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On the Road

I haven’t had a gun since 1968, when a Marine quartermaster in Vietnam (I was in the Navy, but on the ground) handed me an M14 rifle and snarled, ...

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Joe Sharkey Takes Famous Former New York Times Column, "On the Road," to Lola.com

Renowned New York Times Travel Columnist Will Make Ongoing Guest Appearance on Lola.com

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Travel Giant Partners With Travel Tech Startup to Create First-of-its-Kind Travel Solution

Yesterday's big announcement from American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) – its partnership with Lola.com – is bringing something new and ...

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American Express GBT and Lola.com Partnership Means Simple, Fast, and Beautiful Business Travel

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startups is a booming industry, and today, Lola.com puts new stakes in the ground as one of the hottest SaaS startups ...

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Women in Leadership at Lola.com Weigh in at Phocuswright Conference

Lola.com’s Rachel Neasham and Krista Pappas Help to Advance Women in Leadership at Phocuswright Conference – November 13-15, 2018 – Los Angeles ...

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All Good Travel Policies Have These 5 Things in Common

  A good travel policy is a good thing. But why not make yours great? Leaders shoot for the moon, right? And, frankly, your travel-weary employees ...

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Webinar on Building Time and Money Saving Travel Presented by Lola.com CEO and Drift Controller.

Lola.com’s Mike Volpe and Drift’s Christina Capracotta Present, “5 Tactics for an Agile Travel & Expense Program,” on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at ...

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The True Cost of Corporate Travel Policy Non-Compliance

How much is your organization spending on corporate travel? A lot, probably. For a typical company, travel is the single-highest controllable expense ...

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7 Things to Avoid Putting in Your Corporate Travel Policy

The best corporate travel policy for your organization will be unique to you because your company’s travel reality is different from other firms. ...

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What is a Corporate Travel Policy?

A corporate travel policy is a tool designed to help both employees and company executives make effective decisions. It explains what you expect from ...

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How to Make a One-Page Corporate Travel Policy

Why have a travel policy if your team doesn’t follow the rules? Unfortunately, the problem with most travel policies is simple: they are too ...

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Reducing Meal Expenses for Business Travelers

When you take the time to write up a business travel policy, it’s often hard to figure out what parameters to set around meal reimbursement. You want ...

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Fake Reviews Are Real. Help Your Team Avoid Them.

When your employees are booking a hotel for business travel, there’s a good chance they are looking up reviews on sites like TripAdvisor. But ...

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How to Get Your Employees to Spend Less on Business Travel

When you’re coming up with a business travel policy for your company, it’s hard to balance the needs of the business with the needs of your team. If ...

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4 Signs It's Time to Stop Using Excel to Manage Your Travel Expenses

Like so many other companies, you might still be using Excel to manage your team’s business travel expenses. While this is a good short term ...

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What's the Best Corporate Travel Solution For You?

  If your company is like most, your travel process is probably disorganized and complicated. Fear not! There are several corporate travel solutions ...

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Why Basic Economy is Bad for Business Travelers

Running a travel program for your business can often feel like juggling. You have to balance your needs (like staying under budget and reporting ...

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Lola.com's 24/7 Travel Consultants Make Business Travel Stress-Free

If your employees are traveling for business, chances are they've experienced the stress and frustration that comes along with flight delays. ...

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6 Reasons Your Employees Hate Your Travel Policy

You’ve taken the time to write up a travel policy, but your employees are not following it. We’ve put together some common mistakes companies make in ...

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A Day in the Life of Lola.com's EA

“Wait… so what does an Executive Assistant actually do?” It’s a question I get asked. A lot. If you had asked me that exact question last year, I ...

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Simplified Corporate Travel Planning for Executive Assistants

If you’re an Executive Assistant, then you know what it’s like to be planning, booking, and changing travel plans for your boss. Most EAs book ...

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How to Set Hotel Per Diems by City

Corporate travel policies are put into place to help guide employees with decisions when booking hotels and flights for business trips. These ...

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What Having No Travel Policy Really Means for Your Company

There comes a time when most growing businesses need to determine if they need a business travel policy, or if they should continue to let employees ...

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5 Things to Include in Your Travel Policy

If your company doesn’t currently have a travel policy, then you know the pain of employee overspending, stressed out travelers, and wasted time ...

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VentureFizz Podcast: Mike Volpe Up Close and Personal

It’s Mike Volpe’s turn in the podcast hot seat with VentureFizz as he delves into his background growing up in Boston, moving on to be one of ...

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VentureFizz Podcast: Paul English Up Close and Personal

 

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Flexible Policies can Decrease Travel Expenses

Did you know that one of the highest, most controllable expenses for a company is business travel?

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Another Winning Team in Boston

       

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Keeping it Real: Tips and Tricks That Actually Make Business Travel Enjoyable

  We’ve all read the same article, or some version of it, over the years: “Tips and Tricks for Beating the Airlines at Their Own Game.” These tips ...

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The Twenty Minute VC with Paul English

Our CEO and co-founder, Paul English, sat down with Harry Stebbings on 20 Minute VC Podcast this week to discuss his career background, steering the ...

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How to Spend Less Time in Line at the Airport

Have you ever stood in a long security line at the airport? It is less than thrilling. However, there is a faster (and better) way to travel and it ...

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Setting Up Heptio-Authenticator

If you’re in Operations then I’m sure you’ve already felt the pain of having to manage permissions on dozens of third party applications. When we ...

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Lola’s Recommendation Challenge

How to make recommendations with limited data and unusual constraints As a member of Lola’s hotel recommendations team, I’ve frequently been asked ...

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From the Road: What Travelers Want in a Company Travel Policy

My first job out of college was in sales for a significant Wall Street player.  My first business trip was the inevitable – back to my alma mater to ...

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Every business traveler needs a 24/7 travel assistant

Winter travel can be unpredictable and unpleasant. For frequent business travelers, the winter is even more taxing with flight delays, cancellations, ...

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5 Ways to Make a Traveler Friendly Policy

A traditional corporate travel policy is many things, but traveler friendly is not one of them. More and more companies are learning that in order to ...

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Lola Introduces Lola Works: Super Simple Business Travel Platform

 Our mission at Lola is to simplify business travel - and make it enjoyable - with modern, easy to use tools for those who are on the road most. ...

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