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Office Hours: COVID-19 Response -- What We've Learned

Posted by Lacey McGhee on August 24, 2020


On August 18th, 2020, Traxo held a webinar with a panel of three corporate travel management experts to discuss their response to COVID-19 over the last six months. In addition to the challenges they faced as COVID-19 gripped the world, the panel also discussed the strategies they plan to implement to adapt and evolve their travel programs over the next six months. 

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Office Hours: Balancing Traveler Safety, Security and Privacy

Posted by Jack Roney on July 20, 2020

On July 15, 2020, Traxo held its latest Travel Managers Office Hours event, Balancing Traveler Safety, Security and Privacy. Moderated by Chad Costa, the webinar featured two prominent corporate travel duty of care and data privacy industry experts. Bruce McIndoe, President/Founder of WorldAware and Sterling Miller, author, keynote speaker - currently Senior Counsel at Hilgers Graben.

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Office Hours: Supplier Perspectives on Corporate Travel Recovery

Posted by Jack Roney on June 18, 2020

On June 10th, 2020, Traxo held a Travel Managers Office Hours event, Supplier Perspectives on Corporate Travel Recovery. View the video replay and panelist presentations. Hosted by Chad Costa and moderated by Cara Whitehill, the webinar featured four strategic, innovative thought leaders in corporate travel: Bryan Watts from Uber for Business, Aileen Furlong from United Airlines, long-time travel industry consultant Scott Gillespie and Derek DeCross from IHG.

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Office Hours: Ask The Experts

Posted by Chad Costa on June 10, 2020

On May 14, 2020, Traxo held a Travel Managers Office Hours event, Ask The Experts. Moderated by Chad Costa, the webinar featured three strategic, innovative thought leaders in corporate travel: Shani DeSantis from PwC, Susan Lichtenstein from DigiTravel, and Louise Miller of Areka Consulting.

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Full Data Visibility: The New Table Stakes For Corporate Travel

Posted by Andres Fabris on May 6, 2020

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 they should best move forward in the new travel environment with additional safety protocols and security requirements.

The complexion of recovery planning efforts will differ among companies, but having spoken with dozens of travel teams at companies of all sizes, Traxo has identified a consistently recurring theme across all organizations: full data visibility is now imperative.

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Traxo and Your TMC, Ensuring Your Travel Program is Prepared

Posted by Justin Morris on April 30, 2020

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 issues that lend to the uncertainty. Will this pandemic happen again? How long until we get back to “normal”? What will “normal” be? Will we be prepared to combat the virus both now and in the future? There are, however, some topics in the world of corporate travel that many feel certain about.

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Office Hours: Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our travel programs

Posted by Matt Griffin, Traxo on April 24, 2020

On April 15, 2020, Traxo held an Office Hours event, "Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our travel programs." Moderated by Chad Costa, the webinar featured experienced travel managers Suzanne Boyan from ZS Associates, Michelle Grant from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, and Caroline Popescu.

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

Posted by Cara Whitehill on March 24, 2020

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.

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Impact on Corporate Travel - Update

Posted by Chad Costa on March 11, 2020

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, customers, and operations, in this and future epidemics.  

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China, Coronavirus, Corporate Travel and Duty of Care

Posted by Cara Whitehill on February 5, 2020

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?

The swift outbreak of the coronavirus across China and beyond has underscored how important it is for travel managers to have immediate, comprehensive access to data about their employees’ travel activity -- including bookings made directly with airlines, hotels, and other travel suppliers (or, “leakage”), which aren't visible via TMC reports. These blind spots in travel data present a serious duty of care risk for both companies and employees.

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