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  • June 4 2019 Agility: a business strategy

    Byline: Brad Newton, DocuSign, VP APAC We’re in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, marked by extraordinary technological advances. For businesses it can sometimes feel like a bumpy road, but you really can do more than just hold on for the ride. Through economic downturn, industry upheaval, changing customer preferences or technological transformation, businesses Read More…

  • May 30 2019 Employees need to be able to work remotely

    Australians are working outside the office more than ever; a recent survey revealed nearly half of all Australian employees work remotely for at least half the week while more than two-thirds work remotely at least one day per week.  This means employees are relying on mobile devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops, to get Read More…

  • April 1 2019 7 steps to better data management

    Managing data correctly and as efficiently as possible is crucial for all businesses as data is the very basis of what organisations are built upon. It covers clients, contacts, employees, forecasts, investors/investment, past business failures, past business successes, and lots more meaningful information that, when managed correctly, can help to grow an organisation and minimise Read More…

  • December 17 2018 Why corporate travel is no longer one-size-fits-all

    Technology is changing the way we communicate but most business professionals would agree meetings are best done face-to-face. It’s little wonder then that corporate travel is booming. It was the top growth market in Australia’s travel sector, jumping 11 per cent to 21.3 million journeys in the year to March 2018. There’s clearly an opportunity Read More…

  • August 4 2017 Holidays without work a “luxury” for many operators, says Xero Small Business director

    Small business owners are increasingly embracing the 80:20 travel trend, whereby 80% of their holidays are reserved for leisure with the remaining 20% dedicated to work, according to Xero’s Travel Habits Report. Key findings from the report, which compares the travel habits of 400 working Australians and 400 small business owners, include: 48% of business Read More…

  • July 4 2017 How travel businesses can take full ownership of – and best utilise – their consumer data

    Data is arguably tomorrow’s most valuable resource. It gives us unprecedented access to copious amounts of information and insights, all with the potential to define trends and reshape thinking. It also has the potential to turn every industry on its head by unlocking new efficiencies, new business intelligence, and new ways of working.  Unsurprisingly, one Read More…

  • June 9 2017 How to run a successful travel business in multiple countries

    Based in London and Buenos Aires, Plan South America crafts one-of-a-kind adventures to some of the most remote and spectacular corners of South America and Antarctica. Since inception in 2006, Director Harry Hastings has learnt some important lessons operating in multiple countries across cultures and time zones. Live local I lived in Buenos Aires for Read More…

  • June 8 2017 Long flights and lost connections: problem solving business travel tech

    It’s estimated a huge 488 million business trips are taken every year in the US alone. Whilst traveling on business allows you to experience a new place for the sake of work (something not many people get to do!), they can also be hugely stressful if you don’t plan properly or if something unexpected goes Read More…

  • May 8 2017 Five business travel tips to help you maximise your on-the-go and in-the-air productivity

    Getting your ducks in a row when travelling can be the difference between a trip to remember, and a travel nightmare I think it was my high school teacher that told me: if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. That’s stuck with me ever since, so now when I’m travelling I look for as Read More…

  • March 30 2017 Picturing the next generation of corporate travel booking – a truly connected world

    Imagine a world where you have a smart travel PA that follows you around wherever you go. You can chat in the car, via Skype, or through your smartphone in Slack at home and at work. It can help you book, cancel, change search and manage every aspect of business travel. But unlike your actual Read More…

  • December 20 2016 Proactivity, technology and culture: key elements of business travel management

    The number of airline passengers travelling in and out of Australia rose to 36.2 million in 2015–16. Considering the lower air fares that have accompanied with this upward trend, together with a government commitment to signing Free Trade agreements, it’s fair to say that the scene is set for businesses to take full advantage of the opportunities this affords. Read More…

  • November 25 2016 Reborn and rechristened: Travello’s CEO on the ground-up rebuild that fuelled global success

    Since making the tough call to completely rebrand and rebuild their social travel app, last year, Ryan Hanly and Mark Cantoni have enjoyed global success. Now used in over 180 countries, Travello (previously known as Outbound) increased its valuation to $4m in August off the back of their second funding round. Hanly, the company’s co-founder and CEO, also Read More…

  • November 9 2016 The business travel trends taking flight in 2017

    Australian businesses are requiring their employees to travel more – and farther afield – than at any time in the past. This is due to increased globalisation and the distance between Australia and the rest of the world, as well as the vast distances between Australian cities. Despite technological advances that make it easier for workers to Read More…

  • July 14 2016 SMEs are losing millions of work hours to inefficient travel management, says Serko

    Company travel is being inefficiently managed by Australia and New Zealand’s SMEs, according to Serko, which revealed 81 millions hours are being lost to this process each year.   The travel and expense management software company highlighted research by TNS Research, which found that 46% of Australia and New Zealand’s one million SMEs travel regularly Read More…

  • August 20 2015 How to keep control of business travel expenses

    Business travel can turn complicated if it’s not well managed, specially when it comes to travel expenses and making sure these are under control and within budget. In the last few weeks, we’ve seen even the government struggle to manage politicians’ travel expenses. The reality is, today there is technology available that makes it easy Read More…