Entries by Hillary

Working Together: Moving Our Travel Programs Forward

(May 2022) We are seeing it every day – business travel is growing and service expectations are high.  Travel Incorporated is focusing our attention on the needs  of our clients, their travelers and how we jointly understand that business travel needs are fundamentally changing. Our past experiences are invaluable, but we must put our attention […]

How To Be a
More Sustainable Traveler

(April 2022) Corporate travel programs across the world are making a commitment to sustainable travel. They are adjusting their policies, measuring and offsetting their carbon footprint and identifying ways to travel more purposefully. They are also identifying ways to engage their employees to adopt new behaviors when on the road for business. Coordinating frequent employee […]

Sustainable Travel Doesn’t Have To Cost More

(April 2022) As many approaches to reducing your company’s carbon footprint suggest a higher cost to your budget, this is not always the case.  To support some initial considerations for reducing carbon emissions and cost, we offer the following examples.  When Rail is the Better Option: According to IATA (the International Air Transport Association), air […]

How Testing and One-Way Masking Are Evolving

(March 2022) This past month, the Airlines for America’s (A4A) board of directors sent a letter to President Joe Biden and members of his administration, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, urging them to drop federal Covid-19 restrictions, including international predeparture testing and the passenger mask mandate. The letter was signed by CEOs from American Airlines, […]

Projecting Costs: BTN Corporate Travel Index

(March 2022) Projecting costs and managing budgets in post-pandemic periods is challenging. However, with the analysis from the BTN (Business Travel News) Corporate Travel Index, much of the guess work can be reduced by understanding the shifts related to the average daily costs of travel for hotel and ground transportation. Whether you look at the […]

Today’s Travel Industry Challenges

(March 2022) Industry experts have been forecasting and predicting what the Return to Travel would look like post-pandemic. The estimates have been reported during airline, hotel and ground transportation forward guidance during the quarterly investors calls, but no one truly knew how the business travelers themselves would respond. These forecasts did not take into consideration […]

The Business Traveler Trends for 2022

(February 2022) The travel industry has been forecasting and reforecasting the return to business travel. What is rarely discussed is how the traveler’s expectations fit into these equations and what is trending by way of new approaches and planning for travel.  Many companies are easing their approval parameters for both domestic and international travel while […]

Mileage Reimbursements vs. Rental Car Calculations

(February 2022) Corporate Travel Departments continue to review their travel policies to incorporate higher safety and health standards, approval parameters for air travel, and now are considering a shift to rental cars over personal vehicle mileage reimbursement. Factors that are contributing to this review include the management of incorrect expense reimbursements, and the benefit to […]

The Realities of a Federal No-Fly List

(February 2022) This month, Delta Air Lines’ CEO, Ed Bastian, formally requested the Justice Department to help set up a nation-wide no-fly list for unruly passengers. Specifically, Bastian’s letter to the U.S. Attorney General stated: “In addition to the welcome increase in enforcement and prosecutions, we are requesting you support our efforts with respect to […]

The New Virtual and Hybrid Workspace Environments

(January 2022) Companies are continuing to reevaluate the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of hybrid work environments. This corporate consideration involves technology infrastructure, security protocols, and cost containment, but must also include the impact on the company culture and what the associates are expecting from their homes as they manage their ongoing challenges of work-life balance. […]