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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight a few of the many amazing ladies who make this company what it is. No matter what department it is, at Fox, there a successful woman there making a difference. Here are just a few of amazing women who work at Fox.
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
Places to Grab a Drink
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.