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10 Benefits of Booking with a Corporate Travel Company

By Jimmy Davidson on November 18, 2020 10:00 AM

Managing your own company’s corporate travel program can be a huge task that calls for intense organization, financial analysis and attention to duty of care. Adding these and other tasks to already packed schedules lowers productivity and steals attention from your team’s mission. Partnering with a corporate travel management company (TMC) puts these concerns in the hands of experienced industry experts and teams who understand the industry better than anyone else.

Topics: Corporate Travel "COVID-19"
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Fall Symposium 2020 Recap: Safely Returning to Travel

By Jimmy Davidson on October 26, 2020 12:37 PM

World Travel, Inc. hosted our annual Fall Symposium, which focused on safely resuming travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually on October 21, 2020.

Topics: Meetings & Events "COVID-19"
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Maintaining Meeting Magic With Virtual Events

By Jimmy Davidson on October 5, 2020 11:15 AM

Establishing meaningful connections with colleagues, old friends and new acquaintances makes corporate meetings and events a valuable and rewarding piece of professional life. Meetings and events professionals, including our experienced World Meetings & Events team, are working hard to make these connections possible even when face-to-face interaction isn't available.

Topics: Meetings & Events "COVID-19"
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Staying Together While Working Apart

By Jimmy Davidson on August 28, 2020 11:31 AM

When the coronavirus pandemic grounded our industry in early March, we realized that we were in for an unpredictable, anxious, and slow stretch of professional life. The World Travel, Inc., team transitioned to remote work on March 18, but we've retained our entire staff  and completely avoided furloughs during this period. 

Topics: "COVID-19"
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Reflecting On Challenges: What We've Learned From The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jimmy Davidson on July 31, 2020 10:09 AM

When the global COVID-19 pandemic slowed our industry to a crawl, World Travel, Inc.'s day-to-day priorities and schedule shifted. To continue providing the best possible service and solutions to our clients, we had to carefully consider the threat of the pandemic and how we could enhance traveler safety. We simultaneously worked to ensure the health of our company, our employees and retain our entire staff. 

Topics: "COVID-19"
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Managing Unused Tickets During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By Jimmy Davidson on July 24, 2020 10:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdown of non-essential travel left hotels, airlines, and business travelers sorting through an avalanche of cancellation and refund negotiations. When lockdowns began and flights were cancelled en masse, conflicting airline policies and refund refusals caused confusion. Airlines are currently dealing with an estimated global refund liability of $35 billion, according to Business Travel News

Topics: "COVID-19"
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World Travel Clients Share Their Coronavirus Outlook

By Jimmy Davidson on June 19, 2020 9:45 AM

Governmental restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifting or loosening across the world, and most localities have outlined a clear path to full reopening as pandemic projections change. These official guidelines and plans make some business projections and predictions clear.

Topics: Tips "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Pricing Concerns and Generating Savings

By Jimmy Davidson on June 15, 2020 11:45 AM

Travel analysts across the world are attempting to understand the massive changes the industry will undergo in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of flights have been cancelled across the world's now-empty airports, group meetings and corporate events have moved online, and hotels are struggling to fill their rooms.

Topics: Tips "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: Future of Meetings & Events

By Phylicia Sierer on May 18, 2020 11:00 AM

In a matter of a few weeks we have seen global travel grind to a halt. The meetings & events industry has suffered from the coronavirus pandemic alongside every other travel-based market.  We’ve gone from hosting events with thousands of people to scrambling to move to a virtual platform and keep our programs full of their usual content and collaboration.

Topics: Meetings & Events Tips "COVID-19"
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Travel in a Post-COVID World: 2021 Hotel RFP Season

By Phylicia Sierer on May 11, 2020 11:39 AM

With the recent GBTA endorsement regarding 2021 Hotel RFP season many travel buyers are left to question how they should manage their processes.  Although we respect those involved in that decision, we do not necessarily agree with GBTA’s stance and are fully prepared to manage our clients 2021 hotel programs.

Topics: Hotel RFP "COVID-19"