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Leveraging Complete Corporate Travel Data to Reach Business Objectives

In the dynamic landscape of corporate travel, staying ahead requires more than just managing logistics; it involves understanding and leveraging the wealth of data generated by every trip. At Traxo, we specialize in capturing and analyzing comprehensive travel data, enabling businesses to fine-tune their travel programs for maximum efficiency and

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Mandatory Emissions Reporting: Implications for Global Corporate Travel

Post-pandemic recovery has ushered in an era where the environment and sustainability are paramount. For the travel industry, the spotlight is on new mandatory emissions reporting standards. As the The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) points out, navigating this evolving landscape requires commitment and innovation. Let's delve into how

Business Continuity in Corporate Travel: How Traxo Keeps You in the Game

In the ever-complex and unpredictable world of corporate operations, business continuity management (BCM) stands as a cornerstone for ensuring an organization's ongoing stability. Business continuity refers to the planning and preparation undertaken to ensure that an organization can continue to operate in case of serious incidents, disasters, or

Unleashing the Power of ChatGPT for Smarter, Safer Corporate Travel

In corporate travel's complex, fast-paced realm, staying ahead of the curve is necessary. Today, the technological revolution spearheaded by artificial intelligence (AI) has reshaped the landscape, with tools like ChatGPT becoming game-changers. Designed by OpenAI, ChatGPT leverages advanced language understanding capabilities that could assist

Overcoming Weather Delays and Mass Cancellations with Traxo

In corporate travel, weather delays and mass cancellations are significant roadblocks. These unexpected situations can lead to missed meetings, lower productivity, and heightened employee stress; taking a toll on overall business performance. The need for efficient management and control of these unpredictable events has never been more critical.

Traxo Update: SOC 2 Type II Achieved

In an era where data security and privacy are paramount concerns, Traxo has announced its successful completion of the Systems and Organizational Control (SOC) 2 Type II examination. This achievement reinforces Traxo's commitment to maintaining the highest level of security. The in-depth audit, conducted by Dansa D'Arata Soucia LLP, provided an

Why Travel Risk Management is Crucial for All Businesses

Travel risk management is a crucial aspect of any business that involves travel, whether for business meetings or conferences. It refers to the process of identifying, assessing, and mitigating any risks associated with business travel. This can include anything from health and safety concerns to political instability and natural disasters. In

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The Legal Implications of ISO 31030

Most of my legal career was spent in-house at Sabre and Travelocity. As a result, I am keenly interested in legal issues that impact the travel industry. In today's globalized economy, travel is an essential part of doing business. Whether it's attending conferences, meeting clients, or exploring new markets, travel is an integral component of

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NDC Will Inevitably Drive Additional Travel Leakage: Traxo Solves the Problem

New Distribution Capability (NDC) is a new data transmission standard developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that aims to modernize the distribution of airline content and provide a richer shopping experience for travelers. It enables airlines to offer more personalized and differentiated products and services, such as

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What Travel Management Teams Need to Know About NDC

The world of corporate travel management is constantly evolving, and one of the most significant developments in recent years is the introduction of New Distribution Capability (NDC). NDC is a new standard for airline distribution that aims to modernize and simplify the booking process for travel agencies, travel management companies, and

How Corporate Travel Data Enables Greater Booking Flexibility

In today's fast-paced business environment, corporate travel management teams face many challenges, such as ensuring the safety and comfort of their business travelers while keeping costs under control. One of the main challenges is to provide flexible booking options that meet the specific needs of their travelers while retaining full visibility.

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How Enterprise-Level Companies Address Personal Trips

With the rise of work-from-home and work-from-anywhere trends, as well as the blending of business and leisure travel (also known as "bleisure" trips), many corporations have shifted their focus from being responsible for the safety and security of the traveler to being accountable for the safety and security of the employee, regardless of their

Using Data for Better Travel Management: What Does Traxo Do?

You may be wondering, "What does Traxo Do?" Traxo helps organizations audit their corporate travel programs by providing full visibility into travel bookings, regardless of the booking source, well before trips actually happen. By parsing booking details from 100,000+ air, car and hotel suppliers, Traxo provides travel managers with comprehensive

Travel Management Fundamentals: What is Travel Data?

Unstructured data, structured data, complete data—these terms can intimidate those who are not accustomed to or well-versed in managing data. While most travel managers wouldn’t consider themselves data experts, they actually acquire and use a massive amount of travel data to do their jobs.

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Considerations for Choosing Travel Management Software and Services

If there is something to be analyzed, captured, simplified, booked, or secured, there’s a technology company available to assist your travel program in doing so. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to choose travel management software and services for optimal coverage and efficiency.

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Is Remote Work Bad for Creativity?

Remote work forcefully swept through workplaces across the globe when the pandemic took hold. Many businesses were not in a position to shift their workforce to a fully digital environment with such short notice, but as businesses faced being shut down or pivoting to remote work, the latter soon became the reality. Post-pandemic, businesses are

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Making the Most of Your Corporate Travel Data: 3 Business Travel Savings Opportunities You May Be Missing

COVID-19 impacted many companies' bottom lines, which caused travel managers to search for innovative ways to reduce spend without sacrificing corporate travel program necessities While the need is less urgent now, it's never a bad idea to find ways to make better use of your travel budget.

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TMC Travel Management: Merging TMC and Non-TMC Travel Data to Improve Business Travel Management

It is common for medium-to-large businesses to have an established travel program in place, which encompasses a travel policy (mandated or guidelines), a designated Travel Management Company (TMC), a preferred supplier program (air, hotel, and car), and often a duty of care provider for larger or more complex businesses.

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2022 Work Trends: Changes in Business Travel and Daily Operations

While the world faces emerging viral outbreaks, inflation and air travel disruptions, business travel continues to rebound from its mid-pandemic low—though its full recovery timeline has been pushed to 2026.

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Travel Cost Optimization: Learn How to Reduce Business Expenses

Pre-trip travel data creates endless opportunities for travel managers to connect with travelers prior to departure, ensuring bookings are compliant and identifying missed cost savings opportunities before lift-off.

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How Complete Travel Data Supports Corporate Sustainability

As our environment shifts, the importance of corporate sustainability grows stronger. As individual contributors and corporations, the actions and impact that we make together could not be more important than acting to offset our carbon footprint now.

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Traxo Product Update: Automatic Currency Conversion

Traxo has been providing travel managers and organizations across the globe with complete trip visibility, providing consolidated reporting and ease of locating travelers before, during, and after trips. We’ve recently taken Traxo’s reporting to the next level by launching computed prices, a new feature to automatically convert all travel data

Travel Data Security: What is Pen Testing?

You’ve likely experienced a cyber attack at some point during your career or personal life. For example, you may have had an account hacked into or received an alarming message from a service provider that there has been a systems data breach and your personal details were compromised. With larger-scale cyberattacks, these often go unnoticed or

6 Tips for Managing Bleisure Travel

A bleisure trip is what you get when you blend a business and a leisure trip together — a concept that is no stranger to modern business travelers or travel managers. An example of a bleisure trip would be an employee traveling to San Francisco for a business conference at their company’s expense and then tacking on a couple days for a quick jaunt

Why You Should Use a Travel Aggregator for Business Travel Data

Imagine waking up to news headlines that war has erupted, a political crisis has ensued, or a newly identified virus has begun to rapidly spread. As your organization's appointed travel manager, would you be scratching your head, wondering if you have employees in the affected region, or would a quick check of your travel aggregator let you know

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Empowering Supplier Negotiations Through Travel Data Visibility

Would you agree that supplier negotiations are like a revolving door? Travel managers will end one RFP process, only to find themselves knee-deep in business travel management data and reports a few short months later as the upcoming years’ RFP process begins all over again.

4 Ways to Ensure Business Travel Safety During International Conflict

Many organizations had offices, work-from-home employees, and travelers visiting Ukraine when Russia invaded on February 24th, 2022. Regardless of why employees were in the country, organizations had a legally binding duty of care to their team members. Before they could ensure employees were out of harm's way, they needed to locate them. Today,

7 Practical Tips for Safer Business Travel

Travel Managers have a duty of care responsibility to keep their business travelers safe while on the road and can try to mitigate risk by ensuring they have good programs, policies, and procedures in place should the need arise. However, travelers also need to be mindful and aware of their surroundings. They need to be able to mitigate risk, and

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When to Submit an RFP for Corporate Travel Services

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have become part of a structured, annual process for many travel managers, while others only open discussions with suppliers as needed. While an RFP can be built for most services, this blog will focus on what you need to build an RFP for corporate travel services (e.g., hotel RFPs).

Complete Travel Data Drives Travel Policy Compliance

Travel Managers often juggle their company's best interest and traveler satisfaction. Depending on your company, it may be challenging to satisfy both parties or come to a mutually beneficial agreement on your corporate travel policy. Here we will uncover the benefits of having access to complete travel data through Traxo and how travel managers

3 Aspects of an Effective Price Assurance Strategy

What Is Price Assurance?

Price assurance is a corporate travel savings strategy made of three components — supplier negotiations, rate auditing and re-shopping. Technologies that continually audit rates and re-shop for discounts are crucial to ensuring your suppliers adhere to your contracted discounts and non-negotiated bookings are optimized.

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How to Audit Your Travel Program with Pre-Trip Booking Data

Between managing the day-to-day operations of travel procurement, maintaining best-in-class programs, ensuring policy compliance and the responsibilities of data management, the travel manager’s role is multifaceted. For decades, travel managers have struggled to aggregate travel data because of its many storage points. After collecting the data,

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4 Reasons Why Travel Managers Need Access to Detailed Business Travel Analytics

The role of a travel manager often varies with the size and scale of organizations. Global organizations may have large, complex travel programs, typically managed by a team of corporate travel professionals. Whereas small to medium-sized businesses may only have a single point of contact managing the travel program. Regardless of the size of your

4 Ways to Optimize Business Traveler Safety in 2022

Travel Managers are continually expected to further optimize travel programs. How you go about making optimizations year after year depends on the results expected from you. As the world continues to resume pre-pandemic activities, the top priority for 2022 will undoubtedly be business traveler safety. Let’s break down ways to optimize business

The Benefits of Using Traxo to Manage Multiple TMCs

Having multiple travel management companies (TMCs) supporting an organization is common in today’s business sector, especially for those with a global presence. This fragmentation makes leveraging a travel program data aggregation and auditing solution mission-critical.

How Business Travel Data Helps Organizations Manage COVID Variants

The latest highly-transmissible COVID-19 variant, Omicron, became publicly known in December 2021 when South Africa sounded the alarm to the World Health Organization (WHO). Almost immediately, borders were closed for travel. Organizations with business travelers in South Africa quickly scrambled to locate them and launch relocation plans before

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Business Travel Duty of Care: Supporting Safety by Capturing Leakage Data

Data voids became a major concern for travel managers when the pandemic gripped the travel industry in 2020. Locating, contacting, and moving travelers before the impending border closures came into effect was urgent. This shed light on the challenge travel managers have faced for years — business travel program leakage and the dangers of

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Corporate Travel Technology: 3 Travel Management Technologies Every Business Should Implement

New, industry-leading corporate travel t technologies are emerging all the time. We’ve also witnessed businesses  reinventing themselves to stay relevant  as the world changes around us. To continue future-proofing corporate travel programs, there are three key areas where travel managers should focus:

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How the Pandemic Transformed Corporate Travel Programs

2019 started off like any other year: busy calendars, overbooked flights, sold-out hotels and a bustling meeting schedule. Business was booming and travel managers were busy. Their time was spent assisting travelers, negotiating contacts, managing rates, auditing itineraries, and other mundane tasks — Until everything stopped.

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In-person, Virtual & Hybrid Events: Has the M&E Landscape Changed Forever?

Many of us are eager for normal life to return. For working professionals, part of that normalcy consists of business travel and attending meetings and events in person. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — nothing can replace face-to-face relationship building. After 1.5 years of Covid restrictions, handshakes, warm hugs from familiar

Welcome Brian Butler and The New Era of Business Travel!

As the gears start turning throughout the corporate travel ecosystem, the Traxo team is incredibly encouraged by the activity we’re seeing from our clients, partners and prospects. We’ve seen steady, accelerating growth each week of 2021 as confidence builds and vaccine deployment reaches critical mass.

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Corporate Travel Program Policy Types

A well-written corporate travel policy provides guidance for business travelers while helping organizations influence behavior, manage spend, utilize preferred suppliers, and keep travelers safe. Despite the numerous benefits a travel policy provides, travel managers still face policy compliance challenges.

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Updating Your Travel Program: 5 Corporate Travel Policy Best Practices

Once you’re familiar with the  three corporate travel program policy types – mandated, flexible, and hybrid – it’s time to decide what comes next. Do you need to make changes, and if so, what are the corporate travel policy best practices you should follow?

Before diving headfirst into policy changes, let’s take a step back to evaluate the entire

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2021 Business Travel Predictions

The new year has arrived, and people from all corners of the earth are anxiously looking to move beyond the chaos and uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. As we know, due to widespread shutdowns and stringent health protocols, travel was a particularly hard-hit industry that’s poised to rebound as we progress through 2021. But, what will the

Full Data Visibility: The New Table Stakes For Corporate Travel

As the global economy begins to reopen, corporate travel teams worldwide are planning for how best to restart their company’s business travel activity. Most firms have made it through the initial “triage” stage of the pandemic. Now, teams are taking stock of how their travel programs performed in the midst of the crisis, in order to assess how

Traxo and Your TMC, Ensuring Your Travel Program is Prepared

Uncertain times – I have lost count of how many times I heard the phrase “uncertain times” over the last two months. Since the spread of COVID-19 began, the world has certainly been faced with innumerable challenges on every imaginable level - physically, mentally, spiritually, and more, especially in the realm of business travel. There are many

COVID-19 and Corporate Travel: Steps to Take Now for What Comes Next

Travel managers have been on the front line of corporate travel’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Companies are in varying stages of dealing with the outbreak, but we’ve heard three common themes in how travel teams are approaching this unprecedented new reality.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Impact on Corporate Travel - Update

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted organizations around the globe, highlighting the critical need for actionable risk intelligence to help business continuity planning. Beyond the human toll, this epidemic is a wake-up call for companies to carefully review the strategies, policies, and procedures they have in place to protect employees,

China, Coronavirus, Corporate Travel and Duty of Care

If your CEO or head of risk management walked into your office today and asked you how many employees recently traveled to China, and hence could be at risk for exposure to coronavirus, how confident are you of your answer?

Traxo and Data Privacy: FAQs

We frequently get questions from prospective clients regarding data privacy and security, and how Traxo's services meet legal requirements for both areas. For corporate travel managers seeking to understand their booking blindspots, we've compiled some of the most common questions and our responses, which can be shared with internal legal and IT

Leakage: Plugging the Holes in Your Travel Program - BTN Webinar Audience Q&A

Traxo Vice President of Sales Chad Costa joined BTN Group’s Mary Ann McNulty for the June  2018 BTN webinar "Leakage: Plugging the Holes in Your Travel Program." The panel, including Suzanne Boyan from ZS Associates, Pat Sage from Huron Consulting Group, and Kim Castro from TravelCAST, shared how large enterprises are impacted by leakage in their

Traxo Services Ready for GDPR

We are happy to announce that Traxo is GDPR compliant. This has been a lengthy, company-wide process of detailed reviews of all services and business operations, how they function, as well as assessing our critical partners involved with delivering our services.

Traxo at ACTE 2018: Off-Channel Spend Takes Center Stage

The Traxo team was in New York City last week for the annual ACTE Global Summit and enjoyed the opportunity to connect with hundreds of corporate travel managers and buyers. Our booth at InterACTE was busy nonstop! Thanks to all who stopped by to say hello -- we hope we helped shed some light on the challenges of managing your off-channel

Hotel Attachment: Solved! BTN Webinar Q&A

Traxo CEO Andres Fabris recently joined the April 6, 2018,  BTN "Solving Hotel Attachment" webinar with Steve Reynolds from TRIPBAM and Cathy Sharpe from ITW. The panel shared how large enterprises like ITW are working with Traxo to capture the complete view of their corporate travel activity and leveraging TRIPBAM to deliver significant savings on

How to Learn True Cost of Sales

Guest post from Traxo client Chrome River, a leader in modern expense reporting solutions

by Julie Roy

Generating sales can be a complex and sometimes expensive endeavor, with solution demos, RFPs, and on-site presentations and foll

ow-up meetings all forming part of the process. Even after the initial sale, account managers need to ensure that

How To Manage Flight Delays

Guest post from Traxo client AirHelp, the leader in air passenger rightsby Paul French

Introducing Traxo FOLIO for Enhanced Expense Management

Detailed hotel folio data provides better insight for lodging expense

Traxo FOLIO provides a first-of-its-kind solution for extracting fully itemized spend detail from a hotel receipt upon checkout, enabling more granular visibility into T&E spend for more proactive expense management. Whereas card data typically only reports what was spent at the

Managing Corporate Travel: Practical Realities for Duty of Care

In a perfect world, data management for Duty of Care would be an afterthought.

Companies would deploy top-notch corporate travel booking tools with the best rates and amenities procured by their travel management companies (TMCs). These services would be so fabulous and user-friendly that employees would use them religiously. And with 100%

Welcome to 2017!

Series B, New Products, New Partners

I hope your 2017 is going well; for the Traxo team 2017 has gotten off to an amazing, rocket-fueled start!

We finished 2016 on a high note, announcing the close of our $5.2M Series B round, let by new investor TripAdvisor and joined by existing investors Thayer Ventures, Advantage Capital Partners, and Silver

NDC and the Retailing Revolution: Navigating the New Landscape of Corporate Travel with Traxo

In a detailed article by Business Travel News, the emerging trend in managed travel retailing has been discussed, especially in the context of New Distribution Capability (NDC) — a retailing initiative launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard. American Airlines has been at the

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Leveraging Complete Corporate Travel Data to Reach Business Objectives

In the dynamic landscape of corporate travel, staying ahead requires more than just managing logistics; it involves understanding and leveraging the wealth of data generated by every trip. At Traxo, we specialize in capturing and analyzing comprehensive travel data, enabling businesses to fine-tune their travel programs for maximum efficiency and

Insights

Mandatory Emissions Reporting: Implications for Global Corporate Travel

Post-pandemic recovery has ushered in an era where the environment and sustainability are paramount. For the travel industry, the spotlight is on new mandatory emissions reporting standards. As the The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) points out, navigating this evolving landscape requires commitment and innovation. Let's delve into how

Business Continuity in Corporate Travel: How Traxo Keeps You in the Game

In the ever-complex and unpredictable world of corporate operations, business continuity management (BCM) stands as a cornerstone for ensuring an organization's ongoing stability. Business continuity refers to the planning and preparation undertaken to ensure that an organization can continue to operate in case of serious incidents, disasters, or

Unleashing the Power of ChatGPT for Smarter, Safer Corporate Travel

In corporate travel's complex, fast-paced realm, staying ahead of the curve is necessary. Today, the technological revolution spearheaded by artificial intelligence (AI) has reshaped the landscape, with tools like ChatGPT becoming game-changers. Designed by OpenAI, ChatGPT leverages advanced language understanding capabilities that could assist

Overcoming Weather Delays and Mass Cancellations with Traxo

In corporate travel, weather delays and mass cancellations are significant roadblocks. These unexpected situations can lead to missed meetings, lower productivity, and heightened employee stress; taking a toll on overall business performance. The need for efficient management and control of these unpredictable events has never been more critical.

Traxo Update: SOC 2 Type II Achieved

In an era where data security and privacy are paramount concerns, Traxo has announced its successful completion of the Systems and Organizational Control (SOC) 2 Type II examination. This achievement reinforces Traxo's commitment to maintaining the highest level of security. The in-depth audit, conducted by Dansa D'Arata Soucia LLP, provided an

Why Travel Risk Management is Crucial for All Businesses

Travel risk management is a crucial aspect of any business that involves travel, whether for business meetings or conferences. It refers to the process of identifying, assessing, and mitigating any risks associated with business travel. This can include anything from health and safety concerns to political instability and natural disasters. In

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The Legal Implications of ISO 31030

Most of my legal career was spent in-house at Sabre and Travelocity. As a result, I am keenly interested in legal issues that impact the travel industry. In today's globalized economy, travel is an essential part of doing business. Whether it's attending conferences, meeting clients, or exploring new markets, travel is an integral component of

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NDC Will Inevitably Drive Additional Travel Leakage: Traxo Solves the Problem

New Distribution Capability (NDC) is a new data transmission standard developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that aims to modernize the distribution of airline content and provide a richer shopping experience for travelers. It enables airlines to offer more personalized and differentiated products and services, such as

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What Travel Management Teams Need to Know About NDC

The world of corporate travel management is constantly evolving, and one of the most significant developments in recent years is the introduction of New Distribution Capability (NDC). NDC is a new standard for airline distribution that aims to modernize and simplify the booking process for travel agencies, travel management companies, and

How Corporate Travel Data Enables Greater Booking Flexibility

In today's fast-paced business environment, corporate travel management teams face many challenges, such as ensuring the safety and comfort of their business travelers while keeping costs under control. One of the main challenges is to provide flexible booking options that meet the specific needs of their travelers while retaining full visibility.

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How Enterprise-Level Companies Address Personal Trips

With the rise of work-from-home and work-from-anywhere trends, as well as the blending of business and leisure travel (also known as "bleisure" trips), many corporations have shifted their focus from being responsible for the safety and security of the traveler to being accountable for the safety and security of the employee, regardless of their

Using Data for Better Travel Management: What Does Traxo Do?

You may be wondering, "What does Traxo Do?" Traxo helps organizations audit their corporate travel programs by providing full visibility into travel bookings, regardless of the booking source, well before trips actually happen. By parsing booking details from 100,000+ air, car and hotel suppliers, Traxo provides travel managers with comprehensive

Travel Management Fundamentals: What is Travel Data?

Unstructured data, structured data, complete data—these terms can intimidate those who are not accustomed to or well-versed in managing data. While most travel managers wouldn’t consider themselves data experts, they actually acquire and use a massive amount of travel data to do their jobs.

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Considerations for Choosing Travel Management Software and Services

If there is something to be analyzed, captured, simplified, booked, or secured, there’s a technology company available to assist your travel program in doing so. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to choose travel management software and services for optimal coverage and efficiency.

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Is Remote Work Bad for Creativity?

Remote work forcefully swept through workplaces across the globe when the pandemic took hold. Many businesses were not in a position to shift their workforce to a fully digital environment with such short notice, but as businesses faced being shut down or pivoting to remote work, the latter soon became the reality. Post-pandemic, businesses are

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Making the Most of Your Corporate Travel Data: 3 Business Travel Savings Opportunities You May Be Missing

COVID-19 impacted many companies' bottom lines, which caused travel managers to search for innovative ways to reduce spend without sacrificing corporate travel program necessities While the need is less urgent now, it's never a bad idea to find ways to make better use of your travel budget.

Insights

TMC Travel Management: Merging TMC and Non-TMC Travel Data to Improve Business Travel Management

It is common for medium-to-large businesses to have an established travel program in place, which encompasses a travel policy (mandated or guidelines), a designated Travel Management Company (TMC), a preferred supplier program (air, hotel, and car), and often a duty of care provider for larger or more complex businesses.

Insights

2022 Work Trends: Changes in Business Travel and Daily Operations

While the world faces emerging viral outbreaks, inflation and air travel disruptions, business travel continues to rebound from its mid-pandemic low—though its full recovery timeline has been pushed to 2026.

Insights

Travel Cost Optimization: Learn How to Reduce Business Expenses

Pre-trip travel data creates endless opportunities for travel managers to connect with travelers prior to departure, ensuring bookings are compliant and identifying missed cost savings opportunities before lift-off.

Insights

How Complete Travel Data Supports Corporate Sustainability

As our environment shifts, the importance of corporate sustainability grows stronger. As individual contributors and corporations, the actions and impact that we make together could not be more important than acting to offset our carbon footprint now.

Insights

Traxo Product Update: Automatic Currency Conversion

Traxo has been providing travel managers and organizations across the globe with complete trip visibility, providing consolidated reporting and ease of locating travelers before, during, and after trips. We’ve recently taken Traxo’s reporting to the next level by launching computed prices, a new feature to automatically convert all travel data

Travel Data Security: What is Pen Testing?

You’ve likely experienced a cyber attack at some point during your career or personal life. For example, you may have had an account hacked into or received an alarming message from a service provider that there has been a systems data breach and your personal details were compromised. With larger-scale cyberattacks, these often go unnoticed or

6 Tips for Managing Bleisure Travel

A bleisure trip is what you get when you blend a business and a leisure trip together — a concept that is no stranger to modern business travelers or travel managers. An example of a bleisure trip would be an employee traveling to San Francisco for a business conference at their company’s expense and then tacking on a couple days for a quick jaunt

Why You Should Use a Travel Aggregator for Business Travel Data

Imagine waking up to news headlines that war has erupted, a political crisis has ensued, or a newly identified virus has begun to rapidly spread. As your organization's appointed travel manager, would you be scratching your head, wondering if you have employees in the affected region, or would a quick check of your travel aggregator let you know

Insights

Empowering Supplier Negotiations Through Travel Data Visibility

Would you agree that supplier negotiations are like a revolving door? Travel managers will end one RFP process, only to find themselves knee-deep in business travel management data and reports a few short months later as the upcoming years’ RFP process begins all over again.

4 Ways to Ensure Business Travel Safety During International Conflict

Many organizations had offices, work-from-home employees, and travelers visiting Ukraine when Russia invaded on February 24th, 2022. Regardless of why employees were in the country, organizations had a legally binding duty of care to their team members. Before they could ensure employees were out of harm's way, they needed to locate them. Today,

7 Practical Tips for Safer Business Travel

Travel Managers have a duty of care responsibility to keep their business travelers safe while on the road and can try to mitigate risk by ensuring they have good programs, policies, and procedures in place should the need arise. However, travelers also need to be mindful and aware of their surroundings. They need to be able to mitigate risk, and

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When to Submit an RFP for Corporate Travel Services

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have become part of a structured, annual process for many travel managers, while others only open discussions with suppliers as needed. While an RFP can be built for most services, this blog will focus on what you need to build an RFP for corporate travel services (e.g., hotel RFPs).

Complete Travel Data Drives Travel Policy Compliance

Travel Managers often juggle their company's best interest and traveler satisfaction. Depending on your company, it may be challenging to satisfy both parties or come to a mutually beneficial agreement on your corporate travel policy. Here we will uncover the benefits of having access to complete travel data through Traxo and how travel managers

3 Aspects of an Effective Price Assurance Strategy

What Is Price Assurance?

Price assurance is a corporate travel savings strategy made of three components — supplier negotiations, rate auditing and re-shopping. Technologies that continually audit rates and re-shop for discounts are crucial to ensuring your suppliers adhere to your contracted discounts and non-negotiated bookings are optimized.

Insights

How to Audit Your Travel Program with Pre-Trip Booking Data

Between managing the day-to-day operations of travel procurement, maintaining best-in-class programs, ensuring policy compliance and the responsibilities of data management, the travel manager’s role is multifaceted. For decades, travel managers have struggled to aggregate travel data because of its many storage points. After collecting the data,

Insights

4 Reasons Why Travel Managers Need Access to Detailed Business Travel Analytics

The role of a travel manager often varies with the size and scale of organizations. Global organizations may have large, complex travel programs, typically managed by a team of corporate travel professionals. Whereas small to medium-sized businesses may only have a single point of contact managing the travel program. Regardless of the size of your

4 Ways to Optimize Business Traveler Safety in 2022

Travel Managers are continually expected to further optimize travel programs. How you go about making optimizations year after year depends on the results expected from you. As the world continues to resume pre-pandemic activities, the top priority for 2022 will undoubtedly be business traveler safety. Let’s break down ways to optimize business

The Benefits of Using Traxo to Manage Multiple TMCs

Having multiple travel management companies (TMCs) supporting an organization is common in today’s business sector, especially for those with a global presence. This fragmentation makes leveraging a travel program data aggregation and auditing solution mission-critical.

How Business Travel Data Helps Organizations Manage COVID Variants

The latest highly-transmissible COVID-19 variant, Omicron, became publicly known in December 2021 when South Africa sounded the alarm to the World Health Organization (WHO). Almost immediately, borders were closed for travel. Organizations with business travelers in South Africa quickly scrambled to locate them and launch relocation plans before

Insights

Business Travel Duty of Care: Supporting Safety by Capturing Leakage Data

Data voids became a major concern for travel managers when the pandemic gripped the travel industry in 2020. Locating, contacting, and moving travelers before the impending border closures came into effect was urgent. This shed light on the challenge travel managers have faced for years — business travel program leakage and the dangers of

Insights

Corporate Travel Technology: 3 Travel Management Technologies Every Business Should Implement

New, industry-leading corporate travel t technologies are emerging all the time. We’ve also witnessed businesses  reinventing themselves to stay relevant  as the world changes around us. To continue future-proofing corporate travel programs, there are three key areas where travel managers should focus:

Insights

How the Pandemic Transformed Corporate Travel Programs

2019 started off like any other year: busy calendars, overbooked flights, sold-out hotels and a bustling meeting schedule. Business was booming and travel managers were busy. Their time was spent assisting travelers, negotiating contacts, managing rates, auditing itineraries, and other mundane tasks — Until everything stopped.

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In-person, Virtual & Hybrid Events: Has the M&E Landscape Changed Forever?

Many of us are eager for normal life to return. For working professionals, part of that normalcy consists of business travel and attending meetings and events in person. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — nothing can replace face-to-face relationship building. After 1.5 years of Covid restrictions, handshakes, warm hugs from familiar

Welcome Brian Butler and The New Era of Business Travel!

As the gears start turning throughout the corporate travel ecosystem, the Traxo team is incredibly encouraged by the activity we’re seeing from our clients, partners and prospects. We’ve seen steady, accelerating growth each week of 2021 as confidence builds and vaccine deployment reaches critical mass.

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Corporate Travel Program Policy Types

A well-written corporate travel policy provides guidance for business travelers while helping organizations influence behavior, manage spend, utilize preferred suppliers, and keep travelers safe. Despite the numerous benefits a travel policy provides, travel managers still face policy compliance challenges.

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Updating Your Travel Program: 5 Corporate Travel Policy Best Practices

Once you’re familiar with the  three corporate travel program policy types – mandated, flexible, and hybrid – it’s time to decide what comes next. Do you need to make changes, and if so, what are the corporate travel policy best practices you should follow?

Before diving headfirst into policy changes, let’s take a step back to evaluate the entire

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2021 Business Travel Predictions

The new year has arrived, and people from all corners of the earth are anxiously looking to move beyond the chaos and uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. As we know, due to widespread shutdowns and stringent health protocols, travel was a particularly hard-hit industry that’s poised to rebound as we progress through 2021. But, what will the

Full Data Visibility: The New Table Stakes For Corporate Travel

As the global economy begins to reopen, corporate travel teams worldwide are planning for how best to restart their company’s business travel activity. Most firms have made it through the initial “triage” stage of the pandemic. Now, teams are taking stock of how their travel programs performed in the midst of the crisis, in order to assess how

Traxo and Your TMC, Ensuring Your Travel Program is Prepared

Uncertain times – I have lost count of how many times I heard the phrase “uncertain times” over the last two months. Since the spread of COVID-19 began, the world has certainly been faced with innumerable challenges on every imaginable level - physically, mentally, spiritually, and more, especially in the realm of business travel. There are many

COVID-19 and Corporate Travel: Steps to Take Now for What Comes Next

Travel managers have been on the front line of corporate travel’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Companies are in varying stages of dealing with the outbreak, but we’ve heard three common themes in how travel teams are approaching this unprecedented new reality.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Impact on Corporate Travel - Update

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted organizations around the globe, highlighting the critical need for actionable risk intelligence to help business continuity planning. Beyond the human toll, this epidemic is a wake-up call for companies to carefully review the strategies, policies, and procedures they have in place to protect employees,

China, Coronavirus, Corporate Travel and Duty of Care

If your CEO or head of risk management walked into your office today and asked you how many employees recently traveled to China, and hence could be at risk for exposure to coronavirus, how confident are you of your answer?

Traxo and Data Privacy: FAQs

We frequently get questions from prospective clients regarding data privacy and security, and how Traxo's services meet legal requirements for both areas. For corporate travel managers seeking to understand their booking blindspots, we've compiled some of the most common questions and our responses, which can be shared with internal legal and IT

Leakage: Plugging the Holes in Your Travel Program - BTN Webinar Audience Q&A

Traxo Vice President of Sales Chad Costa joined BTN Group’s Mary Ann McNulty for the June  2018 BTN webinar "Leakage: Plugging the Holes in Your Travel Program." The panel, including Suzanne Boyan from ZS Associates, Pat Sage from Huron Consulting Group, and Kim Castro from TravelCAST, shared how large enterprises are impacted by leakage in their

Traxo Services Ready for GDPR

We are happy to announce that Traxo is GDPR compliant. This has been a lengthy, company-wide process of detailed reviews of all services and business operations, how they function, as well as assessing our critical partners involved with delivering our services.

Traxo at ACTE 2018: Off-Channel Spend Takes Center Stage

The Traxo team was in New York City last week for the annual ACTE Global Summit and enjoyed the opportunity to connect with hundreds of corporate travel managers and buyers. Our booth at InterACTE was busy nonstop! Thanks to all who stopped by to say hello -- we hope we helped shed some light on the challenges of managing your off-channel

Hotel Attachment: Solved! BTN Webinar Q&A

Traxo CEO Andres Fabris recently joined the April 6, 2018,  BTN "Solving Hotel Attachment" webinar with Steve Reynolds from TRIPBAM and Cathy Sharpe from ITW. The panel shared how large enterprises like ITW are working with Traxo to capture the complete view of their corporate travel activity and leveraging TRIPBAM to deliver significant savings on

How to Learn True Cost of Sales

Guest post from Traxo client Chrome River, a leader in modern expense reporting solutions

by Julie Roy

Generating sales can be a complex and sometimes expensive endeavor, with solution demos, RFPs, and on-site presentations and foll

ow-up meetings all forming part of the process. Even after the initial sale, account managers need to ensure that

How To Manage Flight Delays

Guest post from Traxo client AirHelp, the leader in air passenger rightsby Paul French

Introducing Traxo FOLIO for Enhanced Expense Management

Detailed hotel folio data provides better insight for lodging expense

Traxo FOLIO provides a first-of-its-kind solution for extracting fully itemized spend detail from a hotel receipt upon checkout, enabling more granular visibility into T&E spend for more proactive expense management. Whereas card data typically only reports what was spent at the

Managing Corporate Travel: Practical Realities for Duty of Care

In a perfect world, data management for Duty of Care would be an afterthought.

Companies would deploy top-notch corporate travel booking tools with the best rates and amenities procured by their travel management companies (TMCs). These services would be so fabulous and user-friendly that employees would use them religiously. And with 100%

Welcome to 2017!

Series B, New Products, New Partners

I hope your 2017 is going well; for the Traxo team 2017 has gotten off to an amazing, rocket-fueled start!

We finished 2016 on a high note, announcing the close of our $5.2M Series B round, let by new investor TripAdvisor and joined by existing investors Thayer Ventures, Advantage Capital Partners, and Silver

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