks to big data and AI....

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Capturing and Controlling the Invisible Spend CAPTURING AND CONTROLLING THE INVISIBLE SPEND

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Nov 21, 2017

With the emergence of new technology, supplier-direct efforts and shifts due to generational changes, business traveler behavior is changing. As a result, modern managed travel programs must implement tools to capture data from all booking sources. Invisible spend is defined as corporate travel data...

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Global Hospitality Payment Working Group GLOBAL HOSPITALITY PAYMENT WORKING GROUP

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Nov 19, 2017

Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) set up a Global Hospitality Payment
Working Group in early 2016 to provide clarity as to options, design and best practices for the entire
stream of payment processing in the hotel industry. Mike Carlo (Onyx CenterSource) and Pa...

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At the Heart of Reinventing Air Travel AT THE HEART OF REINVENTING AIR TRAVEL

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Nov 18, 2017

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, technology is advancing rapidly making it critical for businesses to evolve to stay competitive. The need to stay abreast with emerging technology is being felt across industries including the airlines. A significant increase in revenue, streamlined proces...

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RE-FRAMING YOUTH TRAVEL FOR IRELAND RE-FRAMING YOUTH TRAVEL FOR IRELAND

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Nov 18, 2017

'All independent (independent of the family) trips for periods of less than one year by people aged 16-29’, motivated in part or full by a desire to experience other cultures, build life experience and/or benefit from formal and informal learning opportunities outside one's usual envir...

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Tourism: Synergizing people & nature for a better tomorrow TOURISM: SYNERGIZING PEOPLE & NATURE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

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Nov 18, 2017

Impressively, since the 1970s Bonaire has championed efforts to protect its natural environment and resources. There is no doubt that these efforts have interlaced themselves with the resident’s everyday life and are a fiber in the fabric of Bonaire’s culture. 

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The ridiculously uncomplicated guide to creating a travel policy people will actually read THE RIDICULOUSLY UNCOMPLICATED GUIDE TO CREATING A TRAVEL POLICY PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY READ

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Nov 18, 2017

When did business travel become so boring? If there’s one type of company document that occupies the most space on a file server, it’s the policy. Think back to the last time you asked someone to read one and sign a piece of paper to say that they’d done so.

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Corporate Travel Trends: U.S. vs. Europe CORPORATE TRAVEL TRENDS: U.S. VS. EUROPE

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Nov 18, 2017

Egencia works across 65 countries worldwide, each with its own culture, business norms and often its own language. As we have grown to become one of the world’s largest Travel Management Companies (TMCs), Egencia has focused on one commonality among them all – the role of travelers in ou...

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Student Travel Plans STUDENT TRAVEL PLANS

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Nov 17, 2017

The report highlights key insights such as, the destinations that students will be traveling to, either as a holiday or backpacking, the reasons for travel and what gadgets students are planning to take with them.

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NAVIGATING THE COMPLEX WORLD OF CORPORATE TRAVEL NAVIGATING THE COMPLEX WORLD OF CORPORATE TRAVEL

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Nov 16, 2017

The comfort and convenience of your regular travelers should always be a top priority but not at the expense of your bottom line. Oversights and overspends on travel requirements can eat into your profit margin, negatively affecting your business. Without cost-effective corporate travel policies &nd...

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HOW TO DEVELOP A TOURISM PACKAGE IN 10 STEPS? HOW TO DEVELOP A TOURISM PACKAGE IN 10 STEPS?

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Nov 15, 2017

State all activities offered at a specific location, and
define if you are going to include them in your
tourism package or you are going to offer them as
additional items.

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How IoT is Set to Change Travel as We Know It HOW IOT IS SET TO CHANGE TRAVEL AS WE KNOW IT

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Nov 15, 2017

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, technology is advancing rapidly making it critical for businesses to evolve to stay competitive. The need to stay abreast with emerging technology is being felt across industries including the airlines. A significant increase in revenue, streamlined proces...

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DeskBell Chain DESKBELL CHAIN

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Nov 14, 2017

Since it is planned to develop the white paper right up to the project implementation, we recommend checking the updates of this document at least once every 2 weeks. We will systematically improve the content of this document, disclosing aspects of the economic model, project work schemes and the p...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE GUEST ENGAGEMENT THE IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE GUEST ENGAGEMENT

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Nov 11, 2017

Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), like Expedia, provide travelers with a variety of accommodation options in one place and put information at their fingertips. OTAs are the leading resource during the planning phase of a trip, and remain prevalent through the booking path, with OTAs converting the most...

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INTERNATIONAL TOURISM’S CONTRIBUTION TO NEW ZEALAND IS SIGNIFICANT. INTERNATIONAL TOURISM’S CONTRIBUTION TO NEW ZEALAND IS SIGNIFICANT.

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Nov 09, 2017

Every day, visitors to your community are spending locally: it might be on a bed for the night, a rental car, petrol or maybe a bus ticket; buying meals, snacks, and a coffee; visiting a museum or trying a round of golf; maybe hiring a bike for the cycle trails or skis for the slopes.

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explorio EXPLORIO

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Nov 06, 2017

Our vision is to inspire and empower millions of people to travel the world. This is why we have brought together a team of avid travelers, technologists, and blockchain enthusiasts to launch Explorio - the world’s first decentralized travel reviews platform that rewards its users for contribu...

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TriipMiles Empowering locals to decentralize travel TRIIPMILES EMPOWERING LOCALS TO DECENTRALIZE TRAVEL

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Nov 01, 2017

Triip Pte. Ltd – a profitable travel startup founded in 2014, licensed by the Singapore Tourism Board, is doing a reverse ICO. We have been helping travelers book authentic local tours, hotel rooms, and accommodations seamlessly in 227 countries with database capacity of 1.3M+ hotels and 6000+...

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Trends tactics to mainstream sustainable tourism TRENDS TACTICS TO MAINSTREAM SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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Oct 27, 2017

This report was produced in collaboration with the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. The Tisch Center is a leading academic center and research partner for the tourism and hospitality industries.

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How Predictive Analytics Is Disrupting the Travel Industry HOW PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IS DISRUPTING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Oct 24, 2017

Disruptive Forces and New Technologies are Changing the Game: The travel industry is undergoing constant change and innovation. Suppliers seek to take advantage of new technologies that can increase their brand value and pricing power in a changing, largely price-driven market where travel consumers...

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Sustainable Tourism: From Trend to Transformative Movement SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: FROM TREND TO TRANSFORMATIVE MOVEMENT

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Oct 24, 2017

The challenge before the travel and tourism industry is real. In 2015, there were 1.2 billion international tourism arrivals, and billions more domestic tourists; this is predicted to nearly double by 2030, prompting the UN World Tourism Organization Secretary General to ask: “Will tourism bri...

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GLOBAL BUYERS SURVEY GLOBAL BUYERS SURVEY

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Oct 18, 2017

Global Buyers Survey allows us a look into the trends and habits of medical travelers. What are they interested in? What drives them to choose a destination? What are their expectations? Out of the results of this survey and our previous surveys conducted comes the Global Buyer’s Report.

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Working with Tourism Australia WORKING WITH TOURISM AUSTRALIA

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Oct 18, 2017

Under ‘Tourism 2020’, Australia’s national strategy to enhance growth and competitiveness in tourism, the industry aims to increase annual overnight visitor expenditure to more than $115 billion by 2020. › Tourism Australia works with the tourism industry and governments acr...

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BLOCKCHAIN FOR HOSPITALITY BLOCKCHAIN FOR HOSPITALITY

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Oct 17, 2017

Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) is a non-profit association with a mission to foster, through collaboration and partnership, the development of next-generation systems and solutions that will enable hoteliers and their technology vendors to do business globally in the 21st century

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COLLABORATION IN THE TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN THE TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Oct 17, 2017

Most of us are told of the value of collaboration from an early age and throughout life learn about the many positive benefits associated with working together. Fast-forward to 2017, where it has never been more of an important time for businesses to stop and reflect on their current success and fut...

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The Rentals Token THE RENTALS TOKEN

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Oct 15, 2017

The information and documents that appear in this Whitepaper are exclusively informative. No content on may be construed as an offer, invitation or recommendation, for the subscription or acquisition, holding or sale of any financial instrument.

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World Trip Singapore WORLD TRIP SINGAPORE

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Oct 15, 2017

A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data (generally represented as a merkle tree root hash)

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Dynamic Hotel Rates DYNAMIC HOTEL RATES

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Oct 15, 2017

At the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2016 global conference, dynamic hotel pricing versus preferred hotel rates versus open booking was a popular topic among panelists.

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Online Travel Agencies in Asia: A Major Opportunity in E-Services ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES IN ASIA: A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY IN E-SERVICES

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Oct 11, 2017

International online travel agencies provide benefits to many parties – travelers, accommodation providers, and local economies. This paper seeks to explain how this industry works, clarify its benefits, and provide advice on how regulators can work with the industry to ensure the best outcome...

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Where We Traveled WHERE WE TRAVELED

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Oct 11, 2017

The top travel destinations have changed many times over the years. While some vacation spots have remained consistently popular, others have risen and fallen out of favor.

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“Managing Risks in a Rapidly
Changing Landscape” series: “MANAGING RISKS IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING LANDSCAPE” SERIES:

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Oct 10, 2017

Business travel is on the rise. Sources indicate that between 2017 and 2019, global business travel spending could increase by 5.8% to 6.4% year on year1 . However, with an increasingly mobile workforce comes potentially more risk. With a duty of care over employees on business trips and exposures r...

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Managed Travel 3.0 MANAGED TRAVEL 3.0

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Sep 19, 2017

Just as there is much more to the whole travel process than the booking, there is also more to business travel than the expense. In any Managed Travel programme, corporate and social responsibility and optimization of spending remain at the forefront of corporations’ minds. Yet there is more t...

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LockTrip LOCKTRIP

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Sep 18, 2017

We design and build LockTrip, a decentralized open source bookings ecosystem for renting hotel rooms, private properties or accommodation (the decentralized LOC Ledger). LockTrip will be the first system which allows end customers and property owners to deal with each other on the platform without a...

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BUSINESS TRAVEL – GOOD FOR BUSINESS, BAD FOR HEALTH? BUSINESS TRAVEL – GOOD FOR BUSINESS, BAD FOR HEALTH?

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Sep 15, 2017

Despite significant advances in online conferencing and other exciting technologies such as virtual reality, business travel remains a fundamental, accepted part of modern business life. As the focus for many multinational companies has become regional, if not global, travel is seen as a primary bus...

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Digital Travel Transformation DIGITAL TRAVEL TRANSFORMATION

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Sep 15, 2017

A traveler’s journey knows no borders or boundaries. They don’t see channels, devices or publishers – they just see their perfect holiday or next adventure. This eBook will provide you with key insights and initiatives to simplify and personalize the customer journey, helping you s...

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A Study of the Effect of Advertising on Attracting Medical Tourism A STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF ADVERTISING ON ATTRACTING MEDICAL TOURISM

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Sep 05, 2017

The medical tourism market is considered to be a revenue-generating and competitive industry; it is also a novel field in the tourism sector. At the macro level, governments are eager to utilize the economic advantages originating from the tourism industry in future years.1 Developing countries in A...

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The Future of Business Travel Buying THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS TRAVEL BUYING

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Aug 29, 2017

The traditional travel buying process faces assault from a barrage of disruptors, including shifts to open-booking, emerging “sharing economy” platforms and new tools that can track both traveler behaviors and preferences as well as pricing volatility. Fortunately, as many buyers report ...

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Engaging Stakeholders In Managed Travel ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS IN MANAGED TRAVEL

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Aug 25, 2017

As the quest for travel program compliance and savings remains the focus at many companies, travel executives reported that quarterly, if not monthly reporting to senior management, chief financial officers, and business unit budget owners has become more important in the past year, according to res...

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TravelCoin Foundation TRAVELCOIN FOUNDATION

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Aug 21, 2017

TravelCoin™ Foundation (TCF) is a not-for-profit community interest company (CIC) registered in the United Kingdom. The objectives of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular to commission research and software development on how Digital Currency and...

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Travel Most Often Reports To Finance Or Procurement TRAVEL MOST OFTEN REPORTS TO FINANCE OR PROCUREMENT

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Aug 20, 2017

Corporations have long struggled with the ideal reporting structure for the travel management function. Over the past decade, increasing numbers of travel managers saw their titles change to “buyers” as they reported to procurement, or increasingly, finance. In the latest AirPlus The Wir...

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The Evolving Relationship Between Travel Buyers and Travel Management Companies THE EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAVEL BUYERS AND TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES

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Aug 18, 2017

Travel management companies are the operational backbone of most managed travel programs. As close allies to travel managers, TMCs can take on many roles for the organizations they serve. They often act as transaction enablers, assisting with planning and booking travel, processing reservations, ful...

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TRIPALLY TRIPALLY

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Aug 17, 2017

Being online is an increasingly personal experience that people want to tap into at their own convenience, whatever the time of day and wherever they happen to be. Staying connected to the Internet is also essential for travelers. Mobile data traffic continues to grow every year and is expected to r...

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Reimagining Corporate Travel REIMAGINING CORPORATE TRAVEL

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Aug 15, 2017

Business travel management during the past few decades has shown itself as a flexible and durable concept. The constants of its blueprint for success, like driving traveler compliance and directing volume to suppliers, have helped organizations adapt to once-new concepts like online booking and mobi...

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Europe’s holiday rentals market EUROPE’S HOLIDAY RENTALS MARKET

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Aug 07, 2017

On behalf of ASSA ABLOY, market intelligence researcher SAC Insight conducted exclusive qualitative and quantitative research on the size, nature and growth prospects of the holiday rentals market in Europe.1 For the first time, we are able to publish some of our data. We define a 'holiday renta...

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Land Transport Whitepaper LAND TRANSPORT WHITEPAPER

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Jul 28, 2017

Efficient transport connectivity and services are important to the economy and people of Brunei Darussalam. Hence, the Land Transport White Paper is developed to support the realization of the overarching goals of Wawasan 2035 and the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Communications (2008 – 20...

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National Travel Survey NATIONAL TRAVEL SURVEY

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Jul 27, 2017

Results from the 2016 National Travel Survey show that in recent years there has been a trend of steadily falling trip rates. In 2016 people made nearly 15 trips a week on average (774 trips on average in the year) excluding short walks. This was 13% lower than in 2002.

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Destination Next for Travel and Hospitality DESTINATION NEXT FOR TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY

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Jul 27, 2017

Although the travel & hospitality industry has been an early adopter of technological innovations, the changing business environment &customer preferences are giving rise to challenges that call for a new strategy-one that not only leverages emerging technologies but also simultaneously rene...

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The Changing Face of Tours and Activities THE CHANGING FACE OF TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

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Jul 25, 2017

Tours and activities are now a major target for investment for all verticals in the travel sector. Their aim: To offer the customer everything they need to make their next vacation special, drive personalization, and capitalize on a shift to experiential spending.

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Travel and Hospitality Propensity Digital Targeting Segments TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY PROPENSITY DIGITAL TARGETING SEGMENTS

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Jul 12, 2017

Based on our Economic Cohorts® consumer segmentation system, Travel and Hospitality Propensity Digital Targeting Segments take into account both interest and capacity to buy. Our unique buying capacity insights are driven by the Economic Cohorts methodology, which differentiates consumers from o...

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The All-In-One Travel Solution THE ALL-IN-ONE TRAVEL SOLUTION

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Jul 12, 2017

Most travel agents only accept payments in fiat, exposing the customer to a variety of unnecessary problems including extortionate foreign exchange rates, transaction delays, and double bookings. Travelers are also wasting too much time navigating a plethora of websites to find the best deals for fl...

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The best time to review your travel programme THE BEST TIME TO REVIEW YOUR TRAVEL PROGRAMME

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Jul 12, 2017

Deciding when to change travel management company can seem like an onerous task for your business, but it doesn’t need to be. At Corporate Traveller we regularly help companies like yours to review their travel programmes, helping you to identify where you could make savings and drive efficien...

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4 ways a TMC can take the stress out of your business travel 4 WAYS A TMC CAN TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Jul 08, 2017

Traveling for business can be stressful. You face long hours on the move, trying to keep track of all your meetings, not knowing which time zone you’re in, and that’s not to mention the added hassle of flight delays or last-minute itinerary changes.

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HIGH TIMES ON THE HIGH SEAS Cruising is Making a Comebac k, Millennials a Main Driver of Growt HIGH TIMES ON THE HIGH SEAS CRUISING IS MAKING A COMEBAC K, MILLENNIALS A MAIN DRIVER OF GROWT

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Jul 07, 2017

There is one segment of the travel industry whose growth will be slowed only by its capacity: cruising. And the reasons are really quite simple: the product is priced inclusively; guests typically awaken in a new “destination” every day; the experience is generally considered safe, and t...

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Are Bots Worth the Bother? How Conversational Commerce Can Help the Travel Industry ARE BOTS WORTH THE BOTHER? HOW CONVERSATIONAL COMMERCE CAN HELP THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Jun 30, 2017

The rise of mobile has created a huge and constantly engaged user base in social and messenger apps. Whereas the biggest travel apps have millions of downloads, the biggest social media players have billions. Furthermore, the amount of time spent in this kind of apps is rising faster than any other....

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How Conversational Commerce Can Help the Travel Industry HOW CONVERSATIONAL COMMERCE CAN HELP THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Jun 30, 2017

The rise of mobile has created a huge and constantly engaged user base in social and messenger apps. Whereas the biggest travel apps have millions of downloads, the biggest social media players have billions. Furthermore, the amount of time spent in this kind of apps is rising faster than any other....

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Transportation Network Company TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY

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Jun 29, 2017

State legislation approved in April allows Transportation Network Companies (ride-sourcing agencies such as Uber and Lyft) to operate anywhere in New York State (outside NYC) with state oversight beginning 90 days from enactment. By June 29, these companies are expected to begin operations in upstat...

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Trends In Travel Policy Compliance And Adherence TRENDS IN TRAVEL POLICY COMPLIANCE AND ADHERENCE

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Jun 25, 2017

Whether short or long, weak or strong, simple or highly complex, travel policies form the backbone of most managed travel programs. Consequently, getting them aligned with corporate objectives, updated to reflect the latest marketplace nuances and structured in a way to best appeal to today’s ...

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Managed Traveler Loyalty: It’s Time To Engage! MANAGED TRAVELER LOYALTY: IT’S TIME TO ENGAGE!

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Jun 24, 2017

Engagement and loyalty programs are no longer trinkets and cash. Today, it’s a question of understanding travelers through data and offering meaningful recognition and rewards to elicit expected behaviors. It’s time for organizations to master managed travel engagement and this white pap...

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The Unified Mobile Travel Application THE UNIFIED MOBILE TRAVEL APPLICATION

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Jun 23, 2017

When consumer travel apps are cheap, easy to download and offer choice to business travelers, one could ask why managed travel must duplicate the effort. As long as travel compliance to an agency or online booking tool is secure and the travel buyer is successful in achieving market share agreements...

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Hospitality in the Digital Era HOSPITALITY IN THE DIGITAL ERA

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Jun 22, 2017

Across-the-board transformation is disrupting the hospitality industry. Here’s how organizations can prepare for a future of chatbot services, expanded loyalty ecosystems, staff-less lobbies and tech-driven guest experiences while facing new competition from nontraditional contenders.

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Balancing Service and Costs In A Procurement Driven Travel Program BALANCING SERVICE AND COSTS IN A PROCUREMENT DRIVEN TRAVEL PROGRAM

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Jun 20, 2017

Over the past decade, procurement and finance increasingly have driven the processes, metrics, and contracts for corporate managed travel services. Savings have dominated the focus for most travel managers in recent years as companies sought to stretch travel dollars as far as possible during and af...

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Travel and Meetings Management Integrations TRAVEL AND MEETINGS MANAGEMENT INTEGRATIONS

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Jun 20, 2017

Whether consolidation or co-operation, the concept of a formal working relationship between meetings and travel teams has been discussed and debated for more than 20 years. While a recent study indicated that few companies have mastered such integration, it revealed that the majority of firms survey...

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Destination Saudi — Leisure, Culture and Tourism Potential DESTINATION SAUDI — LEISURE, CULTURE AND TOURISM POTENTIAL

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Jun 20, 2017

There is a positive outlook for tourism in Saudi Arabia, with strong growth forecast and a wave of investment underway. At a total contribution of SAR 190bn in 2015, Travel & Tourism is currently the second highest contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Saudi Arabia, albeit from a...

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Connecting For Growth In Travel CONNECTING FOR GROWTH IN TRAVEL

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Jun 16, 2017

Digital customers want authentic, personalized and ”frictionless” experiences throughout their travel journeys. A recent Accenture survey indicates 76 percent of the travel C-Suite believes “customer expectations are increasingly shaped by the most relevant, real-time and dynamic e...

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Travel Risk Management: What TRAVEL RISK MANAGEMENT: WHAT'S NEXT FOR TMCS?

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Jun 14, 2017

As business travel becomes increasingly global, the focus on travel risk management continues to grow. There are perhaps four influential factors driving this growth: Increased travel to developing markets (some high risk), Increased media coverage and awareness of global emergencies and geopolitica...

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Why Keep Buying Like It’s 1995: Advancing Managed Travel WHY KEEP BUYING LIKE IT’S 1995: ADVANCING MANAGED TRAVEL

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Jun 13, 2017

Data management reporting and airline ancillary fees were the top inefficiencies costing their organizations money, according to 150 travel buyers who responded to an online survey conducted this spring by The BTN Group and ALTOUR. Both topics, as well as concepts for buying travel differently, are ...

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What to include in a simple travel policy WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A SIMPLE TRAVEL POLICY

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Jun 07, 2017

One of the easiest ways to monitor and control your business travel spend is to implement a travel policy. This useful set of guidelines, aimed at both business travel bookers and business travellers, will give you a clearer idea of what you can book and within what budget, avoiding endless question...

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What Managed Travel Buyers Want, Need and Expect WHAT MANAGED TRAVEL BUYERS WANT, NEED AND EXPECT

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Jun 05, 2017

Twenty years after online booking tools were introduced for managed travel, it’s clear that the technology has revolutionized the playbook for such programs. But as consumer tools have launched seemingly endless feature and functionality innovations, business travelers and managers increasingl...

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Managing Multi-Gen Traveler Needs MANAGING MULTI-GEN TRAVELER NEEDS

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Jun 01, 2017

The reality of a multi-generational workforce has begun to emerge at many companies and with its pressures to adapt corporate travel policies and practices. About half of 139 travel managers surveyed earlier this year by The BTN Group and Travel and Transport said they were concerned about the impac...

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It’s Time: Transforming Managed Travel IT’S TIME: TRANSFORMING MANAGED TRAVEL

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May 28, 2017

Consumerization, mobile technologies, the sheer availability of data along with the ability to share it-these are the market realities that simultaneously challenge the managed travel industry and inspire it with a broad scope of opportunity. Mobile technologies, in particular, have enabled corporat...

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Managing Travel In Emerging Markets MANAGING TRAVEL IN EMERGING MARKETS

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May 20, 2017

Latin America has developed as a dynamic region for business travel with both internal growth and expansion of globally consolidated programs. But successful travel management in this area of more than 20 countries depends on careful navigation of key issues, among them cultural nuances, payment, re...

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Does Virtual Reality Have a Place in Travel? DOES VIRTUAL REALITY HAVE A PLACE IN TRAVEL?

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May 17, 2017

Virtual reality could change the way people consumer travel content but are consumers ready to embrace this new technology and is it worth travel brands investing today? This white paper explores market conditions and the business case for virtual reality both now and in the future.

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TRENDS AND TACTICS TO MAIN STREAM SUSTAINABLE TOURISM TRENDS AND TACTICS TO MAIN STREAM SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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May 17, 2017

Travel is an act, a passion, a human right and an industry. To those not involved in the sector, tourism is rarely seen as a serious affair, certainly not one that can overshadow pressing issues, such as climate change and global terrorism. And yet, as the industry continues to soar in size and reac...

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The New Frontier For Travel Management THE NEW FRONTIER FOR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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May 16, 2017

In a recent client publication, Carlson Wagonlit Travel identied “connectivity” as “the next big thing” for travel management. Beyond ground transportation, beyond the ability to harness meetings spend day-to-day access to internet connections and mobile calling and data net...

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An Option For Your Managed Travel Program? AN OPTION FOR YOUR MANAGED TRAVEL PROGRAM?

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May 12, 2017

A year after the concept is known as “Open Booking” was first introduced, the travel industry continues to debate the advantages, obstacles, and costs of a new style of travel management. About one-third of 139, travel buyers/managers surveyed in February-March by The BTN Group and Trave...

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Using Big Data For Travel Management USING BIG DATA FOR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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May 05, 2017

Like many industry sectors and professions, travel and travel management are working to move past the buzz and hype of the ‘Big Data’ headlines to assess the potential challenges, impact, and benefits it could have on this space. Many are excited by the ability to combine and my data lef...

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Traveler Tracking Technologies TRAVELER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

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May 01, 2017

Travel managers say the ability to track travelers directly affects their ability to perform their job, but how to manage the tracking still presents issues. According to a summer 2012 AirPlus International survey, the use of traveler tracking systems was the most common standard procedure in event ...

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The Move to Traveler Centricity THE MOVE TO TRAVELER CENTRICITY

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Apr 30, 2017

A new generation of Millennial employees (21 to 30-year-olds) is poised to become a stronghold in the workforce and they are bringing their intensive technology habits with them. A proliferation of consumer and business-focused mobile travel apps and websites designed to meet the needs of this new g...

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TO TRANSFORM AIR TRAVEL AND THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE TO TRANSFORM AIR TRAVEL AND THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

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Apr 28, 2017

We will explain how biometrics - and face recognition in particular - can be combined with new self-service solutions to help meet the challenges of security, quality of service and the sustained growth in air passenger numbers.

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The Hotel of the Future THE HOTEL OF THE FUTURE

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Apr 28, 2017

Hotels today are spending as much time, effort, and resources on technology and improving their internal networks as they are on the quality of their linens and food service

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Understanding Your Travel Population UNDERSTANDING YOUR TRAVEL POPULATION

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Apr 26, 2017

Traveler managers who rely on past experiences with and prior knowledge of business travelers are missing opportunities to connect with today’s new breed of business traveler. Those are some of the findings of a Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation study, sponsored by Concur, w...

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MAXIMISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL GROWTH MAXIMISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL GROWTH

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Apr 26, 2017

Travel & Tourism is important and often overlooked
the export sector that makes a significant direct contribution to jobs and global trade, spreading its value widely across the world.

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Reporting, Cost Controls Among 2016 Travel Manager Priorities REPORTING, COST CONTROLS AMONG 2016 TRAVEL MANAGER PRIORITIES

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Apr 25, 2017

Nearly 60 percent of travel managers recently surveyed identified travel management reporting and lower travel costs as top priorities for the New Year. With projections for “record corporate hotel rate increases,” flat airfares and continued strong demand for business travel, corporate ...

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the boom in the Medical Tourism Industry THE BOOM IN THE MEDICAL TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Apr 24, 2017

It’s common knowledge that US health care spending is an issue of concern and spiraling out of control. Voters rank health care as the single most important domestic issue. There’s growing awareness that the US doesn’t get the value of care for what it pays for either. The value of...

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Transforming Global Travel and Expense Management with Gamification TRANSFORMING GLOBAL TRAVEL AND EXPENSE MANAGEMENT WITH GAMIFICATION

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Apr 24, 2017

Companies need to take stock of their travel and expense (T&E) costs since these add up to unimaginable overheads. We believe the agamied T&E management system to be a viable solution. With millennials – who look for engaging and enriching experiences – making up a majority of t...

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Evaluating Medical Tourism EVALUATING MEDICAL TOURISM

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Apr 18, 2017

Medical tourism has been gaining an important place in the globalized healthcare market. That of this research are to discover the possible methods in medical tourists to Joint Commission (JCI) accredited hospitals in Saudi Arabia and to measure the usefulness of mix on Saudi Arabian Medical tourism...

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The State of Data and Analytics in Travel Report THE STATE OF DATA AND ANALYTICS IN TRAVEL REPORT

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Apr 03, 2017

Data is not just a buzz word surrounding the travel and tourism industry, it is fundamentally changing every part of it. No decision should be made without supporting evidence, no marketing campaign started without market analysis, no pricing set without demand forecasting.

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Promoting Seamless and Secure Travel through Cross-Border Data Sharing and Collaboration PROMOTING SEAMLESS AND SECURE TRAVEL THROUGH CROSS-BORDER DATA SHARING AND COLLABORATION

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Mar 29, 2017

We live in an era of unprecedented connectivity. Technology and innovation have revolutionized travel and transport, communication and the way we share data. Effectively, barriers to travel have been reduced, improving links between nations and enabling tourism with all the associated economic and s...

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Revenue Leakage in the Travel Industry REVENUE LEAKAGE IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Mar 29, 2017

International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects c.1% of world GDP to be spent on air transport in 2016, totaling almost $750 Billion and estimated to grow at a healthy 6.9% in 2016. The industry as a whole is 02 Introduction bracing for increased competition and pressure on margins. Today'...

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Will international tourism offices remain relevant? WILL INTERNATIONAL TOURISM OFFICES REMAIN RELEVANT?

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Mar 20, 2017

In the past decade, DMO head offices and ITOs have focused on adapting their tactics to the rapid shift in digital marketing. Most have not had the time to step back and assess the impact on team structure and functions. ITOs used to operate fairly independently. This is rapidly changing as geograph...

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Development of Responsible Tourism Guidelines for South Africa DEVELOPMENT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM GUIDELINES FOR SOUTH AFRICA

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Mar 15, 2017

DFID is comrnitted to maximising the contribution the private sector can make towards its poverty reduction goals through encouraging responsible business practices. Responsible business embraces economie, social and environmental as well as fmancial responsibility. DFID's Rural Livelihoods Depa...

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Life Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Pack in Their Carry-On LIFE HACKS EVERY TRAVELER NEEDS TO PACK IN THEIR CARRY-ON

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Mar 11, 2017

Traveling is always a nightmare. Until you get to your destination, of course (well, hopefully!). While we’ve got the checklist and hacks for packing covered (see guide, tips + how many undies to bring), no one’s really provided us an all-in-one how-to for the whole experience. Thank the...

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The (ongoing) trouble with travel distribution: Customer experience THE (ONGOING) TROUBLE WITH TRAVEL DISTRIBUTION: CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Feb 21, 2017

The industry’s rapid evolution contin