MobileXtend is a phone-based application from American Express Business Travel that gives planners and travelers access to itineraries and updated information in the palm of their hand. The application automatically synchronizes on- and offline reservations with mobile devices and provides destination information such as maps, currency conversions, negotiated hotel amenities and preferred ground transportation. The […]
Meetings and event expenditures can represent up to 60 percent of a company’s transient business travel costs and 1.5 percent of its revenues, but many companies don’t have a cohesive meeting and event spending strategy. If they did, they could save an average of 10 to 25 percent of that meetings and event spend annually, […]
The Strategic Meetings Management Suite by SignUp4 provides planners with digital tools to organize and manage all aspects of meetings and events, from budgets and registration to travel. No HTML knowledge is necessary. The suite allows planners to create Web sites, generate reports and send invitations intuitively. — Taylor Dahl
Airline industry woes have dominated news headlines lately, but planners disagree about how this is changing the way they book group tickets. Raul Santa, who works for the non-profit organization Jobs for Progress National, Inc., based in Irving, Texas, says the organization no longer attempts to handle everyone’s flight arrangements for its annual conference.