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(ICF-hosted Webinar) Return to Travel: The Digital Divide

On October 15, 2020, ICF hosted a webinar about the return to travel after COVID-19 and the role of technology in managing this restart successfully. The webinar was hosted by ICF’s senior travel manager, Carmen Smith, with three travel data experts as panelists, including Traxo's Chief Product Officer, Matt Griffin.

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The Webinar Panelists:

Dave Lukas, Vice President at Grasp Technologies

Grasp Technologies provides data management, visualization, and payment solution software for the travel industry.

Brian Beard, President at DVI

DVI provides travel data organization and visualization to empower expense reporting and forecasting. 

Matt Griffin, Chief Product Officer at Traxo

Traxo provides real-time travel data aggregation and itinerary intelligence for both on-channel and off-channel bookings. Traxo captures booking data from multiple sources booking sources (e.g., TMC and non-TMC) while supporting duty of care, program compliance, expense reporting, and traveler satisfaction.

The Benefits of Travel Data & Risks of Complacency

During the webinar, the panelists discussed not only the importance of data but also the risks to their companies if they neglect to access and leverage complete travel data. Some of these risks include:

  • The inability to provide a quality duty of care for traveling employees
  • Inaccurate reporting
  • Unsatisfied employees constrained by antiquated travel program policies. 

Do you know how to put your travel data to work?

The panelists agreed that more data is always better. With the tools that exist today, including Traxo’s travel data aggregation technology, the data is ready and available for companies to use. However, not all procurement professionals and corporate travel managers have the skills required to leverage that data. 

Fortunately, many of today’s data tools make visualization and data export simple. 

Opportunities for Improvement Powered by Real-Time Data

Traxo’s Chief Product Officer, Matt Griffin, pointed out that now, during this lull in corporate travel brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, travel managers should decide what’s working and what’s not within their travel programs. He encouraged travel professionals to do research on what access to all of your booking data can do to improve their travel programs. 

There are opportunities to enhance travel programs and improve business operations. Without the ability to analyze data in real-time, it can’t be used to keep travelers safe while they’re on the road. 

There is value in owning and controlling your company’s data, and even more value in knowing how to put that data to work. 

Watch the 60-minute Webinar Recording Here: 


If you’re ready to access all of your company’s travel data, contact Traxo today.

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Solving the Data Puzzle with Grasp and Traxo

For Travel Programs, data exists everywhere, in different formats and systems. Unfortunately, up to 40% of that data falls outside the traditional booking channels, making it invisible to travel managers. This has become a massive problem for end-to-end travel management and proper duty of care. During the "Solving the Data Puzzle Webinar with

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Effective RFPs & Hotel Spend Management

In the August 2021 edition of Traxo's Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series, executives from BTP Automation and an experienced Sabre travel manager joined Traxo to discuss crafting hotel RFPs quickly and optimizing hotel program spend. 

Our Webinar Panelists:

Introduction to Traxo [Video]

Curious about how Traxo can support your organization's travel management goals? Watch our introduction video to learn how Traxo automatically audits your travel program for improved compliance, savings and traveler safety.

Traxo Introduction Video:

 

If you're ready to experience the power of complete, pre-trip travel data on your corporate

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Town Hall March 2021

On March 30th, 2021, we hosted our second town hall during the Traxo Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series. This webinar was open to all travel industry professionals, including travel buyers, suppliers, and TMCs. More than 150 travel professionals joined the session to ask questions, share their experiences and connect with industry peers.

Customer Stories

Case Study: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Despite having a mandated travel policy, like many companies, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers struggled with travel program leakage. Recurrent reconciliation and budgeting data challenges presented by this leakage activity was a key factor that drove Travel Administration Manager Michelle Grant to find travel data capture and intelligence provider,

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Managing Travel Program Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the business travel industry experienced a massive amount of disruption in 2020. This disruption created the necessity for several travel program changes, from urgent adjustments in how companies address duty of care to policy changes enforcing greater program compliance. On October 27th, Traxo brought together three

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Town Hall

On September 29th, we hosted our first town hall during the Traxo Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series. This webinar was only open to travel buyers to facilitate an open conversation regarding the countless hurdles travel managers now face, from traveler safety to expense reporting and what to do about unused tickets.

Roughly 100 travel

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Solving the Data Puzzle with Grasp and Traxo

For Travel Programs, data exists everywhere, in different formats and systems. Unfortunately, up to 40% of that data falls outside the traditional booking channels, making it invisible to travel managers. This has become a massive problem for end-to-end travel management and proper duty of care. During the "Solving the Data Puzzle Webinar with

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Effective RFPs & Hotel Spend Management

In the August 2021 edition of Traxo's Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series, executives from BTP Automation and an experienced Sabre travel manager joined Traxo to discuss crafting hotel RFPs quickly and optimizing hotel program spend. 

Our Webinar Panelists:

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Town Hall March 2021

On March 30th, 2021, we hosted our second town hall during the Traxo Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series. This webinar was open to all travel industry professionals, including travel buyers, suppliers, and TMCs. More than 150 travel professionals joined the session to ask questions, share their experiences and connect with industry peers.

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Uncovering Value in Travel Leakage

In this edition of Traxo's Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series, we brought together three experts from travel industry areas to discuss the hidden value of travel leakage, from savings opportunities to enhanced traveler satisfaction. 

Business Travel Leakage Webinar Panelists:

  • Jennifer Steinke, Global Travel Manager, PPD
  • Greeley Koch, VP

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Travel Managers Office Hours: What's Next for Program Compliance?

 

As we approach 2021, it's critical to think strategically about travel program compliance and put a plan in place that safeguards your program. On December 8th, Traxo brought together three experienced travel managers to discuss what's next for program compliance.

Travel Program Compliance Webinar Panelists:

  • Suzanne Boyan, ZS Associates (2019

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Managing Travel Program Changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the business travel industry experienced a massive amount of disruption in 2020. This disruption created the necessity for several travel program changes, from urgent adjustments in how companies address duty of care to policy changes enforcing greater program compliance. On October 27th, Traxo brought together three

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Town Hall

On September 29th, we hosted our first town hall during the Traxo Travel Managers Office Hours webinar series. This webinar was only open to travel buyers to facilitate an open conversation regarding the countless hurdles travel managers now face, from traveler safety to expense reporting and what to do about unused tickets.

Roughly 100 travel

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Are you Data Ready for Duty of Care? Talk from BTN Risk Summit

Business Travel News and Hospitality Lawyer hosted the Global Travel Risk Summit on July 29th, 2020. During the virtual event, Traxo's Chief Product Officer, Matt Griffin, shared insight on how businesses can become "Data Ready for Duty of Care." This means aggregating and applying every data point required to create a responsible and transparent

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Travel Managers Office Hours: What We've Learned

Over the last several months, everyone in the travel industry has had to adapt to the daily changes brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Traxo's Travel Managers Office Hours webinar for August, we caught up with three industry-leading travel managers to discuss what they've learned while managing corporate travel during a global health

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Stages of Recovery

Supplier Perspectives on Corporate Travel Recovery

As companies gradually restart business trips and the gears begin to turn again for airlines, hotels, and ground transportation suppliers, the world of business travel will look quite different for everyone.

Buyers have a host of considerations to address before they can re-open their travel

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Ask The Experts

Wondering what industry experts are saying about the future of corporate travel and what to consider when adapting and evolving your travel program?

View a candid conversation with three strategic, innovative thought leaders in corporate travel, moderated by Chad Costa from Traxo.

In this webinar, we discuss:

  • How to approach and develop new

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Travel Managers Office Hours: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Travel Programs

Wondering what other corporate travel managers are seeing and doing in these confusing times? View a candid conversation with fellow travel managers on the front line and moderated by Chad Costa from Traxo. 

 

In this webinar, we discuss:

  • How their travel programs have been impacted
  • What they have done to adjust
  • What they are planning going

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Solving the Data Puzzle with Grasp and Traxo

For Travel Programs, data exists everywhere, in different formats and systems. Unfortunately, up to 40% of that data falls outside the traditional booking channels, making it invisible to travel managers. This has become a massive problem for end-to-end travel management and proper duty of care. During the "Solving the Data Puzzle Webinar with

Traxo for Traveler Safety

At this point in the pandemic, duty of care's priority rank within travel programs has been solidified — and it sits right at the top. Now, gaps in travel itineraries are completely unacceptable, as travel managers must be able to locate business travelers at any moment. That's why complete travel data is paramount to ensuring traveler safety.

Traxo for Program Savings

Travel programs present countless opportunities for savings, but only to travel managers who can access all of their booking data. Since so much leakage goes unmanaged, it can be difficult for travel managers to execute effective, volume-based supplier negotiations or thoughtfully update policies to capitalize on savings available through various

Traxo for Program Compliance

Managing travel program compliance has been a travel management headache for decades.Between leakage, rogue employees, and often-misunderstood policies, some non-compliance is inevitable. However, accessing a complete view of your travel bookings from TMC and non-TMC sources — before travel occurscan help travel managers identify and correct

Duty of Care: Data Readiness Checklist

Let's talk about something that we in the corporate travel business are all VERY excited for – getting BACK to work. In order for travel teams (and traveling employees) to feel comfortable getting employees back on the road, companies need to ensure comprehensive duty of care coverage. We've developed a 'Data Readiness Checklist' to assist travel

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