Fox World Travel Expands Global Client Solutions Team

With the goal of continuing to provide best-in-class service to travelers across the world, Fox World Travel is excited to announce the promotion of three associates to globally oriented positions. Matt Hoffmann makes the transition to director, global client solutions while Jeff Saydah and Wanda Baumgartner move into their new roles as global client solutions managers.

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Business Travel Policy & GBTA Legislative Summit 2019

Jesse Funk, client solutions manager

Every administration presents new opportunities for legislation that can shape the business travel industry. I joined the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and other business travel professionals for three days to advocate for policies and meet face-to-face with government officials and members of Congress. Below, you can read my takeaways and learn about policies that could affect you and your travelers.

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The Benefits of a Combined Approach to Corporate Travel & Event Management

As business travel continues to grow, so do the responsibilities of the modern day travel manager. Many are now tasked with event and meeting management in addition to corporate travel, and working with a single provider for both your business travel and meeting and incentive needs can bring several benefits to your organization.

Utilize Corporate Discounts

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Fox World Travel Launches Enhanced SeatFinder Tool

Always looking for ways to integrate personalization into the traveler journey, Fox World Travel is excited to launch an enhanced SeatFinder tool within its online booking platform, Concur Travel. This improvement over Fox’s existing SeatFinder allows the traveler to customize preferences at every leg of their trip through the same, easy-to-use interface they’ve come to know.

Through customer feedback and a desire to innovate, Fox used Concur Compleat technology to develop and deploy this tool. “Our partnership with SAP Concur is an exciting one that has led to the development of many innovative booking features. We are always looking for ways to use this technology to create a better traveler experience,” said Jared Bachman, Director of Travel Technology.

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Tips to Incorporate Wellness into Your Next Company Event

All across the U.S., wellness trends are on the rise. This is no different in the meetings and events industry. From pre-event to post, companies are finding ways to incorporate wellness into their events to enhance the employee and guest experience. When planning your next event, try to incorporate wellness into one or all these areas below.

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What is Blockchain and How Does it Impact the Travel Industry?

Guest post by Fox Chief Information Officer Sam Hilgendorf 

While attending SAP Concur Fusion 2019, a session that stood out to me was around Blockchain and its potential impact to the travel ecosystem. Too often, Blockchain is solely tied to cryptocurrencies. But Blockchain is not Bitcoin. Blockchain is the distributed public ledger technology that powers and secures Bitcoin transactions between participating parties.

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A Guide to San Diego When Attending a Conference

Whether you’re in town for a big convention or conference, you’ll find your nights in San Diego may be filled with some downtime. But you don’t need to waste time wandering around or doing research places to go, only to end up with more options than you know what to do with. Our quick guide to the San Diego Convention Center has you covered.

Activities to Enjoy

 

Shopping – Gaslamp Quarter

Right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter is full of shops, restaurants and beautiful sights to take in.

Attraction – San Diego Zoo

San Diego is home to one of the largest and most famous zoos in the world. Just a short drive north of the convention center, the San Diego Zoo is a must visit, especially if you are taking a bleisure trip.

Golfing – Torrey Pines

Home of the 2008 U.S. Open and as well as the Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines is one of those legendary courses where golf lovers need to play at least once in their life. Reservations are often required well in advance.

Restaurants to Try

 

Tacos – Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

With San Diego right on the water, you can expect to find great seafood all over town. Fish tacos are what this city is particularly known for, and some of the best – and cheapest are found right behind beautiful Petco Park – just a short walk or ride from the convention center.

Breakfast – Cafe 222

Conventions can take a lot out of you! Make sure you start your day off right with a hearty breakfast. One of the best places in town is Cafe 222 – a local spot that has everything you could ever dream in your breakfast fantasies.

Japanese – Nobu

Eating at Nobu is equivalent to taking a trip across the pond to Japan and dining in elegance. From fresh sushi to tempura to exquisite wagyu beef from Japan, there is something new and delicious for everyone to try.

Places to Grab a Drink

 

Local Brews – Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers

Don’t miss a game or a meal at Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers. Aptly named, this establishment has a laundry list of beers as well as all the delicious burgers you could ever want.

Great Views – Fair Weather Rooftop Bar

Take in the San Diego skyline and admire Petco Park from this rooftop bar serving up delicious cocktails. A very short walk from Petco, you’ll find all the classics, as well as Fair Weather Rooftoop’s unique hand-crafted drinks.

Fun Atmosphere – Prohibition Lounge

Step back in time with this ’20s themed secret bar that has an energy worth experiencing. With a list of drinks you’ve never heard of, this is a great place to sit back and relax – but make sure you dress for the times!

 

Fox Continues Educational Program to Assist Travel Managers in Creating Successful Programs

Fox World Travel will continue its focus on providing travel managers the skills and insights needed to succeed through its industry-leading, Fox Professional Travel Certification (formerly Travel Manager Institute).  The program is designed to help travel professionals from various backgrounds and experience levels keep pace with an ever-changing and sometimes complicated industry.

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