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Key Takeaways for Business Travel from Concur Fusion 2019

Concur Fusion 2019

One of our favorite events every year is the annual Concur Fusion conference. Concur, in a nutshell, is an expense management software that organizations can use for invoices, budgets and of course, booking your travel online. Full of educational and networking opportunities for our clients and our employees, it’s an experience that always delivers a…

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REAL ID, Round 2

Real ID Compliant

REAL ID is coming. Albeit more slowly than originally planned. If this is news to you, here’s a quick recap. REAL ID is part of a federal effort to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents. This primarily affects driver’s licenses. States must implement enhanced security standards for driver’s licenses by a certain…

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4 Things Your TMC Can Do For You

TMC Benefits

When people are really good at their jobs, it can be easy to take for granted how much they do. When you make it look easy, it’s easy for people to assume that it IS easy. Even when it’s not the case. Like the work that travel management companies (TMC) do. With the variety of…

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On the Road Again: Finding Work-Life Balance While Traveling

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a famously elusive concept. Some people think it’s just a mindset away. Others subscribe to a more Jack Welch-like paradigm of thought, where “…There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” For business travelers, though, it might be possible to find…

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3 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Productivity During a Business Trip

Traveling is exciting and with more than 53% of travel getting booked online, it’s also incredibly convenient. You have the chance to discover new places, meet new people, and explore a culture distinctly different from your own. However, when you’re traveling for business, you have to balance work and play. For many people, this is…

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How Much Value is There in Value Airlines?

Value Airlines

Talking about air travel with a grandparent can sometimes generate a classic “back in my day…” type of story. Or watch an episode of ‘Mad Men’ to get a feel for the golden age of air travel. Luxurious seating, full meals, bottomless drinks, there’s a pretty picture painted of business travel in those times. But,…

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5 Ways to Save Money on Corporate Travel

Lower Air Spend

Cutting costs as an organization is a regular practice. And no area should be free from scrutiny, particularly when it comes to your air spend. Corporate travel doesn’t come cheap, and it’s worth every penny a business can invest to make sure their programs are as efficient as possible. But concerns about compromising safety or…

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4 Reasons Why More Meetings Should Be Face-to-Face

Face-to-face Meetings

Fostering trust. Facilitating meaningful interactions. Driving productive collaborations. We’re willing to bet that some of your main business objectives are encapsulated in at least one or more of those sentences. One of the key modes by which these objectives happen? Face-to-face meetings. Forbes places an ‘immeasurable importance’ on in-person meetings, and we think your organization…

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Is Your Travel Policy Due for a Refresher?

Travel Policy Refresher

Looking for new savings opportunities? Update your travel policy. Want to make business travel more efficient for employees? Update your travel policy. Need to review supplier contracts? Update your travel policy. If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it’s a good time to review and refresh your organization’s travel policy. Keeping a…

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Take the Miles, Leave the Cannoli: Maximizing Your Reward Points

Maximize Reward Points

Using reward points seems like a no-brainer, right? So you might be surprised to find out that a majority of people actually aren’t getting the full benefit of the rewards possible to them from credit cards, workplace benefits, and more. For example, credit card rewards seem straightforward: you purchase things on the card, you accrue…

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