3Sixty News

Lesley's Column

18th July 2016

Traveller safety on the road

Because they spend so much time on the road, business travellers are more desensitised to the threats that international travel

Lesley's Column

11th July 2016

Travel manager challenges

Whilst doing a little research to understand the key challenges for today’s travel managers I was unsurprised to note that

Lesley's Column

4th July 2016

Brexit and the effect on travel

Last week the United Kingdom voted on whether to remain a member of the European Union or leave. What does

Lesley's Column

27th June 2016

Keeping travellers happy

“Traveller Happiness”. I have to say as a procurement consultant, Traveller Happiness has never weighed heavily in my criteria for

Lesley's Column

20th June 2016

It’s that time of year again…

At 3SIXTY we are preparing for hotel RFP season – that time of year when you think about your hotel

Lesley's Column

13th June 2016

Risk in meetings and events

Risk management is a hot topic at the moment, but very little is known about the risks as they apply

Lesley's Column

6th June 2016

Mobile payments

Apple Pay has brought mobile payment technology into mass use, and in 2016 innovative corporates will increasingly adopt this technology

Lesley's Column

6th June 2016

The top TMCs…?

We frequently see guides to the top travel management companies in the country, but that’s all they are – guides.

Lesley's Column

23rd May 2016

Mobile app adoption

Business travellers appear to be using mobile apps for pretty much the same reasons as their leisure counterparts, rather than

Lesley's Column

16th May 2016

The impact of Brexit

It’s now only a few weeks until the UK’s EU referendum. Important questions are being asked around the potential impact

Lesley's Column

9th May 2016

Why audit air fares?

Travel management companies are employed to find the best airfares on the market, but how do you ensure your TMC

Lesley's Column

3rd May 2016

Tips for negotiating hotel meetings and events

If you are new to meeting and event planning here are a few tips to consider that may help achieve

Lesley's Column

25th April 2016

Account managers in focus

After the RFP process has been completed and the supplier’s successful sales team have sailed off to their next project,

Lesley's Column

19th April 2016

Going off programme

Business travel programmes are being undermined due to travellers still booking through non-traditional channels, a recent study has found. According

Lesley's Column

11th April 2016

The effects of Lufthansa’s surcharge

Data compiled for the GTMC seems to answer the question we have all been asking since Lufthansa imposed a controversial

Lesley's Column

4th April 2016

Travel risk management in focus

Travel risk management programmes were tested to the limit again last week following the atrocious incidents in Brussels, just months

Lesley's Column

21st March 2016

Getting open booking under control

New technologies enabling travellers to book anywhere while their companies capture the booking data have become one of the hottest

Lesley's Column

14th March 2016

Digital dependency gathers momentum

More options than ever are being made available to enhance the time business travellers spend on the move and their

Lesley's Column

7th March 2016

Airline strategy and customer loyalty

Does loyalty have less of a role in the wider airline strategy than in years gone by? Probably not, but

Lesley's Column

29th February 2016

The sharing economy’s relentless rise

The sharing economy – I get it, I really do, I’m just not sure if it’s because I’m Generation X

Lesley's Column

22nd February 2016

Why audit airfares?

Travel management companies are employed to find the best airfares on the market, but how do you ensure your TMC

Press Release

15th February 2016

How to… Make serious savings on travel

Oil companies are not overly familiar with cost saving programmes but the unprecedented drop in oil prices has forced many

Lesley's Column

15th February 2016

Delays, cancellations and compensation

EU rules say that passengers are entitled to receive compensation for problems with air travel, including delays, cancellations and overbookings.

Lesley's Column

8th February 2016

Taking care of travellers

Businesses have a corporate duty of care and a legal requirement to properly prepare their employees for travel and support

Lesley's Column

1st February 2016

So what exactly is Big Data?

So, what exactly is travel-specific Big Data? And, more to the point, how can you use it? Like many industry

Lesley's Column

25th January 2016

The pros and cons of ‘split ticketing’

Access to better rail ticket prices has been made easier in recent years with the development of bookings tools focused

Lesley's Column

18th January 2016

Cutting carbon emissions in the spotlight

In the UK we have just experienced the warmest and wettest December since 1910. We all know about global warming

Lesley's Column

4th January 2016

Getting compliance right

The foundation of successful travel programme management has always been some form of policy. Better compliance to the travel policy

Lesley's Column

14th December 2015

The end-to-end T&E solution

According to a recent survey, UK travel managers would look to implement an end-to-end travel and expense solution to improve

Lesley's Column

7th December 2015

How to get SBT implementation right

Taking the time to correctly build policies and supplier contracts into your self-booking tool can pay huge dividends. Driving higher

Lesley's Column

30th November 2015

Pre-paid cards could be the answer

Surveys show nearly two-thirds of travel managers are loosening the reins and allowing their employees to make their own travel

Lesley's Column

23rd November 2015

How robust is your travel management risk programme?

Following the shocking terrorist activities in Paris last week and the now increased threat level to security in many countries

Lesley's Column

16th November 2015

Airport security and traveller stress

In the wake of the Sharm el-Sheikh disaster, aviation experts have said a new international framework is needed to prevent

Lesley's Column

9th November 2015

Meetings spend in your corporate programme

Meetings often represent a fragmented and uncontrolled spend category. By integrating travel and meetings departments, companies position themselves to reap

Lesley's Column

2nd November 2015

Managing global ground transport

Ground transportation, including everything from local cab companies to chauffeurs, is a fragmented and difficult sector to manage for the

Lesley's Column

26th October 2015

Which loyalty programme?

For regular business travellers frequent flyer rewards have long been a perk of the job, something that makes regular business

Lesley's Column

19th October 2015

The NDC debate

The NDC debate is hotting up nicely. Industry figures are speaking out, with Svend Leirvaag, Amadeus Vice President for Industry

Lesley's Column

12th October 2015

How to drive online booking tool adoption

Simplicity is the key to driving online booking tool adoption. Travellers like an easy to use booking system which they

Lesley's Column

5th October 2015

Does your account manager deliver value?

From initial implementation and throughout your TMC partnership your account manager should act as your single point of contact and

Lesley's Column

28th September 2015

Defining employers’ duty of care

Businesses have a corporate duty of care and a legal requirement to properly prepare their employees for travel and support

Lesley's Column

22nd September 2015

How realistic are your savings?

Ever wondered how realistic the savings reports supplied by your TMC are? Such reports sometimes show savings achieved by comparing

Lesley's Column

14th September 2015

A glimpse of the future

A recent white paper about corporate travel says: “In 2020, managed travellers will experience greater automation, will have access to

Lesley's Column

7th September 2015

The impact of ‘bleisure’ travel

Travel managers and TMCs may be horrified to know that one of the trends gaining ground in the past few

Lesley's Column

3rd September 2015

Airbnb wins corporates over

In May this year I wrote about the meteoric rise of Airbnb – the community-driven hospitality company and part of

Lesley's Column

24th August 2015

The dark side of hypermobility

A recent study at a University in Sweden warned of the ‘dark side of hypermobility’, which means frequent flyers are

Lesley's Column

17th August 2015

Hotel RFP season comes round again

At 3SIXTY we are preparing for hotel RFP season – that time of year when you think about your hotel

Lesley's Column

10th August 2015

Energy companies cutting back

Energy companies have traditionally operated fairly generous travel programmes, with business class travel and four or five-star hotels the norm,

Lesley's Column

3rd August 2015

Can low-cost rail steam ahead?

Back in March the FirstGroup submitted a formal track access rights application to the Office of Rail and Road to

Lesley's Column

27th July 2015

Why NDC matters to you

There has been a lot of discussion about NDC over the last few years so it is surprising that some

Lesley's Column

20th July 2015

Let’s have two new runways

Despite the Airports Commission’s report recommending an additional runway at Heathrow, the debate is set to continue with Gatwick (unsurprisingly)