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Why the False Missile Alarms Should be Alarming for Business Travelers

For growing business travel programs, safety reigns supreme as a concern, even more than the success of the company. As a frequent traveler for business and leisure, there is always stress about venturing into the unknown and entering situations where you are vulnerable. Many business travelers take precautionary steps like printing copies of their passport, […]

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. […]

3 Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Travel Ban for Business Travelers

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on December 1, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. While Trump’s executive order signed in the beginning of this year specifically targeted Middle Eastern countries (and since come to include other supposedly questionable countries), many corporate travelers are getting caught up in the political crossfire, […]

How Virtual Reality Will Change Corporate Travel

Virtual Reality Will Change Corporate Travel What is virtual reality Virtual reality (VR) is the next layer of the internet. A digital universe in which we can play, learn, explore, and interact. Except instead of the laws of physics or, you know, other humans getting in our way, we act in a world of 1s […]

How Travel Analytics Can Impact Corporate Travel Policies

Advanced data collection tools are allowing companies to do some pretty amazing things. When it comes to corporate travel, particularly, tools are emerging that collect data about travelers’ expenses and spending habits—and some of those technologies, including our own product, Claire, can then recommend travel options for business travelers that suit their preferences and that […]

Automatic Translation Revolutionizing Travel

The world is getting smaller, businesses are getting bigger, and individuals are recognizing the value of looking abroad for talent, collaboration, and success. The past showed businesses dozens of reasons to stay domestic. Most of these reasons have been made irrelevant by ever-improving technology. Heavy tariffs lose relevancy in a digital world. High cost of […]

Chatbots: What They Are, and Where They’re Headed

On July 26, 2017, 30STF attended the Chatbot Growth and Engagement Roundtable in NYC, featuring 16 leaders of the AI and chatbot conversation. It was hosted by PluggedIn BD at the Cushman and Wakefield offices. — For the chatbot uninitiated, for those who have not attended the roundtable, the leading perception might be that chatbots […]

Corporate Travel Makes Big Gains with Big Data

  With almost 40% of all tour and activity bookings being made online, companies with an online presence are at an advantage in today’s travel industry. However, just having a presence isn’t enough. Companies also need to know their consumers — particularly, the online ones. According to findings published this year, 67% of smartphone users […]
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