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Travel
  • July 4 2017 How travel businesses can take full ownership of – and best utilise – their consumer data

    Data is arguably tomorrow’s most valuable resource. It gives us unprecedented access to copious amounts of information and insights, all with the potential to define trends and reshape thinking. It also has the potential to turn every industry on its head by unlocking new efficiencies, new business intelligence, and new ways of working.  Unsurprisingly, one Read More…

  • June 9 2017 How to run a successful travel business in multiple countries

    Based in London and Buenos Aires, Plan South America crafts one-of-a-kind adventures to some of the most remote and spectacular corners of South America and Antarctica. Since inception in 2006, Director Harry Hastings has learnt some important lessons operating in multiple countries across cultures and time zones. Live local I lived in Buenos Aires for Read More…

  • June 8 2017 Long flights and lost connections: problem solving business travel tech

    It’s estimated a huge 488 million business trips are taken every year in the US alone. Whilst traveling on business allows you to experience a new place for the sake of work (something not many people get to do!), they can also be hugely stressful if you don’t plan properly or if something unexpected goes Read More…

  • June 5 2017 How to disaster-proof your business trip

    When you’re travelling for work, it’s never ideal to get caught out in a situation that makes you late. Whether it’s travel delays, a public transport strike or anything else that comes up, it can be very frustrating having to postpone a meeting or function because of an unforeseen interruption. In fact, it’s probably up Read More…

  • May 8 2017 Five business travel tips to help you maximise your on-the-go and in-the-air productivity

    Getting your ducks in a row when travelling can be the difference between a trip to remember, and a travel nightmare I think it was my high school teacher that told me: if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. That’s stuck with me ever since, so now when I’m travelling I look for as Read More…

  • April 6 2017 How to plan your SME’s 2017-18 travel budget

    As the financial year draws to a close and next year’s budgets are debated, there are plenty of ducks to get in a row before July 1 hits. While travel spend may not be front of mind, as CFOs we need to think differently (and strategically) about maximising time on the road and the costs Read More…

  • March 30 2017 Picturing the next generation of corporate travel booking – a truly connected world

    Imagine a world where you have a smart travel PA that follows you around wherever you go. You can chat in the car, via Skype, or through your smartphone in Slack at home and at work. It can help you book, cancel, change search and manage every aspect of business travel. But unlike your actual Read More…

  • March 9 2017 What not to pack: The most efficient way to fly

    As someone who travels a fair amount as part of my job, I’m well versed in the art form of packing luggage. The last thing I want is to lug around extra weight that just isn’t necessary, especially when travelling domestically or heading interstate just for the day. And it’s not only for convenience, airline Read More…

  • January 10 2017 How can businesses capitalise on (and avoid the pitfalls of) key travel trends this year?

    Business travel can be the best way for your burgeoning business to network and make the most of opportunities both within and outside of your home market, and it appears that many businesses plan to grow their business through international travel this year. The recently released Amex Global Business Travel Forecast 2017 predicts that global Read More…

  • December 20 2016 Proactivity, technology and culture: key elements of business travel management

    The number of airline passengers travelling in and out of Australia rose to 36.2 million in 2015–16. Considering the lower air fares that have accompanied with this upward trend, together with a government commitment to signing Free Trade agreements, it’s fair to say that the scene is set for businesses to take full advantage of the opportunities this affords. Read More…

  • November 29 2016 Six time management strategies for work trips

    Although business trips may sound exciting at first, often they are so packed with appointments that it can be hard to find time to relax. It’s important to make the most of your time away so here are six time management strategies for work trips: 1. Keep your itinerary on hand If you’ve pre-planned your Read More…

  • November 25 2016 Reborn and rechristened: Travello’s CEO on the ground-up rebuild that fuelled global success

    Since making the tough call to completely rebrand and rebuild their social travel app, last year, Ryan Hanly and Mark Cantoni have enjoyed global success. Now used in over 180 countries, Travello (previously known as Outbound) increased its valuation to $4m in August off the back of their second funding round. Hanly, the company’s co-founder and CEO, also Read More…

  • November 21 2016 What to do when you’re facing a travel delay

    Whether you’re heading overseas for a family holiday, or interstate on business, a travel delay is an inconvenience at best. In fact, the mere thought of flight delay is enough to make anyone’s blood boil – and understandably! When time is money, the cost of being held up far outweighs the inconvenience. A delay can Read More…

  • November 9 2016 The business travel trends taking flight in 2017

    Australian businesses are requiring their employees to travel more – and farther afield – than at any time in the past. This is due to increased globalisation and the distance between Australia and the rest of the world, as well as the vast distances between Australian cities. Despite technological advances that make it easier for workers to Read More…

  • August 17 2016 Taxing times: How to take the pain out of making a tax claim on work-related travel

    It’s that time of year again: tax time. When the challenge of filing personal taxes is compounded by the need to sift through work-related travel expenses, it’s no wonder many workers would rather visit the dentist. Knowing how to file business travel expenses can be one of the most confusing areas when submitting expenses to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Read More…