Key elements of the traveler experience have been broken for decades, causing corporate
travelers to lose valuable time, book trips outside of approved corporate tools, and fail to comply with travel policies.
now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and
developed by Spotnana, to learn about the root causes of the issues that
routinely fill a travel manager’s inbox and the changes to travel
technology that are rapidly making travel simpler, easier to manage, and
more affordable for corporations of all sizes.
and midsize business travel has rebounded faster than its large
enterprise counterpart. With more activity overall, can SME travel
managers leverage that momentum going into supplier relationships in
2023? In this BTN webinar, we’ll explore that topic as well as follow
the trends among small and midsize businesses in terms of how they are
enabling their travel programs and supporting travelers in a
post-pandemic business environment. Our panel of experts will field
audience questions and offer on-the-ground tactics that will help your
Doreen Burse, United Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Worldwide
Sales, as she shares how United is transforming the corporate travel
industry with United for Business Blueprint.
will discuss the new platform’s capabilities and how United is moving
beyond the one-size-fits-all contracting model – allowing corporate
customers to fully customize and manage their business travel program.
In addition to the exciting new corporate capabilities, Doreen will
touch on United’s route network expansions, the company’s focus on
sustainability and the new technology that has transformed the travel
fast approaching the end of 2022, and companies are starting to think
about the best plan for their 2023 travel and expense programs. While
travel and finance managers have tried their best to appropriately
forecast their programs, the unpredictability of today’s travel industry
poses unique challenges. Getting a good understanding of what pitfalls
to avoid and what trends will influence travel spend in the new year
will be critical for balancing the budget.
now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and
developed by TripActions, to learn about changes you can make now to
your T&E program to ensure success going into 2023 and hear how
TripActions customers are using their all-in-one travel and expense
solution to build their 2023 travel plans.
pandemic and economic turbulence, the past two years have caused a seismic
shift in the classic types of business travelers. Pre-pandemic road warriors
may be traveling less, while remote workers gathering for team meetings have
created an entirely new category of travelers. These and other shifts require
travel managers to take a more nuanced look at who’s traveling and how they’re
spending, then adjust policy to fit these new or changed traveler types.
now for this BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions.
Net zero carbon commitments are pushing companies to make real
changes to business travel and travel programs. From policies to partnerships,
travel managers will need to drive multiple efforts through implementation to
reduce carbon emissions. What’s necessary, what’s effective and what’s next for
reducing the environmental impact of business travel? BTN’s panel of travel
managers are taking steps to meet the challenge. Attend this webinar to learn what
tactics are they using and how are they implementing.
managing travel at entertainment, production and media companies is
often unique. Teams responsible for significant volumes, more than
typical premium-class bookings and lots of last-minute travel quickly
identify ways to leap over any obstacle and build strong supplier
partnerships to deliver stellar services to their A-listers, crews and
volume has intensified--driven by the return of concert and stage
tours, production and in-person meetings--what new challenges are such
travel managers identifying? How are they overcoming them?
for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by
United for Business, to learn more about the trends and nuances of
managing travel at such companies.
You can’t measure what you can’t see—and 80% of your mobility transactions are not being tracked. But that’s about to change.
now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar with content sponsored and
developed by Deem for this in-depth look at mobility, why it matters to
travelers, and why it matters to your travel program.
experts will discuss the future promise of multi-modal mobility and how
it can solve your travel program pain points including controlling
costs, providing better duty of care, and improving your sustainability
Corporate meeting planners in the last couple years have risen to new challenges: adapting to virtual and hybrid formats, the return to in-person meetings, safety protocols, talent shortages and more. As meeting volumes continue to build, how are they expanding their event ecosystems, forging new partnerships and expanding skills?
Register now for this BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Cvent, to hear meeting professionals discuss the most significant changes to meeting and event planning, sourcing and execution--from format to venue selection to technology integration, safety and security to execution. Learn key ways that corporate meeting and events, travel and other decision makers are refining meeting planning.
Demand for corporate travel is continually rising, but so too are prices. Companies are finding a great need to be on the road, often for new purposes, but finance departments are sounding alarms, or even clamping down on budgets.
is pushing up rates and causing travel spend to balloon, there are several things companies can do to tamp down on unnecessarily high expenditure, and ensure they are getting the most out of work trips.
Register now for this BTN Group In
the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by TripActions.
As travel volumes continue to increase, budgeting for that travel can be complex. Many companies have reduced their overall spend but perhaps committed more budget to fewer high-value business trips. Others are surprised by increasing costs as travel
volumes and demand rise.
Proper planning and visibility into spending is needed to make quick decisions as internal and external rules and regulations change. This BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, will explore what travel managers can do to support
budget owners as they adapt to shifting budget strategies and deal with inflation.
the one-day business trip still a viable option for corporations and corporate
travelers? Or are corporations encouraging travelers to combine trips,
potentially to reduce costs, carbon output and travel?
now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by
Enterprise Holdings, to hear our panel discuss the pros and cons of one-day
business trips in our current environment. Hear the arguments for longer trips
to achieve personal or corporate sustainability objectives and why short trips
have long been a mainstay of corporate travel. How are corporations educating
travelers of current preferences? Ask your own questions during our live
is a key initiative for most companies, but balancing travel against
its environmental costs can be tricky. The reality is that travel
programs can not only survive but thrive with sustainability measures in
Register now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by TripActions.
travel's two-year journey through the Covid-19 pandemic looks like it may come
to an end. Even as infection waves remain in play, the industry has regained
momentum and corporates are moving forward with renewed confidence and urgency.
Some programs are building back on the foundations already in place, others are
evolving to meet new demands and strategies. In this BTN webinar, we'll engage
expert panelists for a two-hour, two-part session:
Part 1: Revive, Restart
Part 2: Revolutionize
Each segment will offer interactive
Q&A with the respective panel, so plan for a great webinar.
M&A volumes hit a record high in 2021, and the small business
economy is set to soar in 2022. As organizations of all sizes continue
to scale and refocus, what will be the impact to their travel programs,
and how can travel managers nimbly support their companies while also
dealing with post-pandemic program complexities?
With the steady increase in corporate travel, companies are addressing the new realities of getting back on the road. As businesses grapple with instilling confidence in employees reacclimating to travel, technology solutions are an essential lever
to improve travel experiences.
Register now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by TripActions which will focus on how technology is helping companies make smarter decisions when adjusting to new travel
trends, and how it’s enabling a streamlined experience for travelers and managers.
world businesses undergo rapid change, corporate travel programs must
change as well. Travel managers and other decision-makers must learn to
explore and embrace travel technologies designed to meet the challenges
of new paradigms for work, business travel, commuting and mobility.
now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed and
sponsored by Deem and IDC, as speakers explore how business travel,
commuter travel and mobility are evolving. Learn about new technologies
designed to meet the needs of travelers today and into the future.
market for online booking tools may be more confusing than ever—the
lines between a traditional travel management company and the online
booking tool have blurred, with more TMCs taking a tech-first approach.
The concept of a front-facing portal behind which several booking tools
can sit has captured attention. And, of course, you still have the
option to pick a booking tool relationship separate from your TMC—but
should you? And which booking tool is right for your program—an
emerging, consumer-looking tool or an established global choice with
That's a lot of
questions, but travel buyers will have to answer each and every one of
them in detail when researching and sourcing a new online booking tool.
In this webinar, BTN convenes a panel of buyer and consultant experts to
walk you through the thought process, discuss their own deal-breakers
and predict where the market is going.
omicron has affected travel and return to office plans, travelers are
ready to reconnect in person. Creating conditions for a safe, healthy
journey is a top priority. To do that, travel managers need to consider
changes based on shifting regulations and new risk management standards
for business travel—as well as the critical need to provide travelers
with up-to-date information.
Register now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed and sponsored by TripActions.
What is wellness and why does it matter for a corporate travel program? Webster’s defines wellness as “the quality of state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal." A recent BTN Group/TripActions webinar survey placed “traveler
health, safety and wellness” in 2nd place as the topic likely to have the greatest impact on managed travel in 2022. The way we take care of ourselves, including our physical and mental health, can look different as many of our lives look a bit different
than they did two years ago. However, if we don’t take care of ourselves and each other, we are more likely to burn out, lose motivation, struggle to stay engaged and become disconnected from our work and the people around us.
Join this BTN Group Thought Leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions as a group of travel and wellness experts share the benefits of focusing on traveler well-being, as well as 10 actions to take to make wellness an actively sought goal for all managed
The world of sustainability is full of buzzwords. For travel managers that have been tasked with becoming experts in this rapidly growing area, cutting through the jargon to understand what will make a real impact can be overwhelming. When trying to cut carbon emissions or contribute to company-wide sustainability initiatives, it’s important to not only focus on what’s trending today, but gain a real understanding of what the buzzwords mean, and how they may – or may not – be useful tools to create a sustainable business travel program.
Register now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by Advito, to hear from the leading expert in sustainable business travel as they break down some of sustainability’s biggest buzzwords – and does some myth busting along the way. They will cover everything from the pitfalls of sustainable aviation fuel and carbon offsetting, to the problem with claiming “carbon neutrality.”
“We need a world-class travel program.” “We need an agile travel tech stack.” “We need a consistent, user-friendly experience for both managers and travelers.” Is any of this achievable, or is this just another set of buzzwords?
During this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by FCM, two industry experts, one focused on building premier travel tech, and the other focused on crafting industry-best customer experiences, will get straight to the facts on how to create, manage, and maintain agile corporate travel tech.
of scrambling to react to the latest disruption in travel--flight
cancellations, new variants or lockdowns--some are planning for such
events. From initial communications to rebookings, what must be in your
disruption recovery toolkit to quickly ease the pain for travelers,
alleviating stress and wasted time? Register now for this 60-minute BTN
Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions, to learn the
pros and cons of planning for disruptions.
As new variants emerge and travel restrictions continue to evolve,
how are top travel managers handling the constant change and preparing their
travelers to do the same? 2022 presents an opportunity for travel managers to
shift focus from a reactive mode to an informed approach that prioritizes
taking ownership of the factors they can control. From negotiations with
suppliers and communications with travelers to putting the right technologies
in place and retraining road warriors, travel managers have more tools at their
disposal now for shaping the future of their travel programs.
Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership
webinar, sponsored by Direct Travel, to gain insight into how you can best
focus on the components of your travel program that you can own and control.
international borders opening and in-person meetings and conferences
quickly returning, where is business travel headed in 2022?
now for this virtual session with FairFly and TripActions to get their
travel forecast and discover emerging trends for 2022.
As we enter a new year, what issues are of most concern to travel managers?
us as travel buyers and industry experts opine on the hottest topics
they’re following and why in this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership
webinar, sponsored by TripActions. Ask your own questions of our expert
panel about topics of concern to you.
As the world slowly recovers, companies are looking for safer, easier and more cost-effective ways to manage all their business travel needs, while still giving travelers more flexibility as their preferences shift.
Register now for this BTN
Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and developed by Booking.com for Business as the panel discusses ways that companies are adapting to an ever-changing travel landscape.
buzz is in the air. We could feel the travel community’s cheers ring
out after THE announcement: transatlantic flights can resume, and more
travel corridors are on the horizon. But are we ready? What does it mean
for travel programs and travelers?
There are still many
questions to answer and challenges to navigate to effectively prepare
for the resumption of international travel including safety and health
requirements, government policies, and travel budget planning.
As business travel increases next year, travel managers fear their greatest challenge may be meeting the increasing expectations of travelers, according to a new survey conducted by the BTN Group and Enterprise Holdings. What are the biggest gaps between
traveler expectations and managed programs today? How are travel managers identifying and bridging those gaps? And will the gaps change with the uptick in business travel?
Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Enterprise Holdings, for highlights of the new study about expectations of frequent travelers and travel managers. Hear corporate travel leaders discuss the expectations
and experiences of their own travelers. Ask your own questions during our live Q&A.
As the role of the travel manager becomes increasingly complex, navigating competing priorities is a contributing factor to that complexity. Register now for the 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions,
and hear from industry experts as they discuss topics such as:
- Meeting traveler needs for personalized service as travel ramps up
- Balancing traveler needs with costs associated with their requests and preferred supplier relationships
- Determining which tasks to keep in-house or rely on suppliers to provide
- Achieving sustainability goals as travel demand grows
the pandemic put a pause on business travel, the environmental impact
of travel gained significant attention. As travel returns with a
heightened focus on sustainability, travel managers are looking to
reduce the carbon footprint of business travel. And they’re increasingly
working with partners to help drive greener travel.
now for this BTN Group “In the Know” webinar, with content developed
and sponsored by TripActions, to learn how corporations, in partnerships
with airlines, travel management companies and others, are exploring.
Plus, receive a free guide, "Taking Steps Towards Sustainable Business Travel," after joining the webinar.
and travel management have long been linked and sometimes even combined
within corporations. In recent months, the roles and responsibilities
of meeting and event management teams have undergone dramatic – some
might even say seismic – shifts. Cross-functional teams from meetings
and travel often work more closely than ever before with technology,
safety and security, procurement, marketing, human resources, legal,
compliance and other business units as they collaboratively deliver
in-person, virtual and hybrid events. Increasingly, companies also are
tapping the expertise of outsourced providers to bring skills sets not
available inhouse. The changes have required everyone to expand their
Join us for this BTN Group thought-leadership
webinar, sponsored by Cvent, as speakers discuss the latest evolution in
meetings management. Learn more about all the departments responsible
for, or involved in meetings management today. When bringing a meeting
to life becomes a cross-functional team effort, what are some tips to
keep objectives front and center?
travelers need more information than ever, but how do you deliver the
right information at the right time for them to make the right
decisions? Corporate travel has grappled with this problem for a long
time and all across the business travel journey from booking to on-trip
to expense reporting. The technology—and the will—exists today to
deliver a better business travel experience. Personalization is part of
it, context is part of it but so are the right tools and services. Join
BTN's panel of experts and innovators to explore the opportunities on
the cusp of business travel's great recovery.
Jeff Lobl, Delta Air Lines’ Managing Director of Global Distribution
Strategy, as he shares how Delta and its partners are collaborating to
transform the retail shopping experience for their travelers while
respecting the needs of their valued partnerships. He’ll also discuss
the Next Generation Storefront, testing and launching NDC content and
how Delta is collaborating across the ecosystem to drive distribution
innovation. Ask your own questions during the live Q&A.
you a travel manager that doesn’t have the word “travel” in your job
title or is managing travel just one of your many responsibilities? If
so, this 60-minute BTN Group though-leadership webinar, sponsored by
TripActions is for you!
you ever been part of a conversation and feel like you’ve joined in the
middle and missed the context? Or you’ve been given a book to read but
the first few chapters are missing. We may not want to admit it, but
this is what many of us feel like when it comes to sustainability
initiatives within our organizations that filter down to the managed
Register now for this 60-minute BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by TripActions.
"Simple meetings" have long been a pain point for sourcing teams and venues as their smaller numbers mask the complexities around meeting space, food and beverage, sleeping rooms, and technology. Workplace changes and the return to in-person meetings
are now prompting a rise in the number of "simple meetings." The added complexities and duty of care requirements surrounding this return to in-person also means that companies can no longer afford to let these meetings happen without visibility and
oversight into contract terms.
What actionable steps can your organization take to devise policies, practices and technology to help your employees expedite planning of simple meetings? Register now for this 60-minutes BTN Group thought-leadership webinar, sponsored by Cvent, as speakers
share their approaches to this growing segment.
As the world slowly recovers, companies are looking for safer, easier and more cost-effective ways to make the most of their business travel spending. Get customer and expert insights into the benefits of a managed travel program, and how Booking.com for Business can help meet your company’s needs.
This session provides insights into how small and midsize businesses can maximize the value of their travel spending by instituting travel management policies and procedures. As companies look to get back on the road, they are finding value in consolidating their spending power and keeping tabs on their travelers’ whereabouts. During this 45-minute BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content developed and sponsored by Booking.com for Business, you’ll hear how Booking.com for Business is working with small and midsize businesses to enhance the experience of their travelers.
on TripActions data, business travel bookings are recovering 29%
month-over-month and 432% in total since the first full week of 2021.
This rapid return in travel has already led to the emergence of new
now for this BTN Group In the Know webinar, with content sponsored and
developed by TripActions and hear how to embrace these trends to help
restore traveler confidence and prepare your travel program to meet
these new traveler needs.