What is a FAM Trip? (And Why Event Planners & Travel Agents Should Care) A FAM trip is an opportunity to explore an exciting travel destination, learn about local culture and network with MICE professionals from all over the world. But what exactly does this type of trip entail? What advantages does it offer travel agents and event planners? Why should travel and MICE professionals take part in these types of trips?
Every day, the world of corporate travel is changing. Factors such as extreme weather and political disruption are making it increasingly difficult to plan corporate travel. Advances in blockchain technology, travel apps, augmented reality and more are offering more options as a response to this increase in complexity.
In December 2017, Skift reported that Lyft unveiled their partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel. This is a big move that could have a significant impact on the corporate travel industry. But is it transformative? Let’s take a look.
If your wedding ceremony and reception aren’t in the same venue, chances are you’ll need to think through wedding transportation for your guests as you plan your big day. As early as when you’re considering hotel block and shuttle options, transportation will be top of mind.
Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, says blockchain is what the Internet was in the 1990s. It is an exciting, new technology that has the potential to completely revolutionize the way the travel industry operates (and many other industries, for that matter).
The modern business traveler expects to be able to have a unique experience that is tailored to their own priorities, needs and preferences. This experience begins even before booking. It actually starts when travel companies create personalized advertising campaigns for their target customers.
Many professionals who work remotely tend to plan their travel itinerary on their own. However, some digital nomads are looking to travel agents to help them plan their trip, find the best accommodation and arrange their transport from one place to the next.
When the sharing economy was first starting to take off a few years ago, corporate travel managers were suspicious. According to a white paper released in 2015 by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, the majority of travel managers didn’t have plans to introduce sharing services. The concept was unfamiliar to them, so they weren’t quick to adopt it.
Customization in corporate travel will be an important factor in the industry in 2018. This trend allows for each corporate traveler to have an experience that is unique to them. Many corporate travel management companies are putting the focus on the travelers themselves.