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New Report Uncovers Keys to Business Travel Success and ROI

New Report Uncovers Keys to Business Travel Success and ROI

The value and benefits that corporate travel provides have become more apparent in recent years. Businesses are recognizing the gains that can be achieved through the strategic use of its staff beyond the traditional traveling executive or sales team. And now that companies are recognizing the potential and value of business travel, they are looking to establish smarter and more effective ways to manage travel and entertainment expenses. Global travel R&D firm, Amaedeus, recently conducted a study that examines the ways to quantify the value of business travel and to better manage T&E spending. Some of the key findings to come out of the study included: Having a travel and expense policy in place is critical to maximizing the value of business travelAutomated expense management systems provide significant benefits over manual processesTechnology is a key driver of improved T&E management Now, of course this all resonated with us here at Certify. After all, we have been touting th...
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Three Tips to Start Saving Money on Corporate Travel Today
In an era where “basic economy” airfare is a real thing and once-rumored room sharing with co-workers on business trips more fact than fiction, we thought it would be a good time to reiterate some of the more practical ways companies can save money on business travel costs. Things you can do to star...
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New report shows more travelers are mixing business with leisure
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Travel Booking Best Practices
For many careers today, business travel has become the norm. In fact, the U.S. Travel Association saw a direct spending of $296.3 billion on business travel in 2015 alone. And with business travel showing such prevalence, one of the biggest T&E issues companies face is the compliance to booking poli...
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Airbnb Embraces the Bleisure Traveler
The combination of business and leisure travel has spawned the media to what they're calling, “bleisure.” Whether it comes in the form of tourism activities, extended travel time or even bringing along family members, bleisure is a growing trend among corporate travelers that lodging provider Airbnb...
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Ride-hailing is Shaping Up for a Showdown in 2016
There was perhaps no more spectacular a business story in 2015 than the meteoric rise and astronomical valuation of ride-hailing leader Uber. In our own Certify SpendSmart data we saw how over the course of the year Uber eclipsed taxis and gained significant ground on car rental as a percent of tota...
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Direct booking: outlier or emerging trend?
For decades airline and hotel brands have benefited from the broad distribution and customer accessibility afforded by travel management companies, corporate agents and online booking websites. But now a handful of major industry players seemingly want change how consumers and business travelers pur...
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What’s behind GBTA’s predicted rise in global business travel spending?
Released today with the start of GBTA Convention 2015, the GBTA BTI™ Outlook Annual Global Report & Forecast suggests business travel spending around the world is poised to take off. In fact, global business travel spending will reach a record $1.25 trillion in 2015 alone. While the Certify team is ...
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Survey Results: What Business Travelers Prefer
The latest study from Certify, What Business Travelers Prefer, offers new insights into the purchasing preferences of business travelers. Analysis of the results included in the infographic below can help employers and travel-related companies better understand the motivations behind business travel...
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What Uber’s growing competition means for business travelers
Uber’s dominance in the rideshare category is undisputed. Even before the Certify SpendSmart Report found that Uber accounted for 47 percent of all its users’ ground transportation in March, it was clear this once small start up was destined for something big. Today, the company is valued at $5...
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Starbucks Remains Most-Expensed Restaurant
By analyzing vendors, expense amounts and satisfaction ratings, we compile our quarterly SpendSmart™ Report to illustrate the most up-to-date trends in corporate travel. These insights help organizations plan travel and entertainment (T&E) budgets, evaluate T&E policies, and choose vendors that best...
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