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How A.I. Can Unify Sports Leagues: An eSports Case Study

What if LeBron James couldn’t play in game one of the 2018 finals because he couldn’t arrange a flight to California? Although eSports athletes have the chance earn big bucks at international gaming competitions, this is the reality of the situation that many competitors find themselves in, even ones that represent their country on the […]

Cut Out the Middleman with Hotel Booking on the Blockchain

“Chain keep us together.” –Fleetwood Mac, 1977 We recently discussed how Fintech companies are using blockchain technology to remove financial institutions from the equation by simplifying money exchanges to a peer to peer level. Similarly, a new potential disruptor to the hotel industry recently launched that removes commissions received by middlemen and other excess charges […]

Why Net Neutrality Matters – Especially for Small Business Travelers

Imagine trying to book your next travel itinerary, only to find out that your ISP has limited your once numerous booking site options behind a paywall. In other words, they would be forcing you to pay a price much higher than you already pay for the same (or even less) content. Well, such a reality […]

Small Business Travel: ‘Tis the Season to Share

“Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They’re single-serving friends.” –Fight Club, 1999 In the 1999 film Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk’s character Jack is a frequent business traveler. […]

The Psychology of Corporate Collaboration

One of the biggest perks of the Homo Sapiens’ social nature has been the ability to move to different territories all around the globe. A lot has changed since our ancestors left Africa to populate Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas but there’s one immutable trait that we still share with them: we still tend to […]

Metrics for Travel – Vanity Vs Actionable: Which to Use and How to Understand Them

In a world driven by big data and statistics, business analytics is one of the biggest areas of focus for those looking to improve their brand. Adjacent to this pile of numbers is another labeled “Travel Analytics.” While one side of the business world is worrying about where and how they can do better, their […]

Small Businesses Can Bridge the Budget Gap with Travel Analytics

“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson, Science Fiction Author Multinational companies outsource their travel procurement to specialized travel management companies. So how can small businesses and fledgling travel programs operate as efficiently as these global companies with hefty travel budgets and specialized affiliates? The answer is to […]

Attract the Hottest Talent with Remote Year

“There’s a whole generation with a new explanation. People in motion, people in motion” – Scott McKenzie 1967, San Francisco Greg Caplan, Remote Year founder, connected with 30STF from his new co-working space on the beaches of Split, Croatia. Remote Year assembles hundreds of professionals for a year-long journey to work, travel, and live in 12 different […]

Employee Autonomy: Finding the Right Balance Between Freedom and Compliance for Your Company’s Business Travels

You began your business with the hope that every member of your team would work passionately and diligently. Initially, your employees were dedicated and hard-working, eager to achieve a common goal. However, as your business grew, you began to notice a decline in productivity. Now, you feel as though some of your employees have lost […]

Travel Policies for Sales Employees

Writing an effective travel policy can be a difficult task, but when done correctly, it can save you and your company valuable time and money.  Making sure your employees know exactly what they can and cannot do, such as how to book flights and hotels, how much to spend on meals and client entertainment, and […]