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5 Reasons Your Corporate Travel Policy Needs Regular Review

Things change fast in the world of business travel, and your policy needs to keep up As the corporate travel manager, you understand how important it ...

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Why Small & Midsize Enterprises are Set to Transform Corporate Travel

SMEs don't have the budgets or time to make do with traditional travel management companies. Where will they turn? (A version of this article was ...

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How to Get Support For Your Corporate Travel Program

Any effective travel program needs organizational buy-in — here are 7 ways to get support for yours Small and mid-size companies need to get a grip ...

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Why You Should Encourage Your Corporate Travelers to Use Their Rewards

Business travel can feel like a burden but small things, like collecting loyalty points, can make a huge difference for frequent travelers

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Travel is Toughest on Your Finance Team

Corporate travel isn't only tough on the folks doing the travel — it can also take a toll on the back office Your company’s frequent travelers think ...

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What Really Matters to Business Travelers?

People who travel regularly for work have specific preferences about how they travel — are their employers on the same page? Do you prefer a downtown ...

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4 Ways Companies Can Make Their Corporate Travelers' Lives Easier

Corporate travelers routinely sacrifice personal and family time to travel for work — are their employers doing enough to make it up to them? Let’s ...

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The State of Corporate Travel Management in 2019

A new study from Lola.com reveals how corporate travel managers equip their travelers for success on the road. We talk a lot about traveling for ...

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Corporate Travel Glossary

Lola.com and American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) teamed up to bring clarity to the mystifying world of business travel Corporate travel is ...

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What Makes an Effective Corporate Travel Manager?

Managing business travel isn’t easy — but if you find someone with the right skill set it gets a lot easier If you think managing your company’s ...

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The Simple Guide To Corporate Travel Management

From initial booking to submitting expenses, managing corporate travel can be a full time job. Lola.com breaks down the 5 ways to manage corporate ...

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3 Ways Corporate Travel Managers Can Stop Employees From Going Rogue

When employees book travel outside of policy it makes it hard to control expenses and forecast spend — what can you do to keep them in line? Managing ...

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Goldie Locke & the 3 Barely Serviceable Travel Management Solutions

Most corporate travel solutions are too unwieldy or too opaque — is there an option that’s ‘just right’? Meet Goldie Locke.

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How small businesses can save money on corporate travel

Travel spend can easily get out of control, especially for growing businesses that don’t have concrete policies in place. In a recent post, we ...

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How to Choose a Corporate Travel Agency

If your business needs help managing travel, you may want to enlist the help of a corporate travel agency. But how do you find the perfect one? In ...

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Do you need a corporate travel agency?

To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question when it comes to managing your corporate travel program If you’ve traveled for business in the ...

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How to tell when it’s time for your small business to get serious about corporate travel

Many growing businesses stick with a “by the seat of your pants” corporate travel policy for far too long. While that may work for some, it can mean ...

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Do Corporate Travelers Care About Brand Loyalty?

Brand loyalty influences so much of our day to day. From the coffee we drink to the computer we work on, loyalty runs deep. A new study from Lola.com ...

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How Does Company Size Affect Corporate Travel Preferences?

Where you choose to work is not an accident, and a new study from Lola.com reveals how those preferences translate to corporate travel expectations. ...

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The State of Corporate Travel in 2019

A new comprehensive study from Lola.com reveals how frequent business travelers feel about the good, the bad and the ugly of corporate travel Every ...

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[Cheatsheet] 10 steps for a win-win corporate travel policy

Need a quick framework for creating (or improving) your company's corporate travel policy? Check out Lola.com's new cheatsheet Whether you’re a ...

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4 Hidden Costs in Your Corporate Travel Policy

Booking rock-bottom prices for corporate travel (like Basic Economy flights or hotels far from the city) can seem like a smart way to keep costs low ...

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10 Steps for Creating a Win-Win Corporate Travel Policy

Our new eBook spells out the 10 simple steps for creating a corporate travel policy that actually works — for your company and your employees ...

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Introducing Corporate Travel Policy Week

At Lola.com, we take corporate travel policies seriously. How seriously? We’re devoting an entire week (ok, ok — an entire two weeks) to talking ...

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3 Business Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

(Note: You can see Mike share these predictions on Cheddar TV by clicking here.) There is no denying that business life is changing. More people are ...

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The Most Important Hotel Amenities for Business Travelers

The hotel per diem allowed by your company is based on cost, but what does that cost include? No-charge extras can make a big difference in comfort ...

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The Easiest Way to Set Meal Per Diem Guidelines

If you read our blog post last week, then you know that meal per diems can improve travel for you and your team. So now that you've decided a per ...

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How Setting Meal Per Diems Can Improve Travel for You and Your Team

Instituting a per diem allowance for meals when employees are traveling ensures your people won’t get short-changed and your travel budget won’t get ...

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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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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?

  Photo credit:  https://edubirdie.com/ If your company is like most, your travel process is probably disorganized and complicated. Fear not! There ...

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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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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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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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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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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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