I published a blog called The Big Story for 2023 last November on a corporate travel technology site that has a strategic partnership with Kesselrun. I chose an image of a gorilla to attach to the article to signify how “big” of a topic airline content would become for corporate travel programs in the coming […]
If there is any common theme in business travel over the past several years, it can best be described as “change.” While every passing year seems to carry with it some watershed moment for the corporate travel industry, none seems more pronounced than the past 12 months which were highlighted by concerted efforts by airline […]
Brandon Strauss, co-founder of Kesselrun, spoke at the World Travel, Inc. Annual Symposium to an audience of clients, prospects, and suppliers. In his presentation he takes a deep dive into the key topics facing the corporate travel industry today.
In the early 2000’s as TMC’s began to stray from in-house technology development in favor of integrating third party technologies, the approach to TMC RFP’s began to shift. As opposed to focusing solely on proprietary technology differentiators, buyers started to ask questions about TMC’s competencies as technology integrators. Implementing third party technologies and layering multiple […]
Industry suppliers and buyers have agreed on one thing post pandemic – the industry is changing. But consider that while the industry continues to evolve, change has already occurred and most of us are just catching up.
We sat in a corner booth at the Rusty Nail, an iconic Atlanta dive bar famous for cheeseburgers and indoor cigarette smoke. We ordered two beers and our discussion quickly turned to Star Wars lore. Brandon pulled out a legal pad, wiped spilled ketchup from the college ruled yellow page and proceeded to explain that […]
Companies with employees who travel frequently need to find the optimal routes, flights, accommodations, and schedules. A business travel consultant can be helpful in making all aspects of travel easier for executives, business owners, and other business travelers.
The decisions that corporate travelers make when booking trips tend to be made as a result of both personal choice and company policy. For those in the travel industry or for those who face this decision as part of their daily business routine, you will probably agree that balancing the two can be difficult and […]
The past few years have placed a renewed focus on the importance of return on investment for corporate travel expenditures and approvals. At the same time, many companies have recognized the inherent value gained by in person meetings, even though the return may be viewed as soft and long term. Despite how your organization has […]
While many vendors’ travel operations have started to stabilize (yes, we are knocking on wood!), corporate travelers and travel managers are still facing unprecedented challenges and a host of new requirements in navigating the industry. The KesselRun team has put our many years of combined experiences, as well as the strategies we have recently implemented […]