Category Archives: Ground Transport

Rental cars, fleet, limos and black cars, taxis and trains

Black Car Cost Control

Jeff LaFave, founder and CEO of SummitQwest, has mastered the art of controlling black car costs for his corporate clients.  If you’re keen to see 15% savings in this category, read on… A big pain in black car spend management … Continue reading

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ProcureApp’s Clever Compliance Tool

Disclosure: I’ve served  ProcureApp as an unpaid advisor. Procurement folks hate undiscounted spend.  They’ll love ProcureApp.  Why? Because it detects when a buyer (think traveler) has wandered onto a non-approved supplier’s website. When that happens, a friendly message pops up. … Continue reading

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Forecast for Travel Buying Tools

Are there any better ways to buy business travel, other than the standard RFP/tender? That’s the question I took on in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago.  This slide summarizes my views on four alternatives. With a few exceptions, it’s … Continue reading

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Cutting Taxi Costs and CO2

You’re in a long line outside an airport, waiting for a taxi and wondering how many people in front of you are going to the same place.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could pair up?  Save time, money and … Continue reading

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