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5 Business Travel Complaints That Can Be Solved with a Perfectly Prepared Itinerary

Despite often being perceived as glamourous, business trips aren’t aren’t so much a knees-up on the company dime, as a battle to squeeze an entire work day and international travel into the same period of time. But, could better travel itineraries help cure your clients’ business travel headaches?

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What Does the Future Hold for the GDS?

Corporate travel has always had an eye on the future and a propensity to get a little hot under the collar for whatever this year’s ‘game-changing’, ‘revolutionary’ tech is. Be that wearables, voice interaction like Amazon’s Alexa or, whisper it, the blockchain.

Perhaps naturally, this is often the focus of industry press — after all, zeitgeisty terms almost guarantee clicks and shares. In all these examples, the focus is very much on incremental improvements to the end-user's experience. However, you hear much less about the vast system underpinning it all: the GDS. So, what are the GDSs doing to innovate?

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August 10, 2018 Darren Waughman GDS

5 Benefits of Using a Custom Travel Itinerary Template

Between jumping back-and-forth through time-zones, sleeping in strange beds and living out of a suitcase, life can be a blur for business travellers. A great itinerary can make all the difference though – and here's how an itinerary template can help you improve your travellers' experience while also making your life easier:

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What Should You Look for in a GDS Add-on?

We’ve discussed the why of GDS add-ons in a previous blog, and you’re likely aware of their potential for helping you get the most from your GDS. However, not all add-ons were created equal, so how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? What should you be looking for from a potential bolt-on?

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What are the Challenges Faced by the GDSs?

The GDS is a mainstay of the corporate travel industry, crucial to the day-to-day activities of travel consultants all over the globe. Still, like any industry-defining technology, the GDS faces challenges and isn’t without its limitations — we take a look at some of the most problematic.

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