Category Archives: Education

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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Air Sourcing Academy a Big Hit

The first-ever one-day workshop on airline sourcing was a big success!  About 70 delegates worked their way through the key success factors for sourcing this important spend category. NBTA‘s post-event survey measured two key factors: The change in the level … Continue reading

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1-Day Air Sourcing Workshop, Dec. 14

This is the first-ever one-day workshop devoted to sourcing airlines.  Matthew Patterson and I will lead the session on Dec. 14th in Chicago.  (Sold already? Register here.) The agenda is tailor-made to those folks wanting a deep understanding of these … Continue reading

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ACTE to Certify Travel Consultants

ACTE is committed to certifying travel consultants, citing a “strong demand” from buyers.  Exactly how this will work, and whether it will be effective, is unclear. I spoke today with Ron DiLeo, ACTE’s new Executive Director, to better understand his … Continue reading

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Terrific NBTA Europe Conference

NBTA Europe, with strong support from Paul Tilstone and the fine ITM staff, put on an excellent conference in Lisbon last week. About 220 delegates attended from all over Europe, plus a few of us from North America.  Topics included: … Continue reading

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Travel Procurement Workshop at NBTA 2010

Yesterday I led a full-day workshop on travel procurement at NBTA’s annual conference.  We had a terrific group of about fifty folks participate.  About two-thirds came from travel backgrounds, and about a third came from the procurement side.  Lots of … Continue reading

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Catching Up at NBTA?

If you’re going to NBTA’s Convention in Houston next week, and you’d like to catch up – let me know!  I’ll arrive on Saturday afternoon, and leave on Wednesday afternoon.  No firm plans yet for dinner on Sunday or Monday, … Continue reading

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Blogging from the Masters Program

Today and tomorrow I’ll give you my take on the topics covered here at the Masters Program in Washington, D.C.  This is a small invitation-only event that gets attended by a fairly senior crowd in the business travel industry. If … Continue reading

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Go to Some Good Conferences!

No question, I’m a fan of education and networking in the travel industry.  It’s hard to beat the value we get from the better conferences out there.  If you’re looking to improve your travel, meetings or procurement practices, then you … Continue reading

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Yvonne Kerns Wins ACTE Award

Yvonne Kerns, Global Travel Manager for CIBC, the large Canadian bank, was honored by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) last week.  ACTE gave Yvonne its Ambassador Award, the highest honor the association can bestow upon one of its … Continue reading

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