Plumbing the off policy travel leakage – FCM Travel Solutions makes investment in Shep to support its innovation in the business travel space

Booking off policy remains a continuing major pain point in corporate travel. Generally, such leakage is not linked to get around budgetary cost controls, but…..

Traveller wellbeing, budget control, implementation of technology and managing traveller behaviour are the big challenges for travel buyers in 2020

Traveller wellbeing, budget control, implementation of technology and managing traveller behaviour will be among their biggest challenges for travel managers in 2020 according to the…..

FCM Travel Solutions strengthens its European footprint

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has strengthened the European footprint of its global business travel division, FCM Travel Solutions, with the announcement that it…..

Business travellers have generally been paying less for hotels in most major Australian cities in 2019, but it is a different story in New Zealand

The start of 2019 has delivered hotel rate reductions across many cities across Australia, new research from FCM travel solutions has revealed. However, it is…..

Sam has kept business travellers smiling for over a year; now travel arrangers have a version of the chatbot app

Many travel management companies use technology to simply enhance existing tools for online booking, expenses or reporting, rather than to drive innovation for the business…..

While gender diversity remains a major discussion point, new research shows male and female business travellers are more similar than ever

In an age where gender diversity is a red-hot topic, a big question is are corporate travel programmes conditioned to treat their male and female…..

FCTG launches chatbot travel assistant to assist today’s corporate road warriors

Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG) recently announced the Australian arrival of mobile travel assistant app, Sam. Employing a blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and integrated…..

Hot topic: ‘Bleisure’ and its growth trajectory

A trending shift toward a more fluid work-life balance is making bleisure (business and leisure combined) a hot topic around the world. With the lines…..

Talking Corporate Travel…what’s next?

The Blue Swan Daily has its finger on the pulse and its ear to the ground, ready to bring you the latest instalment of Talking…..