Creative incentive travel ideas

Rewarding top performers and motivating staff are key tactics for ensuring company success, and it turns out leveraging creative incentive trip ideas may be the key. Many companies are so busy today and do not have the time to come up with creative travel incentive ideas—so here are a few from our meetings and incentives experts to get you started.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway to motivate staff or a travel incentive idea that raises the bar, check out these incentive trip ideas to reward and motivate your employees. Continue reading

An introduction to virtual payment for business travel

The payment landscape is changing.  Most major credit card issuers have announced they will require signatures for only significant charges. Just a handful years ago the ability to pay with your smartphone didn’t exist.  This payment evolution increases the use of virtual credit cards and impacts business travel.

According to a recent Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) / AirPlus study, virtual cards are widely accepted and used in Europe, whereas the U.S. market is still considered in the adoption phase.  About 11 percent of U.S. corporations use virtual cards for business travel payment, but that number is on the rise with GBTA expecting a notable increase in usage over the next two to three years. Continue reading

What is Business Travel Insurance?

It’s peace of mind for your company and your staff

When it comes to protecting your travelers and your company, you may be wondering: What is business travel insurance? And, does your company need it?

Simply put — business trip insurance can make all the difference when the going gets tough on the road. A survey by the Global Business Travel Association showed that of 2,000 companies surveyed, more than 300,000 travelers experienced trip disruptions costs in excess of $350 million. In addition, the average cost for medical evacuation for a traveler can exceed $10,000 — even reaching $75,000 from a remote location. Continue reading

Duty of Care vs. Risk Management

What’s the difference between duty of care and risk management?  When it comes to travel, the two terms are used somewhat interchangeably. While they are related, they are very different.

Duty of care is an organization’s legal and ethical obligation to do everything reasonably practical to protect the health and safety of employees.  It applies to events as wide-ranging as terrorism to severe weather phenomena to smaller-scale emergencies, such as illness or personal injury. Continue reading

Business travel apps, corporate travel tools for travelers and travel managers

Fox World Travel creates custom solutions with innovative technology

As a travel manager, you juggle a lot of responsibility. You want corporate travel tools, including business travel apps, to make your life—and the job of your business travelers—easier. So, when you’re looking for a travel management company, finding a team that offers more than the standard corporate travel booking tools is essential.

“We know that travel can be complicated and stressful, so we take as much of that away from our travelers and travel managers as possible,” says Beth Marino, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Fox World Travel. Continue reading

Tips for frequent business travelers

For the Travel Manager’s Toolbox: Tips for Frequent Business Travelers

As a travel manager, you can help business travelers grow your business on the road by sharing some simple, yet valuable travel tips.

We get it— your business depends on the productivity and success of your travelers. That’s why the best business travel tips reduce traveler friction; help your road warriors stay connected, healthy and informed; and protect them from the unexpected. To help you and your business travelers achieve these goals, we’ve assembled a list of the best tips for frequent business travelers to add to your travel manager toolbox. Armed with these great tips on better organization, self-care and safety, your travelers will be more comfortable and happy while they take your company to new heights. Continue reading

How to write a travel policy

Any organization with staff who travel for business will at some point ponder how to write a travel policy. After all, an effective travel policy encourages staff to be wise stewards of company resources, supports employees while on the road, and helps to manage traveler stress. But if your organization has never tackled the task of writing a travel policy, the undertaking can seem overwhelming.

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