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 […]
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 […]
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.
Selecting the right Travel Management Company (TMC) for your organization has never been more important than it is today. TMC’s are uniquely positioned to bring the right technologies and people together to service travelers and help realize cost savings opportunities through both preferred vendor agreements and consortia programs. Even more, TMC’s help better align broader […]
Business travel has been a roller coaster over the past two years. And not the fun kind. When we look back at the post two years, consider the following: Less than 2 years ago Bill Gates (along with many others) predicted that corporate travel would be reduced by 50% permanently as a result of the […]
Anyone familiar with corporate travel knows that accurately measuring spend data is a challenging task. At times, it may seem as though the very act of trying to dig into travel spend data has a causal relationship on the results. Put simply, travel data tends to get messier the more you mess with it! It […]
Travel and expenses are not always managed centrally together, but nonetheless, travel and expenses always go hand-in-hand—and accordingly, when choosing an expense management solution, your travel manager should be a key player in the conversation. Whether or not your intent is to integrate travel and expense as a function internally, understanding travel’s needs and how […]
If your company is asking “What are the best corporate travel software solutions in 2021?” – you are starting out with the wrong question. No corporate travel software solution is one-size-fits-all for companies, however much marketing would like to persuade you otherwise. Think in terms of vehicles: a Ferrari might be a best-in-class car, but […]