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Business travel made simple – the blog

The purpose of this blog is to demystify Travel Management by removing all the jargon and complicated processes; getting down to the nitty-gritty of what really matters to your business.

Managing ticket changes and cancellations

05 Feb 2020

Booked a flight and now your meeting is cancelled? Don't panic, all can be sorted by QBT's...

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Fastest way to Tokyo is from Haneda Airport

04 Feb 2020

Flying to Tokyo for upcoming meetings? Planning to spend some free time at the 2020 Olympics on 24...

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eProcurement tools – a help or a hindrance?

13 Jan 2020

Going out to tender can be a daunting and complex process. With technology, there are endless...

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Meet the QBT team at CTC-CAPA Sydney

24 Nov 2019

QBT is a proud sponsor of the biggest business travel event of the year, the CTC-CAPA Corporate...

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The Best Apps for the Business Traveller

06 Nov 2019

Modern business travel is fast paced. There are times when a frequent traveller will need help with...

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NDC: What it means for business travellers

09 Aug 2019

As a business traveller, you’ve probably been hearing about the New Distribution Capability (NDC)....

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How the new Qantas platform will benefit QBT customers

26 Jul 2019

QBT announced a partnership with the new Qantas Channel, which began on 1 August 2019. The Qantas...

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First time to travel procurement? No worries

31 May 2019

The growth of the procurement function in organisations sometimes sees people responsible for the...

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Traveller safety - are you liable?

02 Apr 2019

37% of all Australasian companies assess risk prior to their employees travelling internationally...

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Online Booking Tools - 6 Things to Consider

04 Mar 2019

Choosing an online booking tool is not an easy task. There are many from which to choose. We’ve...

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Travel Policy and the Platform Economy

13 Dec 2018

A regular conversation sales managers and account managers often have with their clients, be they new ones or old, is what their thoughts are on the duty of care for travellers...

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Sustainable Business Travel - What it Means and Why it Matters

23 Nov 2018

Your company’s travel program is undoubtedly multi-faceted, with many different features that are...

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How to Stop Leakage in Your Travel Program

03 Nov 2018

You’ve crafted a great travel policy and shared it with all your travellers. You’ve negotiated hard...

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Comparing Low Cost and Full Service Airline Travel

08 Sep 2018

Low-Cost Carriers: Budget carriers characterised by lower fares and fewer frills than those offered...

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Is 'Best Fare' meeting your travel needs?

31 Jul 2018

It's not unusual for the person sitting next to you on a flight to have paid half the price of...

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Corporate Travel Policy - Ten tips to boost travel compliance

30 Jul 2018

Your travel policy is the key to efficient, effective and predictable travel. It should bring...

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Is Your Travel Program a Jetson or a Flintstone?

27 Jul 2018

There’s been a lot of talk in the travel management space around the use of automation and...

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Are you ready for the GDPR?

24 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European requirement that comes into effect...

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Using Standard Definitions in Travel Management Tenders

31 Mar 2018

Travel Management can get very complex, and when you decide to go to tender you really need to...

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QBT is the First Carbon Neutral TMC in APAC

16 Jan 2018

There’s no doubt that we as a culture have become progressively more conscious of global warming...

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Innovative corporate travel and expense management done right!

10 Jan 2018

QBT sat down with Richard Grigg, Assistant Director of the Finance, Risk and Planning Division at...

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Should you be open to 'Open Bookings'?

03 Jan 2018

Imagine your travel policy allowing travellers to book hotels or buy their travel through any...

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Getting your travellers to book online, not out of line

27 Sep 2017

The average employee spends seven hours a day online, according to Microsoft. Most of that time is...

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10 Business Travel Metrics Your CEO Wants to See

13 Sep 2017

"If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." - Peter Drucker

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QBT gives customers an affordable new airport transfer service

20 Jul 2017

Anyone who has experience with Melbourne’s airports will understand the never-ending struggle of...

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How QBT won 'Travel Program of the Year'?

11 Jul 2017

See what went into the travel management program that won the BTTB-GBTA 2017 'Travel Program of the...

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Managing your travel program when your business goes global

22 Jun 2017

As your company starts to grow and diversify, you may find yourself becoming responsible for...

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Restricted vs Fully Flexible Fares – which is really better value?

06 Apr 2017

Restricted fares are tempting. They are, of course, the best value when you live in a world where...

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6 signs it's time to change your TMC

08 Feb 2017

No one likes change. Change can be a long, often costly, and painful process. And who's to say the...

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How to Avoid a ‘No Bid’ Response to Your Travel RFP

17 Jan 2017

Imagine you have worked tirelessly to produce the perfect tender. For weeks, you have dedicated...

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Should your travel program include Uber and Airbnb?

16 Dec 2016

Research indicates that almost half of Australian business travellers use Uber, while close to a...

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Ten Things Every Travel Manager Should Do Before The New Year

17 Nov 2016

‘Tis the season… to be planning.

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How to Drive Savings in Ground Transport

13 Sep 2016

Many of us have an idealised view of planning a road trip, organising the playlist, deciding on...

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Managing Millennial Travellers

08 Jul 2016

Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are entering employment in vast numbers, and will form...

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Is Travel Management a Dying Industry?

28 Jun 2016

With so many options and online alternatives these days, it’s easy to think that Travel Management...

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Invoice Account vs. Credit Card

16 May 2016

So you’ve always used an invoice account to pay for your travel program? Never felt the need to...

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Benefits of an integrated end-to-end solution

11 May 2016

Travel managers can have it tough. You have to work to ensure safe and efficient travel while...

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Corporate Travel Policy - 10 tips to boost compliance

22 Mar 2016

Your travel policy is the key to efficient, effective and predictable travel... 

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Time to renew your processes

05 Jan 2016

While people are making personal New Year’s resolutions, it’s a great time for travel managers to...

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