Issue 17  |  December 2014
Season’s Greetings…

…and welcome to the final edition of CorporateFocus for 2014.

In this issue, we’re excited to introduce two new papers; the first, a research paper sponsored by Travelport – Understanding business travel in Sub-Saharan Africa 2014. This paper delves into corporate travel trends and opportunities in the African continent. Our second paper – Redefining the booking experience for your travelers – is an opinion piece that demonstrates the value your TMC brings when using the latest travel systems.

Next, we’d like to share our recent awards, and important provider agreements, as well as a few upcoming events you might like to attend.

In addition, we’re conducting a brief survey on what topics you’d like to read about in Travelport’s 2015 CorporateFocus. Please complete these three short questions to help us service you better.

Last, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Please click here to view our holiday greeting.

Your Travelport Team


Understanding business travel in Sub-Saharan Africa 2014

Six of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. However, intelligent and actionable insight on business travel trends, challenges and opportunities in the region has been hard to come by – until now.

To redress the balance, Travelport has sponsored a new research paper – Understanding Business Travel in Sub-Saharan Africa 2014 – in partnership with Severnside Consulting.

The key findings of the research span a wide range of corporate travel topics, from governance and travel policy to adoption of multi-channel technologies and prevailing payment methods in the region. The report also provides new insight into the African airline industry, the local hotel sector and the TMC landscape, helping corporate travel managers build successful travel policies in Africa and support their travelers effectively.

For more on corporate travel trends and opportunities in Africa, see the infographic on the report’s key findings here.