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The Art of Being Wrong

You’re wrong! It’s something most of us don’t like to hear let alone in our professional environment. It has a way of causing us to get defensive because we feel it questions our competency or bruises our ego. Either way, when we hear it we tend to put ...

By Dan GalipoonSeptember 4, 2018

Business Travel Show Sneak Peek

OK I admit it - I don't like to wait. I never waited the full 30 minutes between eating an ice cream and swimming. I don't wait until the oven reaches the exact pre-heat temperature and I don't believe the old adage that 'good things come to those who ...

By Travelport LocomoteonFebruary 6, 2018

Where will we be seeing you in 2018?

The online world may rule, but one of our favourite parts of the job is still seeing old friends and making lots of new ones at the many events we attend or host each year. The 2018 event calendar is already filling up with industry conferences, client ...

By Locomote TeamonFebruary 2, 2018

2018 Mobile Travel Trends

I was recently asked to contribute to a blog about the most important trends in mobile travel for 2018. This is an important topic as I spend a lot of time thinking about how technology can enhance the travel experience. The blog has been published by my ...

By Travelport LocomoteonDecember 27, 2017

Top 6 Corporate Travel Content in 2017

In 2017, we saw the rise of mobile, the acceptance of bleisure travel and a new bar set for the experience corporate travellers expect.  There was also bots, budget tightening, policy pondering, risk reviews & much more.  Here are the top 6 content ...

By Travelport LocomoteonDecember 4, 2017

Digital Traveller Research

Our Digital Traveller Research is rich with insights and stories about the modern traveller. The rise of digital tools and content The research findings demonstrate the significance of digital tools for travelers before, during and even after their ...

By Travelport LocomoteonNovember 10, 2017

32 Growing Melbourne Tech Companies

Melbourne has had a tendency to get overlooked, with Alan Jones, a startup evangelist at start-up incubator BlueChilli recently stating “There is more capital in Sydney at the moment than there is in Melbourne and I think there always has been … Sydney ...

By Locomote TeamonOctober 26, 2017

Let’s go: travel managers prioritise mobility

So let’s look back at the past 24 hours, and consider how many times you’ve picked up your smartphone. In your personal time, you’ve probably posted and read content on your favourite social media channel. You might have checked the weather forecast to ...

By Travelport LocomoteonOctober 2, 2017

OBT or TMC? Why choose – have the best of both worlds

  We all know that the world of corporate travel has seen huge change in recent times. And with advancing technology and new services, like ride- and home-sharing, that trend shows no sign of slowing. In the ‘olden days’, travel agents were the leisure ...

By Travelport LocomoteonSeptember 27, 2017

DIY or enlist an expert? How to manage corporate travel

It’s a long running and frequent argument: do-it-yourself or get an expert in? It can cause friction in personal relationships, where one party insists they’ll get that project done but their timeframe does not match the other’s thinking (did I just ...

By David FastucaonSeptember 27, 2017

Double-edged sword: how the iPhone has changed travel

You don’t have to be that old to remember a time before the iPhone. It was only launched in 2007, but you’d be hard pressed to think of another invention throughout human history that had such an impact on so many in such a short time. So to mark its ...

By Ross FastucaonSeptember 25, 2017

App-solutely brilliant: apps saving business travellers time

There is so much ‘unmissable, must-read’ content being generated these days. While some is the exact opposite, there is a lot of high quality, interesting content that’s worth engaging with. If only we had the time. If you’re like me, flight delays and ...

By Travelport LocomoteonSeptember 21, 2017

How to stay healthy while travelling for work

We all know what we’re supposed to do: eat well, exercise regularly and get a good night’s sleep. It’s not always easy to make that happen in our daily life, and it can become even harder when we’re travelling for business. Even though we know we’ll ...

By Travelport LocomoteonSeptember 18, 2017

Such carry-on: what not to take on a flight

The American brothers usually credited with inventing air travel had it easy. They simply had to work out how to get a giant, heaving mass of timber and metal off the ground and then continue to defy gravity for extended periods. Today, air travellers ...

By Travelport LocomoteonSeptember 11, 2017

Data, data on the wall, what do I do with you all?

Data is everywhere. In fact, 90 per cent of the world’s data has been created in the past two years. It’s not having the data that’s important – that puts you in the same boat as just about everyone else – it’s what you do with the data you have that ...

By Travelport LocomoteonSeptember 7, 2017

Sky-high shut-eye: How to sleep on a plane

Noise. Light. Tight spaces. Frequent disruptions. There are a multitude of reasons why sleeping on a plane can be difficult – and frustrating. But with a bit of simple planning and a few on-board tricks, weary business travellers can be turned into ...

By Locomote TeamonSeptember 3, 2017

Corporate travel on the go: the growth of mobile

It’s hard to fathom but the iPhone was only launched a decade ago. Before that, believe it or not, we didn’t need smartphones. We already had devices that helped organise our lives and allowed us to contact friends, family and colleagues wherever we were ...

By Travelport LocomoteonAugust 31, 2017

How to Simplify Your Corporate Travel Bookings

Like many other sectors, corporate travel has changed a lot in recent years, whether driven by tech advances or changing traveller preferences. What remains constant is that major step in any business travel: the booking. Finding the right flight, hotel ...

By Travelport LocomoteonAugust 28, 2017

How to Reduce Risk for your Corporate Travellers

The ever-present spectre of global terrorism and growing security risks make managing travel risk and duty of care increasingly important priorities for every organisation. Apart from doing the right thing by your people, any business not proactively ...

By Travelport LocomoteonAugust 21, 2017

Get it all in one place: corporate travel simplified

We wanted an integrated, one-stop solution that helped us reduce our travel spend and made business travel easy. We couldn’t find one, so we built a corporate travel platform ourselves. Just as Travelport Locomote is an end-to-end corporate travel ...

By David FastucaonAugust 14, 2017

Chatbots, instant messaging and AI in the travel industry

If you believe the plots of the doomsday films, the robots have risen up and we have become the slaves of the artificial intelligence (AI) we created. That hasn’t quite happened. The reality is that we have found many practical uses for AI, from making ...

By Travelport LocomoteonAugust 7, 2017

Helping keep staff safe while travelling

With thousands of staff working all around the globe, World Vision Australia needed an efficient corporate travel system that keeps its people safe while they are travelling. The community development agency traded a manual, time-intensive system for ...

By Travelport LocomoteonAugust 3, 2017

Tech innovation is why bleisure is happening

As technology grows and continues to infiltrate every aspect of our lives, it increasingly blurs the line between work and home. Actively contactable at nearly every hour of the day, we are checking emails or taking calls at times previously unheard of. ...

By Ross FastucaonJuly 6, 2017

Tech innovation is why bleisure is happening

Our CIO and co-founder Ross Fastuca talks about how technology is driving the bleisure (combination of business and leisure travel) trend in the latest edition of Tnooz. As technology grows and continues to infiltrate every aspect of our lives, it ...

By Locomote TeamonJuly 6, 2017

3 Risk Management Strategies for Better Business Travel

It seems barely a day has gone by in recent weeks without some kind of terrorism-related incident dominating the headlines. As unpalatable as it may be, risk management is an essential element of corporate travel management. And it’s becoming ...

By Travelport LocomoteonJuly 3, 2017

7 Deadly Sourcing Strategies for Procurement Managers

Finding reliable, long-term suppliers who deliver what they promise at a cost-effective price. Who would be brave enough to take up such a challenge? It’s the daily reality for procurement managers, tasked with finding quality suppliers to build ...

By Paul PodburyonJune 28, 2017

How to save time booking your corporate travel

'we have cut so much time out of the travel process' A well-known financial services provider needed to tame an out of control, inefficient corporate travel system. Bookings and approvals were cumbersome and reporting non-existent. The organisation ...

By Travelport LocomoteonJune 26, 2017

Fixing a Broken Corporate Travel Buying Process

‘If I had a dollar for every time I’ve told them, I’d be rich.’ Getting employees to follow an organisation’s policies when booking business trips is a challenge for corporate travel managers the world over. Some employees are familiar with specific ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonJune 22, 2017

The Future of the Travel Agency Industry

Airbnb, Skyscanner, Uber. Three little words that have driven major disruption in the travel industry in recent years. Travel agents have seen some of the most profound changes in modern business as new platforms have changed how travellers book domestic ...

By Travelport LocomoteonJune 15, 2017

Is personal service a travel agent’s greatest asset? 

Naming an industry that has not seen some level of disruption in recent years would be a challenge. Naming an industry that has seen more disruption than the travel agency industry might be a bigger challenge. Free online booking and search platforms ...

By Locomote TeamonJune 14, 2017

4 ways to rein in corporate travel costs

Corporate travel is a necessity in almost three quarters of all companies. With conservative estimates suggesting staff travel expenses account for around 10% of total company budgets, finding ways to monitor and eliminate unnecessary travel costs can ...

By Paul PodburyonJune 8, 2017

4 ways travellers should be protecting their data

Travellers are more likely to suffer identity theft. With data security being a major challenge for just about every industry today, Travelport Locomote CMO and Co-Founder David Fastuca shares some practical strategies to help businesses strengthen their ...

By David FastucaonJune 5, 2017

Should business travellers choose to fly solo?

Planning a business trip is notoriously hard work. But keep in mind that it was never designed to be more complicated than the purpose of your business trip itself. With a smorgasbord of smartphone apps designed to streamline the process of corporate ...

By Travelport LocomoteonJune 1, 2017

Fast moving Fastucas

Hard work and hustle have helped Melbourne cousins Ross and David Fastuca secure a string of corporate customers and win multi-million dollar backing for Travelport Locomote, their travel platform. Launched in 2014, Travelport Locomote aims to make it ...

By Locomote TeamonMay 10, 2017

How to recruit the best tech talent

  Recruiters and HR professionals need to change their strategy to attract, engage and retail top tech talent in a highly competitive market. You constantly hear CIO’s discussing the problems their companies face due to the high demand and competition ...

By Aleksandra BugajewskaonMay 4, 2017

7 ways to slash your operating expenses

There’s two basic ways to make more money: sell more, or spend less. While you’re chasing opportunities to make more sales to more people, chances are you’re overlooking areas where you’re needlessly splashing your cash.  Credit Union Australia (CUA) ...

By Media ReleaseonApril 26, 2017

Elevator Pitch: Travelport Locomote

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where they profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, they talked with David Fastuca, CMO of Travelport Locomote. To read the full interview, click ...

By Travelport LocomoteonApril 21, 2017

5 Reasons to Systemise Your Business Travel Management

Systemisation as a business concept rose to fame following Michael Gerber’s book “The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It”. In the 1988 bestseller, Gerber concludes that the key to consistent business growth lies in following ...

By David FastucaonMarch 27, 2017

3 Staff Travel Management Tips for C-Suite Employees

According to an Oxford Economics USA report, the return on investment of corporate travel is anywhere between $10 and $14.99 per dollar invested. Today’s business leaders understand the profitability of staff travel and its critical function in ...

By Sandra McLeodonMarch 6, 2017

10 Ways to Boost Your Corporate Travel ROI

Corporate travel is one of the best ways your business can access new markets, form profitable national and international partnerships and demonstrate your commitment to clients. But like anything in business, it can always be improved. Here are 10 ways ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonMarch 5, 2017

Top 5 Internet of Things Innovations in Corporate Travel

The Internet of Things is the network of physical devices connected by electronics in communication. IoT technologies are changing the way we send and receive information, and the way we conduct our professional and personal lives.  In the business ...

By Ross FastucaonMarch 3, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Encouraging Bleisure Travel

‘Bleisure travel’, or the combination of business and leisure while on a work assignment, is one of the more well-documented corporate travel trends of the past year. But it’s a notion that is dividing the industry.  On one hand are businesses who ...

By Sandra McLeodonFebruary 23, 2017

3 Risk Management Strategies for Better Business Travel

Risk management is an essential element of corporate travel management at large. Businesses that aren’t proactive in ensuring the health and safety of their business travellers, and that don’t include comprehensive and strategic risk management ...

By Bryan CarrollonFebruary 20, 2017

Travel managers and the Internet of Things headache

The ‘Internet of Things’ is easily dismissable as just another buzz-phrase according to David Fastuca, Co-Founder and CMO of Travelport Locomote. However, as any travel professional with their finger on the pulse should recognise, this technology will ...

By Media ReleaseonFebruary 10, 2017

How to create the right business culture

 Culture. Everybody talks about it, from small businesses to big corporations, yet not everyone gets it right. It can be a difficult thing to describe, let alone create and it’s an easy thing to get wrong, says Alek Bugajewska, People and Culture Leader ...

By Media ReleaseonFebruary 3, 2017

4 Qualities the Best Travel Agents Have

Today’s travel agents can often get a bad rap from tech-savvy consumers who ask, “why would I pay you to do what I can do myself?” The truth is, today’s corporate travel agents can wield technology with the best of them and deliver a service that is well ...

By Bryan CarrollonFebruary 1, 2017

5 Wearable Devices for Better Business Travel

Wearable technology has the potential to enrich every aspect of the travel experience. From improving the health and safety of travellers, offering premium and personalised luxury based on real-time data, and even making language barriers a thing of the ...

By Ross FastucaonJanuary 30, 2017

Does the C-Suite Suffer from Slow Tech Uptake?

Modern businesses are investing in 3D printers, emerging technologies, and advanced management platforms to create a more streamlined experience in the workplace. They are wooing clients with innovative approaches to modern technology, and training their ...

By Ross FastucaonJanuary 30, 2017

4 Reasons Why Travel Agents Still Matter

“Travel agents?! Weren’t they a thing in the ‘90s?” Fax machines, cassettes, landline telephones, and… travel agents? To many people, travel agencies are just another number on the list of obsolete industries. Millennial travellers in particular often ...

By Sandra McLeodonJanuary 11, 2017

3 Business Travel Basics CFOs Should Review

Whether your business is a corporate travel veteran, or whether your business is new to the game, it’s important for CFOs to play an active role in travel management.  But in an industry that changes so quickly, it’s often hard to keep up with the ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonJanuary 5, 2017

Inside Eco-Friendly Corporate Travel

“Going green” used to be a way for travel providers to differentiate themselves in a competitive market, however, for today’s environmentally astute corporate travellers, it’s green or nothing. Especially considering the monumental carbon footprint of ...

By Bryan CarrollonDecember 21, 2016

The Internet of Things: Coming to a Hotel Near You

The ‘Internet of Things’ is easily dismissible as just another buzz-phrase. However, as any travel professional with their finger on the pulse should recognise, Internet of Things technology will impact every corner of the industry. In fact, it already ...

By David FastucaonDecember 19, 2016

The Mechanics of Millennial Travel Management

“Millennials are changing the game.” “What do Millennials mean for your business?” “What makes millennials tick?”  Here a Millennial, there a Millennial, everywhere a Millennial - just about every industry today is speaking excitedly about what this ...

By David FastucaonDecember 13, 2016

The 4 C's of Corporate Travel Management

No two approaches to corporate travel management are the same. You may be a startup business just finding its business travel bearings, with limited budget and limited technology. Or you may be a multi-national powerhouse with complex cost control ...

By Sandra McLeodonDecember 6, 2016

3 Ways CFOs Can Reduce Corporate Travel Expenses in 2017

It’s time for CFOs to reclaim control of their business’ corporate travel programme. Or did they ever have control in the first place? With employee overspending making up as much as a third of a business’ travel and expense budget, and with 15% of all ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonNovember 30, 2016

So… What is Corporate Travel 3.0, Exactly?

How do you define what is constantly changing? Easy, just add a “2.0”, a “3.0” and a “4.0” when the time requires. The corporate travel industry has undergone massive change over the last few decades, and in many ways, it’s earned its current iteration - ...

By Ross FastucaonNovember 28, 2016

The most exciting Australian startups

Australia is a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurial minds, and with crowd funding and a $23 million support program for Australian start-up incubators from the Turnbull government, the conditions are ideal for start-up success. From an online graphic ...

By Media ReleaseonNovember 25, 2016

What makes a CFO great?

Corporate finance leaders face four main challenges. Tackling them will allow CFOs to shape strategy and drive innovation necessary for sustainable growth, but it will also rapidly expand their role. A majority of finance leaders said they are ...

By Media ReleaseonNovember 24, 2016

Has Skype Killed the Handshake?

To be, or not to be. Be in the same room, that is. On paper, abandoning corporate travel in favour of virtual meetings makes financial sense. Not only do travel expenses disappear and travel stresses evaporate, the diversifying risks to employee health ...

By David FastucaonNovember 15, 2016

Will a Smaller Travel Team Cost You Money?

If there were an international conference, meeting or pitch that was relevant to five employees, would sending just two actually cost you money? Flying employees across the world is expensive. More travelling employees equates to more end-to-end costs, ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonNovember 9, 2016

The State of Security in Corporate Travel

Caracas in Venezuela, San Pedro Sula in Honduras, San Salvador in El Salvador and Acapulco in Mexico; these are widely reported as the most dangerous cities in the world, with a murder rate above 100 people per 100,000. They are cities synonymous with ...

By Sandra McLeodonNovember 3, 2016

6 Email Newsletters Travel Managers Should Be Reading

The corporate travel industry is rapidly evolving, and travel managers are evolving with it. Whether it be big data, the sharing economy, mobile payments or the internet of things, the best travel managers have a keen understanding of where their jobs ...

By David FastucaonNovember 2, 2016

Identity Theft: Are Corporate Travellers at Risk?

Identity crimes cost Australia more than $8.6 billion each year, affecting almost 2 million people. Of these 2 million, more than 100,000 will fall victim to identity theft. Credit card fraud, bank account takeovers and the loss of sensitive data are ...

By Sandra McLeodonOctober 27, 2016

Mobile Payments and Millennial Travellers in 2017

The field of mobile payments presents massive opportunities for the travel industry. For travel managers, the prospect of gaining real-time and transparent expenses data, reducing fraud and improving safety is attractive. For corporate travellers, the ...

By Ross FastucaonOctober 23, 2016

Why Returning Travel Teams Drive Innovation

It’s no secret that corporate travel offers a significant return on investment. One Oxford Economics USA Report even put the figure at $14.99 per dollar invested. Creating and maintaining profitable international relationships is often the prime goal of ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonOctober 6, 2016

Why Do 75% of Change Management Programs Fail?

75% of change management programs fail, according to a comprehensive study by Towers Watson.  Considering the amount of money businesses spend on trying to manage change effectively, and the decades of research in the field, this apparently slim chance ...

By David FastucaonOctober 4, 2016

Travelport Digital synchs Locomote with MTT

Travelport is ramping up not only the international presence of its Australian corporate travel platformLocomote but also its newly formed Digital division. As part of its expansion plans, it has appointed Vikki Mills as its director of sales and support ...

By Media ReleaseonSeptember 24, 2016

Melbourne travel startup Locomote set to expand to the UK

Melbourne corporate travel and expense platform Locomote has today announced a new name along with its intent to head overseas, changing its name to Travelport Locomote as it gears up to expand into the United Kingdom. It comes after billion dollar ...

By Media ReleaseonSeptember 22, 2016

The CFO's Guide to Changing the Way Their Company Travels

It’s only relatively recently that CFOs are recognising corporate travel’s significant return on investment. However, they also see this threatened by employee overspending, inefficient itineraries, unproductive meetings and unmotivated road warriors. ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonSeptember 19, 2016

How to Manage Overspending Business Travellers

Finding ways to reduce team travel spend is a high priority for travel managers and CFOs. While tighter itineraries, strategic bookings and alternative accommodation arrangements can cut costs, they’ve found the challenge is as much a technical one as it ...

By Ross FastucaonSeptember 14, 2016

4 Ways Travel Management Software Saves You Money

The financial benefits of using travel management software are considerable, however some managers are still grappling with outdated and inefficient processes. Beyond all the flashing lights and slick interfaces, how does travel management software ...

By Sandra McLeodonSeptember 11, 2016

Preparing Your Team for a Chinese Business Trip

To many Western businesses, China remains an exotic, elusive and intimidating market. Even the list of blocked websites in the country paints a confronting picture. An internet without Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blogspot, The New York Times - ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonAugust 31, 2016

5 Reasons India Should Be Your Next Business Trip

India is adored for its rich history, cultural wealth and wildlife. For savvy businesses seeking to take advantage of emerging markets, it's also adored for its huge growth trajectory. From the Unicorns of Bengaluru to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...

By Ross FastucaonAugust 25, 2016

The 6 Most Expensive Cities for Corporate Travel

International corporate travel isn’t regarded as the cheapest business activity on the calendar. With flights, visas, accommodation, transportation and food rounding out the bare necessities of any business trip, costs can begin to stack up before ...

By David FastucaonAugust 17, 2016

Top Tips for Training Travel Agents

In an age where a travel agency’s trump card is premier, personalised, data-driven service, training the top agent talent is more important than ever. Yet in an age where a travel agent is as much a technical wizard as a tourism sales person, nurturing ...

By Bryan CarrollonAugust 12, 2016

Is Personal Service a Travel Agent's Greatest Asset?

It’s no secret that the travel agency industry has seen massive disruption in recent years. The do-it-yourself corporate travel culture has been encouraged by free online booking and search platforms like Airbnb, Skyscanner and Uber. Some even regard the ...

By David FastucaonAugust 10, 2016

Top tips to coach your small business into a winning team

The opening of the Rio 2016 Games represents crunch time for thousands of the world’s elite athletes who’ve put their heart and soul into preparing themselves for a shot at Olympic glory – but it’s very easy to forget about the coaches who’ve pushed them ...

By Media ReleaseonAugust 5, 2016

How CFOs and Travel Managers Can Collaborate

“Why are our business trips so expensive?” asks the CFO to the travel manager. On the surface it sounds like a straightforward question. Yet to the travel manager, it’s one that demands a two-hour response. Market fluctuations, seasonality, employee ...

By Sandra McLeodonAugust 5, 2016

3 Emerging Markets For Corporate Travel

The promise of profit and golden handshakes has lured business people overseas for decades. The promise of an untapped market with opportunities around every street corner has been the boardroom fantasy of business people for decades more. Corporate ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonAugust 3, 2016

The Travel Agency Industry: Past, Present and Future

The travel industry has seen some of the most profound changes in modern business, and it’s taken just three words to dismantle the status quo: Airbnb, Skyscanner, Uber. These three platforms have transformed the way we think about domestic and ...

By Ross FastucaonAugust 2, 2016

5 Reasons Business Travellers Do It Themselves

Organising a successful business trip is no easy feat. But with countless apps designed for corporate travel, and countless more how-to guides on the topic, it’s easy to see why some business travellers decide to go it alone. Foregoing a travel ...

By David FastucaonJuly 31, 2016

Essential Tools for Travel Agents

Travel agents are under constant pressure to delight their corporate travel clients with a seamless, integrated and profitable business trip experience. However, without the right tools for the trade, doing so isn’t easy. Expense management, travel ...

By Ross FastucaonJuly 29, 2016

CFO's Guide to Reducing Team Travel Costs

Picture 10 talented business travellers thrust into a whirlwind of lucrative meetings, ‘networking’ cocktails and ritzy hotel receptions - it’s easy to see how frugal team spending can fall by the wayside. But effective management of team travel costs ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonJuly 27, 2016

The Internet of Things: Travel Re-Imagined

The phrase ’Internet of Things’ has been floating around obscure corners of the web for years. Today, however, the term isn’t just mainstream - it’s a daily reality for anyone with a smart device. So what is the Internet of Things? Simply put, the IoT is ...

By Ross FastucaonJuly 26, 2016

Locomote Appoints New Executive Team

Australian corporate travel platform Locomote, announced the appointment of a string of travel industry hires to spearhead the growth of the company and the success of its pioneering technology.   New additions to the Locomote team include Bryan Carroll ...

By Media ReleaseonJuly 20, 2016

Travel Managers - Your Guide to Road Warrior Happiness

There they go again. You've sent your business travellers off into the wild blue yonder in search of more deals, more contracts, more connections and ultimately more business. This team of yours are your front-line troops who battle red-eye flights, ...

By Ross FastucaonJuly 14, 2016

How to make the most of business travel

Corporate travel is good for business. A recent study of North American business travellers found that for every dollar invested in travel, businesses benefit by an average of US$9.50 (A$13.55) in increased revenue and US$2.90 (A$4.15) in new profits. ...

By Media ReleaseonJune 17, 2016

The Challenges of Corporate Travel in 6 Memes

Let’s face it: booking corporate travel isn’t always easy. Sometimes travel companies will make you jump through hoops before completing the booking process. For travel managers and business travellers alike, this creates a bad user experience that few ...

By David FastucaonJune 14, 2016

The 4 Qualities of a Great Travel Management Company

There’s great travel management companies, and then there are bad ones. What differentiates the two is the personal and professional qualities that provide for a smooth and enjoyable journey. Traits such as effective communication and agility, coupled ...

By Bryan CarrollonJune 7, 2016

Locomote wins Gold

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and its digital services companies Locomote and MTT, were recognised with four innovation awards at the prestigious 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, which held its gala ceremony in Sydney last week. ...

By Media ReleaseonJune 7, 2016

7 Pros of Taking a Change Management eCourse

 Whether you’re an administrator, travel manager or executive, Change Management is a skill set that is invaluable for any business. Very few companies manage change as well as they could, so having someone that has the capability to plan and lead the ...

By Bryan CarrollonMay 27, 2016

Why Corporate Travel is Growing Slower Than You Think

Thanks to rising hotel and airfare prices, corporate travel is expected to slow for many businesses as budgets tighten, and executives re-evaluate their travel programmes. According to a recent study which surveyed 847 travel managers and 1,158 business ...

By Sandra McLeodonMay 26, 2016

How Do You Know When Your Travel Policies Need Updating?

Businesses often neglect their travel policy, after all, if staff are managing to get from point A to B and back again, what’s the point, right? The point is travel is an enormous expense for many big companies, while for small companies every dollar ...

By Pip Spibey-DoddonMay 26, 2016

12 Travel Management Tips That Everyone Should Know

Travel management is more than just booking flights, cars and accommodation, then saying goodbye at the departure gate…not that Travel Managers ever accompany you to the departure gate! Travel Managers also organise travel partnerships with hotels, ...

By Ross FastucaonMay 24, 2016

What Does a Good Travel Compliance Policy Look Like?

Almost everyone has a Smartphone, and every company in the travel industry worth their time has an app. It’s never been easier for the modern employee to whip out their phone, fire up a few apps and book their business trip flights, accommodation, car ...

By David FastucaonMay 18, 2016

How to Become Smarter at Managing Staff Travel

Staff travel management in the age of the modern worker can be challenging. A combination of the technological advancements of Smartphones and travel apps, employees and freelancers using their own devices for work, and online booking tools that haven’t ...

By Bryan CarrollonMay 17, 2016

5 Major Trends Affecting the Corporate Travel Industry

The corporate travel industry is evolving every year at a frightening pace thanks to advancements in technology and a fluctuating global economy. These changes have profound impacts on the travel policies of all businesses, small and large. Here is a ...

By Ross FastucaonMay 15, 2016

Top 10 Apps Transforming the Travel Industry

Thanks to the ongoing evolution of smartphones and mobile devices, there are innovative apps available which are transforming the travel industry. Some applications make booking hotels and flights more efficient while others are intended to make your ...

By Ross FastucaonMay 5, 2016

5 Ways to Improve Staff Travel and Reduce Expenses Easily

As a procurement or staff travel manager, it’s your responsibility to keep costs low when managing employee trips, while trying to ensure an overall good experience. However, that’s often easier said than done. Therefore, to make your life simpler when ...

By Ross FastucaonMay 3, 2016

The True Cost of Bad Corporate Travel Management

Poor corporate travel management can impact businesses in many ways - from missed bookings to higher costs, and even compliance issues. Therefore, it’s important to know the risks that you can face when working with a young or mismanaged corporate travel ...

By Sandra McLeodonApril 26, 2016

Locomote wins Gold at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

On 21 April 2016 Locomote won gold at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. “This is the first time Locomote has entered and we were thrilled to have won gold in such a prestigious world premier business award” says Sandra McLeod, CEO from Locomote. ...

By Media ReleaseonApril 26, 2016

Why Business Travel is So Much Better Than it Used to Be

Sure, the Golden Age of Flight may have been in the 1920’s and 30’s, the period between World War I and II, but [business] travel is so much better than it used to be. Yes, there aren’t the luxury amenities that people once enjoyed, like the dinner ...

By David FastucaonApril 20, 2016

The Evil Side of Business Travel

Anyone who takes trips frequently for work knows that there are pros and cons to business travel. There’s a good side...and an evil side. The good that comes with business travel is often in the form of perks or rewards, like tons of airline mileage, ...

By Paul PodburyonApril 19, 2016