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Issue no.8 > Dec 2013

   
 

Season's Greetings! Welcome to this final edition of GlobalView for 2013.

In this issue we’re delighted to share with you two new papers as well as update you with some important new partner agreements we’ve finalized.

As we come to the end of 2013 and enter the New Year we look forward to the opportunity of working together and providing solutions that support your businesses globally. I hope you find this edition useful and please feel free to contact me and the rest of your Travelport team if you have any questions. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Please click here to view our holiday card.

 

Marcos Suner

Marcos Suner
TravelportVP Global Accounts,
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

 
 

A year of research in review

In a competitive business landscape, it is imperative that a travel business consistently improves its functions and capabilities in order to be the best. Throughout 2013, we hope that the papers we’ve sponsored and produced on key issues that might impact your business have helped you keep your business on track.

Click the links below to review any of the papers Travelport has brought to you over the past year.

 
The real impact of mobile

The real impact of mobile
on the corporate travel
program

A global research paper from
Travelport and ACTE, understand
how mobile is currently being used in corporate travel. Read more

What’s the BIG DEAL

What’s the BIG DEAL
about BIG DATA?

Opinion piece: Explains what it actually means and how you can use it to their
advantage. Read more

Are you relevant?

Are you relevant?

It’s not a question of quantity; it’s a question of travel quality. Techniques
and technologies to tweak search results to suit their customers’ requirements.
Read more

 
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Where Agents Fear to Tread

Where Agents Fear to Tread

Gain a fresh perspective on hotel bookings. Read more

Top Three Corporate

Top Three Corporate
Travel Trends

A look at three major corporate
travel industry developments that are
shaping the future of the industry.
Read more

Cheap online bookings are

Cheap online bookings are
not always what they seem

Know the benefits of booking with a
Travel Management Company (TMCs).
Read more

 
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Mind the Generation Gap

Mind the Generation Gap

Opinion piece: A new breed of
technology helping evolve agency
users from both generation X and
generation Y to become the most
efficient they can be. Read more

European Managed

European Managed
Travel: Market Forces Fuel
Innovation and Opportunity

Recent PhoCusWright research,
sponsored by Travelport, found
that the corporate travel world is
continuing to change in a big way.
Read more

Moving Beyond Standards

Moving Beyond Standards

Find out about how Travelport
can work with LCC and why legacy
protocols are not required.
Read more

 

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Optimizing Travel in the

Optimizing Travel in the
Middle East

Research paper investigates the best
in class business travel management
processes and strategies in the
Middle East. Co-sponsored by
Travelport, the research includes
input from airlines, travel buyers,
hotels, agencies and more.
Read more

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Industry Trend Focus - Uncovering the truth about corporate hotel bookings

The benefits of booking hotels
through a Global Distribution System

Most corporate travelers book their air travel with you knowing that they can get the best rates, great travel options and the right support. But, what’s interesting and somewhat surprising is that the majority of these travelers then make their hotel reservations using other booking channels – even if it’s for the same trip.
 

The survey found that many corporate travelers that make hotel reservations using other booking channels might do so because they don’t fully appreciate the benefits of booking hotels with you.
 

This means, businesses miss out on many important benefits. These include tracking policy compliance and cost savings, traveler security and flexible booking arrangements. Click here to read this research paper that demonstrates the key benefits when booking corporate travel accommodation.
 

 

 

Research: Virtual Reality: The Rise of Virtual Account Numbers in Travel Payments

Research: Virtual Reality: The Rise of Virtual Account Numbers in Travel Payments
 

This PhoCusWright White Paper is made possible by eNett International.

This white paper examines the current role of Virtual Account Numbers (VANs) and their adoption and usage across the travel industry, with a specific focus on travel agencies of all types as well as corporate travel buyers.

VANs or virtual cards are no longer just an alternative form of payment. Not only have VANs clearly established a role in facilitating B2B payments in travel, they have also entered the corporate travel purchasing cycle and general corporate consciousness. This is especially true among larger travel intermediaries and retailers, and corporate travel managers and buyers. Travel companies use or plan to use VANs in increasing numbers; 27% of travel retailers already use VANs, and another 13% plan to adopt them. Read more
 

   

Our Customers Expect Award-Winning Performance.

We Deliver.

 

Our global distribution systems (GDSs), and our highly innovative professionals,
have received numerous business and industry awards that acknowledge our unique technology leadership. We appreciate the recognition we receive globally from industry associations, travel trade publications and most important, our partner
travel agencies – but it’s our customers’ success that drives us.

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Content Partners

We’ve been busy arranging a variety of new and updated content agreements since the last issue. Our latest agreements include these suppliers:

Content Partners

When you win. We win.

In 2013 we have proudly received the following awards;


Best GDS in the Asia-Pacific region for the fifth consecutive year at the prestigious 2013 TTG Travel Awards
   

2013 Gold Stevie Award for Best New Product or Service - Software Development Solution category
   

Galileo voted favorite GDS for the fourth year in a row - 2013 Canadian Agents Choice Awards
   

Best Technology Provider for the fifth year running at the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) Technology Awards.
 
   

Upcoming events you may be interested in:

Business Travel Awards 2014

Business Travel Awards, 20th January - Grosvenor House - London

Join this celebration of leading travel companies and professionals in a gala night in London. The Travelport team will be in attendance and are looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues at this early highlight event of 2014!

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Business Travel Show, 4th - 5th February - Earls Court - London

Business Travel Awards 2014

Visit the Travelport stand number B1357 at Europe’s main exhibition and conference for corporate travel buyers, managers and bookers where over 200 products and services will be showcased.

   
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