Trends in Corporate Travel Booking 

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT 
Duration: 59 mins

In a new research study, The Beat explores policies, practices and predictions for corporate booking within managed travel programs. More than two decades after online booking tools became part of the standard toolset for managed programs, how many companies mandate use—and get compliance? How are corporations addressing demands for improved traveler experiences? How satisfied are travel managers and their travelers with corporate booking options? How do managed travel organizations support mobile booking, chatbots and other emerging trends?

Register now for this 60-minute, free webinar to hear highlights of the study findings on those questions and so much more, along with key insights from leading stakeholders about the trends. Participants also will be able to download the study during or after the live event.

Key Takeaways:

  • The role of policy in corporate booking adoption
  • Mobile, chatbots and other trends
  • Pros and cons of limiting options

About the Speakers

Tony D’Astolfo, a 35-year travel industry veteran with deep expertise in travel and technology, rejoined Deem as senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Previously, he was managing director of Phocuswright research and consulting; chief sales officer for tech-enabled ground transportation company GroundLink; and senior vice president of travel services at Deem/Rearden Commerce. Earlier, he also worked at GetThere and United Airlines.

Michelle De Costa has more than 25 years of travel industry expertise managing travel for corporations, travel management companies and an airline. As director, category strategy & corporate travel for Liberty Mutual, De Costa uses a connected thinking approach to create extraordinary experiences for her people in the air and on the ground in an always-on, hyper-connected world. BTN named her Travel Manager of the Year in 2011, as well as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives for her pioneering work in social media. She strives to push the boundaries of status quo to make travel and overall experiences easier.

Andy Menkes, a 30-year industry veteran with a varied background in the airline, travel agency and corporate travel management sectors, is the founder, CEO and chairman of Partnership Travel Consulting. While managing travel for Republic New York Corp. in January 1997, he became the first travel manager to secure ARC accreditation as a Corporate Travel Department. BTN named him Travel Manager of the Year in 1999, one of the 25 Most Influential Travel Executives in 1998 and 2000, and in 2014 inducted him into the Business Travel Hall of Fame.

Jay Boehmer is the Editor-in-Chief of The Beat, where he leads editorial coverage in the areas of corporate travel distribution, travel management and technology. Since joining Business Travel News in 2002, he has covered a succession of beats, from expense reporting and corporate payment to hotels, travel management, rental cars and airlines. Before taking leadership of The Beat, he was executive editor of The BTN Group.

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Tony D'Astolfo
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer,
Deem

Michelle De Costa
Director, Category Strategy & Corporate Travel,
Liberty Mutual

Andy Menkes
CEO & Chairman,
Partnership Travel Consulting

Moderator:
Jay Boehmer

Editor-in-Chief,
The Beat


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