These days there’s an app for just about everything. From everyday apps to help you get around, like Uber and Google Maps, to the more bespoke and sometimes bizarre ones like Carr Matey to locate your car in a pirate voice, which just about says it all. The total number of mobile app downloads in 2017 was around 197 billion, according to Statista.
The key to managing your business travel properly is knowing when to use technology and when to partner with a travel management company. There is a misconception in the market place amongst most SME businesses in South Africa when it comes to booking their business travels. The perception is that if you do it yourself, it will be quicker and cheaper.
South Africa can at times can be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues. Over many years we have been hearing about the scarce resource that is water. However, we have waited until water restrictions in the Western Cape are at level six before making impactful changes.
Attending conferences to network and stay up to date with trends within your industry could set you apart from your competitors. Running a business can be extremely isolating. Attending conferences helps to put things into perspective and gives you an opportunity to meet people within your industry and learn about what’s trending, which in turn could give you the edge.
Over the last eight years, travel and tourism has grown by 17.3% in the top ten fastest-growing global destinations. This rate speaks to the rapid growth of tourism and how the industry, and an increasing priority for countries seeking for new growth opportunities. In emerging markets tourism grew from 30% in 1980 to 45% in 2015 and is expected to reach 57% by 2030.
Corporate Travel survey finds Senior Management the main culprits in flouting companies’ travel policy.The much-maligned millennial generation gets a bad rap for a lot of things in the workplace. In the world of travel, it’s their alleged maverick disregard for company travel policies and their propensity to extend business trips for a day or two of leisure.
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