Category Archives: Education

Airline Sourcing One-Day Workshops

Any travel buyer interested in learning the most powerful and innovative methods for sourcing airlines should attend one of my workshops: Airline Sourcing, Nov. 14th in Chicago Airline Sourcing, Dec. 10th in Dallas I’ll cover the basics, but then quickly … Continue reading

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Travel Data and Airline Sourcing Education Decks

You gotta love the 40 good folks who gave up a beautiful Sunday in San Diego to talk travel data.  I delivered a 6-hour workshop for GBTA on this topic, and am proud to report that not one person fell … Continue reading

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Learn, Network and Vote at GBTA’s Convention

GBTA’s annual convention (Aug. 4-7 in San Diego) offers great opportunities to learn about the corporate travel industry, network with peers and vote on the future of GBTA. I’m teaching this travel data workshop on Sunday, Aug. 4th from 9am … Continue reading

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Managed Travel 2.0 – Explanation and Implications

What do chickens and travelers have in common?  Both might be better off without fences. That’s one of the issues I raised today at The Beat Live’s closing speech.  This speech covered The driving forces behind Managed Travel 2.0 and … Continue reading

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GBTA Prezos: Hit 1 Home Run, Struck 2 Nerves

Evan Konwiser and I presented the “Managed Travel 2.0” session at GBTA’s Global Convention last month.  The presentation was well received – lots of good discussion in the session, and after, about the implications of this form of travel management. … Continue reading

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From Friction to Fire at GBTA

The sparks are flying. No, not about GBTA’s IP policies – we got that resolved a couple of weeks ago.  Thanks to all who weighed in on that – GBTA leadership heard you loud and clear. This is much, much … Continue reading

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GBTA’s Problematic IP Policy

GBTA has implemented a strong – and fundamentally wrong –  intellectual property (IP) policy. I’m raising the issue here to ask your help in getting GBTA back on track.  I’ve run out of patience trying to do this on my … Continue reading

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On The Road to Education

There likely won’t be any new posts here for the next two weeks, as I’ll be busy delivering travel procurement training in Asia and the U.S. For those interested in the topic, here’s where I’ll be: 17 May near Denver for … Continue reading

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Bom Dia, Brazil!

Travel truly is priceless.  How else can you get such a clear view of places, of people?  I’m back from the LACCTE travel conference in Sao Paulo with fresh understandings about managed travel in Latin America Brazil – and implications … Continue reading

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Applying Travel Innovation: 7 Case Studies

Looking for real-world examples of how companies are applying new trends and technologies in their travel programs? Look no farther – Advito, BCD Travel’s consulting arm, describes seven solid case studies in its latest white paper: “Leading the Way: Corporate … Continue reading

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