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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.

Journey Brief – Your Resource Guide

05 Aug 2022

QBT wants to ensure our customers feel well prepared for their upcoming business trips and have developed this resource page to help move you in the right direction.

With worldwide delays and staffing shortages, the travel industry is experiencing a challenging time facilitating high levels of business and leisure travel demand. It’s more important than ever to remain vigilant when booking and during travel to eliminate any avoidable disruptions to your plans.

This page features useful links to official government resources, the latest airline and airport news, and insights into the new or changed travel experiences at various stages of your journey.

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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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