Inventory Control and Pricing

Revolution in Airline Inventory Control and Pricing

Corporate Travel as we know, is about to be turned on its head. A lot in the commercial side of air travel has probably remained static since the invention of the Global Distribution System (GDS). Now, major changes are in the pipeline. I write as a prophet would. Change is at our doorstep.

Airline Seat Inventory Control

Airline seat inventory control is due for a revolutionary change. Airlines are already working on real time data and studying how their inventories are being booked. Airline companies are about to take better control of their inventories. There are several airlines that already have such data that few in the industry think they have. It is just a matter of time before airlines implement new sales processes across the Network. Change is at our doorstep.

Corporate Travel Policy

The CEO’s Guide to Writing an Effective Corporate Travel Policy

As we plan for a post Covid Travel scenario, one document that is very important is the Corporate Travel Policy. What is the Corporate Travel Policy? It is that document that basically lays out the rules for corporate travel that employees of a company need to follow, to ensure travel for and on behalf of the company is handled in sync with the vision of the company. It will ensure that all business travel effectively delivers to the financial goals of the company.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance for Business Travel – Free?

Many people may consider Travel Insurance to be an instrument sold by peddlers of doom. That indeed is a matter of personal opinion. Personally, I think Travel Insurance is a necessary part of every trip. It provides the traveller with a certain amount of comfort, and more – especially when things go wrong.

Travel Call Centre

Travel Contact Centre – Technology

The Contact Centre for corporate travel is the engine around which the whole business revolves. If you don’t have a smoothly operating Contact Centre, you do not have a product. The Unit can be quite a beast when it comes to Technology. The secret of success in a Contact Centre lies with the manager’s skill and ability to harness the entire offering of the various technologies employed, and make them work together, to deliver a best-in-class product.

Request For Proposal

Request For Proposal or RFP – Basics

A Request for Proposal or an RFP, is an integral part of a Multinational Company’s (MNC) process of choosing their Travel Management Company (TMC). Most MNCs will handle their choice through such a process. It may however be noted, from a Travel agent’s point of view, if you are not part of a major international TMC Network, you may never get to see the RFP of such an organisation. They are usually only sent out to the top three in the Business.