Travel Managers Expect Business Growth To Spur More Spending, Trips, Transactions

Business growth in 2017 is expected to prompt a rise in overall travel spending, air spending, as well as boost the number of trips and air transactions, according to a poll of 63 travel managers conducted for ARC by the BTN Group in November and December.

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Focus Travel

Founded in 2000, Focus Travel has established itself as one of the very few private travel and leisure tour companies that have successfully organized and provided high-end tourism products to international tourists to Vietnam & Indochina.

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The Long Awaited Road to Recovery: Hotels, Airlines, and Consumers in Our Transitional Reality

whitePaper | August 3, 2021

The travel industry is finally on its long-awaited road to recovery — U.S. travel restrictions are easing for vaccinated individuals and international travel is resuming in higher numbers. While leisure travel intent for this summer looks promising, less than one-third of travelers have solidified travel plans by booking their full trips. Uncertainty surrounding vaccine coverage, infection rates in various areas, and quarantine mandates continue to keep prospective travelers vigilant. With a slew of trips still not fully booked, hotels and airlines can tailor their strategies to consumers’ preferences to influence their decisions. This white paper explores what recovery looks like for the hotel and airline sectors, analyzes consumer trends and how to increase their comfort in travel, and examines the post-pandemic staffing situation in the travel industry. Readers will also learn about: Consumers’ travel budget plans Why digital nomads are a lucrative market How Salesforce can assist with mitigating staff shortages and scheduling Features travelers appreciate in public and private lodging accommodations

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Seamless travel

whitePaper | January 21, 2020

Explore the award-winning biometric and AI technology of NEC, unlocking uninterrupted kerb-to-gate travel with just a simple smile.

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Your guide to business traveler well-being

whitePaper | November 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 opportunities for our employees, customers and companies worldwide to interact in person brings great value. According to the Global Business Travel Association, global business travel spend is set to reach $1.7 trillion in 20221.

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21st Century Forecasting for the Travel & Hospitality Industry

whitePaper | May 20, 2021

Forecasting is a decision-making tool that helps businesses cope with the impact of the future’s uncertainty by examining historical data and trends. Businesses across every industry need to forecast components of their operations, and that is particularly important, and challenging, in times of uncertainty. Actionable forecasts in the Travel and Hospitality industry bring particular value: how many guests will arrive and when, how to staff accordingly, adjusting inventory positions, modelling the impact of promotions/events on business performance, optimising pricing/revenue management, and projecting revenue/cash flow. Forecast too high and the business will be inefficient with resources: likely buying too much product, facing potential spoilage or waste, while also missing opportunities to invest capital elsewhere.

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WHERE TO STAY WHEN TRAVELLING FOR WORK

whitePaper | November 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 at a vast range of hotel options in all corners of the globe. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with airlines and hotels means we have the ability to include extras in our rates, such as free wi-fi and free breakfast. These add-ons enhance business travel experience, improving comfort and increasing productivity while travelling for work, as well as passing savings to your company. This is all part of our global smartSTAY corporate benefits programme, and is offered as standard to all Flight Centre Business Travel customers

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Restarting Permissible Business Travel

whitePaper | May 24, 2021

Optimism is growing for a return to business travel. 79% of Travel Managers and GBTA members say they would be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” traveling after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 55% of Travel Managers say business travelers are “willing” or “very willing” to travel for business, up from 49% at the start of 2021. To help you lead the restart of business travel for your organization, here are 7 key steps to consider.

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Focus Travel

Founded in 2000, Focus Travel has established itself as one of the very few private travel and leisure tour companies that have successfully organized and provided high-end tourism products to international tourists to Vietnam & Indochina.

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