Anyone who has managed group travel for a school, college or university will know that it can be a logistical challenge for even the most adept organiser. And with the reality that travel rates are moving upwards, the need to manage rising costs is an added priority. Yet there are various ways you can simplify your group travel while achieving the best possible value.
The outlook for the global travel market in 2013 presents a contrasting picture as regional economic performance continues to move at varying speeds. Despite the uncertainty, global passenger demand, according to the International Air Transport Association, is expected to grow by 4.5% in 2013.
Educational travel activity during 2011 has maintained a good level of momentum. Events like natural disasters and industrial action have failed to dampen your participation in industry conferences and research and other educational trips. Yet they will be sure to impact the way your travel is managed in 2012.
Campus News recently interviewed Marc Diaz, Director Strategic Procurement for Curtin University and Chair of the Australian University Procurement Network (AUPN) Executive Committee, for his perspective on recent and emerging trends in university procurement.
Booking university travel can be complex and costly. There are, however, many simple and smart ways you can help reduce costs on every booking. Campus Travel offers you these handy tips to help keep your travel spend down and make the booking process easier!
In academic travel, the mere mention of "mandating" can send travellers and bookers into a spin. Yet mandating is not a dirty word. It delivers a balance by giving your people direction while allowing choices, and lowers travel costs for your university.
Time is money, so why waste it trying to research and book travel via the web. The booking fees charged by travel companies offer far greater value in return. Complete service, convenience, peace of mind and above all, the lowest travel rates. Eliminate the headaches and cut your travel costs overall.
If you've got your sights set on London any time around the 2012 Olympics, it's time to start researching your options and booking your travel. With the UK preparing for its biggest and busiest summer in history, you need to do your homework now to make your trip as cost effective as possible.
Research by Campus Travel shows academia is applying smarter purchasing strategies to its travel than ever before. This behavioural shift is not only delivering cost benefits to learning organisations, but changing the way the travel industry meets their needs.
It seems the world of travel is set for interesting times in 2011. With technology now a key part of the big picture, the road warrior of today has instant information needs and is hungry for personalisation. So how can educational organisations achieve a balance between their cost goals and the needs of their travellers?
In academic travel, the emphasis is always on making the most productive use of your time and budget. Research demonstrates that one of the most effective ways of achieving this goal is by advance purchasing your airfares.
Booking discounted room nights on hotel websites can be deceptively easy. Special packages and last-minute rates can be hard to pass up when they seemingly provide what you want at a great price.