60 per cent of buyers who responded to a Business Travel Show survey admit they do not have an ethical travel programme. While 28 per cent plan to introduce one, one quarter believe it’s simply too costly and 8 per cent have no intention to disrupt the status quo. Of the 39 per cent whose […]
BTS data: 60% of buyers do not manage ethical travel programmes
Capita’s business travel technology ‘drives duty of care and cost savings’
Capita Travel and Events says its clients and their travellers are benefitting from easy bookings, enhanced wellbeing and cost savings as a result of new solutions added to their suite of technology (iris) in 2019. The iris suite features communications to influence booking behaviours; the iris:go mobile app providing travellers access to their accommodation, air […]
Business Travel Show: 41% of buyers predict bigger travel budgets in 2020
The number of corporate travel buyers forecasting bigger budgets for the year ahead is at a five-year high, according to annual research conducted by the Business Travel Show. 41% of buyers polled said they would have more money to spend on travel in 2020, compared to 33% last year. The volume of buyers predicting an […]
UK workforce ‘struggling with cross-country meetings’
A third of people in the UK have felt ill or suffered from a lack of sleep as a result of travelling for work. The news comes from a survey carried out by Capita Travel and Events in support of its Unnoticed Impact of Business Travel report, which explores how the UK workforce feels about the culture of […]
TAG is certified PCI DSS compliant
Travel and event management company TAG has been awarded with the PCI DSS Level 3 merchant certificate. TAG joins only a few of externally audited and accredited PCI DSS compliant travel management companies in the world, making this is a major milestone for the company. The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), is […]
Traveller Wellbeing – Who owns the travel time?
By Matthew Holman, Head of Traveller Wellbeing at Capita Travel and Events It’s 03:00, I am in bed at home and my alarm goes off. It is time to get up. This is not a ‘normal’ day. It is a business travel day and need to fly to Amsterdam for a meeting. I need to catch the 06:40 flight […]
Hong Kong office signals TAG’s Asia Pacific expansion
Award-winning travel and event management company TAG has further extended its global reach by establishing a new operation in Hong Kong. With offices already operating in the UK, US, Singapore and Australia, the move builds on TAG’s around-the-clock global service. Established in 1988, TAG has five divisions – Corporate, Touring, Events, Private Travel and Film […]
Are you treating your business travel and subsistence expenses correctly?
Business travel is a regular part of working life for many employees across a wide range of occupations and industry sectors. When travelling on behalf of an employer, it is usual for employees to incur travel and subsistence expenses related to that business travel which they would not have otherwise acquired. Are employers treating those […]
HOW TO: Do business travel – without the stress
If an Executive Assistant is stressed, the entire workforce suffers, writes Hannah Harrington, Marketing Executive at Roomex… It’s pretty hard to argue that work, as we knew it 20 years ago, is different. Technology prompted workers to change their goals and what they value in their lives and their job. Let’s start with the negatives […]
Rugby World Cup 2019: A corporate travel conundrum?
Healix International highlights some of the risks businesses should account for when sending travellers to Japan… In an age where the Far East doesn’t seem so far, over 400,000 visitors from across the globe are set to descend on Japan for the Rugby World Cup this September. Among these will be die-hard rugby fans lucky […]