Data can be overwhelming. And that might even be putting it mildly. Luckily, Carrousel can help. The long and short of it: robust data sets doesn’t do anyone any good unless you have ways to interpret it and turn it into something informative and actionable. For a lot of TMC tools, the data is available……

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Improving travel policy compliance amongst business travelers is a goal of any organization. Which is why travel policies exist in the first place, right? Applying consistent, accountable standards around expenses is the first step to helping employees exercise not only good judgement, but to know what’s an appropriate expense and what isn’t. As one of…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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