Simplification the Way Forward for Travel Industry

According to research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by HRS, travel managers are struggling in the face of changing technology and business travelers’ needs and expectations. Respondents recognize the challenge and understand that simplifying their programs could yield benefits, but simplification initiatives face competing priorities. Titled “Simplifying Managed Travel”, the study…

A Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Planning business travel to Japan? If you spend much time with Japanese colleagues there may come a time when you are invited to an onsen, a traditional natural-spring bathhouse. While Switzerland has its “terme baden”, Hungary its “furdo”, and Iceland its “hotpots”, Japan is home to the omnipresent onsen, soothing hot spring baths scattered across…

3 Must-Have T&E Expense Reporting Software Features

Two great threats to a business’s wellbeing and bottom line are subversive and unnoticed expenses. Most of these errors occur within an outdated system.   Modern reporting features can track spending better, save you a great deal of money, and keep your travelers compliant.   With its financial repercussions, unruly travel and expense management can’t be overlooked. Here are three T&E expense reporting features that will help you stay ahead of problematic spending.   1. Reporting Integration   Integrating your T&E…

Delta Now Selling Single Leg Upgrades

Airlines haven’t been offering great news about upgrades recently—at least not free ones. Having lowered upfront fares, carriers are now selling more seats for actual money, thus offering fewer upgrades for points. That makes airlines more money, but doesn’t make travelers with status happy. The silver lining here, of course, has been surprisingly low-cost business…

Airbnb Listings Will Appear in Concur Searches

Airbnb listings soon will appear alongside traditional hotel properties in accommodation search results on the Concur desktop platform, but only for travelers from companies that have chosen to work with Airbnb. A hotel search in Chicago, for instance, will bring up not only branded properties from hoteliers like Hilton and Marriott International but also Airbnb…