Welcome to the fourth edition of the Business Travel Quarterly. In this issue we have a look at data at both the macro and micro levels. Mike Ryan and Eric Tyree of CWT consider how travel data can be used to improve real business returns beyond just travel savings. Paul Healy of CTM provides advice on data security while travelling. And Sanjay Shenoy of Airocheck goes granular with advice on airline data and its implications for airline contracting. My contribution this issue is to consider, amongst all the technology, how and why the quality of your booking consultant is still a major factor.
Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, sponsored and exhibited at the btTB-GBTA Regional Conference in Sydney last month. We had record numbers, and nearly more buyers than suppliers. Please let us know if you have any ideas, comments or advice regarding the conference or anything else we do. The survey feedback was positive, but we’re always trying to do a better job. The conferences, seminars and publications are all designed around your needs.
Inside Issue 4
- How Data Science Can Make Business Travel Profitable
- Airline Data Soup. How it affects your measurement of air spend
- A Day In The Life
- Tips for ensuring data security when travelling for business
- In the News