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Travel procurement assistance

We have recently completed a two week project assisting a large Australian corporate client with their strategy around business travel. Using our subject matter expertise we reviewed and provided a discussion document around the following key aspects; Engaging a new travel management company using the model previously used. Looking at a hybrid rent-a-plate solution. Completely insourcing the travel management program. Implementing a new airline negotiation strategy and how that would that impact the business. Meeting with other departments within the business around a joint travel marketing opportunity for their current clients. Looking at a 2+ year strategy using a new travel procurement mo

Travel procurement assistance

Blockchain? NDC? Virtual payments? AI? Need subject matter expertise to assist you in working through the new travel opportunities? Use our knowledge, insight and first hand experience. Our unbiased advice allows procurement to engage with other stakeholders within their business with confidence, market-leading strategy and aligned with the company goals. If your procurement team would benefit from external advice, in-depth category knowledge and networking opportunities in the travel space then contact us for a confidential discussion. Email us today

Travel Industry Innovation Study Tour – Silicon Valley, 10th to 14th June 2018

As featured on BBC World News with Aaron Heselhurst We all know for your business to survive and grow you can't live off low fees and ever reducing income. To increase sales and income you need to be the trusted partner and subject matter expert. There has to be value add, points of difference and nowadays unique technology. Being involved in the business daily can stop you from seeing the bigger picture and how you can differentiate your business. Here is a study tour specially designed for travel industry executives including: Travel Management Company Technology suppliers Global Distribution Systems Airline digital & solutions Hotel senior executives Ground transport providers Payment sol

Fast moving world

In the travel industry we are used to an ever changing environment. The speed of technology advancements, robotic automation, online direct-to-consumer sales channels and new non-traditional travel suppliers are but a few. You need a trusted and experienced advisor to guide you through your challenges. Someone with local, regional and global understanding. If you are at the crossroads in your career and unsure which path to take. If your business keeps encountering lost bids due to the inability to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Is your account management team in need of motivating? Has your business grown to a stage that different departments are acting in silo? Our vast real

Strategic meeting, training & facilitation services

Do you need a facilitator or moderator for your travel related conference? Whether you are planning an internal meeting or a client / prospect conference call us. Use our subject matter expertise to help you prepare, and deliver a stand-out event. From initial discussions of your expectations and objectives we will prepare and deliver an amazing interactive session for you. We have delivered successful conference facilitation in Australia, Europe & USA in the past twelve months so we have awesome and relevant understanding of the travel industry. Not the standard boring environment Depending on your objectives, maybe a new product launch or even a client round-table focus group, Changing Tim

Travel Industry Innovation Study Tour – Silicon Valley, 10th to 14th June 2018

We all know for your business to survive and grow you can't live off low fees and ever reducing income. To increase sales and income you need to be the trusted partner and subject matter expert. There has to be value add, points of difference and nowadays unique technology. Being involved in the business daily can stop you from seeing the bigger picture and how you can differentiate your business. Here is a study tour specially designed for travel industry executives including: Travel Management Company Technology suppliers Global Distribution Systems Airline digital & solutions Hotel senior executives Ground transport providers Payment solutions Security & Medical assistance companies New t

GBTA conference San Diego August 2018

Excited to having been invited to present an educational session at this years GBTA conference. Today's travel program and traveler - dealing with new technology and situations. Monday August 13 @ 8:00 AM Interactive session to work through how a travellers trip can present many challenges. As a travel manager you will go away with deeper understanding of potential issues and how you can prepare better. Using real-life situations you will engage with other travel professionals to share ideas and solutions. This session has been run at an Australian Higher Education conference and received rave reviews. In a round-table format each person has a specific role and suppliers in the room ca

btTB-GBTA conference Sydney

Looking forward to conference, learning, discussions and networking on 8th and 9th May. Also we will be moderating the session on the following subject; Getting around on the ground The panel will consist of Michael Sewards Co-CEO and Director of the AATS Group of Companies, Trading as SkyBus , Reuven Barukh CEO, Live group , Frank Hanna Head of Client Management, Diners Club Australia , Georgia Foster Head of Uber for Business, Australia and NZ, Uber. Often the forgotten or unsexy part of the travel programme, but important nonetheless. With ground transportation costs comprising a significant portion of the travel budget and more and more options available to travellers how do you develop

How do you manage social media within your travel policy?

When was the last time you reviewed the company travel policy regarding how social media is managed? Well now is the time to take a fresh look at how best to support your travellers and react to the speed of social media. Imagine one of your travellers is involved in an incident overseas, a car crash, terror attack, weather disruption etc. If that individual puts something on social media how does that information feed back into your business and ensures the right senior management receive the details in a timely manner? Poor communication can cause devastating consequences. If the issue has personal / family involvement the company needs to be pro-active rather than having a family member o

Are you attending the btTB-GBTA conference in Sydney?

Make sure you don't miss out on this business travel conference on 8 - 9 May 2018. Changing Times will be there and happy to meet up and discuss our travel industry services including mentoring, training program's, business coaching, procurement subject matter expertise and conference facilitation. If you are a corporate buyer / travel manager be sure to ask about our travel program diagnostics Any attendee of the event will be eligible for a special discount on our services - more details at the conference. Details on speakers, agenda and networking click here. For more details on our services please check out our website or email us.

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