Tag Archives: managed travel 2.0

Turning the Open Booking Lights On

Good debates require good definitions.  The polarizing phrase “Open Booking” is a case in point.  It has at least two very different meanings. A popular interpretation of Open Booking has travelers booking outside the approved corporate channel, with no responsibility … 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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The Rise of Managed Travel 2.0

Third in a series on Managed Travel 2.0 Creativity is often born from conflict. For two decades, modern travel management has preached the virtues of travel policy compliance, use of preferred suppliers, and booking through the proper channels. See GE’s … 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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Why Bother Managing Travel?

That’s a serious question, after reading this recent GBTA report. The key findings, covered in more detail here, show that unmanaged travelers achieve better business trips, are more satisfied with their business travel – and here’s the kicker – don’t … Continue reading

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The Curious Case Against Managing Travel

Achieve better trips. Increase traveler satisfaction. Spend less on travel. That’s the trifecta of travel management, isn’t it? So which horse would you bet on to deliver these wins – the one with, or without, a jockey?  The managed travel … Continue reading

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